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Dante’s journey into the digital age

dante's inferno

Lire la version française By Ann Marie Holland, Liaison Librarian, Rare Books and Special Collections The pandemic altered the course of events in innumerable instances. Here in Rare Books, a grand project planned to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante’s …

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Mystery on the Menu

horse and buggy and signature of artist Henry Morin

By Kristen Howard A team of students working under Nathalie Cooke, Associate Dean, McGill Library (Archives & Rare Collections) is attempting to unravel the mystery of an illustrated French picnic menu. The menu portrays a couple in fashionable Regency-era clothing …

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Puzzles to make you pause

Spring break, reading week, study break – whatever it means to you, it’s important to take a pause from assignments, deadlines, and Zoom meetings. With no formal academic activities scheduled during the first week of March, this is YOUR time …

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What’s Lincoln’s Bloodstained Towel Doing Here?

Many Montrealers are unaware of the many weird and wonderful things held right downtown at McGill University. The Library has items dating back over four thousand years that make up some of the most important research collections in the world. …

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