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Understanding Islam in Asia, a Pathway to Multicultural Canada

Cover images of a selection of Asian History Month books are also on display in the Redpath Library building from May 1st to May 30th.

By Hye-jin Juhn, East Asian Studies and Political Science Liaison Librarian May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. It is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions that Asian Canadians have made to Canada. It is also a time …

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A Journey Through Time With “Caption This”

In the beginning of 2022, ROAAr’s newsletter inaugurated an engaging series: “Caption This” through which we put intriguing images from our archives to good use by inviting users to caption them. After a two-year successful run, the series concluded in …

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Acting, Writing, and Teaching the Bard: Jessica B. Hill in Conversation

Jessica B. Hill smiling while speaking into a microphone

On January 25, 2024, actor, playwright, teacher, and McGill graduate, Jessica B. Hill was in conversation with Professor Paul Yachnin, Tomlinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies for the 2024 annual Shakespeare Lecture. Their discussion addressed her preparations to play Viola in Stratford’s 2024 production …

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Winter Carnival Fun Through the Years!

Vintage Martlet on the cover of an archival Winter Carnival program

While icy cold days can be precarious, they also bring to mind the fun of McGill Winter Carnivals of yore! McGill University Archives houses a wide array of Carnival nostalgia, which is brought together here for your cozy enjoyment. Relive …

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Owls Invite Us to Gather Together in Old Chancellor Day Hall

By Miriam Xia, McGill Visual Arts Collection, Museum Database Assistant (2023-) Ookpiks, ᐅᒃᐱᒃ, owls are symbols of wisdom, friendship, and guidance. In a communal space where people in the pursuit of knowledge exchange ideas with peers, the stylized print finds …

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Holiday Remix | Dorval Manor House

P. Roy Wilson (1900-2001), Dorval Manor House, 2000, Watercolour on paper, 27.5 x 37.5 cm. Gift of the artist. McGill Visual Arts Collection, 2002-033.

McGill Libraries will closed for the holidays from Saturday, December 23, 2023 through Tuesday, January 2, 2024, inclusive. All branches will open on Wednesday, January 3, 2024. Please visit the listing for specific opening hours. Until then, enjoy with this …

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Conversation with the Curator; Charlotte Frank

moonstone film poster

Q and A with Charlotte Frank, one of the curators of the Library’s current Exhibition, Detecting the Anxious Gaze; The Victorian World in Flux Why did you choose to exhibit the film poster for and film stills from the 1934 …

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By students for students: celebrating student society support of Libraries

Thumbnail grid of student employees.

Students are at the heart of McGill Libraries. This Giving Tuesday, and always, we are grateful for student society support that helps improve services, collections, and spaces at McGill year in and year out. Past projects have included student employment, …

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Exhibition Review : Forgotten! Scott, Brandtner, Eveleigh, Webber: Revisiting Montreal Abstraction of the 1940s

Abstract artwork by Gordon Webber

By Alexis Janssen, BA Art History. McGill Visual Arts Collection ARIA Intern (2022) Museum Database Assistant (2023) Forgotten! Scott, Brandtner, Eveleigh, Webber: Revisiting Montreal Abstraction of the 1940s closed at the Musée de Joliette last January, and is currently on …

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Open Access Week Interview: Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies

Finishing our Open Access Week interview series, the Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies. Responses provided by Associate Editor, Philip Gooding. Why do you think it’s important for your journal to be open access? As the first scholarly journal dedicated …

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