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A Serving of Food and Culture from CuiZine

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  CuiZine, an academic journal for the study of Canadian food cultures, was launched in January 2009 by McGill faculty member Nathalie Cooke and Victoria Dickenson, then director of the McCord Museum. After realizing that the study of foodways in

Thoughtful History: The Post-Classical Islamic Philosophy Database Initiative

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  Though rich in sources, the post-classical period of Islamic philosophical thought (1100-1900CE) has largely been overlooked by Western Scholars.

Miniature Treasures: Digital Chapbooks at McGill

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  At the beginning of our interview, Sharon Rankin of McGill Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC), pulled a tiny, illustrated book from an archival envelope.

“Words Matter”: Rhetoric, Precedent and Languages in the WTO

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  Law is a rhetorical exercise, the unique authority of which rests heavily on its ability to persuade through reasoning.

The Art of Science: The Islamic Scientific Manuscript Initiative

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    Often overlooked after the European Renaissance, the rich world of the rational sciences in Islamic countries is being revealed by the work of Dr. Jamil Ragep and his team at McGill’s Institute of Islamic Studies under the umbrella group