The following schedule of classes is proposed. This is subject to alteration: Page and chapter references from Harvey are still to be added:
Course Introduction: the nature of urban historical geography.
Sep 9: More introduction: Hurricanes and the historical geography of New Orleans
Colten, Craig E (2002) Basin Street blues: drainage and environmental equity in New Orleans, 1890–1930 Journal of Historical Geography 28.2: 237-257.
Sep 16: Ancient Cities
The industrial revolution and afterwards
Assignment #1 issued details here
|Oct 2, 7||
Modernity in Paris: Introduction to Harvey's argument
Reading: Harvey: his introduction and various other places in his book
Oct 23: Thursday: 2 presentations
Nakita F: Gilliland, Jason (2004) “Muddy shore to modern port: redimensioning the Montreal waterfront time-space” Canadian Geographer 48.4: 448-473.
Antonella M: The rise (and fall) of Eaton's
Oct 28: Spatial relations
Oct 30: Thursday: 2 presentations
Rosa C: Brayshay, M. (2005) "Waits, musicians, bearwards and players: the inter-urban road travel and performances of itinerant entertainers in sixteenth and seventeenth century England" Journal of Historical Geography 31.3 pp. 430-458
The development of the French railway system before 1870
Nov 4: Time-Space Compression
Feb 3: TBA, Arrangements for research project getting back on track
Feb 5: Thursday: 2 presentations
Elena I: Hornsey, R (2008) "'Everything is made of atoms': the reprogramming of space and time in post-war London" Journal of Historical Geography 34.1 pp. 94-117
Chantal K: Clarke, David B.; Doel, Marcus A (2005) Engineering space and time: moving pictures and motionless trips Journal of Historical Geography 31.1: 41-60.
Feb 10: Cultural Capital 1
Feb 12: Thursday: 2 presentations
Nicholas P: Stobart, Jon (2002) Culture versus commerce: societies and spaces for elites in eighteenth-century Liverpool Journal of Historical Geography 28.4: 471-485.
Assignment #1 due Feb 12
Feb 19 two presentations
Maria M: Toronto developers Huang & Danczkay Ltd
Exam Period Feb 20-Mar 3
Mar 5: presentations
Daniel F: Joey & Toby Tanenbaum and Joey's dad Max Tanenbaum. Toronto developers and patrons of the arts.
Devon B: Mackintosh, P.G. (2005) "'The development of higher urban life' and the geographic imagination: beauty, art, and moral environmentalism in Toronto, 1900-1920" Journal of Historical Geography 31.4 pp. 688-722
Sarah A: Skydome as Cultural Capital
Mar 10: The Nationalist City 1
Mar 12: Thursday: 2 presentations
Lagopoulos, Alexandros Ph (2005) “Monumental urban space and national identity: the early twentieth century new plan of Thessaloniki” Journal of Historical Geography 31.1: 61-77.
Justine B: Caprotti, F (2007) "Destructive creation: fascist urban planning, architecture and New Towns in the Pontine Marshes" Journal of Historical Geography 33.3 pp. 651-679
Stangl, P (2006) "Restoring Berlin's Unter den Linden: ideology, world view, place and space" Journal of Historical Geography 32.2 pp. 352-376
Mar 17: The Nationalist City 2
Mar 19: Thursday: 2 presentations
Kasthoore V: Goheen, Peter G. (1997) “Honouring 'One of the great forces of the Dominion': the Canadian public mourns McGee”. Canadian Geographer 41.4: 350-363.
Randy S: Gordon, David L.A.; Osborne, Brian S (2004) “Constructing national identity in Canada's capital, 1900–2000: Confederation Square and the National War Memorial” Journal of Historical Geography 30.4: 618-642.
Mar 24: Urban order & Control 1
Richard A: Goheen, Peter G (2003) The assertion of middle-class claims to public space in late Victorian Toronto Journal of Historical Geography 29.1: 73-92.
Mar 26: Thursday: 2 presentations
Nicole R: Rose-Redwood, R.S. (2008) "Indexing the great ledger of the community: urban house numbering, city directories, and the production of spatial legibility" Journal of Historical Geography 34.2 pp. 286-310
Elizabeth M: Thale, C. (2007) "Changing addresses: social conflict, civic culture, and the politics of house numbering reform in Milwaukee, 1913-1931" Journal of Historical Geography 33.1 pp. 125-143
|Mar 31-Apr 2||
Mar 31: Urban order & Control 1
Apr 2: Thursday: 2 presentations
Paula V: Parnell, Susan (2002) Winning the battles but losing the war: the racial segregation of Johannesburg under the Natives (Urban Areas) Act of 1923 Journal of Historical Geography 28.2: 258–281.
Jeffrey Popke, E (2003) Managing colonial alterity: narratives of race, space and labor in Durban, 1870–1920 Journal of Historical Geography 29.2: 248-267.
Apr 7: Creation of Public Space some thoughts about public space
Apr 9: Thursday: 2 presentations
Michelle G: Ehrenfeucht, R.; Loukaitou-Sideris, A. (2007) "Constructing the sidewalks: municipal government and the production of public space in Los Angeles, California, 1880-1920" Journal of Historical Geography 33.1 pp. 104-124.
Pipkin, J.S. (2005) "The moral high ground in Albany: rhetorics and practices of an 'Olmstedian' park, 1855-1875" Journal of Historical Geography 31.4 pp. 666-687
Christopher C: Jenkins, L. (2006) "Utopianism and urban change in Perreymond's plans for the rebuilding of Paris" Journal of Historical Geography 32.2 pp. 336-351
Apr 14: Socio-Spatial Networks: Hamilton Harbour
Apr 16: Thursday: 2 presentations Social networks
Jennifer C: Stobart, Jon (2004) Personal and commercial networks in an English port: Chester in the early eighteenth century Journal of Historical Geography 30.2: 277-293.
Brayshay, M.; Cleary, M.; Selwood, J (2007) "Social networks and the transnational reach of the corporate class in the early-twentieth century" Journal of Historical Geography 33.1 pp. 144-167
Apr 21: Economic Transformations
Apr 23: Thursday: 2 presentations
Peter N: Winder, G.M (2007) "A trans-national machine on the world stage: representing McCormick's reaper through world's fairs, 1851-1902" Journal of Historical Geography 33.2 pp. 352-376
Daniel O: Knowles, A.K. (2006) "'The white hands 'damn them ... won't stick'': labor scarcity and spatial discipline in the antebellum iron industry" Journal of Historical Geography 32.1 pp. 57-73
Apr 28: Social Transformations
Apr 30: Thursday: 2 presentations
Rachel M: Trigger, Rosalyn (2001) The geopolitics of the Irish-Catholic parish in nineteenth-century Montreal Journal of Historical Geography 27.4: 553–572.
May 5: The Colonial city: Lagos
Bigon, L (2007) "Tracking ethno-cultural differences: the Lagos steam tramway, 1902-1933" Journal of Historical Geography 33.3 pp. 596-618
May 7: Neighbourhood, Housing, Ethnicity 1: 2 presentations
Melissa L: Chan, W.F (2005) "Planning at the limit: immigration and post-war Birmingham" Journal of Historical Geography 31.3 pp. 513-527
Emily P: Glynn, S (2005) "East End immigrants and the battle for housing: a comparative study of political mobilisation in the Jewish and Bengali communities" Journal of Historical Geography 31.3 pp. 528-545
May 12: The Decolonial City
May 14: Neighbourhood, Housing, Ethnicity 2: 3 presentations
Jennifer D: Slater, Tom
(2004) Municipally managed gentrification in South Parkdale, Toronto
Rachel R: Mercier, Michael E.; Boone, Christopher G.(2002) Infant mortality in Ottawa, Canada, 1901: assessing cultural, economic and environmental factors Journal of Historical Geography 28.4: 486-507.
Jordan K Buzzelli, Michael (2001) From Little Britain to Little Italy: an urban ethnic landscape study in Toronto Journal of Historical Geography 27.4: 573–587.
May 19: The Colonial City 2: 2 presentations
Nathaniel S: Satish Kumar, M (2006) "The census and women's work in Rangoon, 1872-1931" Journal of Historical Geography 32.2 pp. 377-397
Cristina B: Fuchs, Ron (2004) “Sites of memory in the Holy Land: the design of the British war cemeteries in Mandate Palestine” Journal of Historical Geography 30.4: 643-664.
May 21: Thursday: 2 presentations
Research paper due May 21 4 pm at Drop Box