• 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 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: 

    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  


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

  • 28 Nov 2022 10:37 AM | Daniela Sheinin (Administrator)

    The History Department at UNC-Chapel Hill ( invites applications for this distinguished professorship in global history, beginning 1 July 2023. Click here for more information. 

    Review of applications will begin on 9 December 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • 14 Nov 2022 10:41 AM | Daniela Sheinin (Administrator)

    The Graduate Group in City & Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania's Weitzman School of Design welcomes applications from those wishing to complete a PhD in City & Regional Planning with a focus on the history of the built environment.

    The Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design recently launched the Initiative in the History of the Built Environment. The initiative organizes and amplifies existing work at Penn, promotes new scholarship, and supports doctoral students committed to studying history in the fields of city planning, preservation, and design.

    Beginning with the 2022-23 admissions cycle, the Graduate Group in City & Regional Planning enthusiastically welcomes applications from those wishing to complete a PhD in City & Regional Planning with a focus on the history of the built environment. These Fellows in the History of the Built Environment will complete their coursework through targeted offerings in the Departments of City & Regional Planning and History, as well as a broad array of options across the Weitzman School and larger university. Specific course requirements include the regular doctoral colloquium sequence in City & Regional Planning, readings and research seminars in the History of the Built Environment, and courses in the methods and practice of history. These Fellows will receive five years of doctoral fellowship funding.

    Applicants should follow the standard doctoral admissions process at Weitzman School of Design, but be sure to elaborate upon their particular interest in the urban or metropolitan history of the built environment in their research statement. In addition, the submitted writing sample should showcase historical research, ideally based upon primary sources.

    To learn more about the doctoral program in City & Regional Planning at Penn, please see our website. For any questions, or to discuss this opportunity further, feel free to reach out to Eugenie Birch, Graduate Group Chair, or Francesca Russello Ammon, director of the Initiative in the History of the Built Environment.


  • 14 Nov 2022 10:25 AM | Daniela Sheinin (Administrator)

    CFP: Sound, Language & the Making of Urban Space, University of Copenhagen, August 24th and 25th 2023.

    This conference centers on the city, the metropolis, and on sound and language as central elements in the production of urban spaces and communities. The organizers particularly welcome contributions that explore ways in which sonic and linguistic approaches to urban communities, lifestyles and practices can enrich each other.

    For more info click here, and for the full CFP click here

    Paper proposals of up to 300 words plus short bio of up to 100 words to be sent to Jakob Ingemann Parby at before January 2nd 2023.

  • 14 Nov 2022 10:16 AM | Daniela Sheinin (Administrator)

    The Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) offers a number of awards and fellowships to promote and support vernacular architectural fieldwork and scholarship, as well as the dissemination of research. Prizes are awarded to recognize the contributions to the study of vernacular architecture. Information about applying and past winners can be found on the VAF website at:

    The deadline, unless otherwise noted, is February 1, 2023.

    The 2023 awards, prizes and fellowships will be presented at the 44th annual VAF conference in Plymouth, Massachusetts, May 17-20, 2023. 

  • 10 Nov 2022 10:08 AM | Daniela Sheinin (Administrator)

    The Vernacular Architecture Forum invites paper and poster proposals for its 44th Annual Conference, May 17 to May 20, 2023 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The paper and poster sessions will be on Saturday, May 20. Papers may address topics relating to vernacular and everyday buildings, sites, or cultural landscapes worldwide and how people use these sites. We also welcome papers that explore new methodologies for researching vernacular architecture, or new pedagogies for engaging students in the analysis of everyday buildings and cultural landscapes. Full submission details HERE.

    Deadline: December 19, 2022

  • 30 Oct 2022 8:00 PM | Anonymous

    The UHA is seeking a new co-chair for the program committee for 2023. The UHA program committee is dedicated to organizing various types of programming for UHA members with a heavy focus on virtual events. These events range from workshops and discussions such as Conversations on the Academic Job Market that took place on October 1st, to plenaries like The State of the Global City: Problems and Possibilities”Note: This committee is separate from the conference programming committee. The events planned by this group are programs that happen outside of the conference. 

    The co-chair position requires only a few hours a month of working with other committee members on event planning. If you're interested in the position, please contact the UHA executive director, Allyson Moralez, at

    We also would like to thank the two current co-chairs, Constanze Weise and Rachel Sturman for all of their amazing work and dedication! 

  • 18 Oct 2022 1:51 PM | Daniela Sheinin (Administrator)

    The Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) offers research fellowships of up to three weeks a year to promote the interpretation of Virginia and access to its collections. Thanks to a matching grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and generous gifts from individuals, fellowships carry a weekly stipend of $1,000 and $500 for local mileage. A week is defined as five days in the Mr. and Mrs. E. Claiborne Robins, Jr. Research Library, which is open 10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday. For information about the research fellowships and how to apply for 2023, please visit the following page on the VMHC website:

    The deadline for applications is Friday, January 27, 2023. 

  • 23 Sep 2022 8:34 AM | Daniela Sheinin (Administrator)

    Are you preparing for an academic job search? Are you still early in your program and just want some info? Whether you've begun putting in applications or are just starting to think about future plans, join us for the UHA's Conversations on the Academic Job Market! This is a virtual event on October 1, 2022 at 2pm Eastern.

    The event will feature Pedro A. Regalado, Joseph Watson and Constanze Weise, three scholars who have recently secured academic positions in history and architecture. They will share their experiences and offer tips for navigating the often difficult terrain of the academic job search. There will be ample time for conversation so bring any and all questions! Please register HERE for the Zoom link. 

  • 01 Sep 2022 2:30 PM | Daniela Sheinin (Administrator)

    The Urban History Association invites submissions for its 10th Biennial Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on October 26-29, 2023.

    The conference theme is “Reparations & the Right to the City.” It not only responds to increasing global calls for restorative justice and rights to the city for all, it also aims to set and reset the role and mission of Urban History at present and into the future as an intensely interdisciplinary and transnational enterprise focusing on all aspects of metropolitan, urban, and suburban history.

    Click here for the full CFP. The submission deadline is February 20th, 2023.

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