Listserv: Nov 1, 2016





BOOM. Just like that, Halloween is done, and November has arrived. Since classes end this semester on Monday, December 5, that means that you have (as of today) (are you ready) LESS THAN 5 WEEKS OF CLASS LEFT. Let that sink in for a moment. If you’re in the same boat as the the HSA exec, you’ve definitely got papers and projects looming large on the horizon. In the next few weeks, channel your inner 300 Spartan soldiers and face the onslaught of the Persian army (aka. paper) head on – before you know it, you’ll be home for the holidays! In the meantime, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered if you want to relax a bit, take a break, and dabble in some fun history activities. Keep on reading to see what’s in store the next few weeks.


    1. Free movie tickets!
    2. Survey Prize!
    3. Call for Editors: Historical Discourses
    4. Haunted Histories: Thank you!
    5. Unpacking the US Election Roundtable! – November 3
    6. New: History Trivia Night!
    7. QPIRG Endorsement: YES!
    8. Other Announcements
      1. German Undergraduate Journal Submissions



    Hacksaw Ridge: Free tickets for tomorrow!

    Come by the HSA office tomorrow between noon and 2:00 pm if you want to grab one of the two pairs of FREE tickets to see the new movie, Hacksaw Ridge, at Scotiabank Theatre on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:30 pm! First come, first serve!

    Survey Prize

    The HSA and the Department of History and Classical Studies cannot thank you enough for all of the awesome responses to the survey from last week. The draw for the Starbucks gift card will be happening this week and an email will be sent to the winner!

    Keep an eye out over the next few months for an update on how the department is working on restructuring the program!

    CALL FOR EDITORS: Historical Discourses

    The Editors-in-Chief of the History Student Association’s yearly undergraduate journal Historical Discourses are looking for passionate, creative, and dedicated students to join our editorial board. If this sounds like you, please ~submit an application~ to apply as an editor; a position through which you will assist in creating the final product that is Historical Discourses!

    For those interested, please email, with (1) your CV, (2) a cover letter that expresses your interest in history (approx. 250 words) and (3) a writing sample (preferably a history paper of sorts).

    The application is due Wednesday November 9th at 11:59 am and we can’t wait to hear from you!

    Haunted Histories: Thank you!

    We would like to thank everyone who took some time from their schedule to come and attend our event last Wednesday. We were very pleased by the turnout, and hope that you guys enjoyed the lectures as much as we did. We have made a little survey that we hope you will fill out; every piece of feedback we get makes future events better for all of us!

    Survey can be found here:

    One Last Word: Unpacking the US Presidential Campaign

    On November 3rd at 6:00 pm in Arts 160, the Undergraduate and Graduate History Students Associations would like to invite you to a night of discussion about the upcoming American Presidential Election (have we heard enough about this yet? Who knows!). It’s an event where YOU get to lead, channel your inner Ken Bone, and ask the tough questions.

    We have invited Professor Shanon Fitzpatrick, Professor Leonard Moore, Professor Elizabeth Elbourne, and Professor Lorenz Lüthi to offer their historical expertise on the election and unpack the realities it embodies for American history and for the world. Come with questions and come ready to look at these events through all of our favourite lens: that of the historian!

    Facebook event can be found here!

    HSA Presents: Gerts Trivia Night

    On Friday, November 11 at 5:00 pm, come on down to Gerts to test your history knowledge! Bring a team or come on your own – it should be a heck of a good time for all you history geeks out there.  Looking to exact some revenge on a psychotically pedantic professors? There will be a team of professors participating, so make sure to bring your A game and show them what you ACTUALLY know!

    The top teams will receive a finite number of free pitchers to help you swallow your procrastination and papers and all of that good stuff. Facebook event can be found here!

    QPIRG Endorsement

    The Mcgill History Students Association would like to endorse a YES vote on the upcoming referendum on the existence of QPIRG on campus, happening between November 3 and November 8. QPIRG is a critical student service that contributes invaluable programming to both the university and wider city communities. More information can be found here:

    Other Announcements

    German Studies Journal Vielfalt:  call-out for submissions


    Vielfalt, the interdisciplinary undergraduate journal from the department of German Studies, is looking for submissions for its seventh volume. We’re looking for academic papers, translations, and experimental or creative work on German language, literature, history, culture, and thought, in addition to visual artwork and photos. Previously unpublished work in German, English, or French is accepted, and all graded work must have received at least an A-. The deadline for submissions is December 20th, 2016, but if you are awaiting a grade for a paper, email us. Check out our previous issues at, and send submissions and any questions to We want your work!

    Vielfalt, la revue interdisciplinaire des étudiants du premier cycle du département d’études allemandes, est à la recherche de soumissions pour son septième numéro. En plus de travaux scolaires (dissertation, travail de recherche, etc.), nous recherchons de l’art visuel, des photos, des traductions, ainsi que du travail expérimental ou créatif en lien avec la langue, la littérature, la culture et la pensée allemandes. Les soumissions doivent ne jamais avoir été publiées et peuvent être rédigées en anglais, français ou allemand; les travaux de cours doivent avoir reçu une note minimale de A-. La date limite pour les soumissions est le 20 décembre 2016, mais si vous attendez une note pour votre soumission, laissez-nous savoir par courriel. Vous pouvez consulter nos anciens numéros au Envoyez vos soumissions et toute question à Au plaisir de lire vos travaux!

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