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Announcing Chicago Urban History Seminar Dates, 2020-2021

13 Oct 2020 5:04 PM | Hope Shannon

CHICAGO URBAN HISTORY SEMINARS: 2020–21  --  Chicago History Museum

Until the COVID-19 pandemic abates, UHS sessions will convene remotely via Zoom. Programs are on select Thursdays. The Zoom session will open at 6:45pm, our program will start at 7:00 pm, and it will conclude by 8:15 pm. Sessions are without charge but contributions in any amount to the Chicago History Museum would be most welcomed. A Zoom link will be provided upon registering in advance for each session.

To receive monthly email announcements about UHS seminars, please contact Audrey Womack at womack@chicagohistory.org.

Seminar Schedule:

September 24, 2020
Colin Gordon
University of Iowa
"Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs"

October 29, 2020
Erik S. Gellman
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Urban Spaces and Democratic Protest in Postwar Chicago: Historicizing the Street Photography of Art Shay"

November 19, 2020
Deborah Kanter
Albion College
"Chicago Católico: Making/Unmaking Mexican Parishes"

January 14, 2021
Carl S. Smith
Northwestern University
"The Elusiveness of History: Responding Again to the Great Chicago Fire"

February 18, 2021
Ward Miller
Preservation Chicago
"Revisioning Historic Preservation Chicago in the Twenty-First Century"

March 18, 2021
Douglas Flowe
Washington University in St. Louis
"Uncontrollable Blackness"

April 8, 2021
Pedro A. Regalado
Harvard University
"Latinx New York: Work and the Origins of the Modern City"

May 13, 2021
Lilia Fernández
Rutgers University
"Laboring in the Industrial Chicago: Latino Workers in the Age of Manufacturing Flight"

Michael H. Ebner, Lake Forest College
Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College
D. Bradford Hunt, Loyola University Chicago
Peter T. Alter, Chicago History Museum


We encourage expressions of interest—from historians early in their careers as well as more senior scholars—who might wish to make a presentation during 2021–22. We prefer that our speakers discuss works in progress rather than a book or article already published.

For more information, please contact Peter T. Alter at alter@chicagohistory.org

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