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Dr. Nicolas Lépine


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Dr. Nicolas Lépine started teaching in Xi’an, China, where he lectured in World history and languages. Afterwards, he worked as a teaching and research assistant in the field of Modern European history and taught languages in France and Spain. He currently lectures at Lakeahead University on the history of the Hispanic World, Modern Europe, and International/Transnational organizations.

Research Interests: 

Dr. Lépine specializes in international social-democratic organisations and transnational history of the British, Belgian, Spanish, and French labour movements during the interwar era. He is currently finalizing a book exploring the involvement of national labour movements, the Labour and Socialist International, and the International Federation of Trade Unions in the Spanish Civil War. Tentatively entitled Socialisme international et Guerre civile espagnole: la campagne transnationale de solidarité politique, it demonstrates how solidarity policies were developed in both national and international environments. 

Dr. Lépine has also been involved in research projects addressing post-war reconstruction by the British, French, and German socialist parties. Recently, he has worked on a research project for the University of Gent, which analyzed the contributions of International Labour Organization to postwar reconstruction.


LÉPINE, N. Socialisme international et Guerre civile espagnole, ou les efforts pour raviver la flamme internationaliste de l’après-guerre, Québec, Presses de l’Université Laval (PUL), 2019, 176p. (forthcoming).

Book Chapters and Journal Articles (peer reviewed):

LÉPINE, N. “Mains libres vs Internationalism: The Belgian Workers’ Party Internationalist Solidarity for Republican Spain in Times of National withdrawal”. In: Kim Christiaens, John Nieuwenhuys and Charles Roemer (eds), International Solidarity Movements in the Low Countries during the Twentieth Century: New Perspectives and Themes, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2019 (forthcoming).

LÉPINE, N. El Belga : Het militair hospitaal van het Internationaal Solidariteitsfonds dat niemand kende (Spanje, 1937-1939); El Belga: the unknown military hospital of the International Solidarity Fund (Spain, 1937-1939). Brood & Rozen: Tijdschrift voor de Geschiedenis van Sociale Bewegingen. 2, 4-31, Apr. 2016

LÉPINE, N. De Belgische Werkliedenpartij en de solidariteit met het republikeinse Spanje (1936-1937); The Belgian Workers’ Party’s solidarity with Spain (1936-1937), Brood & Rozen, Tijdschrift voor de Geschiedenis van Sociale Bewegingen, 3, 4-23. 2014.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife of the Province of Québec, L’encadrement public de l’exploitation des ressources naturelles dans cinq administrations de l’OCDE, Québec, Presses de l’École nationale d’administration publique (ÉNAP), 2008, 276p.

LÉPINE, N. « Le Frenteamplismo en Argentine (1983-1993) », Actes du 6e colloque de l’Artefact, Québec, Presses de l’Université Laval, 2006, p. 69-81.

Book Reviews:

LEPINE, N. Bantman, Constance; Altena, Bert, eds., Reassessing the Transnational Turn: Scales of Analysis in Syndicalist Studies. H-Socialisms, H-Net Reviews. October 2018.

LEPINE, N. Goals and Means: Syndicalism and Internationalism in the Origins of the Federación Ibérica. H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences. 1-5, July 2017.