The Canadian Institute in Greece wishes a warm welcome to its new
director, Professor Jacques Perreault, who took over on July 1. Jacques
completed his B.A. and M.A. in Classical archaeology at Université Laval
(Quebec) and then undertook his doctoral studies at the École Pratique
des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He obtained his Ph.D.
in archaeology in 1984 and that same year was admitted as the first
Canadian member of the French School of Archaeology in Athens. In 1987
he was appointed Director of the Canadian Archaeological Institute in
Athens. Returning to Quebec in 1992, he taught one year at Concordia
University before being hired at the Université de Montréal in 1993 as
Director of its Center for Classical Studies, a position he held until
2003. Since 2014 he has been Chair of the Université de Montréal’s
Jacques Perreault has taken part in several archaeological excavations
in France, Tunisia, Syria and Greece. He is currently co-director of the
Greek-Canadian Excavations at Ancient Argilos.
Professor Perreault has contributed to numerous publications. His main
interests concern contacts between Greeks and non-Greeks, trade in the
ancient Mediterranean, Greek colonization and urbanism, and various
aspects of Greek productions, especially pottery. He was appointed an
honorary member of the Greek Archaeological Society in 1987 and named
honorary citizen of the City of Amphipolis in 2010.
In closing, I would also like to express the Institute's gratitude to
Jacques’ predecessor, Professor Brendan Burke, for his one-year tenure
as Interim Director. Thank you Brendan, from all of us at the CIG!