Yearly Archives: 2017

New alumni resource: Project Muse

Project Muse Logo

McGill Alumni now have access to a wealth of digital humanities and social sciences content through Project Muse. Project Muse is an expanding collection of electronic books from over 250 academic publishers and over 400 journals published by university presses

ROAAr Newsletter: Behind the Scenes at ROAAr

Waxing Nostalgic: McGill@Expo67 A new exhibition, McGill@Expo67 celebrates Expo 67’s 50th anniversary through our collections and personal items lent to us by the McGill community. Read more > Raising the curtain on archives outreach, preservation & access From moving to

Waxing Nostalgic: McGill@Expo67

Passport interior cropped. Credit: Jennifer Garland

La version française suit By Jennifer Garland, Associate Librarian, Rare Books and Special Collections McGill@Expo67 is an exhibition in the McGill Library that celebrates Expo 67’s 50th anniversary and explores the role of Expo 67 in teaching and research and

Raising the curtain on archives outreach, preservation & access

Director & University Archivist, Yves Lapointe

La version française suit Introduction and interview conducted by Jean-Marc Tremblay, Archivist & Records Management Administrator, McGill University Archives McGill University Archives (MUA) had a very eventful summer. Firstly, the administrative offices of the archives moved from the sixth floor

Art & medicine collide for two Larose-Osler Artists-in-Residence

Observation & drawing exercise led by Lucy Lyons. Credit: Lucy Lyons

La version française suit By Mary Yearl, Head Librarian, Osler Library of the History of Medicine Despite a tight schedule for the installation of her exhibit, “Impossible pathologies: re-fragmenting the archive,” Lucy Lyons carved out time to lead two workshops:

Out of the dark, into the light: McGill to get visible storage gallery

Close-up of Visible Storage Layout Plan

La version française suit By Vanessa Di Francesco, Assistant Curator, McGill Visual Arts Collection In many of the world’s largest museums, only a very small fraction of collected objects are put on view, in publicly accessible spaces, at any given

Bear Pits, Nuns and Tortière: Julian Armstrong and Nathalie Cooke in Conversation about Montreal Foodways and Fisticuffs

By Alyssa Hamilton The event “Foodways and fisticuffs: the larger than life personalities who shaped Quebec cuisine” was an evening of storytelling. Speakers Nathalie Cooke and Julian Armstrong led an intimate, informative, and above all entertaining talk in the first

Celebrating science! Science Literacy Week @ McGill, September 18 to 24

Science Literacy Week is a Canada-wide, week-long blitz of science-based activities from coast-to-coast. 2017 will mark McGill’s third year running of participation with events on both campuses geared towards the McGill community and general public of all ages. This year’s partners on campus are

Celebrate Homecoming 2017 at the Library

McGill Library’s ROAAr units have planned an eclectic mix of tours, hands-on events, and lectures for McGill Homecoming (Thursday October 12 – Saturday, October 14). Explore Montreal and McGill architecture then and now, learn how to transcribe weather information from

Table Setting Riddles 101: The Solution Set

Eliza Smithson's signature, Smithson Cookbook Collection.

By Nathalie Cooke, Professor and Associate Dean, Archives & Rare Collections, McGill University Library Thanks to all who took up our riddling challenge offering answers from across Canada and abroad (including England, Ireland, and New Zealand). We promised to provide some

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