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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Active History in 2018: Taking stock
Since we founded Active History in 2009, it has grown into a big, exciting, and often eclectic project.
Interview with Rapport
Rapport, the blog of the Ontario History and Social Science Teachers Association, interviewed me about my work with ActiveHistory.ca.
What does Canadian history look like? Active History at the 2016 CHA
An overview of some of the prominent themes and events at the 2016 meeting of the Canadian Historical Association.
Toronto Heritage Awards
I’m delighted to be nominated for Heritage Toronto’s 2015 Short Publication prize.
Exploring New Directions for Active History
Seven years in, it’s time to take stock of the Active History project. That’s the spirit behind the New Directions in Active History Conference, taking place next week (October 2-4) in London, ON.
The Die-in: A Short History from the 1960s to Today
When did playing dead become a way of speaking out? In this post, I present a short history of the die-in.
Toronto vs. Montréal: A Short History
In this post, I look back at nearly two centuries of real (and imagined) rivalry between Canada’s two metropoles.
The king in a car park: Digging up Richard III
In this post, I take a look at Richard III´s extraordinary return to the public eye over the past two years: it’s a story about much more than archaeology and historical inquiry, as it turns out.
Feeling the City: Getting at the Historical Sights and Sounds of Downtown
In today’s post, I want to talk about how the “feel of the city” has come up in my own research, why it matters, and what one innovative UK project is doing to record and interpret it.