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HIST 205/4 Section A
History of Canada, Post-Confederation
HIST 307/2 Section A
History of Montreal
HIST 314/4 Section A
Quebec in the Twentieth Century
HIST 412E/2 Section A
Family, Gender and Community in Canada
(cross-listed with HIST 620D/820D)
B.A., M.A. McGill, Ph.D. Université du Québec à Montréal
Peter Gossage is a native Montrealer who holds graduate degrees in Quebec history from McGill and UQÀM. He came to Concordia in 2009 from a faculty position at the Université de Sherbrooke, which he had held since 1993.
Peter is a social historian of Quebec whose research focuses on family, gender, and domestic life in the 19th and 20th centuries. A past editor of the Canadian Historical Review, he has held visiting fellowships at the University of Victoria and the University of California, Berkeley. Peter is an elected member of Council for the Canadian Historical Association (2010-2013) and co-director, with John Lutz and Ruth Sandwell, of the prize-winning educational website Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History (www.canadianmysteries.ca). His most recent book, co-authored with Diane Gervais and Concordia demographer Danielle Gauvreau, was published by Boréal in 2007 as La Fécondité des Québécoises, 1870-1970: D’une exception à l’autre. His current projects include a monograph on remarriage and stepfamily formation from 1866 to 1920 and an SSHRC-funded exploration of Quebec fatherhood in the decades before the Quiet Revolution. Working in collaboration with J.I. Little, Peter is also preparing a concise, illustrated history of Quebec, to be published in 2012 by Oxford University Press.