Donald A. DeBats is head of the Department of American Studies at Flinders University. His research projects applying geographic information systems to the study of social and political history have been supported by the Australian Research Council, the government of Canada, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. He is currently developing a structured set of case studies drawn from a unique collection of nineteenth-century poll books that preserve individual-level political information for North American jurisdictions operating under viva voce electoral law.
Danielle Gauvreau is professor of sociology and anthropology at Concordia University. She is also director of the Quebec Interuniversity Center for Social Statistics, president of the Federation of Canadian Demographers, and a member of the Interuniversity Center for Quebec Studies. Her current research focuses on demographic aspects of cultural diversity in the Quebec population from 1760 to 1940.
Jason A. Gilliland is director of the Urban Development Program and associate professor in the Department of Geography, the School of Health Studies, and the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Western Ontario. He serves on the editorial boards of the Canadian Geographer and the Urban History Review. His recent publications include historical geographic information system studies of urban form and social structure in Canadian cities, including Montreal, Victoria, and London.
Ian N. Gregory is a reader in digital humanities at Lancaster University. His main research interest is historical geographic information systems, on which he has written 2 books and more than 25 journal articles. He has cochaired the Social Science History Association’s Historical Geography network twice and was instrumental in creating the European Social Science History Conference’s Spatial and Digital History network. [End Page 599]
Mathew J. Novak is assistant professor of geography at Central Washington University. His dissertation used historical geographic information systems (GIS) to examine the evolution of the retail landscape of London, Ontario. His research interests include the application of GIS to study change in contemporary and historical urban landscapes.
Sherry H. Olson is professor emerita of geography at McGill University and a member of the Interuniversity Center for Quebec Studies. Her research focuses on integrated aspects of economy, culture, and environment in nineteenth-century Montreal, and her publications include Peopling the North American City: Montreal, 1840–1900, with Patricia Thornton (2011).
Aaron Raymond holds a master’s degree in urban design and planning from the University of Washington. His areas of research include urban history and historical GIS with additional interests in three-dimensional modeling, web-based GIS, and the application of GIS to help nonprofit organizations realize their missions. [End Page 600]