Samuel de Champlain Quadricentennial Symposium: Keynote: Raymonde Litalien: “Historical Antecedents of Lake Champlain’s Exploration”

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Raymonde Litalien, Honorary Conservator of the National Archives of Canada, obtained her degree in Literature from the University of Montréal and a PhD in History from the Sorbonne. From 1977 to 2005, she directed a team that identified and microfilmed more than a million and a half Canada-related document pages to enrich Canadian collections. She coordinated a joint France-Canada project in digitizing and posting on the Internet all known documentation on New France ( She has published numerous articles and three books, The Explorers of North America (1993): The Measure of a Continent: A Historical Atlas of North America 1492-1795, and Quebec, Capital of New France and co-edited Champlain: The Birth of French America with Denis Vaugeois (2004).

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