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Pascale Michèle Couturier

M.A. Candidate, Public History

Degrees:B.A. Histoire (Université de Montréal)

Current Program (including year of entry):

Public History M.A., 2015 entry.


Dr. James Opp

Academic Interests:

Public History, Canadian History, Historical Photography, Ethics, Visual Culture & Museology.

Teaching Experience:

HIST2809A – The Historian’s Craft: Histories and Memories of the First World War (Dr. Dominique Marshall), Fall 2015.

HIST2809B – The Historian’s Craft: History and Media (Dr. Paul Nelles), Winter 2016.

HIST3106A – Social History of Sexuality (Dr. Beth Robertson), Fall 2016.

Description of Research:

My research studies Montreal’s crime scene photography from the 1940s to the 1960s. I study the ways in which these photographs were produced, their aesthetics and design, as well as the role they have played in the remembrance of Montreal’s criminal history in historiography and museology. My project includes the creation of an online exhibition of Montreal crime scene photography that contextualizes their production and addresses the questions of ethics and memory in regards to their cultural reproduction in present-day exhibition spaces.