Description: CAUSE 25th Anniversary Conference “African American Urban History from Past to Future Tense: Thoughts on the State of a Field” Part I: "Race, Class, and Early American Cities" Keynote Lecture and Chair: Leslie M. Harris, Professor of History, Northwestern Panelists: Kevin Dawson, “Enslaved Ship Pilots and the Rise of the Black Urban Atlantic World,”Continue reading "Lecture & Panel: “Race, Class, and Early American Cities” (CAUSE 25th Anniversary Conference)"
This book forum was organized by the UHA's Programming Committee to bring together scholars whose work examines a shared theme in different urban and national contexts. Featuring: Lawrence Vale, Ford Professor of Urban Design & Planning, and Associate Dean of Architecture & Planning, MIT, discussing After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance ofContinue reading "UHA Book Forum: “Afterlives of Public Housing: A Comparative Conversation”"
Description In this international panel on Creative Projects in Urban History Pedagogy, instructors and students will discuss their development of innovative undergraduate class projects that engage students in the process of researching history and presenting their findings to non-academic audiences. In these projects, based in the US and the UK, students become collaborators and co-authorsContinue reading "Panel: “Creative Projects in Urban History Pedagogy”"
Join us on October 6, 2021 at 4:00-5:00 PM EST for: "Challenges at Mid-Career: Professoriate Edition." Description: Join Georgina Hickey, Professor of History at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, for an informal conversation about the unique challenges facing mid-career members of the professoriate. How to register: This event will be held virtually via Zoom. All attendees must register in advance. Once you doContinue reading "UHA Discussion Forum: “Challenges at Mid-Career, Professoriate Edition”"
Description: CAUSE 25th Anniversary Conference “African American Urban History from Past to Future Tense: Thoughts on the State of a Field” Part II: "Emancipation, the Great Migration, and Emergence of the Black Metropolis" Keynote Lecture and Chair: Clarence Lang, Dean of Liberal Arts College, Penn State University Panelists: Brian Kelly, “From the Slaves’ Jubilee toContinue reading "Lecture & Panel: “Emancipation, the Great Migration, and Emergence of the Black Metropolis” (CAUSE 25th Anniversary Conference)"
The Urban History Association President and Program Committee Co-Chairs are pleased to announce the first plenary of Urban History Month, 2021: "The State of the American City: Problems and Possibilities." This plenary brings together leading urban scholars who have been pushing at the boundaries of urban history (from a variety of methodological, historiographical, and subjectContinue reading "UHA Plenary: “The State of the American City: Problems and Possibilities”"
Description: This workshop will explore the basics of preparing an article-length manuscript for journals in urban history. The session panel includes editors from the major urban history journals, who will discuss article preparation, submission guidelines, the review process, and the particular types of articles their journals, respectively, publish. There will be ample time for questionsContinue reading "UHA Workshop: Getting Published, Journal Edition"
Join the Urban History Association's Early Career Committee on Saturday, October 9 at 1:00-3:00 EST for: Roundtable & Social Hour: "Cities under FIRE: 'Slash-and-Burn' Investment in Postindustrial Cities" Description: The Urban History Association's Early Career Committee invites you to celebrate some first-time authors in a meta-discussion about their research and our current pandemic. The group of emerging scholars onContinue reading "UHA Roundtable & Social Hour: “Cities under FIRE: ‘Slash-and-Burn’ Investment in a Postindustrial Cities”"
*Please note, this event meets outdoors in person in Brooklyn, NYC. There is no cost to attend.* (Re)Connect NYC! Connect (or reconnect!) with NYC area urbanists for an in-person, outdoorContinue reading "UHA Social Event: (Re)Connect NYC!"
Description: "Documenting Displacement in the Interstate Highways System" will be a roundtable discussion including scholars and community groups that have been documenting the displacement effects in local communities by the interstate highway system. We will discuss community relationships, research methods, and digital platforms for publishing and dissemination. How to sign up: Please fill out theContinue reading "Roundtable: “Documenting Displacement in the Interstate Highway System”"
Description: This event features a panel of scholars who have completed book manuscripts on educational inequality, school choice, and anti-racist pedagogy. The panel includes: Cristina Viviana Groeger, author of The Education Trap (Harvard University Press, 2021); Jon Hale, author of The Choice We Face: How Segregation, Race, and Power Have Shaped America’s Most Controversial EducationContinue reading "Book Talk: “New Directions in Urban Education History”"
Description: CAUSE 25th Anniversary Conference “African American Urban History from Past to Future Tense: Thoughts on the State of a Field” Part III: "Modern Black Freedom Struggle, the Digital Age, and New Politics" Keynote Lecture and Chair: Rhonda Williams, Professor of History, John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History, Vanderbilt University Panelists: Marcus Hunter, “Philadelphia’sContinue reading "Lecture & Panel: “Modern Black Freedom Struggle, the Digital Age, and New Politics” (CAUSE 25th Anniversary Conference)"
The Urban History Association President and Program Committee Co-Chairs are pleased to announce the second plenary of Urban History Month, 2021: “The State of the Global City: Problems and Possibilities.” This plenary brings together some of the leading voices writing on cities around the world, those who have been pushing at the boundaries of globalContinue reading "UHA Plenary: “The State of the Global City: Problems and Possibilities”"
Description Led by Ryan Reft and Avigail Oren, Senior Co-editors of The Metropole, the blog of the Urban History Association. In this 90 minute interactive workshop, participants will learn what makes public-facing history writing appealing to readers, and the mechanics of how to write and publish compelling blog posts on historical topics. Ryan Reft andContinue reading "UHA Workshop: “History Blogging 101: Why, and How, to Share Your Historical Research with Broad Audiences”"
This book forum was organized by the UHA's Programming Committee to bring together scholars whose work examines a shared theme in different urban and national contexts. Featuring: Juned Shaikh, Associate Professor of History, University of California Santa Cruz, discussing Outcaste Bombay: City Making and the Politics of the Poor (University of Washington Press, 2021) andContinue reading "UHA Book Forum: “Minoritized Communities and Urban Formation: A Comparative Conversation”"
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?”"
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, atContinue reading "UHA Walking Tour & Social Hour: “A History of Mexican Chicago: A Walking Tour of Pilsen”"
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 inContinue reading "Roundtable: “Informal Housing in Suburban America”"
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" andContinue reading "Book Talk & Discussion: Richard Harris’s How Cities Matter"
We are happy to invite you to the official launch of "Mapping Historical New York: A Digital Atlas." The interactive map visualizes Manhattan’s and Brooklyn’s transformations during the late-nineteenth andContinue reading "Launch event: “Mapping Historical New York: A Digital Atlas”"
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 deContinue reading "Cities and Inequality Roundtable: A Global Urban History Project “Dream Conversation”"
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 armyContinue reading "UHA Panel: “Exploring Urban Studies Careers Beyond the Academy”"