Listserv: Mar 7, 2016


The seventeenth of March. In other words, spring. Desmond, people who think themselves smart, I mean those in the height of fashion, women or men – can they afford to wait any longer before buying their spring wardrobes?
― Colette, Cheri and The Last of Cheri

Tweet of the Week! (HSA_McGill)


The Preamble

Hello everyone!


March is finally upon us, which means that there is only one month left before classes end! Time flies, but we left the best events for the end of the year!

Next week, forget your GPA and procrastinate in the most productive way by partying with us à la Belle Époque style. Scroll down for more info and more exciting history buff-friendly activities!


– Charlotte

The Main Events

Join Our Exec!

The HSA is opening applications for our 2016-2017 executive committee! 

Joining exec is a great way to get involved and meet new people in your major/minor.

Send an email to mcgill.hsa.communications@gmail to ask for the nomination kit and specify which position you would like to run for. This year, all positions are open:

VP Communications
VP Events
VP Academics
VP Finance

It requires a short platform explaining why you’re interested, as well as 20 signatures from other history students students.

Applications are due on March 16th, and can be sent to

Feel free to email us with any questions!

SAVE THE DATE: Belle Époque Party
March 18th, at Thomson House

We invite you next week to celebrate the beginning of spring with the HSA and other collaborators to be confirmed, with the fancy refreshments and adornments worthy of the prosperous Belle Époque.

We will keep you posted with more information on the coming week but mark the date to your agenda for a night to remember!

Six effective evaluation and feedback strategies:
Professors and students share their experiences

Three professors and three students have three minutes each on Friday March 18 over a brown-bag lunch to describe an innovative assignment that worked, including History student Magdalene Klassen-Marshall. Discussion and brainstorming to follow. Student participation welcome.


A joint virtual issue of The American Historical Review and Past & Present

For those interested in the histories of slavery, resistance and the Atlantic world: the journals Past and Present and The American Historical Review have teamed up to create a virtual special issue on slavery and antislavery in the Atlantic world. The issue makes important past articles free for downloading with two new scholarly introductions.
For more information.


Bonnie Folkins Illustrated Lecture | The Golden Eagle Hunters: A Kazakh Photo Essay

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 5:30pm
Redpath Conference Room, Meet in the McLennan Library Lobby, 3459 McTavish St. Montreal, QC H3A 0C9

The Friends of the McGill Library are pleased to present an illustrated lecture by artist and photographer, Bonnie Folkins. The lecture promises to be an illuminating look at her travels with the Kazakh nomadic people across Mongolia and Kazakhstan. The artist has ridden horseback over 1,100 miles in a single journey through Mongolia and over 2,100 miles on multiple trips through Kazakhstan. She is a member of The Long Riders’ Guild, an international association of equestrian explorers and long distance travelers and she was recently elected a fellow of the New York Explorers Club.

RSVP required: or (514) 398-5711

Call for Submissions 

JOB OPENING: Community manager at the Museum of Jewish Montreal

Deadline:  Wednesday, March 16th, at 5 PM

The Musée du Montréal juif – Museum of Jewish Montrealis looking for a dynamic Community Manager to lead our amazing‪#‎StoriesProject‬ volunteer team and to take part in all the big changes happening at the Museum. Apply today!

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