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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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Black History Month at McGill Libraries

Book Cover for The Long Road Home

Black History Month (BHM) at McGill “aims to celebrate and centre Blackness throughout the history, the present, and the future of McGill and beyond.” The 2024 installment is coordinated by the Equity Team within the Office of the Provost and …

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Beyond the Declaration: A Canadian Perspective on the UDHR

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the newest exhibit at the Nahum Gelber Law Library offers a captivating exploration of human rights and its impact on Canada.

Spotlight on Roy States

Roy States in his office

Roy States wore many hats – an activist, a historian, a soldier, and a collector of books. His trailblazing began long before he walked McGill’s halls, and his legacy continues to inspire students through his collection on Black Canadian History. Read more in this new biographical sketch.

Celebrate Homecoming 2023 with the Library

Flag on McGill Arts Building against blue sky

Make the Library your happy place during Homecoming! (Re)connect with the McGill community this fall with a masterclass, special events, branch tours, exhibits and more. Our 2023 Homecoming programming has something for everyone. We hope to see you there! Special …

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Q & A with the Curators of “Design for the Global Majority”

water conservation and the mist experience

We got to know the curators of this exhibition a bit better. Here is a glimpse behind the scenes into the curatorial team that put together this exhibition. The exhibition is on through June 18th, so come and enjoy during …

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Mapping a History of the Battle of Arras

Sébastien de Beaulieu (1612-1678) Cartographer/Illustrator, French Jean Frosne (1623-1676) and Nicolas Cochlin (1610-1678) Engravers, French  The Battle of Arras, 1654, Engraving, 225 x 200 cm McGill Visual Arts Collection, 1984-002

by Hugo Barsacq-Camard, Undergraduate Student Intern, McGill Visual Arts Collection On the second floor of McGill’s Faculty Club, hangs a massive historical map that was printed in 1654. The lower two-thirds of the 225 x 200 cm engraving is a …

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May Caption This – Click Joy!

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The Making of Moments in Time

Explore collection highlights featured in the historically minded, family-friendly (and pretty!) new “Moments in Time” card game developed by staff members and students at ROAAr.

April Caption This – Library Mischief

three mischievious boys

We had a clear winner for this month’s Caption this photo. Thanks to Gordon Roback for a spot-on bit of library mischief. Our monthly Caption This post invites fun, invites interaction, and invites engagement. It is of course a completely …

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