Four Burning Questions
Richard Overy is Professor of History at the University of Exeter (UK), after teaching first at Cambridge, then for twenty-five years at King’s College, London. A finalist for the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature for his book, The Bombing War: Europe, 1939-1945. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Member of the European Academy for Sciences and Arts. He is currently the Chair of the Research Board at the RAF Museum in London. His next book is a general history of World War II, due to be published in late 2017.
By Elisabeth Faure
By Elisabeth Faure
On Tuesday, Nov. 4, McGill graduate Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail returned to her alma matter for the Montreal launch of her new book, Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North. Metcalfe-Chenail was joined by fellow McGill PhD graduate Michael Darroch, his father Gordon Darroch, and former McGill Professor Janine Marchessault, who launched books of their own – Cartographies of Place, co-edited by Marchessault and Darroch Jr., and The Dawn of Canada’s Century, edited by Darroch Sr.
The 5th Rathlyn Lecture in Disability Studies is happening on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 5.30 p.m. This year, Denis Boudreau, Senior Web Accessibility Consultant at Deque Systems and invited expert of the World Wide Web consortium (W3C), will be discussing the Web from a Social Model Perspective. His lecture is titled We are all disabled, or soon will be: Redefining the concept of inclusive user experience on the Web. The lecture is free – no registration needed.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 29; 5.30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
By Meaghan Thurston
On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Killam Prize winner D.R. Fraser Taylor, will participate in a moderated discussion about cybercartography, an enhanced form of multimedia and multisensory mapping that makes Google Earth seem behind the times.
The Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, coordinated by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) on behalf of the Dean of Arts, is the world’s largest prize in historical non-fiction, at $75,000 U.S., with two runner-up prizes of $10,000 each. Each year, the previous year’s winner delivers the Cundill Lecture. On Wednesday, Oct. 8, Cundill Winner Anne Applebaum (Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944 – 1956) will deliver the annual Cundill Lecture, True Believers?
The 4th annual Indigenous Awareness Week will be held from Sept. 15-19. Organized by the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office, the week honours the many Indigenous cultures across the country including First Nations, Métis and Inuit.
New to Awareness Week will be an Aboriginal Homecoming event to be held at the Faculty Club on Sept. 18. The event will give Aboriginal alumni a chance to meet, catch up and network.
Jack Rabinovitch founded the Giller Prize in 1994 to honour the memory of his late wife Doris Giller, an outstanding literary journalist who died of cancer in April 1993. In 2005, the Giller Prize teamed up with Scotiabank to create the Scotiabank Giller Prize. It is the first co-sponsorship for Canada’s richest literary award for fiction. The Scotiabank Giller Prize celebrates the best in Canadian fiction each year, and enhances marketing efforts in bringing these books to the attention of all Canadians.
On September 23, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a public symposium, Canada Remix. MISC Director Will Straw has recently returned from a sabbatical leave. The Reporter caught up with Dr. Straw to talk about this and other upcoming events at the MISC.
What have you been up to while on Sabbatical?