Canada West: Fringes of Show Business

Abstract: 
A comprehensive on-line database of popular performance culture in Canada West (now 'southern Ontario') from its formative years prior to Confederation until just after World War One.

This project begins the process of creating a comprehensive on-line database of popular performance culture in Canada West (now 'southern Ontario') from its formative years prior to Confederation until just after World War One.  Searching period newspapers, journals, and archives, it will record and make accessible information on a wide range of events, using a broad definition of the word performance--amateur and professional, resident and itinerant, narrative and variety, street performance and Grand Opera, church recitals and burlesque.

About the Project
Funding Sources: 
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Office of the Associate Dean, University of Toronto at Mississauga; Office of the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto; Office of the Vice-President and Provost, University of Toronto; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Research Development Initiative SSHRC Institutional Grant; Instructional Technology Courseware Development Fund
Founding Date: 
2008
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Who's Involved?
People Involved: 
Stephen Johsnon (Project Director); Beth Marquis (Database Coordinator); Alexis Butler (Research Coordinator); Jenny Hu (Database Design); Sian Meikle (Original Database Design, Web Application); Robert H. Michels (Database Consultant); Gordon Belray (Database Web Design); Bilal Khalid (Programmer); Sharon Wang (Programmer); Byron Moldofsky (Interactive Maps Research and Design); Marieange Beaudry (Interactive Maps Research and Design); Sally-Beth MacLean (Consultation)
DISC Members Involved: 
Stephen Johnson
Sally-Beth MacLean
Sian Meikle