Second World War maps provide digital treasure for researchers around the world
A McMaster collection of 2,650 maps from the Second World War, once confined to paper, are now available to the world online.
Lessons from the past: what ancient Jewish manuscripts teach us about inter-faith relations
Dr. Stefan Reif, Emeritus Professor of Medieval Hebrew Studies and Fellow of St. John’s College in the University of Cambridge will deliver the 2nd Meyer-Schreiber Lecture on Monday, November 11 at 7:30 PM in CIBC Hall (MUSC, 3rd floor). The lecture is free and open to the public.
McMaster archives home to detailed Alice Munro correspondence
Some of the Nobel Prize winner's correspondence with longtime publisher Douglas Gibson is housed in the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections.
Windows 8 support being offered at the IT Help Desk in the Mills Learning Commons
Interested in learning how Windows 8 can help you work easier so you can play harder? A team of campus ambassadors are delivering trials of Windows 8 all year; look for them at the IT Help Desk in the Mills Learning Commons, the McMaster University Campus Store, or in campus hotspots. They are also giving away $100 Gift Cards!
Sci-fi author Robert Sawyer donates papers to McMaster
The addition of science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer’s papers to McMaster University’s collection of Canadian literary archives demonstrates the value of science fiction, say the organizers of a three-day academic conference that celebrates sci-fi as a bridge between literature, science and the social sciences.
Vivian Lewis appointed University Librarian
Vivian Lewis, who brings over two decades’ experience in McMaster’s libraries, is the new University Librarian. The appointment follows a global search to fill the vacant position.
Bruce Cockburn donates archives to McMaster
by Wade Hemsworth
Bruce Cockburn, one of Canada’s best loved musicians and composers, has donated his archives to McMaster, including his notebooks, musical arrangements, gold records, letters, scrapbooks, nearly 1,000 recordings, and even three guitars.
“These are my tools, my rough drafts, my mementoes and my trophies. Together, they form the roadmap of my working life,” says Cockburn. “I’m pleased they will have a safe and permanent home in a place where they may be useful to others.”