Seeking panelist(s) for 2018 Urban History Conference

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Call for Papers
February 14, 2018
United States
Subject Fields: 
Childhood and Education, Race Studies, Social History / Studies, Social Work, Urban History / Studies

Seeking Panelists for 2018 Urban History Conference

Hi all,

We are seeking one or more panelists for the Urban History Association’s 2018 Conference to be held in Columbia, SC in October.  Our proposed panel, “Institutional Reformation: Cities and Delinquent Youths” will examine the role large institutions (both public and private) play in segregating and/or rehabilitating troubled youth. Dr. Susan Garneau will be presenting on the John Worthy School, the department of the Chicago House of Correction for juveniles from 1896 to 1916. Dr. Stella A. Ress’s presentation will focus on Marillac House, a religious settlement house founded in 1946 and nestled in one of Chicago’s most infamous communities.

Though our focus is on Chicago in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, we welcome anyone whose work might focus on the topic but in a different time period or location.

Panel proposals are due by February 15, so if you are interested, please contact Stella A. Ress at as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Stella and Susan

Contact Info: 

Stella A. Ress, Assistant Professor

Department of History

University of Southern Indiana

(812) 228-5137


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