Libraries

23Jan201817:30
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Join Peter Sabor, (Director, Burney Centre) and Stewart Cooke (Associate Director, Burney Centre) for a half century overview of the Burney Centre's achievements, and an exploration of new challenges including making the Burney writings available for the first time, in addition to a current editorial project: a complete edition of the letters of the musicologist and man of letters, Dr. Charles Burney, Frances Burney's father. The talk will draw on material acquired by Rare Books & Special Collections.

Classified as: ROAAr event, Library event, ROAAr – Rare Books, Osler, Art, Archives, Friends of the Library
25Jan201816:00
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Evelina, the first novel of Frances Burney, has enjoyed a lasting popularity among reading public. It was published in more 180 editions/reprints in several European languages since its first appearance in the late 18th century. Publication of new editions of Evelina often involved a radical remodeling of the entire complex paratextual mechanism of the novel to redefine its type and genre, and to reposition it on the book market.

Classified as: Library event, Friends of the Library
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31Jan201817:30
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19:00

Fifty years after the Vietnam war, historians are able to reflect on its larger meaning for Vietnamese and global history. What motivated the Vietnamese communists to start the offensive?  How did it affect the country? And how did the world react to it? Professor Lorenz Lüthi from the Department of History and Classical Studies explores this seminal event.

To RSVP, please click here.

​Light reception to follow.

Classified as: ROAAr event, ROAAr – Rare Books, Osler, Art, Archives, Library event, Friends of the Library
5Feb201817:30
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19:00

Professor John Lydon, Chair of the Psychology Department, has for decades studied how commitment motivates people to see, think, and act in ways that help sustain their close, intimate relationships.

Classified as: Friends of the Library, Library event
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6Feb201817:30
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19:00

Please join us for the vernissage of the exhibition, Vaccination: Fame, Fear and Controversy, 1798-1998, which explores the tension between the promised public-health benefits of vaccination and the reasons why resistance checked its acceptance.

Curators Cynthia Tang and Rob Boddice will both be in attendance and will each give a short talk:

“Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy” by Cynthia Tang

Classified as: Library event, Friends of the Library
24Jul2017
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14Feb2018

Established in Anatolia in the 13th century, the Ottoman Empire progressively expanded its domination to the Balkans, parts of Southeast and Central Europe, Western Asia, the Caucasus, and North Africa. At the beginning of the 17th century, the empire ruled over 32 provinces, and a population of approximately thirty million. Encircling the Mediterranean, with Constantinople (today’s Istanbul) as its capital, this incredibly powerful state remained at the center of interactions between the East and the West until 1922.

Classified as: Friends of the Library, Library exhibition
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14Feb201816:00
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18:00

Lecture given by Hélène Cazes, Professor at the University of Victoria (Department of French) and the Director of the Program of Medieval Studies

Classified as: Friends of the Library, Library event, ROAAr event, ROAAr – Rare Books, Osler, Art, Archives
10Jan2018
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23Mar2018

Since its earliest days, vaccination has been attended by hesitation, resistance and controversy. Why did an innovation that promised to rid the world of the terrible scourge of smallpox inspire such enduring fear? When Jenner spearheaded the promotion of vaccination at the turn of the nineteenth century, he predicted the end of a disease that had taken 60 million lives in the eighteenth century alone. He was right, but it took until 1980 before the World Health Organization could proclaim “smallpox zero”.

Classified as: Library exhibition, Friends of the Library
13Dec201717:30
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4May201817:00

Trace, late 14th century, “to make a plan or diagram”, from Old French, 12th century, trasser “delineate, score, trace, follow, pursue”.

Classified as: Library exhibition, Friends of the Library, ROAAr – Rare Books, Osler, Art, Archives, Osler Library of the History of Medicine
6Sep2017
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31Dec2018

Please join us for a 45-minute tour of art on the McGill campus that is designed for members of the McGill community, the Montreal community, prospective students and their families, and general visitors.

Tours will be led by members of the Visual Arts Collection team and will take place every Wednesday at noon. They will leave from the McGill Welcome Centre. Reservations not required.

Year round. Rain or shine.

 

Classified as: Friends of the Library, Library event, ROAAr – Rare Books, Osler, Art, Archives, ROAAr event
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