September 14 to september 28
Historian goes public
In conjunction with the opening of a new undergraduate honours program in public history, Roy Rosenzweig, of George Mason University, will give a public lecture on Sept. 28 called “Towards a Democratic Digital Past: Prospects and Problems” at 7 p.m. in Room H-762 of the Hall Building.
Public history considers the connection between history and the larger public, and Rosenzweig is tops in his field. Students in the program learn how to curate historical exhibits, interpret historical sites, present history on the web, and collect oral testimony about the past from ordinary people. For more on the program, go to publichistory.concordia.ca.
Irish author reads
Novelist Patrick McCabe, author of two Booker-nominated novels that became Neil Jordan movies (The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto) will read from his work on Friday, Sept. 15, in the De Sève Cinema, at 7:30 p.m.
McCabe’s latest novel is Winterwood. His appearance is jointly sponsored by the creative writing program in the Department of English and the Centre for Canadian Irish Studies.
Used Book Sale
The 10th Annual Concordia Used Book Fair will be held Monday, Sept. 25, and Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Atrium of the Library Building, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. All proceeds go to Multi-Faith Chaplaincy’s Student Emergency Food Fund and a Concordia scholarship. There will be something for everyone, from textbooks to mysteries to cookbooks. Great bargains for a great cause!
Writers front and centre
Reading Writers Reading: Canadian Authors’ Reflections (U of Alberta Press), by Danielle Schaub, will be launched Sept 28 at 7 at Paragraphe Bookstore, 2220 McGill College Ave. Norman Ravvin, chair of the Concordia Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies, contributed to the book and will