Joanne Burgess

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Joanne Burgess


Short Bio

Professor, History Department, Université du Québec à Montréal since 1981.
My research and teaching interests are Canadian and Québec history, 19th and 20th centuries, with a particular focus on economic and social history, urban history, public history and museum studies. I am engaged in a number of projects related to the history of Montreal and the interpretation of history and heritage sites in the city.

Director of the Laboratoire d'histoire et de patrimoine de Montréal, a research partnership linking academics and a range of cultural institutions and community organizations. The Laboratoire is based at the Université du Québec à Montréal and has been active since 2006.

Director and principal investigator of a major research partnership funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2012-2017) entitled Montréal, plaque tournante des échanges: histoire, patrimoine devenir.

Since 2010, I have been the Director of the University du Québec à Montréal's Heritage Institute – bringing together academics, students and community organizations working in the field of heritage studies and heritage interpretation.

Interest in LODLAM

I am the Director of Montréal, plaque tournante des échanges: histoire, patrimoine, devenir which is a sponsor of this year's LODLAM. Montréal, plaque tournante des échanges is a research partnership, funded by Canada's SSHRC. It brings together university researchers and a host of partners from museums, archives and libraries as well as the broader heritage sector. We are engaged in a host of research activities as well as the development of digital and other tools to support our research endeavours and to promote the interpretation of Montreal's history and heritage.
The linking of data across institutions and the integration of data created by team members is integral to our project. Issues relating to copyright and licensing are also of great interest to us.




Academic, Research

Linked Open Data Projects

To be completed at a later date. Léon Robichaud, co-director of the project, has no doubt already communicated with you and told the organizers about most of our projects.


Université du Québec à Montréal