Louis Pelletier

Louis Pelletier is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at Université de Montréal and Concordia University and an instructor in the Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques at Université de Montréal. He earned both his MA and PhD at Concordia. Identifying as a Digital Humanist, he has expertise in early cinema and database management and has coded search engines, built databases, and designed visualizations. In addition to Project Arclight, Pelletier is a member of the research team for the Canadian Educational, Sponsored and Industrial Film Archive project at Concordia where he is currently a research coordinator. His previous work as a research coordinator involved developing numerous online film resources, such as co-designing the Silent Cinema in Quebec, 1896-1930 and Sound Cinema in Quebec: The Talkies and Beyond, 1930-1952 websites. Pelletier co-edited (with Marta Braun, Charlie Keil, Rob King and Paul S. Moore) Beyond the Screen: Institutions, Networks and Publics of Early Cinema (2012) and has a recent book chapter, “Early Quebec Actualities and the Ephemeral Meanings of Moving Images,” in Zoë Druick and Gerda Cammaer’s Cinephemera: Moving Images at the Margins of Canadian Cinema History (2014). As part of Project Arclight, Pelletier will serve as a Data Curator in Canada, working on topic modeling, named entity recognition, and the integration of CESIF data into the Arclight application.