is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan. He researches environmental and urban historian of Britain and the British World during the long nineteenth century. Using digital methods including historical GIS and text mining, he explores the industrialization in Greater London and global commodities. He is currently focused on ecological limits to industrial growth and how British industry came to rely on overseas “ghost acres” to maintain growth during the nineteenth century. Book:
Jim Clifford, West Ham and the River Lea: A Social and Environmental History of London’s Industrialized Marshland, 1839-1914,
Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2017.
- Amahia Mallea, Canadian Journal of History, 2019.
- Ken Cruikshank, Labour/Le Travail, 2019.
- Carry Van Lieshout, H-Water, 2019.
- Nicola Tynan, The London Journal, 2018.
- William Cavert, Environmental History, 2018.
EducationPhD, History, York University, Toronto, 2011
MA, History, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, 2004
BA, History, Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, 2003
Work Shared in CORE
Jim Clifford, “London’s Soap Industry and the Development of Global Ghost Acres in the Nineteenth Century,” Environment and History
, pre-copyediting version
Colleen Beard, Daniel Macfarlane, Jim Clifford, “Mapping the Welland Canals and the St. Lawrence Seaway with Google Earth
,” Historical GIS research in Canada,
B. Jennifer, & M. Fortin, eds., (University of Calgary Press, 2014): 27-42.
Jim Clifford, Photo Essay ‘The Urban Periphery and the Rural Fringe: West Ham’s
Hybrid Landscape,’ Left History, vol. 13, no. 1 (Spring Summer, 2008), 129-142. Databases:
Collaborative research project: Commerce impérial et transformations environnementales: la formation des hectares fantômes dans la vallée laurentienne, 1763-1918 (SSHRC Insight Grant with Stéphane Castonguay, UQTR, Michèle Dagenais, Université de Montreal, and Colin Coates, York University)
Book project: Greater London’s Ghost Acres, 1772-1918
Public History Project: ActiveHistory.ca