Talk by Jean-Claude Robert
Professor Emeritus, Department of History, UQAM
See Jean-Claude Robert’s article on this topic
What is a neighbourhood? A part of the city, of course, but it’s not just a geographic area; it can also be the product of a series of communities in time, sources of multiple identities. The Plateau Mont-Royal is typical in this regard. Villages, parishes and neighbourhoods each gave the Plateau their own flavour, well before the establishment of the borough council in 2002.
Or is the “Plateau” a fictional place created by authors such as Mordecai Richler and Michel Tremblay? And what if fiction played a part in fashioning reality?
Jean-Claude Robert, specialist in the history of Montreal, is the author of the Atlas historique de Montréal and one of the co-authors of Quebec: A History 1867-1929 and Québec Since 1930.
- Sunday 25 January 2014, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
- Mile End Library, 5434 avenue du Parc, Montréal (south of Saint-Viateur – 80 bus) – in the upstairs meeting room
- Free, no reservation required
- Presentation in French, discussion in English and in French