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Born in Quebec City and living in France, Bernard Allaire is a socio-economic historian of European and North American urban and maritime civilizations. He is involved in many historical, archaeological and sociological research projects in connection with European and North-American specialists. He particularly enjoys historical topics which complete the expertise of other historians or archaeologists and also study north-american Indian societies, correspondence networks and history of crafts and sciences. He goes through the archives in public records, libraries and his data bases for governments, local authorities, academics, jurists and private individuals to identify, transcribe and digitalize relevant documents. Author of Pelleteries, manchons et chapeaux de castor: les fourrures nord-américaines à Paris 1500-1632 (Pelts, Muff and Beaver hats: the North American furs in Paris 1500-1632), Québec/Paris, Septentrion & PUPS, 1999 (Falardeau award) and Crépuscules ultramontains: marchands italiens et grand commerce à Bordeaux au XVIe siècle (Ultramontane Twilight: Italian merchants and Commerce in XVIth century Bordeaux), Bordeaux PUB, 2008 (Desgraves award); La Rumeur Dorée: Roberval et l'Amérique, Montréal, éd. de La Presse, 2013 and, more recently, a collective work with Maria Fusaro, Richard Blakemore and Tijl Vanneste Law, Labour and Empire, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 . He also writes in reviews, collective publications and gives conferences. The essential of his works is however made up of unpublished and often confidential research reports.
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Since October 2016
- Research for the ERC project NorFish PI professor Poul Holm
- Research in archive and production of reports
Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec
Since October 2007
- History of the colonial site of Jacques Cartier et J-F de La Rocque de Roberval 1541-1543 near Quebec city.
College of Humanities, University of Exeter
to May 2015
- Researches in Marseille, France for the ERC Project Sailing into Modernity: Comparative Perspectives on the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century European Economic Transition
- The anglo-dutch navigation in Mediterranean in the 16th-17th centuries
- director: Maria Fusaro
Texas Historical Commission
to August 2009
- Research about the last exploration venture of Cavelier de La Salle in America (XVIIe century)
University of South Carolina
to October 2008
- Research concerning the corsair ship Le Prince wrecked on the Coast of South Carolina in the XVIth cent.
Direction des Recherches Archéologiques, Subaquatiques et Sous-marines de France
to November 2007
- Researches about the wrecks of the Banche Reef
Archives départementales de Gironde
to October 2005
- Conception of a Data Base link to the digitalization of the Guyenne Admiralty archives
Canadian Postal Museum
to October 2005
- Research in the archives, transcriptions, digitalization of documents, research reports, writing texts for publications and conference on this topic
Université de Bordeaux III
to October 2005
- Archival study for the research comity Cirilis and databasing for la Maison des pays ibériques. Research in the archives, writing reports, book publication.
Université Laval, Québec, Canada and ARTAF, London, UK
to October 1999
- Research about the history of the voyages of Martin Frobisher in Northern Canada
National Archives of Canada (Parisian office)
to October 1994
- Studying the notarial records of the city of Le Havre de Grace at the Archives départementales de Seine Maritime in Rouen (Normandy, France
- Writing reports and assisting meetings. The results are included in the NAC online data bases.
Université Laval, Québec et Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales de Paris
to May 1995
Thesis on XVI-XVIIth socio-century economic history
Title: Le commerce des fourrures à Paris et les pelleteries d'origine canadienne en France (1500-1632)
(The Canadian fur trade in Paris 1500-1632)
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales de Paris
to May 1991
Under the supervision of prof. Pierre Jeannin
Université Laval, Quebec city, Canada
to May 1987
Title: Une économie en déséquilibre: les autochtones du St-Maurice de la traite des fourrures à la construction des barrages hydroélectriques.
Université Laval, Quebec city, Qc, Canada
to May 1985
General diploma with cursus in sociology, museology and German langage.
Collège Limoilou, Quebec city, Qc, Canada
to December 1981
College Degree, general cursus
Collège Ahuntsic, Montreal, Qc, Canada
to May 1980
Office suite professional
Material Culture of XVIe-XIXth cent.