Call for papers
Reparations & the Right to the City
The Urban History Association Conference Program Committee seeks submissions for roundtables, sessions, and panels on all aspects of domestic and global metropolitan, urban, and suburban history. Our goal is to convene and curate a robust, innovative, and generative conference to set and reset the role and mission of Urban history at present and into the future.
To this end, we greatly welcome proposals for sessions, panels, roundtables, and individual papers, including those that aim to provide alternate formats to maximize inclusivity, representation, and an abundance of diverse voices. We invite proposals that center creative engagement with teaching and course development, public humanities, and publishing.
Drawing on the global calls for reparations, restoration, and the rights to the city for all, this conference aims to bring together a wide-ranging collection of practitioners, scholars, activists, community organizers, policymakers, and leading voices on the history and contemporary realities of the urban experience across the globe. We encourage submissions from all disciplines, including but not limited to Latin American Studies, Chicano/a Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Queer Studies, social sciences, geography, humanities, and the arts. The Committee especially seeks proposals from and for Graduate Students, including workshops and Poster sessions.
The Committee requests the following
Individual paper submissions include:
All materials should be submitted as a single PDF file. To submit your individual proposal, use this individual proposal submission form.
Panel and workshop submissions should include:
All six components should be submitted as a single PDF file. To submit your proposal for a panel or workshop, use this panel/workshop proposal submission form.
You are welcome to submit multiple proposals. Alternate format submissions should follow guidelines for whichever proposal type is closest (individual paper or collective project). Please direct inquiries to Program Committee co-chairs Alison Isenberg at Princeton University and Marcus Hunter at the University of California Los Angeles at Pittsburgh2023UHA@gmail.com.
Submission Deadline: February 20th, 2023.
UHA Program Committee
Marcus Hunter, UCLA
Alison Isenberg, Princeton
Davarian Baldwin, Trinity College
Lisa Boehm, Bridgewater State University
Kendra Boyd, Rutgers University - Camden
Brian Kelly, Queen's University Belfast
Jessica Klanderud, Berea College
Kevin Mumford, University of Illinois
Carl Nightingale, State University Buffalo
Brian Purnell, Bowdoin College
Keona Ervin, Bowdoin College
Emma Hart, University of Pennsylvania
Erika Rappaport, UC Santa Barbara
Sarah Lopez, University of Pennsylvania