A January 2017 article in University Affairs wrote “Beware! Academics are getting reeled in scam journals”. The article highlighted some of the common fears and concerns surrounding publishing in today’s academic landscape.
Taken individually, artist and writer James Forbes' works are deceptive. There is the not too inspiring account of a "grand tour" in manuscript form, a collection of letters giving a somewhat dismayed description of France on the eve of the first empire and a book on India marvelously illustrated by a young romantic artist. Read together, however, they throw a singularly interesting light on two of the main events of the time: the effect of the French revolution on various countries of Europe and the rocky development of the British colonial empire.
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 collections.
Items on display include:
From the Sheila R. Bourke Children’s Collection:
• The quiver of love: a collection of valentines ancient and modern, with illustrations by Walter Crane, printed in 1876.
From the William Colgate History of Printing Collection:
Join us during Montréal's Nuit Blanche 2018 as McGill comes alive at night! Enjoy free flashlight tours of the art and architecture in Redpath Hall, a renowned 19th century building, and one of the oldest at McGill, followed by a live performance on the Hall's French Classical-style pipe organ. Choose from one of four tours and performances (in English or French) throughout the night.
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 posed by climate change?
Deciding what to do is bound up with ethical questions about how to weigh the welfare of future generations against the problems of the present, about economic uncertainties, about open questions concerning technology, about the needs of developing nations, and about how to coordinate a global effort.
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”.
Trace, late 14th century, “to make a plan or diagram”, from Old French, 12th century, trasser “delineate, score, trace, follow, pursue”.
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.