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Letter to UHA Members from the President and President-Elect

08 Dec 2022 8:48 AM | Daniela Sheinin (Administrator)

Dear Colleagues, 

We hope this letter finds you in good health and enjoying the impending Holiday Season.  

We are writing to thank you for your membership and ongoing contributions to the mission and work of the Urban History Association---“to foster connections among the diverse, interdisciplinary field of urban history, for the benefit of its members’ scholarship and professional development, and to disseminate urban-related scholarship to the broadest possible audience.”  

As we near the close of the current calendar year, we are pleased to report significant progress on all phases of our programs and mission, including plans to host and fund-raise for the 2023 biennial meeting in the city of Pittsburgh under the theme: “Reparations & the Right to the City.”  With rising global interest in issues of injustice, past and present, and movements for various forms of redress, we anticipate significant participation in this conference.  Moreover, in an effort to enhance the transnational reach of the conference, we are forging diverse programmatic collaborations, most notably with the world renowned Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater Archives and Museum in Western Pennsylvania; the Smithsonian Museum affiliated Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh; and the multicity A. W. Mellon Foundation-funded Crafting Democratic Futures Project, housed at the University of Michigan’s global Center for Social Solutions.  

Thanks to the dynamic and diligent leadership of our staff and officers, the UHA is maintaining and even beginning to expand its range of programs and services to members in the slowly emerging post-pandemic world.  In January 2023, we will provide an update on our progress over the calendar year 2022.  

None of this important work would be possible without the continuing and dedicated support of our members.  Your membership is simply indispensable to the success of this organization.  We not only hope that you will renew and continue to be part of the UHA community, but that you will also spread the word and help us recruit new members among your network of students, friends, and colleagues.  

You can renew your membership online by logging on to our website with your email and password at https://www.urbanhistory.org/. Once you are logged in, click on your name to access your member profile and renew your membership. Don't know your password? Reset it here: https://www.urbanhistory.org/Sys/ResetPasswordRequest 

Again, thanks for joining the UHA.  Should you have any questions about renewing your membership, or about the UHA in general, please don’t hesitate to contact our membership director, Amanda Boston, at amb610@pitt.edu.  


Joe William Trotter, Jr., President and Andrew K. Sandoval-Strausz, President Elect

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