The Quebec Toponymy Commission has responded to a petition started by Rachel Zellars, PhD candidate in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), that asked the province to rename 11 locations because they contain the "N-word".
Initial reports indicate that the provincial commission has agreed to "de-officialize" the 11 names and have released a statement promising to consult the community during the renaming process.
Please join us at Montreal’s McCord Museum for the first public screening of "Miracles in Modern Medicine" since Expo 67 with director Robert Cordier.
Voices into Action is an online curriculum-based educational resource dedicated to providing students with access to information on issues regarding human rights, prejudice, and hatred.
Designed by curriculum experts, this program utilizes a wide variety of media to present compelling information on a history of human suffering, stemming from social injustice that is still a growing problem today. Explore thought-provoking issues with your students by accessing our lessons and resources on antisemitism, racism, discrimination and stereotyping.
The six books vying for the 2014 Cundill Prize in historical literature were announced today by Professor Christopher Manfredi, Dean of McGill University’s Faculty of Arts.
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Work in Progress – Jason Harley: Augmented reality with mobile technologies: Can it lead to learning and engagement with historical settings?
Work in Progress continues with Jason Harley (LEADS – Education / UdeM HERON Lab) “Augmented reality with mobile technologies: Can it lead to learning and engagement with historical settings?”
Victoria Slonosky: Canada’s Climate History: Weather Observations from the St-Lawrence Valley, 1742-2010
In conjunctions with our colleagues in Geography, through the Geospectives Speaker Series, Victoria Slonosky will be at McGill to present her research on the St Lawrence.
Ichiro Fujinaga will talk about his new prosopography / social networking Human History Project.
The Research Group on Constitutional Studies Lecture Series presents:
Naomi Lamoreaux, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics and History and Chair of the Department of History at Yale University:
"Civil Society and Organizational History."
Reception to follow.
Matthew Milner will discuss an historical timeline application in a large history survey course this fall that crowdsources events, and teaches about historical methodology. All are welcome
2013 Cundill Lecture, From 2012 Cundill Prize Winner Stephen R. Platt
"Imperial Eclipse: The Long Road to the First Anglo-Chinese War"
The Opium War, or First Anglo-Chinese War, of 1839-1842 has long served historians as the chosen starting point for China’s modern history, the launching point of its “century of humiliation” from which successive governments have promised redemption. But such treatment sets the war in stone, as if China’s military weakness and Britain’s predatory aggression in Canton were eternal and unchanging facts.