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

History Students’ Association Listserv for 9 November

What else can one say here, except that these ideas originate in your own wanton concoctions, or in a drunken dream? – Martin Luther, On My Last Minute Paper Prospectus (just kidding, it’s from The… Continue reading

FourLores – A Night With Marxist Vampires, Cairene Witches, Medieval Ghosts, and Latin American Devils

I’m sorry Abraham Lincoln, I’mma let you finish, but Karl Marx remains the greatest vampire hunter of all time. On the night of the 30th, Professor Gavin Walker will tell you why, in… Continue reading

History Students’ Association Listserv for 26 October 2014

“Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.” – Saint Augustine of Hippo (not just a regular saint) – Tweet of the Week! (@HSA_McGill) – In her letters home, Princess Palatine Elizabeth Charlotte… Continue reading

Historical Discourses is Online!

Here is an electronic version of the 2013-14 version of the undergraduate journal of McGill’s Department of History Historical Discourses! Congrats to editors-in-chief Sarah Balakrishnan and Matthew Signer, and all the contributors and… Continue reading

HSA Wine and Cheese and Historical Discourses Launch

  Come join the HSA and the Department of History and Classics for some wine, cheese, and pleasant company! The HSA is hosting its annual Wine and Cheese and Historical Discourses Launch on Friday the 11th April… Continue reading

HSA Elections: The Nomination period is under way

The nomination period for the HSA Elections began last week and will end on Tuesday, March 18th at 5 PM.  There will be an extended nomination period ending on Thursday the 20th at… Continue reading

Mulan with Prof. Griet Vankeerberghen

Come join us for a screening of Disney’s Mulan! Prof. Griet Vankeerberghen will be discussing what the film got right and wrong, and sharing the history behind it. Monday, March 10th, EDUC 216,… Continue reading

HSA Writing Workshop with Suzanne Morton

Next Tuesday the 25th at 5:30 PM, Professor Suzanne Morton of the History Department will give a writing workshop aimed at helping students improve their writing. She will cover paper writing style and conventions,… Continue reading

HSA Speaker Panel: Perspectives on Syria

We are excited to be hosting a “Perspectives on Syria” panel on Monday February 24th at 5:30 PM. Featuring Professor Laila Parsons, Professor Malek Abisaab, and Professor James Krapfl, the panel is aimed at… Continue reading