Étudiant-chercheur étoile August 2017

François-Olivier Dorais

PhD student in History
Université de Montréal

Award-winning publication: Marcel Trudel et Guy Frégault : regards sur une amitié intellectuelle

Published in: Recherches sociographiques, vol. 57, nos. 2-3, 2016



The article by François-Olivier Dorais explores the intellectual friendship between Marcel Trudel and Guy Frégault, two leading historians in Québec's historiographical renewal following the Second World War. It delves into unpublished archives to trace the origins of the men's friendship and elucidate two underlying influences: generational consciousness and a shared discipline-driven commitment to a new history project. The research helps advance knowledge in the history of ideas in Québec from two perspectives: the methodological perspective by documenting the notion of an intellectual friendship and the historiographical one by further qualifying the opposition between the historical schools of Montréal and Québec and their representatives.