One of the challenges of writing the history of urban transformations is that they don’t have definite endings and beginnings.
Today I’m pleased to announce the publication of the second volume in the Active History ebook series, Confronting Canadian Migration History.
I spoke with University Affairs about the 60 million+ pages of documents in the Canadiana collection now available online in open access.
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.
This week, I was pleased to see my review of Richard White’s Planning Toronto in print in the Canadian Historical Review.
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.