Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Campus: Waterloo
Email: harrigan@uwaterloo.ca

My present project is the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union.   This study will examine the organization of the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (CIAU), focusing on four major sports – – football and hockey, men and women’s basketball, and women’s volleyball – – and their role in Canadian universities.   Five major topics will be examined, each of which could be published in article form or all as chapters in a book.

  1. Debate about athletic scholarships in Canadian Universities
  2. Government Funding
  3. Gender
  4. National Organization
  5. Organization within Canadian Universities.

Representative Publications:

  • “Women’s Agency and the Development of Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics,” Historical Studies in Education , 15 (Spring 2003), 37-76.
  • with R. Grew,   L’école primaire en France au 19e siècle: essai d’histoire quantitative.   Paris: Editions de l’école des hautes études en sciences sociales, 2002, 400 pp. translation (with a new epilogue, 20 pp.) of prize-winning   School, State and Society:   The Growth of Elementary Schooling in Nineteenth-Century France (1991).
  • “The Controversy About Athletic Scholarship in Canadian Universities: A Historical Perspective,” Sport History Review 32 (Nov. 2001), 37-76.
  • “Church, State and Education in France from the Falloux Law to the Ferry Laws: A Reassessment,” Canadian Journal of History XXXVI (April 2001), 52-83.
  • “Women Teachers and the Schooling of Girls in France: Recent Historiographical Trends,” French Historical Studies, (1998) 21.4, 593-610.
  • The Detroit Tigers: Club and Community, 1945-1995 (Toronto: UTP, 1997).