URBAN HISTORY REVIEW/
REVUE D'HISTOIRE URBAINE

Editorial Board

Journal policy is determined by the editor and the associate editors in consultation with the review editors. Becker Associates provides management and production services to the journal. Members of the advisory board offer guidance on specific manuscripts.

Editor

Alan Gordon (History), University of Guelph
Alan Gordon is a member of the Department of History at the University of Guelph. He holds degrees from the University of Toronto and Queen’s University, where he completed his doctoral dissertation in 1997. His research looks at how historical representations influence political and cultural behaviour. He is the author of Making Public Pasts: The Contested Terrain of Montreal’s Public Memories (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001) as well as numerous articles on urban history, political history, and memory. He was the guest editor of the fall 2005 issue of Urban History Review.

Associate Editors

Stephen Bocking (Environmental and Resource Studies), Trent University
Stephen Bocking is professor of environmental history and politics at Trent University. His research interests include urban environmental history, as well as the interaction between scientific expertise and environmental politics, as examined both historically and through contemporary case studies. In 2005 he edited a theme issue of Urban History Review on Canadian urban environmental history. He has also written or edited several books: Nature’s Experts: Science, Politics, and the Environment (Rutgers University Press, 2004), Biodiversity in Canada: Ecology, Ideas, and Actions (Broadview, 2000), and Ecologists and Environmental Politics: A History of Ecology (Yale University Press, 1997).
Michèle Dagenais (Histoire), Université de Montréal
Michèle Dagenais is a history professor at the Université de Montréal. Specialized in the urban and political history of Quebec and Canada, for the last ten years, she has been working on the manifestations of power relations in cities. She is interested in the processes leading to the formation of urban space, looking to shed light on how it brings into play the relationship between the environment and individuals, and how nature contributes and is exploited in the development of cities. She recently published Faire et fuir la ville. Espaces publics de culture et de loisirs à Montréal et Toronto aux XIXe et XXe siècles, Sainte- Foy, Presses de l’Université Laval, 2006.
Harold Bérubé (History), Université de Sherbrooke
Harold Bérubé holds degrees in History and Urban Studies from the Université de Montréal and the Institut national de la recherche scientifique, where he completed his doctoral dissertation in 2008. His research focuses on the political and cultural history of cities and their inhabitants. His current project deals with the creation and development of elite neighbourhoods in Montreal and Brussels.
Jordan Stanger-Ross (History), University of Victoria

Book Review Editors

William Gaudry (History), Université du Québec à Montréal
William Gaudry is a PhD student at Université du Québec à Montréal. His thesis focuses on the design and construction of the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Bridge Tunnel in the eastern part of Montreal. His interests also include the highway network in Quebec, mobility and civil engineering.
John C. Walsh (History), Carleton University
John C. Walsh is a member of the Department of History at Carleton University and the Carleton Centre for Public History where he teaches social history, environmental history, and historiography. With James Opp, he is the co-editor of Home, Work, and Play: Situating Canadian Social History, 1840-1980 (Oxford University Press, 2006) and is currently completing a book on colonization and governmentality in nineteenth-century Ontario. His current research is focussed on small towns, public memory, and moral ecologies.

Editorial Advisory Board

J. William G. Brennan (History), University of Regina
J. William Brennan teaches Western Canadian and Saskatchewan history, and a course in prairie urban history, at the University of Regina. His publications include Regina: An Illustrated History (James Lorimer, 1989) and several articles on the history of Saskatchewan’s provincial capital. Dr. Brennan is also the chair of the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation, which helps fund the restoration of the province’s built heritage.
Richard Dennis (Geography), University College London
Richard Dennis is reader in geography at University College London, England, where he teaches historical geography and convenes a master’s degree on Modernity, Space and Place. He specializes in the social and cultural geography of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century cities. He has worked extensively on housing provision and occupancy in London and Toronto, with a particular focus on apartment housing. He is also interested in literary and artistic representations of urban life, including the works of George Gissing in Victorian London and Morley Callaghan in interwar Toronto. He is the author of Cities in Modernity: Representations and Productions of Metropolitan Space 1840-1930 (Cambridge University Press, 2008), which focuses particularly on sites of modern life and their representation in London, New York, and Toronto.
Donald Fyson (Histoire), Université de Laval
Donald Fyson is an associate professor at the Department of History at Université Laval and a specialist in eighteenth-, nineteenth- and twentieth-century Quebec history. His particular interest is the relationship between state, law, and society, which is explored in his Magistrates, Police and People: Everyday Criminal Justice in Quebec and Lower Canada, 1764–1837 (University of Toronto Press, 2006). His current research projects include violence between men in Lower Canada and the nature of penal justice in Quebec City, 1840–1960.
Gunter Gad (Geography), University of Toronto
Jason Gilliland (Geography), University of Western Ontario
Dr. Jason Gilliland is Director of the Urban Development Program in the Department of Geography at the University of Western Ontario. His professional and academic background is in architecture, urban planning, and human geography and his research integrates all three disciplines. He is particularly interested in the dynamics of social and morphological change from the scale of entire cities down to the level of individual buildings and their inhabitants. Ongoing research projects focus on various and interrelated aspects of urban planning and development, housing, children’s environments, and urban health issues.
Richard Harris (Geography and Earth Sciences), McMaster University
Steven High (History), Concordia University
Steven High is Canada Research Chair in Public History at Concordia University. He is the author of Industrial Sunset: The Making of North America’s Rust Belt (University of Toronto Press, 2003) and co-author with photographer David Lewis of Corporate Wasteland: The Landscape and Memory of Deindustrialization, (2007) from Between the Lines and Cornell University Press. He is also co-director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling.
Deryck Holdsworth (Geography), Pennsylvania State University
David Hulchanski (Social Work), University of Toronto
Serge Jaumain (Science politique), Université Libre de Bruxelles
Serge Jaumain is a historian and professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles where he is the director of two research centres, the Canadian studies centre (CEC) and the interdisciplinary research centre on the history of Brussels (CIRHIBRU), each of which gathers some 50 researchers. He also coordinates the European Canadian studies network. In 2005, he was awarded the Governor General’s International Award for Canadian Studies for his work and activities in this discipline.

His research currently focuses on the history of department stores in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe, the comparative history of Montreal and Brussels, and the study of travel guidebooks as new historical objects. He has authored or edited some 20 works mainly on the socio-economic history of Belgium and Canada.
Willie Jenkins (Geography), York University
William Jenkins is an assistant professor of geography at York University. He has a BA and MA degree from the National University of Ireland (University College, Dublin) and a PhD from the University of Toronto, which he completed in 2001. His published work has to date focused on agrarian change in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ireland and Irish immigrants in nineteenth-century urban North America. He is presently completing a book that examines the comparative settlement experiences of Irish migrants and their descendants in Buffalo and Toronto between c. 1867 and 1916.
Robert Lewis (Geography), University of Toronto
Robert Lewis received his PhD from McGill University and currently is associate professor of geography at the University of Toronto. He has been co-editor of Urban History Review (2001–2007). His main research interests are in the production practices of manufacturing, the urban geography of manufacturing, and industrial suburbanization in Canada and the United States between 1850 and 1960. He is the author of Manufacturing Montreal: The Making of an Industrial Landscape, 1850–1930 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000) and The Manufacturing Suburbs: Building Work and Home on the Metropolitan Fringe (Temple University Press, 2004), and has published on a variety of topics, including planned districts in Chicago, the automotive and tobacco industries in Chicago and Montreal, early-twentieth-century factory design, and industrial suburbs. His book Chicago Made: Factory Networks in the Industrial Metropolis has been published at the University of Chicago Press in 2008.
Larry D. McCann (Geography), University of Victoria
Dr. Larry McCann is a professor of geography at the University of Victoria. Before returning to Victoria, he was Davidson Professor and Director of Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University. He has published widely on the history of Canadian cities and is the editor of Heartland and Hinterland: A Geography of Canada. At the University of Victoria, he was the first recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award for the Social Sciences. In 2001, he was awarded the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Massey Medal for his many scholarly and community contributions. In 2006 he received awards from the Heritage Society of British Columbia for his research and the Hallmark Society in Victoria for teaching students the value of heritage conservation. At present, he is writing a book that examines how landscape architect John Charles Olmsted influenced the evolving suburban pattern of western Canadian cities.
Suzanne Morton (History), McGill University
Suzanne Morton teaches in the Department of History at McGill University. She is the author of At Odds: Gambling and Canadians, 1918–1969 (University of Toronto Press, 2005) and is currently working on a study of welfare and the social work profession in Canada.
Sherry Olson (Geography), McGill University
Peter Rider (History), Canadian Museum of Civilization / Musée canadien des civilisations
Jarret Rudy (History), McGill University
Pierre-Yves Saunier (Géographie), CNRS Lyon
Pierre-Yves Saunier is a researcher with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique at UMR 5600 (Unité Mixte de Recherche « Environnement-Ville-Société »), in Lyon. His research focuses on the “urban question” and public administration with regards to traffic areas built during the twentieth century. He recently published “Circulations, connexions et espaces transnationaux” in Genèses (no. 57, December 2004), “Going Transnational? News from Down Under” in the online forum history.transnational (13 January 2006, http://geschichte-transnational.clio-online.net/forum/id=680&type=artikel), and “La toile municipale aux XIXe et XXe siècles : un panorama transnational vu d’Europe” in Urban History Review (34, no. 2, spring 2006).
Marc St. Hilaire (Géographie), Université de Laval
Sylvie Taschereau (Histoire), Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Sylvie Taschereau is professor at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières where she teaches the social and economic history of Quebec and Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries. Her research and publications focus on the history of immigration and interethnic relations, as well on the social histories of the petite bourgeoisie, of commerce and of credit. Her current research concerns the representations of norms associated with credit in Quebec during the first half of the 20th century. In the context of a collective project on the development of the relationship between Quebecers and money and the origins of consumer society, she also studies the evolution of practices relating to credit, in interaction with the activities of financial institutions and state intervention. In 2006, her article “Échapper à Shylock : la Hebrew Free Loan Association of Montreal entre antisémitisme et intégration” received the Guy Frégault Prize, awarded by the Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française.
Shirley Tillotson (History), Dalhousie University
Shirley Tillotson is a member of the Department of History at Dalhousie University. She has published in a variety of areas related to urban history, including charitable fundraising, citizen participation in municipal services, the activities of labour and welfare councils, and (in comparative terms) urban and rural telegraphy. Her current research is in the cultural history of taxation, including municipal taxation.
John Weaver (History), McMaster University

Managing Editor

Adam Becker, Becker Associates
editorial@urbanhistoryreview.ca

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