Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society

Saving Chinatown, 1971 to 2021

For more than fifty years, saving Chinatown has been on the urban agenda, and that struggle, led by community members and their allies, has been tightly bound up in larger transformations in our cities and society.

July 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Retail, Capital, and the Making of Downtown

I am grateful to announce that my research on capital, retail, and the making of Canadian downtowns has been financed by the FRQSC.

April 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Colloque des étudiant.e.s du premier cycle en histoire de l’UQAM

Student conferences are often the best academic conferences. This week I’m delighted to be attending the UQAM’s annual undergraduate history conference.

April 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

Yonge Street’s second-last strip club closing its doors

The Brass Rail, for decades one of the most visible sexual entertainment venues on downtown Yonge Street, is finally closing its doors. I was interviewed on the subject by Oliver Moore of the Globe and Mail.

March 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

Virtual Jeudis d’histoire for 2021

I’m pleased to share the calendar for the winter 2021 Jeudis d’histoire, a conference series organized annually by the Montreal History Group.

January 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

Will bars and restaurants survive COVID-19?

I was interviewed by Christine Sismondo for a Toronto Star piece published today which asks: how will bars and restaurants survive COVID-19?

May 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Remember / Resist / Redraw

Last night I was at the Université de Montréal for the opening of the second exhibit of the Graphic History Collective’s Remember/Resist/Redraw project.

January 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Bad behaviours in the city

I’m delighted to see the special issue of the Urban History Review that I co-edited with Matthieu Caron finally in print! The theme is “bad behaviours and disorderly public spaces.”

November 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Une histoire radicale du Canada en images

Over the last year, I’ve worked with Adèle Clapperton-Richard, Catherine Larochelle, and Julia Smith to put together a French-language exhibit of the Remember Resist Redraw project.

October 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Histories of urban knowledge

This year I’ve been part of a team of Montreal-based historians organizing the Écrire l’histoire des savoirs urbains/Histories of urban knowledge conference.

September 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

East end vs. west end Toronto

East end and west end. What is behind local identities in Toronto today? I was interviewed on the subject by the Toronto Star.

June 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Yonge Street transforms

One of the challenges of writing the history of urban transformations is that they don’t have definite endings and beginnings.

May 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

Contact me

ross.daniel@uqam.ca

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