This project brings together three researchers, participants and students.


Senior researcher

Edith-Anne Pageot, Ph.D. Art history
Professor, Department of Art History, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

A specialist in modernity in Quebec and Canada, Edith-Anne Pageot is interested in the ways in which visual culture shapes the concepts of gender, territory, nation and community. She is an Associate member of the Centre interuniversitaire d’études et de recherches autochtones (CIÉRA), a member of the Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les affirmations autochtones contemporaines (GRIAAC), a Regular member of the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises (CRILCQ), and of the Institut de recherches et d’études féministes (IREF).

As part of the project Artistic Culture at Manitou College, Edith-Anne Pageot coordinates and directs research, data analysis and dissemination activities. This research project is a continuation of her professional initiatives and research fields. It stems directly from her active and sustained involvement in cultural circles in the Laurentian territory as well as her research on the artist Domingo Cisneros, who was coordinator of the College’s Department of Arts and Communication. For several years, Edith-Anne Pageot has been involved as an art historian, art critic and volunteer in many structuring cultural projects that have developed in the Laurentian territory where Manitou College was located (La Macaza, QC). She has collaborated in, among other things, the administration of the Conseil de la culture des Laurentides and the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, the creation of the Réseau muséal des Laurentides and the creation of its strategic implementation committee.


Camille Callison
, Tsesk iye (Crow) Clan, Tahltan Nation
Ph.D. candidate, M.L.I.S., B.A. Anthropology, Librarian, Archivist and Anthropologist, University of Manitoba

Camille Callison is from the Tsesk iye (Crow) Clan of the Tahltan Nation, a PhD student in Anthropology and the Indigenous Services Librarian/Liaison Librarian for Anthropology, Native Studies & Social Work and a Member of the Indigenous Advisory Circle at the University of Manitoba. She is the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA-FCAB) Vice Chair and Indigenous Representative; Chair of the Indigenous Matters Committee and a member of the Copyright Committee. Camille is a member of IFLA Indigenous Matters Standing Committee, a member of the National Film Board (NFB) Indigenous Advisory Board and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO Memory of the World Committee and Sector Commission on Culture, Communications & Information.

Camille Callison participates in the critical reflections that underlie the data analysis process of this research project. Her knowledge of best documentary practices will be sought in the implementation of the Open Access Knowledge Mobilization Plan.


Peter McNally, Professor Emeritus, McGill University

Peter F. McNally is Professor Emeritus, School of Information Studies, McGill University, and Director of the History of McGill Project, writing McGill University: for the Advancement of Learning, vol. III (1970-2002).  He has also published dozens of articles on the University’s history.  In 2002, he received the “Distinguished Service Award” of the McGill Alumni Association. Book and Library History are major areas of research interest. From 1980 to 2016, he served as Convenor of the Library History Group of the Canadian Library Association. On its behalf, he organized annual conference sessions, and edited three collections of published essays. From 2000 to 2007, he served on the Editorial Committee of the History of the Book in Canada/Histoire du livre et de l’imprimé au Canada and its six-volume history (three each in English and French). In 2011, he was awarded the Tremaine Medal for distinguished publication by the Bibliographical Society of Canada/Société bibliographique du Canada.

Peter McNally plays an advisory role in contextualizing the initiatives of, among others, student groups at McGill University (the Conseil intertribal des étudiants aborigènes de McGill) that led to the founding of the Institut d’études des Aborigènes de l’Amérique du Nord, which then became Manitou College.