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First Landbased Education Field Course at McGill

We are very excited to announce that Gabrielle Iakotennikonhrare Doreen will be leading McGill's first ever landbased education field course this summer....

Published: 23 May 2018

Professor Megan Bradley on the continuing migration crisis

ISID Professor Megan Bradley was interviewed, in French, for this Radio-Canada story on the migration crisis and "Fortress Europe".  Read about it here

Published: 8 May 2018

The 2017-18 H. Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching is awarded to Professor Krapfl

Professor James Krapfl received the H. Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2017-18. The award is given each year by the Faculty of Arts to a professor in recognition of outstanding teaching achievements. Professor Krapfl will accept the award at Convocation on June 4, 2018.


Published: 26 Apr 2018

Professor Krapfl wins fellowship at the Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena, Germany

Professor James Krapfl will spend six months in the academic year 2018-19 as a fellow at the Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena....

Published: 26 Apr 2018

Professor Heaman wins 2018 Canada Book Prize

Professor Elsbeth Heaman won the 2018 Canada Prize of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (English language category) for her latest book Tax, Order, and Good Government: A New Political History of Canada, 1867-1917 (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017). The prize is "awarded to books that make an exceptional contribution to scholarship, are engagingly written, and enrich the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada."


Published: 20 Apr 2018

New book by Prof. Zucchi: MAD FLIGHT? The Quebec Emigration to the Coffee Plantations of Brazil

In his new book MAD FLIGHT? The Quebec Emigration to the Coffee Plantations of Brazil (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018), Professor John Zucchi reconstructs the 1896 rush of one thousand Quebeckers to find riches on the coffee plantations in Santos (Brazil), and how this adventure ended for many in poverty, tragedy, and even death. Most survivors returned penniless to Canada. The Mad Flight was widely reported in newspapers at the time, but is completely forgotten today....

Published: 20 Apr 2018

Jonathan Sievers and Jennifer Welsh named Canada 150 Research Chairs

Cosmologist Jonathan Sievers and international-relations scholar Jennifer Welsh will become Canada 150 Research Chairs at McGill University. The appointments were among the 24 Chairs announced today at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan.  

Published: 29 Mar 2018

Professor Kazue Takamura earns the Arts Undergraduate Society Teaching Excellence Award!

ISID Faculty Lecturer has just won the Arts Undergraduate Society Teaching Excellence Award!  Each year, the AUS recognizes outstanding teaching staff in the Faculty of Arts through its Teaching Excellence Award.  Nominations for the award come out of the student body.

Read about it here!

Published: 21 Mar 2018

Like Everyone Else but Different, The Paradoxical Success of Canadian Jews, Second Edition (2018) By Morton Weinfeld

A timely analysis of the possibilities and challenges of multiculturalism as seen in the iconic case of Canada’s Jewish community.

Published: 25 Feb 2018

Prof. Kozak serially performs the complete Iliad every Monday for 30 weeks in Montreal

Professor Lynn Kozak uses her sabbatical leave for an exciting and public performance-based research-creation project. The FRQSC-funded Previously On...the Iliad explores research questions about episode construction and narrative strategies in the Iliad. Each weekly performance of a part of Iliad pursues a distinct direction of academic inquiry. The public is invited to Bar des Pins on Avenue du Parc to witness as this research-creation project live each Monday evening. 

Published: 23 Feb 2018

Congratulations! Prof. Heaman was promoted to full professor

Professor Elsbeth Heaman was promoted to full professor in early 2018. Originally from British Columbia, she earned her B.A. and M.A. in our department and then went to the University of Toronto for her Ph.D. Early in her career, she published two books on exhibitions in Canadian society in the 19th century and on St. Mary's hospital, London's great teaching hospital and pre-eminent site for medical education in England....

Published: 23 Feb 2018

Professor Downey publishes book on Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood

Professor Allan Downey’s first book, The Creator’s Game: Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood, has been published by University of British Columbia Press in February 2018. The game of lacrosse has been a central element of many Indigenous cultures for centuries, but once non-Indigenous players entered the sport, it became a site of appropriation – then reclamation – of Indigenous identities....

Published: 17 Feb 2018

Professor Greer publishes book on Natives, Empires, and Land in Early Modern North America

Professor Allan Greer’s new book Property and Dispossession: Natives, Empires and Land in Early Modern North America was published by Cambridge University Press in January 2018. In the book, he examines the processes by which forms of land tenure emerged and natives were dispossessed from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries in New France (Canada), New Spain (Mexico), and New England....

Published: 17 Feb 2018