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Prof. Michèle Dagenais, PhD

Prof. Michèle Dagenais, PhD
Address Université de Montréal
History Department
C.P. 6128, succ. Centre-Ville
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H3C 3J7
Phone +1-514-343 6111
Fax +1-514-343 2483
E-Mail michele.dagenais@umontreal.ca
Homepage http://histoire.umontreal.ca/repertoire-departement/vue/dagenais-michele/
 

Academic Career

Study

1979 - 1987
Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, Université de Haute-Bretagne and Université du Québec à Montréal (European History, Canadian History)

Graduation / Academic Degrees

1994
Post-Doctorate in Urban Studies, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) – Urbanisation
1992
PhD in History, Université du Québec à Montréal
1987
MA in Canadian History, Université du Québec à Montréal
1979 - 1982
BA in History, Université de Haute-Bretagne, Rennes, France (European History)

Current Position(s)

since 2000
Full Professor, History Department, Université de Montréal

Position(s) Held

1999 - 2004
Associate Professor, History Department, Université de Montréal
1994 - 1998
Assistant Professor, History Department, Université de Montréal

Relevant (International) Research Experience

2016
Guest Professor, Departement of History, Université Libre de Bruxelles
2016
Guest Professor, Tema Master Degree (European Territories, Identities and Development), Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest
2013
Guest Professor, Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
2012
Guest Professor, École des Hautes Études en sciences sociales, Paris
2011
Guest Professor, Erasmus Mundus TEMA Master Degree, Charles University of Prague
2007 - 2016
Corresponding Member for North America, European Association of Urban History / Association européenne d’histoire urbaine
2004 - 2018
Member of the International Advisory Board, Urban History (Cambridge University Press)
since 2003
Member of the International Commission for the History of Towns (ICSH/CISH)

Major Research Grants, Scholarships and Awards

2012 - 2015
SSHRC Grant, Le système Grands Lacs – Saint-Laurent: définitions et représentations, 19e – 20e siècles (75,000$)
2012 - 2013
Institut de recherche en histoire de l’architecture Montréal au fil de ses rivières: lecture cartographique et environnementale de son tissu urbain. Grant from the Institut de recherche en histoire de l’architecture (15 000$). Co-researcher Valérie Mahaut, École d’architecture de l’Université de Montréal
2006 - 2008
SSHRC Grant, Des nuisances à la pollution, 1790-1914: la construction de la notion de pollution et la mise en place des systèmes nationaux de régulation des nuisances environnementales
2003 - 2006
SSHRC Grant, Revoir l’histoire de Montréal à la lumière de son environnement
2002 - 2005
FQRSC Grant, Montréal, de la ville à la métropole: l’apport de la banlieue
1996 - 2000
SSHRC Grant, Institutions politiques, culture et loisirs à Montréal et Toronto, 1880-1940

Memberships and other relevant Activities

2014 - 2017
Member of the Comité des publications du Programme d’aide à l’édition savante (PAÉS) (publications committee of the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program)
2014 - 2017
Member of the conseil d’administration de Histoire Canada/ Canada’s History Society
since 2014
Member of the Centre de recherches interuniversitaires en études montréalaises (CIRM/CRIEM)
2010 - 2020
Member of the Centre interuniversitaire d’études québécoises (CIEQ)
2009 - 2018
Member of the Advisory Board, The Canadian Historical Review
since 2007
Associate Editor, Revue d'histoire urbaine/ Urban History Review
2007 - 2010
Coordinator, comité des publications, Société historique du Canada/ Canadian Historical Association

List of Publications

a) Publications in refereed journals and book publications
2016
(forthcoming) (co-authored with Ken Cruikshank) “Gateways, Island Seas or Boundary Waters?: Historical Conceptions of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River since the Nineteenth Century”, The Canadian Geographer/ Le géographe canadien 60:4.
2014
(co-authored with Christian Laville) “Débats autour de l’histoire scolaire: caractères singuliers, mais enjeu unique”, Bulletin d’histoire politique 22:3, 185-199.
2012
(co-edited with Antonio Da Cunha, Philippe Deboudt, Carlos Vainer and Éric Duchemin) Natures et métropole, VertigO. La revue électronique en sciences de l’environnement 12:2.
2011
(co-edited with Stéphane Castonguay) Metropolitan Natures. Environmental Histories of Montreal (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press).
2011
Montréal et l’eau. Une histoire environnementale (Montréal: Edition Boréal).
2009
(co-edited with Christian Laville) “Histoires disputées, histoires débattues/ Debated Histories, Disputed Histories”, Special Issue: Canadian Diversity / Diversité canadienne 7:1.
2006
Faire et fuir la ville. Espaces publics de culture et de loisirs à Montréal et Toronto aux XIXe et XXe siècles (Sainte-Foy: Presses de l’Université Laval).
2003
(ed.) “Perspectives internationales sur l'histoire urbaine: un aperçu des tendances récentes/ International Perspectives on Urban History: A Review of Recent Trends”, Special Issue: Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine 32:1, 3-71.
2003
(co-edited with Irene Maver and Pierre-Yves Saunier) Municipal Services and Employees in the Modern City: New Historic Approaches (Aldershot: Ashgate).
2000
Des pouvoirs et des hommes: L'administration municipale de Montréal, 1900-1950 (Montréal: McGill-Queens University Press).

Training of Young Researchers

Dissertations Currently Supervised

Nari Shelekpayev: Visible Power: Genesis of the Elaboration of Contemporary Capital Cities, 1850-2000 (since 2013, History Department, Doctoral Researcher IRTG Diversity)

Finished Dissertations

Gillian Leitch: The Importance of being English? Social Organisation and Ethnic Identity in British Montreal, 1800-1850 (2001-2007)

Joel Belliveau: Les étudiants de l’Université de Moncton et l’entrée dans la modernité avancée des francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick (2002-2008) (assistant professor at Laurentian University, Ontario)

Nicolas Kenny: Forging urban culture: Modernity and corporeal experiences in Montreal and Brussels,1880-1914 (2003-2008) (assistant professor at Simon Fraser University, British-Columbia)

Giacomo Parrinello: The Messina Earthquake of 1908 and the Belice Valley Earthquake of 1968: A comparative study on urbanization, environment and society (Università di Siena, 2011, Co-Supervision with Simone Neri Serneri; current position: Assistant professor at Sciences Po, Paris)

Maude-Emmanuelle Lambert: À travers le pare-brise : la création des territoires touristiques à l’ère de l’automobile (Québec et Ontario, 1920-1967) (2013; current position: Senior editor of l’Encyclopédie canadienne/The Canadian Encyclopedia)

Specific Qualification as Participant of the IRTG

Michèle Dagenais is professor of history, specialized in the urban and political history of Québec and Canada. She has worked on the various forms of power relations in cities for the last fifteen years. Her particular interest is in the construction process of urban space by seeking to clarify how it involves specific articulations between the environment and social groups, and how nature is put to use and exploited in the development of cities. Her research focuses are on Montreal and Toronto. She has also done work on some European cities in a comparative perspective. Michèle Dagenais plays an important role in the IRTG as a specialist of urban governance, public policies, and the construction of urban territories by different ethnic and linguistic groups.

Her focus on materials and infrastructure informs the 2011 published monograph on the transformations of the relation between the island of Montreal and its surrounding water system. Focusing on reconstituting the role of water in successive transformations of urban processes since the beginning of the 19th century led to a more general environmental history of the hydrographic system of the Great Lakes – St.Lawrence River. Michèle Dagenais is also interested in issues linked to historiography and the public uses of history, both on a theoretical and practical level. She has participated in numerous debates and reflections on teaching history. She has supervised or co-supervised six completed PhD dissertations and has supervised over forty completed MA theses. She was the coordinator for Graduate Studies in her department for four years.
 
 
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