Challenging the Conceptualization of the Urban-Rural Divide

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Call for Papers
February 7, 2018
United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Geography, Rural History / Studies, Urban History / Studies

I seek participants for a panel on modern transportation for the Urban History Association's Ninth Biennial Conference to be held October 18-21, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. Papers on roads, subways, or any other publically funded infrastructure in the post-railroad age would be most applicable, but I can be flexible with this. One of the goals I have for this panel is to use transportation and infrastructure as a framework for challenging or reorienting the traditional paradigm of the urban-rural divide. My paper will focus on the rural and agricultural road programs of the Bureau of Public Roads, specifically their early-20th century Good Roads Trains. Please contact me if you are interested in participating in this panel presentation. The comprehensive panel proposal is due to the Urban History Association no later than February 15, 2018.

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Amanda Katz, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University

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