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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.
Claire Poitras is an associate professor of urban studies at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique–Urbanisation, Culture et Société. Her research interests are metropolitanization and urban technical networks, urban environmental history, and urban revitalization and image making. She is the author of La cité au bout du fil : le téléphone à Montréal, de 1879 à 1930 (Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2000) and of papers published in Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française, Globe, Histoire urbaine, Urban History Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, and International Journal of Canadian Studies.
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 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.
Magda Fahrni is a member of the Department of History at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), where she teaches Quebec history, women’s history, and family history. She is the author of Household Politics: Montreal Families and Postwar Reconstruction (University of Toronto Press, 2005). Her current research explores understandings of danger and risk in the early-twentieth-century city.
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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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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
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
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.