Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies Archives (KCLDS)

McGill Islamic Studies Library's blog - Sat, 02/17/2024 - 11:37
The KCLDS Archive serves as the repository for the Khayrallah Center, established in 2010 by Dr. Moise A. Khayrallah. Initially established to research and conserve history of Lebanese in U.S, the center evolved into a larger project and extended beyond … Continue reading →

Acting, Writing, and Teaching the Bard: Jessica B. Hill in Conversation

Library Matters - Fri, 02/09/2024 - 16:20
On January 25, 2024, actor, playwright, teacher, and McGill graduate, Jessica B. Hill was in conversation with Professor Paul Yachnin, Tomlinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies for the 2024 annual Shakespeare Lecture. Their discussion addressed her preparations to play Viola in Stratford’s 2024 production …

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Winter Carnival Fun Through the Years!

Library Matters - Tue, 02/06/2024 - 11:44
While icy cold days can be precarious, they also bring to mind the fun of McGill Winter Carnivals of yore! McGill University Archives houses a wide array of Carnival nostalgia, which is brought together here for your cozy enjoyment. Relive …

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From the Shadows: Ethel Stark, the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra, and the Preservation of Audio Heritage 

In 2023, the Marvin Duchow Music Library began a collaboration with the Jewish Public Library Archives around the preservation of lacquer discs in one of their archival collections. Lacquer discs deteriorate over time, and without proper preservation interventions, the information … Continue reading →

Black History Month at McGill Libraries

Library Matters - Tue, 01/30/2024 - 10:41
Black History Month (BHM) at McGill “aims to celebrate and centre Blackness throughout the history, the present, and the future of McGill and beyond.” The 2024 installment is coordinated by the Equity Team within the Office of the Provost and …

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Owls Invite Us to Gather Together in Old Chancellor Day Hall

Library Matters - Wed, 01/24/2024 - 17:28
By Miriam Xia, McGill Visual Arts Collection, Museum Database Assistant (2023-) Ookpiks, ᐅᒃᐱᒃ, owls are symbols of wisdom, friendship, and guidance. In a communal space where people in the pursuit of knowledge exchange ideas with peers, the stylized print finds …

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Holiday Remix | Dorval Manor House

Library Matters - Wed, 12/13/2023 - 08:59
McGill Libraries will closed for the holidays from Saturday, December 23, 2023 through Tuesday, January 2, 2024, inclusive. All branches will open on Wednesday, January 3, 2024. Please visit the listing for specific opening hours. Until then, enjoy with this …

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Who were the first female detectives in Britain?

Library Matters - Tue, 12/12/2023 - 14:46
Tazreen Jahan Bari, one of the curators of the Library’s current Exhibition, Detecting the Anxious Gaze; The Victorian World in Flux Who came first? The fictional female detective or the real one? For detective story readers, it’s not unusual to …

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The Palestinian Museum Digital Archive / أرشيف المتحف الفلسطيني الرقمي

McGill Islamic Studies Library's blog - Fri, 12/08/2023 - 13:07
Sponsored by the Arcadia fund, the Palestinian Museum Digital Archive aims at collecting, digitizing and making widely available (in Open Access) endangered archival materials documenting Palestinian life and history. Started in 2018, the project has now reached its third phase … Continue reading →

Conversation with the Curator; Charlotte Frank

Library Matters - Thu, 12/07/2023 - 10:39
Q and A with Charlotte Frank, one of the curators of the Library’s current Exhibition, Detecting the Anxious Gaze; The Victorian World in Flux Why did you choose to exhibit the film poster for and film stills from the 1934 …

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Beyond the Declaration: A Canadian Perspective on the UDHR

Library Matters - Wed, 12/06/2023 - 15:51
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the newest exhibit at the Nahum Gelber Law Library offers a captivating exploration of human rights and its impact on Canada.Read more ›

Learned medicine in the Middle Ages: two manuscripts come to the Osler Library

Library Matters - Tue, 12/05/2023 - 14:39
Meet two new manuscripts on the shelves at the Osler Library. The library got both a puzzle and a prize in these two medieval medical manuscripts this year, both providing exciting research potential. Read on for more.Read more ›

The Presence of a Great Writer

Library Matters - Tue, 12/05/2023 - 14:15
During his lifetime, Voltaire was a prolific and well-connected correspondent. A selection of his letters now resides at McGill in the Jacqueline Lambert-David Collection. Read more about this extraordinary collection.Read more ›

Spotlight on Roy States

Library Matters - Tue, 12/05/2023 - 14:03
Roy States wore many hats - an activist, a historian, a soldier, and a collector of books. His trailblazing began long before he walked McGill’s halls, and his legacy continues to inspire students through his collection on Black Canadian History. Read more in this new biographical sketch.Read more ›

Middle Eastern Film Posters & Lobby Cards

McGill Islamic Studies Library's blog - Tue, 12/05/2023 - 11:18
The Middle Eastern Film Posters & Lobby Cards Collection is a digital collection launched by Princeton University Library to make available their Arabic Movie Posters and Lobby Cards collection to worldwide scholars. Acquired in Lebanon in 2008, the collection includes … Continue reading →

Year in Review: Most searched & borrowed titles of 2023

Library Matters - Fri, 12/01/2023 - 18:27
Calling holiday revelers! The Library’s got your back with electronic wonders 24/7, no matter where you are in the world. Articles, e-books, e-journals, newspapers, databases, e-book displays – content comes in all shapes and sizes. During the holiday break, take …

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Illustration Methods; Curator Comments from Detecting an Anxious Gaze

Library Matters - Fri, 12/01/2023 - 14:45
Get a peek behind the scenes with a series of posts from the curators of the Exhibition: "Detecting And Anxious Gaze; The Victorian World in Flux"Read more ›

By students for students: celebrating student society support of Libraries

Library Matters - Tue, 11/28/2023 - 12:26
Students are at the heart of McGill Libraries. This Giving Tuesday, and always, we are grateful for student society support that helps improve services, collections, and spaces at McGill year in and year out. Past projects have included student employment, …

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Schulich Library’s Renaissance: Celebrating Knowledge & Community

Library Matters - Mon, 11/27/2023 - 10:28
On October 30, in a great display of academic enthusiasm and community spirit, the Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering celebrated its grand re-opening after a four-year renovation period with an event that left guests inspired and …

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Exhibition Review : Forgotten! Scott, Brandtner, Eveleigh, Webber: Revisiting Montreal Abstraction of the 1940s

Library Matters - Thu, 11/23/2023 - 11:36
By Alexis Janssen, BA Art History. McGill Visual Arts Collection ARIA Intern (2022) Museum Database Assistant (2023) Forgotten! Scott, Brandtner, Eveleigh, Webber: Revisiting Montreal Abstraction of the 1940s closed at the Musée de Joliette last January, and is currently on …

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