Parents Tent: Tour McGill Library's Rare Books & Special Collections

Saturday, August 20, 2022
11 AM to 11:45 AM EDT

Get to know the wonders of McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections in this exclusive tour of the current exhibition, "Cure Yourself by Electricity". Join curator Dr. Maia Isabella Woolner for a conversation and guided tour through the exhibition. The second stop on this tour is the McGill Archives exhibition on Convocation and McGill student life, with librarian Jacquelyn Sundberg.

The Library's Rare & Special Collections, Osler, Arts, and Archives, affectionately known as ROAAr, house countless items that are unique in the world. See some for yourself and get a taste of the rich research collections available to all through the McGill Library.

Featured Speakers:

Jacquelyn Sundberg, MA'13, MIST'17, is the Outreach Librarian for ROAAr at McGill's Library.

Dr. Maia Isabelle Woolner is a historian and storyteller. Her work in the history of science and medicine investigates why we think the way we do about health and illness, and in particular, mental illness. With a focus on image-making, timekeeping, measurement practices, and patient narratives, her research seeks to connect the history of psychiatry and psychology to broader movements in culture and society. 


Note: Tour will leave from the Parents Tent Kiosk on the lower-field of campus.

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Parents Tent: Tour McGill Library's Rare Books & Special Collections

Saturday, August 20, 2022
11 AM to 11:45 AM EDT

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Parents Tent Kiosk
Lower Field, Campus
Montreal, Quebec
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Register from Aug. 2 to Aug. 18, 2022


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