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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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Who were the first female detectives in Britain?

Tazreen Jahan Bari, one of the curators of the Library’s current Exhibition, Detecting the Anxious Gaze; The Victorian World in Flux Who came first? The fictional female detective or the real one? For detective story readers, it’s not unusual to …

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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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The Presence of a Great Writer

Château de Ferney

During his lifetime, Voltaire was a prolific and well-connected correspondent. A selection of his letters now resides at McGill in the Jacqueline Lambert-David Collection. Read more about this extraordinary collection.

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.

Illustration Methods; Curator Comments from Detecting an Anxious Gaze

Get a peek behind the scenes with a series of posts from the curators of the Exhibition: “Detecting And Anxious Gaze; The Victorian World in Flux”

Sri Lankan Palm-Leaf Manuscripts as Sources for Medical History and the Revitalization of Traditional Knowledge

The Osler Library of the History of Medicine hosted Dr. Danister Perera this week for a talk on Olas in the McGill Library collections. The Osler Library contains 20 olas, palm-leaf manuscripts, from Sri Lanka on medical subjects written in …

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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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What Does one Eat When Cruising Through Quebec?

“Know Canada Better.” This was the tagline of a promotional booklet published by Canada Steamship Lines advertising its 1960 Vacation Cruises passing through the St-Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. Amongst these ships cruising that route was the S.S. Richelieu,” one of …

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Food Day Canada August 5th

Canada's Prize recipes

This August 5th taste something Canadian! Celebrate Canada Food Day this Saturday by shopping, cooking and eating Canadian. Chefs, farmers, and restaurants across the country will be celebrating Canadian food this Saturday. We suggest trying out this recipe for Angels …

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