Deryck Holdsworth

Professor, Department of Geography
deryck holdsworth
urban historical geography
historical geography of North America
historial GIS

I am a historical geographer interested in the long-term transformations of regions and places, and my research tracks specific built environments - office buildings, domestic shelter, Quaker meeting houses, and small-town hotels, to name a few – using a range of archival and field evidence. I am also interested in ways of visualizing change, including displays in historical atlases, from my time as one of the editorial team for the Historical Atlas of Canada, and now through Historical GIS (See

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