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New Application Deadline: Eakin Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Studies

MISC is now accepting applications for the Eakin Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Studies for the 2021/2022 academic year. **Please note that the deadline has been extended to January 31.**

Published: 14 Jan 2021

Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program Grants

Grants available for faculty at Canadian postsecondary institutions Deadline to submit application documents to International Engagement Unit:  February 10, 2021 - directly to international.provost [at]

Published: 13 Jan 2021

Professor Opal writes Washington Post op-ed on Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” and 2021.

Professor and Departmental Chair Jason M. Opal published an op-ed in the Washington Post on how this foundational text of the American Revolution could help the United States deal with its many crises.

Published: 12 Jan 2021

Professor Lüthi wins 2021 book award of Chinese Historians of the United States (CHUS)

Professor Lorenz M. Lüthi received the annual academic excellence award of Chinese Historians of the United States (CHUS) for his 2020 book Cold Wars as a “a paradigm-setting contribution to the field of Cold War studies.”

Published: 12 Jan 2021

An end-of-semester message from Dean Maioni

Dear members of the Arts community,

December 7 marks the last day of classes of the Fall 2020 semester. Congratulations to everyone for having made this semester -- McGill’s first to be delivered primarily remotely – a good success. We are all proud of the Faculty of Arts community for such an accomplishment.

Published: 8 Dec 2020

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

ISID Policy Brief: Key Issues in the Myanmar November 2020 Elections

On 8 November 2020, Myanmar will hold its second election since the country’s gradual liberalization began. Despite presenting itself as a force for liberal democracy five years ago, the National League for Democracy (NLD) has demonstrated its unwillingness to commit itself to the protection of civil freedoms and the expansion of federal governance.

Published: 4 Nov 2020

Update on Faculty of Arts' operations during red alert status: October 9, 2020

Dear members of the Arts community,

Published: 9 Oct 2020

Faculty of Arts commits to addressing anti-Black racism

Dear members of the Arts community,

Yesterday, McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier announced the University’s Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism. The Action Plan is a crucial step forward for the university to deepen and elaborate its commitments within the Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Plan to confronting anti-Black racism.

Published: 1 Oct 2020

Professor Allan Greer awarded 2020 J. B. Tyrell Historical Medal from the Royal Society of Canada

The J. B. Tyrell Historical Medal is awarded every two years for outstanding work in the history of Canada. From the start of his career, Prof. Greer was interested in Canada’s colonial roots and its Indigenous Past. His publications span topics as diverse as rural Quebec history, a biography of a Mohawk Saint, and a large-scale interpretation of how Indigenous lands were transformed into property for colonists.

Published: 15 Sep 2020

Professor David Wright to be inducted as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada in November 2020

Prof. Wright is a specialist in the history of health and medicine. His research focuses on the history of mental disorders and hospitals, and on the transnational migration of physicians in the second half of the twentieth century. Prof. Wright has published and edited numerous books on sick children, disability, and mental health in Canada, the Caribbean, Victorian England, and the modern world in general.


Published: 15 Sep 2020

Indigenous Network news

Indigenous Network

Published: 4 Sep 2020

Podcast with Prof. Adjetey on colonialism, slavery, the identity of Black North Americans, and the James McGill statue.

McGill International Review host Mathieu Lavault interviews Professor Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey to discuss the impact of colonialism, slavery, the identity of Black North Americans, and the James McGill statue. To listen to the podcast, please click here.

Published: 20 Aug 2020

Remembering Professor Stéfan Sinclair (1972-2020)

The Faculty of Arts is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Professor Stéfan Sinclair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Three of Professor Sinclair's close colleagues—Geoffrey Rockwell at the University of Alberta, Susan Brown at the University of Guelph, and Michael Sinatra at the Université de Montréal—honour his life and work below.

Published: 10 Aug 2020

2020.05.12 - Update from Dean Maioni - Fall 2020 Semester

La version française suit.

Dear members of the Faculty of Arts community,

On Monday, May 11th, the Provost announced that McGill University will be delivering its academic programs and courses for the Fall term, which will begin as scheduled in September.

I’d like to highlight the content of that message by reiterating the following:

Published: 12 May 2020


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