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

New Issue of Urbanities – Journal of Urban Ethnography

Dear Friends and Colleagues: We, the co-editors, have the pleasure to announce that the May issue (Vol 7 No 1, 2017) of Urbanities – Journal of Urban Ethnography was published last week and, as usual, is available free of charge on line at: http://www.anthrojournal-urbanities.com/  The entire Issue, as well as individual articles can be downloaded at the site. Sincerely, Italo Pardo and Jerome Krase

Call for Authors (Summer-Fall 2017): Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

As The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia surpasses 500 topics online, the editors seek to make additional assignments to complete important content areas, including busineses and industry; religion; governance; geographic entities, national and global connections, and more. The scope of the project includes the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding region of southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and northern Delaware. 

2017 SACRPH Awards: Call for nominations


The Society for American City & Regional Planning History (SACRPH), an interdisciplinary society of scholars and planning practitioners, announces its biennial awards competition. The awards will be presented at SACRPH’s 17th National Conference on Planning History, to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, October 26-29, 2017. For more information, see http://www.sacrph.org/awards.

Invitation to Join the Global Urban History Project

Scholars who study cities in relation to larger-scale and global phenomena are invited to become members of the Global Urban History Project, an effort to build sustained connections across professional associations within the growing hybrid field of global urban history.

The Project represents a merger of several networks of scholars in the field. The Project especially welcome scholars who focus on Global South urban questions and on pre-1850 periods.