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Pierre Anctil

Pierre Anctil is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and a full professor at the department of history of the University of Ottawa, where he teaches contemporary Canadian history and Canadian Jewish history. Among his contributions are translations from Yiddish to French of memoirs written by Jewish immigrants to Montréal in the first half of the twentieth century. Pierre was awarded a Killam Fellowship by the Canada Council of Arts for a research entitled:“Parcours migrant, parcours littéraire canadien, le poète yiddish Jacob-Isaac Segal”. He has published Trajectoires juives au Québec (Presses de l’Université Laval, 2010) and, in collaboration with Ira Robinson, Les communautés juives de Montréal, histoire et enjeux contemporains (Septentrion, 2010). In 2011 he co-directed with Howard Adelman a book entitled: Religion, Culture and the State, Reflections on the Bouchard-Taylor Report (University of Toronto Press). He is also the author of a literary biography of Montreal Yiddish poet Jacob-Isaac Segal, entitled Jacob-Isaac Segal (1896-1954), un poète yiddish de Montréal et son milieu (Presses de l’Université Laval, 2012). He was honoured in 2018 by the Canadian Jewish Literary Awards (History section), for his book Histoire des Juifs du Québec.

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