The Second Biennial Urban History Conference
of the Urban History Association
October 7 - 9, 2004
The Second Biennial Urban History Conference of the Urban History Association will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 7 - 9, 2004. Conference sessions will be held at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee School of Continuing Education located on the sixth and seventh floors of the historic Plankinton Building at 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.
Over 150 urban historians and urbanists will participate in forty-five sessions. Several sessions addresses questions of race and citizenship, housing policy, place, and space, as well as constructions of race and neighborhoods, and civil rights activism in the twentieth century city. Other sessions address planning, political cultural, economy, and post war urban policy. The nineteenth century city is examined in sessions on public works, social movements, transportation policy, environmentalism, and the development of the hotel. Several sessions examine urbanization and urbanism from an international perspective.
A conference reception for graduate students only will take place Thursday, October 7, from 7:30 to 10 P.M. at the Pabst Mansion at 2000 W. Wisconsin Avenue. The general conference reception will take place in the East Galleria of the Milwaukee Art Museum at 700 North Art Museum Drive at the foot of Wisconsin Avenue at the lake front. Four tours of Milwaukee have been arranged for Saturday, October 9 at 3:45 - 5:30 P. M.
The Urban History Conference will be proceeded by the “Symposium on Milwaukee History: Current Understandings and Future Research,” sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Urban Studies Programs. The symposium will take place on October 7, 2004 at the fourth floor Conference Center in the Golda Meir Library on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Kenwood Campus. Conference attendees’ will be staying at the historic Pfister Hotel located at 424 East Wisconsin Avenue, five blocks east of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education.
For a copy of the complete conference program and a registration form visit the Urban History Association web site at the web address given below. Questions may be directed to Timothy R. Mahoney (contact information provided below) or Joseph Rodriguez, Co-Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 52301 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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