When did playing dead become a way of speaking out? In this post, I present a short history of the die-in.
This year, I was pleased to be asked to lead a Heritage Toronto walking tour of downtown, entitled “Creating Toronto: The Story of the City in Seven Stops”.
I’m excited to be presenting my research on the Toronto Eaton Centre for the first time at the annual meeting of the CHA in Ottawa.
In this post, I look back at nearly two centuries of real (and imagined) rivalry between Canada’s two metropoles.
In this post, I take a look at Richard III´s extraordinary return to the public eye over the past two years: it’s a story about much more than archaeology and historical inquiry, as it turns out.
New History Lab is a seminar series at the University of Leicester, organized by graduate students in the School of History.
In today’s post, I want to talk about how the “feel of the city” has come up in my own research, why it matters, and what one innovative UK project is doing to record and interpret it.
My article in the latest issue of Spacing takes a look at 1970s debates over vice on Yonge Street. Check it out!
This Friday, October 3rd, I’ll be taking part in a panel on vice and citizen activism at a conference in Montréal. The only thing is…I’m in the UK.
This fall, the view from my window looks a bit different. Until December, I’ll be an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Urban History in Leicester, UK.
Over the weekend of June 20-22, Urban Transformations opened the doors of the Wychwood Barns to academics and urbanists.
From July 7-14 I’ll join environmental historians from around the world in Portugal for the 2nd WCEH conference.
On June 20th I biked down to the iconic CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) building in downtown Toronto for an interview on the popular afternoon show Here and Now, with Gill Deacon.
Over the last forty years Toronto has seen a number of bold proposals for a city museum. Recently, the launch of the Museum of Toronto project breathed new life into the cause.