The Urban History Association invites submission of individual papers and panels for the First Biennial Urban History Conference at the John Heinz Regional History Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 26 - 28, 2002. The central goal of the conference is to explore world urbanization, urbanism, and urban regions in all their complexity across time and space.
Session themes or subjects may include but are not limited to: society, demography, immigration, race, ethnicity, gender, class, culture, space, landscape, the natural and built environment, economy, technology, infrastructure, architecture, political economy, politics, policy, and planning.
The committee is seeking to foster comparative, international, and interdisciplinary explorations of urbanization, urban life, or the dynamics of urban regions that enhance theoretical understandings. The committee particularly welcomes session proposals that have a comparative international framework or that place the study of urbanization in one country or a specific period within an international context or that have transnational implications.
The committee invites proposals for full panels but also welcomes individual paper submissions. The committee especially welcomes paper submissions from recent Ph. D. recipients as well as Ph. D. candidates still writing their dissertations. The committee encourages queries and ideas for sessions from scholars who are interested in participating and will help them form panels or find an appropriate session for their papers.
Pittsburgh is easily accessible by air and land transport. Conference lodging is available at reduced rates at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. Graduate students and under/unemployed colleagues will have their conference fees subsidized upon application.
Queries may be directed to the Timothy R. Mahoney, Executive Secretary of the Urban History Association at firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the program committee welcome questions about panel or paper submissions. To contact committee members, consult the “Conference” section of the web site of the Urban History Association at the address below.
Final submissions are due on February 15, 2002 and should be sent to Timothy R. Mahoney at the address below.
Timothy R. Mahoney,
The Urban History Association
Department of History
612 Oldfather Hall
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0327 U.S.A.
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