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Rach Klein receives the Arts and Science Class of 1966 in the faculty of Arts Fellowship

The research supported by Arts and Science Class of 1966 in the faculty of Arts Fellowship. examines a series of three photographs held by the McCord Museum that were captured by amateur photographer and residential school teacher, Alice Constance Dunn, who was born in Quebec.

Published: 18 Feb 2021

Artist in Residence: Caroline Monnet

The Department of Art History and Communication Studies and Mellon Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative (ISCEI) welcome artist Caroline Monnet as the first Indigenous Artist in Residence at McGill.

Published: 4 Feb 2021

Prof. Charmaine Nelson named Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at NSCAD

Congratulations to Professor Charmaine Nelson, who was named the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Transatlantic Black Diasporic Art and Community Engagement at NSCAD in Halifax, Nova Scotia. AHCS is grateful for Professor Nelson's significant contributions to McGill, our department and our students. We have all benefited from Professor Nelson's vital scholarship, friendship and commitment to addressing systemic racism through institutional change.

Published: 18 Nov 2020

Alumni news: Susana Vargas Cervantes

Susana Vargas Cervantes writes, researches and teaches. Her research mines the connections between gender, sexuality, class and skin tonalities to reconceptualize pigmentocracy. She is the author of the book The Little Old Lady Killer: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico's First Female Serial Killer (NYU Press, 2019) and Mujercitos (Editorial RM, 2015).

Published: 14 May 2020

PhD Sarah Carter receives Mark-Madoff Prize for essay

Sarah Carter, Art History PhD candidate, is the recipient of the Mark Madoff Prize for her essay entitled "'Our Modern Priapus': Thauma and the Isernian Simulacra", which she presented at the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference last October. More information about the prize is available here:

Published: 26 Sep 2019

PhD Robin Lynch awarded 2019-20 Terra Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Art History PhD Robin Lynch, who was recently awarded the 2019-2020 Terra Foundation Pre-Doctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, for her dissertation project "Packaging Environments: The Art and Design of the Container Corporation of America".

Published: 27 Jun 2019
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