Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society

Author Archives: Daniel

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

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

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