Faculty of Arts

“We’re in the midst of new cities fever,” says Professor Sarah Moser (Department of Geography). The head of the new cities lab at McGill University has documented more than 100 cities that have sprung up across Asia and Africa since the early 2000s for her forthcoming Atlas of New Cities.

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Published on: 9 Jul 2019

On July 4, 1970, President Nixon tried to claim America’s birthday for his “silent majority” by hosting Honor America Day in Washington, D.C. It didn’t go well. Crowds of Nixon supporters clashed with antiwar demonstrators, hippies swam naked in the reflecting pool, and the bitter divisions of that era ruined what has traditionally been a star-spangled but lighthearted day for hotdogs and baseball.

[Op-ed] - J.M. Opal, Chair of the Department of History and Classical Studies

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Published on: 4 Jul 2019

In the age of “America First,” it’s easy to remember July 4 as the day we Americans resolved to go it alone. As Thomas Jefferson proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence, the people of the 13 colonies had “totally dissolved” their ties to the British Empire and could henceforth do whatever “Independent States may of right do.”

[Op-ed] - J.M. Opal, Chair of the Department of History and Classical Studies

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Published on: 4 Jul 2019

Professor Graham Fraser is one of 83 Canadians appointed to the Order of Canada. Considered one of the country’s highest honours, it goes to those who have shaped society, innovated in interesting ways or made an impact on their community. 

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Published on: 2 Jul 2019

Africa’s population is projected to nearly quadruple over the next century1. And that is following a staggering increase over just seven decades — from 200 million people in 1950 to 1.25 billion in 20182. Meanwhile, temperatures across the continent are expected to rise by between 3 °C and 4 °C over the next century, bringing more drought, flooding, conflict and species loss3.

This article was co-authored by Professor Colin Chapman, Anthropology.

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Published on: 2 Jul 2019

An article by Thomas Mulcair based on the Mallory Lecture he gave at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada earlier this spring.

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Published on: 2 Jul 2019

Every summer growing up, Fiona Beaty's family would make the trip from Vancouver to Bowen Island, where she would spend her time playing in the woods and turning over rocks at the shore in her search for crabs. Now, Beaty is back on the coast and her more recent explorations in marine biology are getting much more attention. Last month, she was awarded a National Geographic Early Career grant to support her latest project, the Howe Sound Atl'ka7tsem Marine Reference Guide.

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Published on: 2 Jul 2019

MARCH 27, 2019 | The Yan P. Lin Centre at McGill bridges the widening gap between science and the liberal arts.

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Published on: 26 Jun 2019

SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 | McGill congratulates its professors recognized by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement.

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Published on: 26 Jun 2019

OCTOBER 31, 2017 | Prof. Laila Parsons was among the exceptional educators celebrated at Convocation.

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Published on: 26 Jun 2019

OCTOBER 27, 2015 | A $3.4 million gift from McGill alumnus and long-time university supporter, Dr. Yan P. Lin, PhD’92, will establish the Yan P. Lin Centre for the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in Ancient and Modern Worlds.

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Published on: 26 Jun 2019

NOVEMBER 30, 2015 | Research to bring together faculties of Arts and Engineering.

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Published on: 26 Jun 2019

Space, Utopia and Indian Decolonization: Literary Pre-Figurations of the Postcolony (Routledge, 2019).

The book illuminates the spatial utopianism of South Asian anti-colonial texts by showing how they refuse colonial spatial imaginaries to re-imagine the British Indian colony as the postcolony in diverse and contested ways. Focusing on the literary field of South Asia between, largely, the 1860s and 1920s, it underlines the centrality of literary imagination and representation in the cultural politics of decolonization.

Published on: 25 Jun 2019

The Mellon grant will support a new Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative, to be based in the Faculty of Arts

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a US$1.25-million grant to McGill University, in support of a new Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative. The Initiative will be implemented over the next five years.

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Published on: 14 Jun 2019

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