History Students’ Association Listserv for 21 February

Reporter: “What do you think of Western civilization?” Mahatma Gandhi: “I think it would be a good idea.” Tweet of the Week! (@HSA_McGill) The most prestigious position at the court of Henry VIII… Continue reading

History Students’ Association Listserv for 14 February

Love (noun): A temporary insanity, curable by marriage Ambrose “Bitter” Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary (1906) Tweet of the Week! (@HSA_McGill) Catherine the Great had 22 historically verified lovers throughout her reign. However, the… Continue reading

HSA Research Brunch!

Interested in what professors do when they’re not lecturing you or waiting for you to come by their offices to ask them questions? Then come to the HSA Research Brunch! We’ve invited Dr… Continue reading

History Students’ Association Listserv for 8 February

​Pericles: “When I was your age, Alcibiades, I talked just the way you were talking.” “If only I had known you, Pericles, when you were at your best.” Alcibiades, Classical Athenian statesman/shade-dispenser Tweet… Continue reading

History Students’ Association Listserv for 31 January

Montagu: “Sir, I do not know whether you will die on the gallows or of the pox” Wilkes: “That depends, my lord, on whether I embrace your lordship’s principles or your mistress” A… Continue reading

History Students’ Association Listserv for 24 January

Your home, once the holiest of all, has become the most licentious den of thieves, the most shameless of all brothels, the kingdom of sin, death, and hell. It is so bad that… Continue reading

History Students’ Association Listserv for 18 January

“Pray good people be civil, I am the Protestant whore” Nell Gwyn, mistress of King Charles II, to a mob of angry Puritans that confused her with one of Charles’ Catholic dalliances Tweet… Continue reading

History Students’ Association Listserv for 10 January

“I have a terrific headache.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s last words (before dying of a cerebral hemorrhage) Tweet of the Week! (@HSA_McGill) March 1759: British courtesan Kitty Fisher “accidentally” falls off her horse in… Continue reading

History Students’ Association Listserv for 4 January

“My people and I,” he said, “have come to an agreement which satisfies us both. They are to say what they please, and I am to do what I please.” Frederick the Great,… Continue reading

Remembering the Wall: Ego-histories of the European Fall of 1989

“Where were you 25 years ago when the Berlin Wall fell?” Personally, in 1989 I only existed as a poorly thought out idea in my parents’ heads. However, Professors Lüthi, Szapor, Beck and… Continue reading