Serge Durflinger Bio

Dr. Serge Durflinger is an Associate Professor in the History Department at the University of Ottawa. He specializes in Canadian military, naval, and diplomatic history as well as the history of veterans and the impact of war on ordinary Canadians. From 1998 to 2003 he served as an historian at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. He joined the University of Ottawa in 2003.

He is the author of the book Lest We Forget (2000), a history of the Last Post Fund of Canada. In 2006 he published Fighting From Home: The Second World War in Verdun, Quebec. His latest book is Veterans with a Vision: Canada's War Blinded in Peace and War, which was published in 2010. He is the co-editor (with Jeffrey Keshen) of War and Society in Post-Confederation Canada (2006). He also has authored numerous articles in scholarly journals and professional publications.

His current research interests include French Canada and the world wars and war and memory in Canadian national consciousness.

In 2008 Professor Durflinger was awarded an Excellence in Education prize by the University of Ottawa.

He obtained his Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal in 1997.