Richard Carrier

Richard Carrier
Richard Carrier
Ph. D., Assistant Professor
(613) 541-6000 ext 3803
(613) 541-6056
Department of History

College Address

Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
K7K 7B4

Richard Carrier obtained his Ph. D. in International History after making a research on the fighting power of the Italian army in the Parallel War (June 1940-March 1941). During his doctoral researches, he got a scholarship from the Overseas Research Student Awards Scheme (Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom) and from the Fonds FCAR. Before joining the Royal Military College of Canada in January 2008, he was from 1996 to 2007 a senior lecturer at the Campus Saint-Jean of the Royal Military College of Canada. He has been a nominee for the Teaching Excellence Award of the Royal Military College of Canada in 2007. He currently researches on the Italian Army in the Second World War, especially in the period between 1940 and 1943.

University Degrees

  • Ph.D. (Université Laval)
  • M.A. (Université Laval)

Research Interests

  • Military history of Italy (20th century)
  • History and sociology of military institutions
  • History of war in Europe since 1789

Courses Taught

  • HIF342B - Histoire militaire de la Seconde Guerre mondiale
  • HIF374A - De guerre mondiale à guerre mondiale : histoire internationale 1914-1945
  • HIF379B - La guerre froide, la guerre limitée et la diplomatie, 1945-1991
  • HIF384 - L'Europe contemporaine
  • HIE271B - Introduction to Military History and Thought
  • HIF289A - Impact de la science et de la technologie sur la société et l'environnement

Recent Publications

  • Réflexions sur l'efficacité militaire de l'Armée des Alpes, 10-25 juin 1940 , Revue Historique des Armées, no. 250, 1/2008.
  • Blindness and Contingencies: Italian Failure in Ethiopia (1936-1940), in Richard G. Davis, The U.S. Army and Irregular Warfare, 1775-2007, Washington, Center for Military History (U.S. Army), 2008, pp. 107-118.
  • Les forces armées canadiennes après la Seconde Guerre mondiale : douce victoire, amers lendemains (1945-1962) , in Miloslav Caplovic, Maria Stanova, André Rakoto (ed), Exiting War. Post Conflict Military Operations, 6th International Conference, Military History Working Group, Service historique de la défense (Château de Vincennes), 2007, pp. 167-182.
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