Roundtable: “What Can the History of Hospitals Tell Us About Race and the City?”

Virtual

Description: The entire nation, in turning its attention to capacity-filled hospitals since the outbreak of the pandemic, has highlighted society’s dependence on acute care settings to remedy public health crises. COVID-19 has also underlined the racial and urban dimensions of hospital development disproportionately impacting poor people of color. This panel draws together five roundtable panelistsContinue reading "Roundtable: “What Can the History of Hospitals Tell Us About Race and the City?”"

UHA Walking Tour & Social Hour: “A History of Mexican Chicago: A Walking Tour of Pilsen”

Pilsen, Chicago

Join us on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, beginning at 4:30 PM Central Time for: "A Brief History of Mexican Chicago: A Walking Tour of Pilsen," followed by a social hour, beginning around 5:30 PM, at a local restaurant.  Registrants can sign up for the tour, the social hour, or both. This event is free to attend, though guests will beContinue reading "UHA Walking Tour & Social Hour: “A History of Mexican Chicago: A Walking Tour of Pilsen”"

UHA Presidential Address: “Martinis and Violence in the American City: Myth Dodging, Truth Telling, and the Burden of Urban History”

Virtual

Description The UHA Board of Directors and Program Committee Co-Chairs are pleased to announce the third and final plenary of Urban History Month, 2021: the Presidential Address of UHA President Heather Ann Thompson. Heather Ann Thompson became the president of the UHA in January of 2019 and has been at the helm of the organizationContinue reading "UHA Presidential Address: “Martinis and Violence in the American City: Myth Dodging, Truth Telling, and the Burden of Urban History”"

Roundtable: “Informal Housing in Suburban America”

Virtual

Description: While ‘informality’ has long been central to understandings of urbanization in the Global South, urban studies scholars have recently begun applying the concept to the Global North. Even in affluent and tightly-regulated North American cities, these studies show, informal urban activities are widespread, pervasive, and inextricably linked to the broader political economy of cities.Continue reading "Roundtable: “Informal Housing in Suburban America”"

Book Talk & Discussion: Richard Harris’s How Cities Matter

Virtual

This event is part of a longer series of "Dream Conversations" organized by the Global Urban History Project.  Description: Join the Global Urban History Project for a "Dream Conversation" and book discussion about Richard Harris's How Cities Matter (Cambridge: Elements in Global Urban History, 2021). Event organizers ask that participants read the book in advance,Continue reading "Book Talk & Discussion: Richard Harris’s How Cities Matter"

Cities and Inequality Roundtable: A Global Urban History Project “Dream Conversation”

Virtual

Description The “Cities and Inequalities” roundtable is the inaugural event of the Global Urban History Project Dream Conversation initiative on the topic of inequality. Roundtable participants Constanza Castro (Universidad de los Andes), David Huyssen (University of York), Hilary Jones (University of Kentucky), and Michael Vann (Sacramento State University) will kick off our year-long conversation byContinue reading "Cities and Inequality Roundtable: A Global Urban History Project “Dream Conversation”"

UHA Panel: “Exploring Urban Studies Careers Beyond the Academy”

Virtual

Join the Urban History Association’s Early Career Committee for our first “Beyond the Professoriate” panel! Urban history is more than an academic discipline - it is an epistemological swiss army knife. Urban studies scholars tackle research questions that, while historically resonant, are applicable to contemporary concerns in urban communities. This present-day salience, represented in ourContinue reading "UHA Panel: “Exploring Urban Studies Careers Beyond the Academy”"