Peter Farrugia

Peter-FarrugiaDr. Peter Farrugia


Associate Professor, History/Society, Culture & Environment, Wilfrid Laurier University


My research interests lie in 19th and 20th century Britain and France, as well as the history of Brantford ON. I am especially interested in history and memory as they relate to the First World War. My current research explores the impact of the Imperial War Museum London and l’Historial de la Grande Guerre in Péronne, France on perceptions of the Great War in Britain and France.

Select Publications

“A Failure of Imagination? Rationalism, Pacifism, Memory and the Writing of Jean de Bloch and Norman Angell, 1898-1914.” Francia, Forschungen zur westeuropäischen Geschichte 40 (2013), 343-354.

“A Small Truce   “A Small Truce in a Big War: The Historial de la Grande Guerre and the Interplay of History and Memory.” Canadian Military History, vol. 22 no. 2 (Spring 2013), 63-76.

“Convenient Truths: History, Memory, and Identity in Brantford, Ontario.” Journal of Canadian Studies, 46.2 (2012), 122-152.

“Mésentente Cordiale: Anglo-French Collaboration in the Rassemblement universel pour la Paix” Synergies RUI (University of Birmingham), no. 4 (2011), 105-116; available at

Graduate Supervision

Ongoing, Kyle Falcon (PhD in History) “​The Ghost Story of the Great War: Spiritualism, Psychical Research and the British War Experience, 1914-1939″

2014, John Murnaghan (MA in Social Justice & Community Engagement) “Nutrition Interventions with Community Youth: Better Public Health through Community Engagement and  Neighbourhood Hubs”