Listserv: Mar 28, 2016

History-and-Modern-Language“Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.”
— Fulton J. Sheen

Tweet of the Week! (HSA_McGill)

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The Preamble

Here are the main events to look forward to this week. You are all invited to our annual end of the semester HSA Wine & Cheese and launch of this year’s Historical Discourses. Until then, I wish you a happy Easter Monday and lots of chocolate and quality family time!

Remember, you have until March 31st to vote for your favourite candidates for HSA and AUS office!

– Charlotte

The Main Events

Esquisses talk by Lynn Kozak: “Queering the family from Homer to Hannibal”.

When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Where: Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist studies, Seminar Room, 3487 Peel Street

Lynn Kozak is a Professor at the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University. She works primarily on the Iliad, Thucydides, Greek tragedy, and Plato, with broader interests in the reception and production of Greek performance texts, modern comparative texts, and critical theories. Recent work includes contributions to The Oath in Archaic and Classical Greece Project at the University of Nottingham, a forthcoming monograph, “Hektor: The Experience of Character in the Iliad”, and the production of a performance of the Iliad books 21 and 22. Prof. Kozak is the organiser of the annual McGill Classics Play, a member of the Quebec Drama Federation and the Freestanding Room Artists’ Collective, as well as the co-founder and co-artistic director (with Carina de Klerk) of Oimoi Productions, providing many students with mentorship and creative opportunities to work with Classical texts and performance within the broader Montreal community.

To register follow this link!


LAUNCH // Historical Discourses – Volume XXX.I

When: April 8, 2016, 6 pm
Where: Arts 160

Historical Discourses is an annual open-accessed peer-reviewed undergraduate academic journal based out of McGill University. It serves as a scholarly forum for undergraduate students at McGill to critically engage with a range of intellectual and public debates through historical inquiry.

Join us on April 8th at 6pm at ARTS 160 ((swanky)) for a wine and cheese to celebrate the launch of volume XXX.I of Historical Discourses! Meet the editors, authors, and students who have made publication possible, and pick up a FREE copy of the journal!!

**** We’ve had to split this volume into two issues, so stay tuned for volume XXX.II (publication expected at the end of the summer/early fall 2016)

If you have any questions/concerns about the journal, event, or space, do not hesitate to contact Historical Discourses at

Save the date: Orlando Patterson (John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Harvard University)

When: April 13, 2016, 4:30-6 pm
Where: McGill University Faculty Club Ballroom

Prof Patterson will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Yan P. Lin Centre for the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in the Ancient and Modern Worlds:
“Freedom and Contestation in Western Culture: From the Ancient Greeks to America’s Tea Party.”


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