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Bernard Allaire

Historian Ph. D. researcher & specialist in early modern sources (SIRENE : 829 450 725)

Bernard Allaire
Professional Status
Open to opportunities
About Me
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 The essential of his works is however made up of unpublished and often confidential research reports.
  • Research for the European funded (ERC) projects NorFish and 4OCEANS PI professor Poul Holm
  • Research in archive and production of reports
  • Researcher for the Musée de la Civilisation de Québec
  • Historical research and radiocarbon dating of 16th century archaeological remains and production of a report for an exhibition.
  • Research about the navigations of Jacques Cartier and J-F de La Rocque de Roberval to Canada 1534-1543
  • History of the colonial site of Jacques Cartier et J-F de La Rocque de Roberval 1541-1543 near Quebec city.
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  • Research concerning the corsair ship Le Prince wrecked on the Coast of South Carolina in the XVIth cent.
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  • Research in the archives, transcriptions, digitalization of documents, research reports, writing texts for publications and conference on this topic
  • Exhibition & publication of books on Canadian history
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  • Research about the last exploration venture of Cavelier de La Salle in America (XVIIe century)
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  • Researches about the wrecks of the Banche Reef
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  • Conception of a Data Base link to the digitalization of the Guyenne Admiralty archives
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  • Archival study for the research comity Cirilis and databasing for la Maison des pays ibériques. Research in the archives, writing reports, book publication.
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  • Research about the history of the voyages of Martin Frobisher in Northern Canada
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  • 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.
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  • Research in the French notarial records concerning Canadian history, transcriptions and digitalization of documents, writing reports
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PH. D. es Lettres, History

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales de Paris and Université Laval, Quebec city, Qc, Canada

September 1988 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)
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DEA Lettres

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales de Paris

September 1990 to May 1991
Under the supervision of prof. Pierre Jeannin
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Master degree Lettres, history department

Université Laval, Quebec city, Canada

September 1985 to May 1987
Title: Une économie en déséquilibre: les autochtones du St-Maurice de la traite des fourrures à la construction des barrages hydroélectriques.
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Baccalaureat es Lettres, History department

Université Laval, Quebec city, Qc, Canada

January 1982 to May 1985
General diploma with cursus in sociology, museology and German langage.

DEC Lettres

Collège Limoilou, Quebec city, Qc, Canada

September 1980 to December 1981
College Degree, general cursus

Analytic Chemistry

Collège Ahuntsic, Montreal, Qc, Canada

September 1978 to May 1980
Sciences department
  • Historical researches
  • Research planning
  • Archives
  • Manuscripts
  • Paleography
  • Cryptography
  • Windows
  • Office suite professional
  • Networking
  • Databasing
  • Material Culture of XVIe-XIXth cent.
  • Documentation
  • Comparative study
  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Downhill Ski
  • Fitness
  • Trout fishing
  • science-fiction
  • comedy & Sitcom