May 20, 2022

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The history of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon challenges an English sociologist

Robert Blackwood, a professor of French linguistics at the University of Liverpool in the UK, travels to the archipelago to study our relationship with history through the region’s museums and monuments. I was able to visit various sites for ten days.


How is the history of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon presented? In what words? This is a summary of research conducted by Robert Blackwood, Professor of French Sociology at the University of Liverpool.

Robert Blackwood has worked around the world, from Zambia through Morocco and north of France to New Caledonia. Born 10 years ago he traveled to other French islands as part of a research project. Each place has a specific theme.

read more: European Heritage Days attracted people to Saint-Pierre, Miquelon and the Isle of Man.

In the West Indies, he was interested in using the language for cooking and food. In Reunion, it is about sectoral representation in the public space.

In Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, his observations focus on the way words are used to present the history of museums and territory.

Robert Blackwood was the guest of Linda Sassy on TV news this Tuesday, April 20th.

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