Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society

Confronting Canadian migration history

Today I’m pleased to announce the publication of the second volume in the Active History ebook series, Confronting Canadian Migration History.

April 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Open Access Canadiana

I spoke with University Affairs about the 60 million+ pages of documents in the Canadiana collection now available online in open access.

January 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Canadian Immigration Syllabus

This collaborative syllabus brings together key themes, readings, sources, and questions about the history of migration to and from Canada, offering a resource to educators and students, and historical context for today’s debates.

January 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Planning the postwar Canadian city

This week, I was pleased to see my review of Richard White’s Planning Toronto in print in the Canadian Historical Review.

December 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Histories of urban knowledge

I’m delighted to be organizing an urban history conference around the theme of Histories of Urban Knowledge.

September 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Active History in 2018: Taking stock

Since we founded Active History in 2009, it has grown into a big, exciting, and often eclectic project.

May 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Digital classroom: Vanished urban landscapes

This winter, students in my class on the North American city created a group blog on Montreal’s vanished urban landscapes.

April 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Digital classroom: Making a map of Montréal migration history

This fall, students in my class on the history of immigration created a collaborative map of Montréal’s migration history.

February 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

The history of Toronto road rage

I was interviewed this week by the Toronto Star for a feature piece on the history of competition for street space in the city.

January 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sidewalks, streets, and urban modernity

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.

January 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Active History in University Affairs

The Active History project was profiled today in University Affairs magazine, in English and in French.

December 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

De Toronto à Montréal

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.

August 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Jaques murder, continued

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.

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

A murder that changed Toronto?

Today I’m featured in an article on the CBC exploring the impact of the ’77 shoeshine boy murder on Toronto.

June 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

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