• At a Crossroads: Connections and Family Formation in Montréal, 1700-1750

    Alanna Loucks Montréal was always a crossroads. Located along the St. Lawrence River, the continental highway, the city developed as a space defined by mobility and fluidity. This connected and dynamic character influenced the diverse demographic landscape of Montréal, and facilitated and encouraged the relationships that inhabitants developed within the city and across the French… Continue Reading

  • Joseph Bouchette, copiste

    Alban Berson Il arrive fréquemment qu’un particulier attire l’attention d’une bibliothèque patrimoniale sur un document ancien qu’il détient. Cette personne s’est procurée d’une façon ou d’une autre un livre, une carte géographique ou encore un manuscrit, et serait disposée à s’en départir en faveur de la bibliothèque. Il convient alors d’en évaluer les valeurs patrimoniale… Continue Reading

  • Urbanités: Geography, culture, and urban spaces at IHAF 2015

    Daniel Simeone The theme of the 2015 annual meeting of the Institut d’histoire amérique française (Institute for the History of French North America), the principal French-language conference for historians of Quebec and French-speaking North America, was Urbanités. French and English share the dual interlinked definitions of the word urbanity. It refers to both the condition… Continue Reading