“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
― Pablo Neruda
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This 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!
Also, there’s still time to ask me for a nomination kit if you feel the urge to serve the most amazing (and craziest) department of McGill.
The Main Events
Spring Ball à la Belle Époque
The History Students Association and the Department of English Student Association Present: Spring Ball à la Belle Époque
Friday, March 18, 2016 at 20:30 PM, Thomson House
The HSA & DESA have teamed up to bring you a spring extravaganza that you won’t soon forget.
At the time, the turn of the 20th century was regarded by some as a new beginning in Europe, featuring new inventions, sumptuous material goods, and artistic and literary innovation! But there were others who viewed this time as a dangerous and indulgent period, involving excess, flaneurs and liberated ladies. Either way you slice it, there is no denying that La belle époque was a hoot and a half.
As the semester comes to a close, we’d love to celebrate spring as if the century were coming to a close! Let your inner Olympia and Oscar Wilde run… WILD!
This event is ABSOLUTELY FREE! Free drink tickets will be given out to the first 100 guests to arrive, and we will be serving complimentary hors d’oeuvres (we are nothing if not decadent).
French Atlantic History Group Guest Lecture
Thursday, March 17, 11 AM – 1 PM, 3487 McTavish, room 100
This coming Thursday the French Atlantic History Group welcomes Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Professeur in the department of Etudes anglophones at the Université Paris Diderot (Paris VII), and a specialist in the early American republic and the Atlantic world.
Please note the unusual time.
Marie-Jeanne Rossignol (Université Paris Diderot)
“L’itinéraire atlantique méconnu d’un éditeur radical: l’enfance et l’adolescence parisiennes de Benjamin Franklin Bache 1776-1785″/ “The little known Atlantic itinerary of a radical printer: the Parisian childhood and adolescence of Benjamin Franklin Bache 1776-1785”.
All are welcome.
The WSSR provide a diverse range of opportunities for discussion and the sharing of ideas, knowledge, and experiences. Our workshop guest lecturers include current and former political leaders and elected representatives from various levels and branches of government, senior-level bureaucrats, Officers of Parliament, and academics who are at the top of their fields, all with years of experience in the Canadian and international contexts.
Also, in collaboration with both the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), the WSSR offer top-level training in both qualitative and quantitative methods. These workshops range from introductory-level research methods to workshops in advanced qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
Find out more here: WSSR Spring 2016 Workshops
Montreal Book Launch Party : “The Sublime Perversion of Capital” by Gavin Walker
Please join us for the Montreal book launch party for Gavin Walker’s new book, The Sublime Perversion of Capital, out this month from Duke University Press, at Librarie Drawn & Quarterly (211 rue Bernard ouest, near corner Bernard / Esplanade) on April 8, 2016 from 7-9pm. RSVP on the Facebook event.
Call for Submissions
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:
It requires a short platform explaining why you’re interested, as well as 20 signatures from other history students students.
Applications deadline has been extended to MARCH 18TH and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel free to email us with any questions!
Montreal Classics Colloquium: Call for Speakers
April 7-8, 2016
Deadline: March 18, 11:59 PM
Graduation Friendly Reminder