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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 The essential of his works is however made up of unpublished and often confidential research reports.

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)
Details and Extracurriculars
  • Under the supervision of prof. P. Jeannin (EHESS) & L. Turgeon (Laval)
  • Prof Robert Delort, Thomas Wien and Denys Delage on the jury
  • Scolarship at Laval University 1988-1989. Researches and writing in Paris, France (EHESS) 1990-1995

DEA Lettres

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales de Paris

September 1990 to May 1991
Under the supervision of prof. Pierre Jeannin
Details and Extracurriculars
  • EHESS Lettres faculty

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.
Details and Extracurriculars
  • Under the supervision of Prof. Denys Delâge

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