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Map of the Great Epizootic, 1872-1873 (ArcGIS)
Over the course of 50 weeks, an outbreak of what was believed to be equine influenza spread from Toronto to nearly every major city in Canada and the United States, infecting an enormous population of urban horses. The ...
From Blue to Black Marble: Visualizing Light Pollution in the Anthropocene
The Department of History at York University hosted the annual Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History on March 20 at 4pm in the Schulich Private Dining Room. The lecture was delivered by Professor Sara ...
Nature's Past Episode 01: The Environmental History of the Don River
(Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2008-12-10)
On this pilot episode of the show, we introduce listeners to the study environmental history by speaking with Jennifer Bonnell, a graduate student at the University of Toronto who is researching the history of Toronto’s ...
Treaty Six: A Portrait of Cree Agency
The author argues that current Canadian historiography imagines that, threatened with starvation, First Nations tribes were passive and compliant actors in the process of negotiating the Numbered Treaties of the North-West. ...
Towers of Power: An empirical analysis of Toronto’s Central Business District
Kitchen travelled to Toronto’s business district to examine the physical form of downtown office tower complexes and Toronto’s PATH system. Especially for a second year course paper, his combination of theoretical fluency, ...
The William Westfall Canadian Studies Prize
Canadian Current Events Project – The Keystone XL Pipeline
This report examines how the Keystone XL pipeline is being “framed” by its proponents and criticized by its detractors. The essay was very strong in many respects. In particular, the jury appreciated its clear demonstration ...
Shifting Ground: Changing Communities in the Story Cycles The Hunting Ground and Aurora Montrealis
The jurists very much enjoyed this paper, several of us commenting that we would have to read Proulx’ Aurora Montrealis ourselves. Very well written indeed, it taught us something about both the genre of the short story ...
The birth of a well-adjusted individual in neoliberal times: Self-esteem discourse and its implications on bodies of color
The concept of “self-esteem”, identified within sociology and psychology fields as self-concept, reflects a person’s overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. Ever since its inception into academic ...
"""This Indian dance is so cool"": Identifying and analyzing racialized discourses in music videos"
This research paper identifies and analyzes discursive productions and promotions of Others in and through twenty-first century music videos. Discourses of white and non-white subjectivities are examined. In-depth synthesizes ...