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: Economic and Political Weekly Review of Urban Affairs

The Economic and Political Weekly's Review of Urban Affairs has a special issue on greenfield and peri-urban development in India: 


All articles can be accessed for free over the next four weeks. 

Loraine Kennedy and Ashima Sood: Introduction “Greenfield Development as Tabula Rasa: Rescaling, Speculation and Governance on India’s Urban Frontier”

CFP: Utopian Urban Futures: Histories, Imaginations, Possibilities (deadline 30th April)

You are warmly welcomed to submit an abstract for a conference to be held at the University of Leeds, 26-28 June 2016 entitled Utopian Urban Futures: Histories, Imaginations, Possibilities. This conference will explore how urban utopias are conceived, implemented and received. Confirmed keynote speakers include: Prof. Malcolm Miles, Prof. Nandini Gooptu, Dr Sophie Hatfield-Hill, Prof. Nick Dunn, Dr Hyun Shin and Dr Prashant Kidambi. The deadline is 30th April 2016 for submission of 300 word abstracts to utopiancities@gmail.com.

CFP: 2017 issue of the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers

Call for Papers: 2017 edition of the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers

The West Tennessee Historical Society Papers is a peer-reviewed journal that invites authors to submit any paper that pertains to historical events in West Tennessee, the Mississippi Delta Region, or the South at large. Essay submissions will be double-spaced in Times New Roman, 12-point font, should be between 6,000-8,500 words, and will follow The Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition. All published submissions become property of the West Tennessee Historical Society.

Business History Conference (BHC) prizes 2016

At the Business History Conference annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, March 31-April 2, 2014, officers announced the following recipients of BHC prizes and grants.


Harold F. Williamson Prize

The Harold Williamson Prize is awarded every two years to a mid-career scholar who has made significant contributions to the field of business history.

2016 recipient: Christopher McKenna, Oxford University

Hagley Prize