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Expert(s) for : canada
- United States, 20th century
- Immigration to the United States
- History and film
- Italian immigration to Canada
- Italy, 19th century
- Italy, 20th century
- Social movements, United States
- Cultural policies, United States and Canada
- Transborder regions, North America
- 19th century
- 20th century
My research themes are as follows:
- Intra-continental migrations (North America) and the immigration of Italians to Quebec
- The history of cultural policies from a comparative perspective (United States/Canada/Europe)
- The history of key concepts and their uses in the social sciences and government policies (assimilation; integration; incorporation; multiculturalism; inter-culturalism; transculturalism; diversity)
- Cinematic narrations of the past (documentaries and feature films)
My research concerns all aspects of the history of New France, and its European ramifications. I am interested in the circulation of people, goods, knowledge and information between Native and French America and Europe (1660-1800). I am continuing my work on North American fur trade routes, in a hemispheric space extending from Native American lands eastward all the way to Asia.
A project on the circulation of knowledge considers natural history as a means of appropriation, for the moment through the work of Jean-François Gaultier (1708-1756), the King's physician in Quebec City and correspondent for the Académie royale des sciences.
I am also exploring the field of historiography and popular memory, and in particular the fate of the French Regime in Canada after the Conquest of 1759.