I’m delighted to be organizing an urban history conference around the theme of Histories of Urban Knowledge.
Since we founded Active History in 2009, it has grown into a big, exciting, and often eclectic project.
This winter, students in my class on the North American city created a group blog on Montreal’s vanished urban landscapes.
This fall, students in my class on the history of immigration created a collaborative map of Montréal’s migration history.
I was interviewed this week by the Toronto Star for a feature piece on the history of competition for street space in the city.
What do sidewalks and street pavements tell us about the historical city? Quite a bit, it turns out. I recently reviewed Phillip Gordon Mackintosh’s Newspaper City (UTP, 2017) for Historical Geography.
The Active History project was profiled today in University Affairs magazine, in English and in French.
C’est avec grand plaisir que j’annonce mon installation à Montréal, où je fais désormais partie du Département d’histoire à l’Université du Québec à Montréal.
The 1977 murder of shoeshine boy Emanuel Jaques continues to draw attention forty years later. I discussed the event and its impact on the city with the Globe & Mail.
Today I’m featured in an article on the CBC exploring the impact of the ’77 shoeshine boy murder on Toronto.
On June 22, I’m taking part in a roundtable discussion of the summer of 1977 in Toronto, and the impact a tragic murder had on politics, policing, and the future of downtown.
Rapport, the blog of the Ontario History and Social Science Teachers Association, interviewed me about my work with ActiveHistory.ca.
Thrilled to announce that my PhD defence at York University was a great success. The end of a long journey, and the start of new, exciting things.