Friends of the Library

Exhibition | Celebrating Black History Month

8Feb2018
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30Mar2018

This exhibit celebrates Black History Month and highlights some of the archival and special collections housed at the McGill University Archives and Rare Books and Special Collections.

Exhibition | What’s your call number?: A Valentine’s Day display

5Feb2018
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2Mar2018

Ah, Valentine’s Day; a celebration of love, passion and devotion. For the occasion, Rare Books and Special Collections is displaying its most fitting materials from several of its eclectic...

Event | Alive at Night: Art and Music at McGill (Nuit Blanche 2018)

3Mar201821:00
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4Mar201801:00

 ­­Join us during Montréal's Nuit Blanche 2018 as McGill comes alive at night!

Mossman Lecture | Why is Climate Action So Hard?

22Mar201818:00
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19:30

The Mossman Endowment of McGill University presents the D. Lorne Gales Lecture in the History of Science.  Why is it so hard to address the problems of climate change? 

Lecture | Marriage: Is it All or Nothing?

5Feb201817:30
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19:00

With  Valentine’s Day almost upon us, the Friends of the McGill Library presents a talk by Professor John Lydon, Chair of the McGill Psychology Departme

New online exhibition explores women, work and song in 19th century France

Published: 19Jan2018

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new online exhibition: Femmes, travail et chanson dans la France du XIXe siècleWomen, Work, and Song in Nineteenth-Century France

CANCELLED - Lecture | "The Fabric of the Human Body" (Vesalius, 1543): Images and Icons for the History of Medicine

14Feb201816:00
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18:00

The fifth centenary of Vesalius’s birth has been celebrated in North America and Europe with thousands of events and publications, recognizing his Fabric of the Human Body (1543, 1555) as a...

Lecture | Publishing Evelina, or how to sell 180 editions of the same (old) novel?

25Jan201816:00
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18:00

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...

Exhibition | Vaccination: Fame, Fear and Controversy, 1798-1998

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...

Vernissage | Vaccination: Fame, Fear and Controversy, 1798-1998

6Feb201817:30
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19:00

Vaccination: Fame, Fear and Controversy, 1798-1998 explores the tension between the promised public-health benefits of vaccinati

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