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

H-Net Book Channel: Recent essays

I want to call readers' attention to two recent essays on the H-Net Book Channel that may have relevance to scholars of urban history. First, Andrew Highsmith reissued a guest op-ed he wrote for the Los Angeles Times, in which he discusses the historical origins of the Flint water crisis. Second Michael Levine and William Taylor discuss the legacy of Hurricane Katrina and the breadth of academic literature that has emerged since.

Call for Submissions for the Yearbook of Transnational History

The Yearbook of Transnational History is inviting scholars to submit articles for its inaugural volume to be published in spring 2018.

The Yearbook of Transnational History is a newly established peer-reviewed annual to be published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press/Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. This annual is dedicated to publishing and disseminating pioneering research in the field of transnational history to an international audience.

AWARDS (SESAH): 2016 Publication Awards

SESAH is seeking nominations for the 2016 Publication Awards. The awards honor outstanding scholarship about the architecture of the South or by authors who reside in the South (defined as SESAH member states). Three categories of publication that are recognized: books, journal articles, and essays published in book format. The copyright should be no earlier than 2014. Nominations must include full bibliographical information, and books should be sent directly to the committee members for review.