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Roberto Perin

Professor

History

   236 York Hall
   416-736-2100x88249
   rperin@yorku.ca

Born in Montréal, he spent part of his professional life in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Rome, Italy. He has been at York since 1977, teaching part of his load at Glendon College since 1979. In 2000, he became a full-time member of Glendon College. He is a member of the School of Public and International Affairs of which he was the first Graduate Programme Director.

Immigration
 Québec
 Religious Beliefs

Doctorate:
University of Ottawa, 1975
Masters:
Carleton University, 1971

immigration; religion; Québec; Québec/Canada relations.

Books

Ignace de Montréal, artisan d'une identité nationale (Montréal; les Éditions du Boréal, 2008)    
 
Enemies Within: Italian and Other Internees in Canada and Abroad. Franca Iacovetta, R. Perin, and Angelo Principe (eds), (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999), 429 p. (F. Iacovetta and R. Perin, “Introduction - Italians and Wartime Internment: Comparative Perspectives on Public Policy, Historical Memory and Daily Life,” p. 3-21; R. Perin, “Actor or Victim? Mario Duliani and His Internment Narrative,” p. 312-34).     
 
A Concise History of Christianity in Canada. Terry Murphy and R. Perin (eds), (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996), 456 p.    
 
Rome et le Canada: la bureaucratie vaticane et la question nationale 1870-1903 (Montréal: Les Éditions du Boréal, 1993), 345 p. (French version of Rome in Canada)    
 
Negotiating With a Sovereign Québec. Daniel Drache and R. Perin (eds), (Toronto: Lorimer, 1992), 296 p.    
 
Rome in Canada: The Vatican and Canadian Affairs in the Late Victorian Age (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1990), 299 p.    
 
Arrangiarsi: The Italian Immigration Experience in Canada. R. Perin and F. Sturino (eds), (Montréal: Guernica Editions, 1989), 251 p.    

Journal Articles

 
"L'Église et l'édification d'une culture publique au Québec," Études d'histoire religieuse, 67, (2001), 261-270.        
 
"National histories and ethnic history in Canada," Cahiers de recherche sociologique, 20 (1993), 113-128.        
 
"Rome as a Metropolis of Canada," Annali Accademici Canadesi. vol. 2. Biblioteca, (Ottawa: 1991), 21-31.        
 
"Quelques synthèses récentes sur l'évolution du Canada," International Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue internationale d'études canadiennes, 1-2, (Spring-Autumn 1990), 161-172.        
 
"Clerics and the Constitution: the Quebec Church and Minority Rights," Canadian Catholic Historical Association, Historical Studies, 56, (1990), 31-47.        
 
"I rapporti tra Italia e Canada nell'Ottocento," Il Veltro (Rome: Fall, 1985), 73-88.        
 
"La raison du plus fort est toujours la meilleure: la représentation du Saint-Siège au Canada, 1877-1917," Société canadienne d'histoire de l'Église catholique, Sessions d'Études, 50, (1983), 99-117.        
 
"Clio as an Ethnic: The Third Force in Canadian Historiography," Canadian Historical Review, LXIV, 4 (Dec. 1983), 441-447.        
 
"Conflits d'identité et d'allégeance: la propagande du consulat italien à Montréal dans les années trente," Questions de Culture, I, 2 (1982), 81-102. French version of chapter in Gold book.        
 
"St-Bourget, évêque et martyr," Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes, 15, 4 (hiver 1980), 43-55.        
 
"Troppo Ardenti Sacerdoti: The Conroy Mission Revisited," Canadian Historical Review LXI, 3 (Sept. 1980), 283-304.        
 
"Clercs et politiques au Québec, 1865-76," Revue de l'Université d'Ottawa, 50, 2 (avril-juin 1980), 160-190.        
 
"La questione nazionale in Canada," in Piero Bairati, ed., Storia del Nord America. IV. Il mondo Contemporaneo ed., Nicola Tranfaglia, (Firenze: La nuova Italia, 1979), 368-384.        
 
"Nationalism and the Church in French Canada," Bulletin of Canadian Studies, I, 1 (May 1977), 27-38.       

Book Chapters

 
« Rome, les relations internationales et la question nationale avant la Seconde Guerre mondiale » dans Martin Pâquet, Matteo Sanfilippo et Jean-Philippe Warren, dir., Le Saint-Siège, le Québec et l’Amérique Française (Québec ; Presses de l’Université Laval, 2013), 185-196     
 
“Il contesto diplomatico e imperiale nella Storia della Guerra dell’Indipendenza degli Stati Uniti,” in Antonella Emina ed., Carlo Botta, la ragione e la passione (Ivrea; Hever Edizioni, 2011), 181-188    
 
“Churches and Immigrant Integration in Toronto, 1947-65,” in Michael Gauvreau and Ollivier Hubert, eds., The Churches and Social Order in Nineteenth- and Twentieth Century Canada, Montreal & Kingston, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006, 274-291.    
 
“Das englischsprachige Kanada”, Erwin Gatz, ed., Kirche und Katholizismus seit 1945. Band IV: Die britischen Inseln und Nordamerika (Paderborn-München-Wien-Zürich; Ferdinand Schöningh, 2002), 71-88.    
 
"Ultramontanisme et modernité: l’exemple d’Alphonse Villeneuve, 1871-1891”, Yves Frenette, Martin Pâquet et Jean Lamarre, dir., Les parcours de l’histoire. Hommage à Yves Roby (Québec; les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2002), 305-325.    
 
“Elaborating a Public Culture: The Catholic Church in Nineteenth-Century Quebec,” in Marguerite Van Die, ed., Religion and Public Life in Canada: Historical and Comparative Perspectives (Toronto; University of Toronto Press, 2001), 87-105.    
 
“Rome et l’Amérique du Nord française,” (co-authors Pierre Hurtubise et R.Perin) in Pierre Hurtubise, Luca Codignola et Fernand Harvey, dir., L’Amérique du Nord française dans les archives religieuses de Rome 1600-1922 (Québec; Éditions de l’Institut québécois de recherche sur la culture, 1999), 7-27    
 
"French-speaking Canada from 1840," in T. Murphy and R. Perin, eds., A Concise History of Christianity in Canada (Toronto: University of Oxford Press, 1996), 190-260.    
 
"'Una Furia Più Che Frances': The Quebec Church and Vatican Diplomacy in the Age of Anglo-Canadian Protestant Domination," in Peter Kent and John Pollard, eds., Papal Diplomacy in the Modern Age (Westport, Conn. adn London: Praeger, 1994), 45-64.    
 
"Clerics and the Constitution: the Quebec Church and Minority Rights in Canada," in T.J. Barron, O.D. Edwards, P.J. Storey, eds., Constitutions and National Identity (Edinburgh: Quadriga, 1993), 162-180.    
 
"La découverte de Jean Cabot ou les emplois de l'histoire," in Venezia e I Caboto: Le Relazioni Italo-Canadesi (Venezia: Università di Venezia 1992), 103-118.    
 
"Answering the Québec Question: Two Centuries of Equivocation," in Drache and Perin, Negotiating With a Sovereign Québec (Toronto: Lorimer, 1992), 30-46.    
 
"The Immigrant: Actor or Outcast," in Perin and Sturingo, Arrangiarsi (Montréal: Guernica Editions, 1989), 9-35.    
 
"Religion, Ethnicity and Identity: Placing the Immigrant Wihin the Church," in W. Westfall et al., eds., Religion/Culture: Comparative Canadian Studies, special issue of Canadian Issues, VII (1985), 212-229.    
 
"Making Good Fascists and Good Canadians: Consular Propaganda and the Italian Community in Montreal in the 1930's," in Gerry Gold, ed., Minorities and Mother Country Imagery (St. John's: Institute of Social and Economic Research, 1984), 136-158. (English version of "Conflits d'identité et d'allégeance: la propagande du consulat italien à Montréal dans les années Trente").    

Other Publications

 
Dictionary of Canadian Biography, XV, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005), “Louis-Nazaire Bégin,” 78-84    
 
Oxford Companion to Canadian History, Gerry Hallowell, ed., (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2004), “Ignace Bourget,” 82, “Paul-Napoléon Bruchési,” 93, “Gallicanism,” 251, “Gavazzi Riots,” 254, “Albert Lacombe,” 345, “Manitoba Schools Question,” 384-5, “Alexandre-Antonin Taché,” 606, “Ultramontanism,” 628     
 
Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Vierte Auflage. Band 6, (Tubingen; Mohr Siebeck, 2003), “Louis-Joseph Papineau”, “Joseph-Octave Plessis”     
 
Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Vierte Auflage. Band 2, (Tubingen; Mohr Siebeck, 2000), “Catholic Action (Canada)”, “Joseph Charbonneau”, “Charles de Forbin-Janson”     
 
Encyclopedia of Canada’s Peoples, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999),, “Themes in Immigration History,” 1258-67, RP and Harold Troper, “Immigration Policy,” 700-713    
 
"The Immigrants' Church: The Third Force in Canadian Catholicism, 1880-1920" Canada's Ethnic Group Series Booklet #25 (Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association, 1998), 37p.    
 
Dictionary of Canadian Biography, XIV, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998), "Adélard Langevin," 597-600    
 
The Immigrants' Church: The Third Force in Canadian Catholicism, 1880-1920 Canada's Ethnic Group Series Booklet #25 (Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association, 1998), 37p.    
 
The Immigrants' Church: The Third Force in Canadian Catholicism, 1880-1920 Canada's Ethnic Group Series Booklet #25 (Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association, 1998), 37p.    
 
Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche, (Freiburg, Basel, Wien: Verlag Herder, 1996),, "Kanada: Kirchengeschichte," 1165-6,, "Kanada: Allgemeine Statistik," 1175    
 
Dictionary of Canadian Biography, XIII, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994), with Gail Comeau-Vasilopoulos, "Thomas Duhamel," 296-301    
 
Dictionnaire biographique du Canada, XI, (Québec: Presses de l'Université Laval, 1981), "Joseph Alexandre Baile," 45-7, "Joseph Desautels," 274-6    

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