Back to the Woods: This Time, Seeking Stories

Remembering And Forgetting In Toronto’s Ravines

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History and the Anthropocene Project

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Cracks in the Pavement

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Natural History for Historians?

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A Moment for Council to Build the Waterfront Toronto Deserves

Originally posted to, 29 May 2015 By removing the Gardiner and building a better vision for the waterfront, Toronto has the rare opportunity to learn from its historic mistakes, writes Jennifer Bonnell. By Jennifer Bonnell (Guest Opinion) On June…

Review of Don Valley book in Alternatives Journal

Reviewed by Alanna Bodo. Originally published in Alternatives Journal 10 March 2015 For the 100,000 daily commuters who travel on the Don Valley Parkway in to Toronto’s East end, the landscape is likely viewed as a picturesque transportation corridor, if…

Profile of my honey bee research in Canada's History

Profile of my honey bee research in Canada’s History

Thanks to Christopher Moore for profiling my research on honey bees and modernizing landscapes in the April-May 2015 issue of Canada’s History. The text of his article is below. “Creating a Buzz” (first published in Canada’s History, 2015) Can honeybees…

HGIS book featured on Nature’s Past podcast

Originally posted to Nature’s Past 26 Jan 2015 Episode 46: Historical GIS Research in Canada, 26 January 2015 [38:27] Download Audio In recent years, environmental historians and other historians have been working with maps in new ways. Specifically, they have been…

Lessons Learned from 18 Months of Trial-By-Fire Teaching

Originally published on’s The Otter blog, 7 January 2015 Photo Source: Flickr Commons In the summer of 2013 I took up a two-year teaching fellowship with the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. The…