Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society

Category Archives: public history

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

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

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 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

The summer of ’77: A community conversation

On June 22, I’m taking part in a roundtable discussion of the summer of 1977 in Toronto, and the impact a tragic murder had on politics, policing, and the future of downtown.

May 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Interview with Rapport

Rapport, the blog of the Ontario History and Social Science Teachers Association, interviewed me about my work with ActiveHistory.ca.

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Heart of the City

On February 23, 2017 I’ll be speaking at McGill University about my research on Yonge Street and the politics of downtown development in Toronto.

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pressing pause on development

CBC News kindly gave me ten seconds of fame today, with an interview on the use of heritage planning to slow redevelopment in downtown Toronto.

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Yonge Street Mall in Spacing

My Spacing article on the Yonge Street mall is out!

February 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

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.

September 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Creating Toronto: A Walking Tour

This year, I was pleased to be asked to lead a Heritage Toronto walking tour of downtown, entitled “Creating Toronto: The Story of the City in Seven Stops”.

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

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.

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Private Parts in Public Places

New History Lab is a seminar series at the University of Leicester, organized by graduate students in the School of History.

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

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