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October 23, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
Peter Farrugia

Dr. Peter Farrugia

Associate Professor, History & Society, Culture, and Environment

Contact Information
Email: pfarrugia@wlu.ca
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5707

Office Location: RCW 303

Biography

I have been told that, when I was 8 years old, while being grudgingly taken on a tour of Humber Memorial Park in Toronto's west end by a couple of teenagers, I left them stunned when I pointed to a large stone memorial and asked "Is there any historical significance to that rock?"  I guess I was destined to become a historian!  I first became consciously aware of this as an undergraduate at Trent University.  After completing an Honours B.A. in History at Trent, I pursued doctoral studies at Worcester College, Oxford University.   
     After earning my D.Phil., for a thesis comparing British and French pacifism between the First and Second World Wars, I returned to Canada.  I taught on a part-time basis at a number of universities. I also taught elementary school French from 1994 to 1998.  I landed in the Department of History at Wilfrid Laurier University in 1997.  Then, in 1999 I was hired as one of three full time faculty at the new Brantford Campus of Wilfrid Laurier University.


DEGREES:

DPhil, Modern History, Oxford University
BA, Trent University


RESEARCH INTERESTS:

19th and 20th Century French and British cultural and intellectual history; war and memory; the history of Brantford; contemporary issues.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

2013 “Failure o   "A Failure of Imagination? Rationalism, Pacifism, Memory and the Writing of Jean de Bloch and Norman Angell, 1898-1914.” Francia, Forschungen zur westeuropäischen Geschichte 40 (2013), 343-354.

“A Small Truce   “A Small Truce in a Big War: The Historial de la Grande Guerre and the Interplay of History and Memory.” Canadian Military History, vol. 22 no. 2 (Spring 2013), 63-76.

Convenient       "Convenient Truths: History, Memory, and Identity in Brantford, Ontario.” Journal of Canadian Studies, 46.2 (2012), 122-152.

"Mésentente Cordiale: Anglo-French Collaboration in the Rassemblement universel pour la Paix" Synergies RUI (University of Birmingham), no. 4 (2011), 105-116; available at http://ressources-cla.univ-fcomte.fr/gerflint/RU-Irlande4/farrugia.p


"Parti democrate populaire" and "Marc Sangnier". Entries in Roy P. Domenico and Mark Hanley (eds.), The Historical Encyclopedia of Christian Politics (Greenwood Press, 2006).

"Review of France and the Great War by Leonard V. Smith, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker" in Canadian Journal of History, vol. 40 no. 2 (2005).

The River of History: Trans-National and Trans Disciplinary Perspectives on the Immanence of the Past (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2005).

"Navigating the River of History," in Peter Farrugia ed., The River of History: Trans-National and Trans Disciplinary Perspectives on the Immanence of the Past (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2005).