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Job posting: Assistant Professor in Indigenous Art and Media | Deadline Jan 22

The Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Indigenous Art and Media (tenure-track). Candidates must demonstrate outstanding research potential and publication records, substantial and relevant teaching experience or potential, and a commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry and the support of diverse intellectual communities.

Published: 28 Nov 2017

"The Canadian Narrative about Slavery Is Wrong" | Prof. Nelson in The Walrus

Casting ourselves as the “saviours” of African American fugitives fits neatly into our national identity. But this country, too, was founded on exploitation.

Article by Professor Charmaine Nelson in The Walrus. 


Published: 25 Jul 2017

Statement in response to online harassment of Dr. Charmaine Nelson

February 21, 2017

Yesterday morning, our colleague Dr. Charmaine Nelson, Professor of Art History at McGill, published an article in the Huffington Post exploring the colonial roots of contemporary racism in Canada ( A few hours later, Dr. Nelson received an intimidating e-mail from a white supremacist organization based in British Columbia. 

Published: 22 Feb 2017

Prof. Marc Raboy publishes "Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World"

McGill Communication Studies professor and Beaverbrook Chair, Marc Raboy, has published a new book this month, "Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World", through Oxford University Press. 

Published: 25 Aug 2016

Prof. Matthew C. Hunter awarded 2016 Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize

Prof. Matthew C. Hunter has been awarded the 2016 Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize by the College Art Association for his article “Joshua Reynolds’s ‘Nice Chymistry’: Action and Accident in the 1770s,” which appeared the March 2015 issue of The Art Bulletin. The Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize was established in 1957, in memory of a founding member of the College Art Association and one of the first American scholars of the discipline....

Published: 7 Jan 2016

Prof. Biella Coleman's "Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous" - Kirkus Best Current Affairs Books 2014

Professor Biella Coleman's book "Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous" (Verso, 2014) was listed by Kirkus Reviews under "Best Current Affair Books of 2014" in their yearly book review list....

Published: 18 Feb 2015

Prof. Matthew Hunter's "Wicked Intelligence" wins Historians of British Art Book Prize

Matthew C. Hunter's Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London (University of Chicago Press, 2013), won the Historians of British Art Book Prize for books published by a single author in 2013 on a pre-1800 topic....

Published: 10 Feb 2015

Prof. Becky Lentz becomes Fellow with Center for Media, Data, and Society in Budapest

Professor Becky Lentz recently became a Fellow with the Center for Media, Data, and Society in the School of Public Policy at Central European University in Budapest. The Center, which is the leading institution of research on media, communication, and information policy in Central and Eastern Europe, produces scholarly and practice-oriented research addressing academic, policy and civil society needs....

Published: 30 Oct 2014

Becky Lentz awarded IPLAI Resident Faculty Fellowship 2014-2016

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Published: 12 Jun 2014

Professor Charmaine Nelson - Black History Month Laureate

AHCS's Professor Charmaine Nelson was named a laureate for Black History Month 2014. The Round Table on Black History Month shines a light on talents within Black communities who have distinguished themselves by their involvement in Quebec society. These role models, who are often in the shadows, have a tremendous impact on their environments.  ...

Published: 25 Mar 2014

In Memory of Dr Hajime Nakatani

It is with very great sadness that the department announces the death of Professor Hajime Nakatani. Hajime served as assistant professor of East Asian art history from 2004 to 2010, jointly appointed in the departments of Art History and Communication Studies and East Asian Studies....

Published: 24 Sep 2013

Professor Becky Lentz receives an International Development Faculty Research Award

The Institute for the Study of International Development has announced the names and projects of the recipients of ISID’s International Development Faculty Research Awards, including Professor Lentz from the Department of Art History and Communication Studies.

Published: 24 Sep 2013

SSHRC Insight Development Grant winners from AHCS - Professor Lentz & Professor Moser

The Department of Art History and Communications Studies is proud to announce two 2013 SSHRC Insight Development Grant winners:

Roberta (Becky) Lentz: "Rendering visible the infrastructure of media policy advocacy practice"

Jeffrey Moser: "Excavating China’s first archaeologist"

The full list and article in "Headway" can be viewed here.

Published: 24 Sep 2013

Dr. Charmaine Nelson honoured at McGill's Bravo celebration

On March 14, McGill hosted "Bravo", its annual celebration of excellence in research and scholarship. The McGill community honoured 22 winners of major national and international prizes and awards during the previous year.

Published: 3 Apr 2013