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

PUB: Chronopoulos, “Police Misconduct, Community Opposition, and Urban Governance in New York City, 1945–1965.”

Chronopoulos, Themis. “Police Misconduct, Community Opposition, and Urban Governance in New York City, 1945–1965.” Journal of Urban History. Published online before print in April 2015.


SEMINAR (Brown): Kiechle, "Visualizing Vapors, Seeing Smells" (May 8)

On Friday, May 8, Melanie Kiechle—a current AAS-NEH long-term fellow, and an assistant professor of history at Virginia Tech—will be presenting as part of the American Antiquarian Society Regional Seminar Series at Brown University. This seminar is also a joint meeting with Brown’s 19th Century U.S. History Workshop. This seminar series is run annually in partnership between AAS and the history departments at Brown University, Clark University, and the University of Connecticut.

SYMPOSIUM (Princeton): The State Between: A Symposium on New Jersey Urbanism (May 1)

May 1, 2015
Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture, Princeton University

In the celebrated song "New York, New York," Frank Sinatra’s yearning for success in the big city captures the aspirations of many in his hometown, Hoboken, NJ.

SEMINAR (Chicago): Elliot Gorn on Emmett Till, Chicago, and Mississippi (May 7)

Chicago Urban History Seminar
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Reception at 5:45 p.m.; Dinner at 6:15 p.m.; Speaker at 7:00 p.m.

Elliott Gorn, “Emmett Till, Chicago, and Mississippi”

The Chicago Urban History Seminar is pleased to welcome Elliott Gorn, Joseph A. Gagliano Chair in American Urban History at Loyola University, Chicago, who will speak on his latest research on Emmett Till.