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.

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We are calling for contributions to Mediating and Representing Slums, a special issue/collection. Building on a series of sessions at the 2018 Association of American Geographers conference in New Orleans, recent debates surrounding Alan Mayne’s (2017) most recent work, and earlier widely circulated examinations of slums (UN-HABITAT 2003; Davis 2006), this special issue/collection seeks to examine the effect and function, as well as the cultural and urban politics, of representing and/or mediating those urban spaces referred to as ‘slums’.

Program of the WORKSHOP: Exhibiting Cities - City museums in the Emerging cities of East Central and Northern Europe, 1880-1939

Exhibiting Cities - City museums in the Emerging cities of East Central
and Northern Europe, 1880-1939
Date: October 15-16, 2018, Herder Institute for Historical Research for East Central Europe
Venue: Gisonenweg 5-7, Marburg
Organizers: Herder Institute, Marburg, University of Tampere, Stadtmuseum Graz
Initiators: Eszter Gantner and Heidi Hein-Kircher (Herder Institute)

9:30 am WELCOME

Eszter Gantner and Heidi Hein-Kircher (Marburg)
9:45-10:15 am INTRODUCTION with the cooperation partners

Seeking Participants for a Panel on Midwestern Cities in the 1970s

Seeking participants for a panel "Between the Urban and Suburban Crises: Midwestern Cities in the 1970s"

What happened to the industrial heartland in the crucial decade between Model Cities in the 1960s and rising suburban black homeownership in the 1980s? Racial unrest erupted in Ferguson in 2014, not in central St. Louis--how did the 1970s shape this development?