The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada is pleased to announced that the Quebec Writers' Federation has selected Tax, Order, and Good Government as a finalist for the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction.

Classified as: McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Canadian Studies, Department of History, history
Published on: 17 Oct 2017

March 13th, 2017

Two Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows to join the Department in September

The Department of History and Classical Studies will be hosting not one, but two holders of the prestigious Mellon Foundation postdoctoral fellowships as of September 2017.

Rosanna Dent

Rosanna Dent, who is completing her dissertation in the Department of History and Sociology of Science, will be working under Prof. David Wright.

Classified as: history
Published on: 2 May 2017

Graduate student with our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Désirée Rochat will speak this week at Rethinking Quebec's Migration History, an event hosted by the Centre for Immigration Policy Evaluation (CIPE) and presented by Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité et la démocratie (CRIDAQ).

Classified as: history, McGill, education, Quebec, desiree rochat, haitian
Published on: 12 Apr 2016

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.

Classified as: history, Geography, racism, rachel zellars, anti-black racism, quebec toponymy commission, nigger, n-word, black, post-colonial
Published on: 29 Sep 2015

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.



Classified as: history, human rights, sociology, education, religion, Politics
Published on: 11 Feb 2015

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.

Classified as: history, Cundill Prize, historical literature, international book prize, nonfiction
Published on: 29 Sep 2014
The 2012 Cundill Prize in History at McGill jury has announced its long list of contending books, selecting six from among 143 works submitted this year by publishers from all over the globe. The competition, now in its fifth year, features a $75,000 U.S. grand prize, representing the world’s most lucrative international award for a nonfiction book.

Classified as: history, 2012, stephen platt, andrew preston, anna reid, book prize, cundil, julia lovell, long list, stephen greenblatt, steven pinker
Published on: 10 Oct 2012