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AWARDS (IPHS): Call for nominations for 2016 Book Prizes

Call for nominations - 2016 International Planning History Society (IPHS)

At the 2016 Intermational Planning History Society (IPHS) conference in Delft (Netherlands), up to three book prizes will be awarded:

The first prize is for the most innovative book in planning history written in English and based on original new research. Books must have been published in the previous two calendar years (2014-2015). Books may be written individually or joint-authored.

CFP: Journal of Urbanism, Special issue: Sustainable low-income human settlements in Southern Africa

Call for papers for a special edition of the Journal of Urbanism: Sustainable low-income human settlements in Southern Africa  

The focus of this special edition is on developing realistic models of urban sustainability for low-income settlements in Southern Africa. The aim is not to focus on the problems of urban sustainability in Southern African cities; rather the goal is to provide inspiration, examples and conceptual frameworks which unpack how regulation and intervention into these settlements can be done in a manner which is truly sustainable. 

PUB: Meyer, We Are What We Drink

Meyer, Sabine N. We Are What We Drink: The Temperance Battle in Minnesota. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. ISBN 978-0-252-03935-5

In We Are What We Drink, Sabine N. Meyer provides a close-grained story about the connections between alcohol consumption, temperance reform, and urban identity in 19th- and early 20th-century St. Paul and Minneapolis.

CFP (UHG '16): Re-evaluating the Place of the City in History (Reminder: deadline 2 Oct)

The Urban History Group Committee are pleased to invite individual papers and panel suggestions for the next Urban History Group conference to be held at the University of Cambridge, 31 March - 1 April, 2016. 

Deadline: 2 October 2015

For further details please email rebecca.madgin@glasgow.ac.uk and/or see http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/urbanhistory/uhg

Re-Evaluating the Place of the City in History