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King Lear from Page to Stage: Shakespeare Lecture 2023

Paul Gross and Kimberley Rampersad leaning over a Rare Book.

A familial story of legacy, loyalty and loss, King Lear is perhaps Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, and one of the greatest challenges he presents. On January 18, 2023, director Kimberley Rampersad and actor Paul Gross discussed their vision for the 2023 Stratford Festival …

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Colour and Cards – the Foundations of Tuck & Sons

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Jacquelyn Sundberg, Outreach Librarian lire la version française Colour. For graphic designers and publishers today, colour is a crucial choice for every project, laying the groundwork for the tone of a publication. In the early days of postcards and colour …

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“Groundwork” of a Different Kind

Alexis Janssen, McGill Visual Arts Collection Museum Database Assistant lire la version française This work, which is on view in the Visible Storage Gallery of the McLennan Library, is part of a series created by Montreal-based artist Sylvia Safdie that …

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What’s On the Map? Stories of Scientific Groundwork in Guyana

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by Hannah Deskin, Assistant Archivist, McGill ROAAr lire la version française As director of the Canadian Geological Survey between the years 1895-1901, George Mercer Dawson laid the groundwork for scientific exploration in some of the most biodiverse regions in the …

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When Music Meets Technology

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By Labiba Faiza, Outreach Assistant, ROAAr One rarely hears of a mix between medieval music and cutting-edge software development. Last Tuesday, however, ROAAr joined the worlds of music and technology to host “Search and ye shall find: Medieval music manuscripts …

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50 Years of Library Service (1924-1974): Martha McCallum in her own words

Redpath Library Building, circa 1950s/ McGill University Archives, PR037992

To ring out McGill’s Bicentennial, the Library is featuring an Unsung Hero of yore. On January 7th, 1974, Miss Martha McCallum, Gift and Exchange Clerk, celebrated her 50th anniversary as an employee of McGill University Libraries….Miss McCallum received a letter …

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The William Feindel Fonds: An archival processing story

The finding aid for the William Feindel fonds is now available on McGill Library’s Archival Collections Catalogue. The McGill University Archives (MUA) acquired the Canadian neurosurgeon’s archival collection in 2005 and several archivists have worked on the collection since its …

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“Les meilleures au Monde” | Québécois recipes for your Québécois apples

It is finally apple season! This time of year, Québec apples are at their best and many of us make the pilgrimage to the orchards of the Eastern Townships for a taste of crisp, fresh from the branch Macintosh apples. …

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Caption This! Choral edition

‘Wake up, Mr. Jones!  No, not you, the one next to you.  It’s a B flat in bar 37.’ Our thanks this month to Stephen Silvester for the caption! Honourable mention to Richard Orlando for his submission:           …

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50 Years of Library Service (1924-1974): An interview with Martha McCallum

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To ring out McGill’s Bicentennial, the Library is featuring an Unsung Hero of yore. On January 7th, 1974, Miss Martha McCallum, Gift and Exchange Clerk, celebrated her 50th anniversary as an employee of McGill University Libraries….Miss McCallum received a letter …

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