Pierre Anctil, University of Ottawa

History Professor Ottawa, Ontario panctil@uottawa.ca Mobile: (514) 261-5265
Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 1289

Bio/Research

Pierre Anctil was the director of the Institute of Canadian Studies at the University of Ottawa until July 2008. Before that date, he was president of the Conseil des relations interculturelles of the Government of Québec, 2002-2003, and has held different positions in the Québec civil service in...

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Bio/Research

Pierre Anctil was the director of the Institute of Canadian Studies at the University of Ottawa until July 2008. Before that date, he was president of the Conseil des relations interculturelles of the Government of Québec, 2002-2003, and has held different positions in the Québec civil service in the domain of immigration (1991-2004). He was a guest researcher in 1999-2000 at Musée Pointe-à-Callière, for the conception of an exhibit on boulevard Saint-Laurent (2002) and for an international exhibition on the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls (2003). He was also director of the French Canadian Studies Program at McGill University (1988-1991) and researcher at the Institut québécois de recherche sur la culture (1980-1988).

He was adjunct professor at the Department of History of the Université du Québec à Montréal (1996-2004) and a member of the Institut québécois d’études sur la culture juive (1987-2006). He has written at length on the history of the Jewish community of Montréal and on the current debates on cultural pluralism in Montreal. Among his contributions are translations from Yiddish to French of memoirs written by Jewish immigrants to Montréal in the first half of the twentieth century.



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