The Cundill History Prize Exhibition

Julia Lovell has won the 2019 Cundill History Prize for her book, Maoism: A Global History (The Bodley Head, Knopf).

Each year the Cundill Prize, administered by McGill University and selected by an international jury, recognizes the book the “embodies historical scholarship, originality, literary quality and broad appeal.” It is the most lucrative prize of its kind, with winners receiving an award of US$75,000 and two runners-up receiving US$10,000.

To highlight the achievements of these authors, the Humanities and Social Sciences Library has put on an exhibition on the main floor of the Redpath Library Building showcasing the eight shortlisted books for this year’s prize:

  • Julia Lovell, Maoism: A Global History (Winner)
  • Mary Fulbrook, Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice (Finalist)
  • Jill Lepore, These Truths: A History of the United States (Finalist)
  • Sunil Amrit, Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History
  • Helen Berry, Orphans of Empire: The Fate of London’s Foundlings
  • David Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
  • Toby Green, A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution
  • Victoria Johnson, American Eden: David Hosack, Botony, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

Accompanying the exhibition is a display of library copies of this year’s nominees and past finalists that readers can borrow.

Borrow Light Therapy Lamps from the Library

Did you know that the Humanities and Social Sciences Library lends light therapy lamps?

Sunlight is an essential ingredient for a healthy lifestyle, but many of us don’t get the amount of daylight we need to experience its benefits. Light therapy lamps mimic sunlight and may help enhance your overall sense of well-being if used correctly over time.

 

 

Thanks to the support of the AUS Library Partnership Committee, ten lamps are available on a first come, first served basis to current McGill students, faculty and staff. Lamps can be borrowed for a period of two weeks at no cost.

To check the availability of our Verilux happy lights, consult their record in the  Library’s WorldCat Discovery or call the front desk at (514) 398-4734.

Laptop Kiosk = Laptop Lending – Thanks AUS!

A newly installed Laptop Kiosk is awaiting returning students this week in the McLennan-Redpath Library building lobby. A new service made possible by the AUS Undergraduate Improvement FundThe dispenser contains 12 laptops, available for loan to current students, faculty and staff for a period of one day.

Borrow a laptop today and it will be due by midnight of the next day.

The kiosk’s HP laptops have the following software loaded:

Windows 10

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Adobe Digital Editions

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Skype (the consumer version)

Zoom

Microsoft Office is not installed. Users just need to log into McGill’s Office 365 service to use Office apps.

Check in or return a laptop directly back into the kiosk. Be sure to plug in the power cable, so the laptop will recharge for the next user. The kiosk will not loan a laptop until its battery is 90% charged or more.

We hope this new service is easy to use. Send us your comments!

 

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Laptop Kiosk terms of use (the fine print):

  • Laptops borrowed from the kiosk are due the next day at midnight.
  • Overdue fines accrue at a rate of $0.02 per minute
  • Laptops overdue longer than one day will be considered “lost” and the borrower will be charged a replacement fee of $350 plus a processing fee of $50.
  • Broken equipment will also be subject to the same replacement and processing fees.
  • Charging cables are not included.
  • Borrowers agree to abide by all relevant Library policies.

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