Submit an event


What is the submissions deadline?
*Submissions to the calendar are now closed.*
All submissions to the calendar must be received via the form below (see “SUBMISSIONS”) by Monday, September 27, at 5 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Why should I organize an event for Urban History Month?
Maybe you want to revive a planned conference session cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Or maybe you want to organize a meetup with other urbanists, or convene a group to discuss a new book in urban history. The sky’s the limit and Urban History Month is the time.

What kinds of events can I organize?
If you can imagine it on a conference program, it can be submitted to the calendar. This includes anything from panels, workshops, and roundtables to professional development events, networking opportunities, and walking tours.

What would I be responsible for if I organized an event?
You would organize and be responsible for the entire event. This includes everything from planning and organizing to hosting and execution.

What is the Urban History Association responsible for?
The UHA’s role in Urban History Month is to encourage people to organize urban history events to take place in the month of October, aggregate those events on our publicly-accessible Urban History Month calendar, and publicize those events far and wide. The UHA will also host a few events of its own.

How to submit

We ask that you only submit an event to the calendar once your event details have been finalized. Your submission will need to include the following information (this information is also listed on our submissions form– see the link below):

  1. Primary contact person for the event
  2. Email address for primary contact
  3. Event title
  4. Event type (panel, workshop, book talk, networking event…)
  5. Event date and time
    We ask that you please not organize events on Friday evenings, Eastern Standard Time, in October, as the UHA’s plenary events will take place at those times.
  6. Event setting — in-person or virtual?
  7. Event description
    Include all information describing the event, including what the event is, what attendees can expect, and the names and affiliations of the presenters/people involved.
  8. How people sign up
    We cannot post Zoom links or other event location links directly in the calendar due to the risks posed by Zoom-bombing, so be sure to explain what your attendees need to do in order to receive the event location information. For example, should they email you directly to sign up for your event and receive the weblink or address they need to attend? Or perhaps you have a link to an online registration form?

The UHA reserves the right to refuse or revoke any submission to the Urban History Month calendar. Once you’re ready to submit, visit this page to enter your event information: SUBMISSIONS.

Need to make a correction or change to an event you already submitted? Email Hope Shannon, UHA Executive Director, at