We are a moderated multi-disciplinary forum for discussion and dissemination of scholarship on urban history and urban studies. As a member of H-NET (Humanities and Social Sciences Online), H-Urban has no geographical or chronological boundaries. Thus, we welcome the involvement of scholars, professionals, and graduate students who are interested in urban places and processes across the globe and in all eras.

Recent Content

TOC: Journal of Urban History 42:5 (September, 2016)

The Journal of Urban History is pleased to announce the table of contents for the September 2016 issue.


Journal of Urban History

Volume 42, Number 5/September 2016


Special Section: Sex and the Colonial City

Guest Editor: Lorelle D. Semley


Introduction: Sex and the Colonial City


Lorelle D. Semley


CFP (Hagley): Hidden Capitalism: Beyond, Below, and Outside the Visible Market



Hidden Capitalism:

Beyond, Below, and Outside the Visible Market


A Conference at the Hagley Museum and Library

Wilmington, Delaware, October 27, 2017

In reviving the study of capitalism, scholars have emphasized the transformative power of markets and commodification.  Yet, a crucial part of what drives capitalism falls outside of waged relations and formal, visible exchange.