Library Lectures: “The criminal past of the faubourg Saint-Jean, 1760-1914” by Donald Fyson
The Morrin Centre is proud to present the first event in the new Library Lectures series. On Tuesday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m., Professor Donald Fyson will give an online presentation on the criminal past of the Saint-Jean neighbourhood of Quebec City. Register here!
The criminal past of the faubourg Saint-Jean, 1760-1914
The Saint-Jean neighbourhood of Quebec City has always been vibrant, in more ways than one. This talk explores the criminal past of the faubourg, from its early days under the British régime through to the beginning of the 20th century. After a brief overview of crime and its repression in what was then a very ethnically and socially diverse part of the city, the talk concentrates on two aspects in particular: the sex trade and policing.
Donald Fyson is a professor of history at Université Laval, specializing in the history of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and twentieth-century Quebec. He is particularly interested in the relationship between law, state, and society, notably as seen through the everyday operation of the criminal and civil justice systems, the police and local administration. His research has touched on topics such as homicides, imprisonment, and capital punishment. He is also the LHSQ’s honorary librarian.