Urban History Association Conference

UHA Tenth Biennial Conference: Reparations & the Right to the City

Pittsburgh, PA October 26-29, 2023

Information for Graduate Students

Discount Tickets

The UHA offers discounted registration and gala tickets for graduate students. We highly encourage graduate students to take advantage of the lower-priced gala ticket HERE, which includes a full dinner. 

Volunteer for Free Registration! 

The UHA is offering free registration to graduate students in exchange for five hours of volunteer work at the conference. This includes:

  • working the registration table to distribute conference materials
  • setting up the book exhibit space
  • technical assistance
  • offering general support to conference goers
  • and more. 
Please contact Daniela Sheinin at dsheinin@urbanhistory.org if you are interested in volunteering. 

Raymond A. Mohl Graduate Student Paper Prize

The Urban History Association (UHA), in partnership with the Journal of Urban History, is pleased to announce the Raymond A. Mohl Award for the best graduate student paper presented at the Tenth Biennial Conference of the Urban History Association in Pittsburgh, October 26-29, 2023. The prize committee will seek submissions (not to exceed 25 pages, including notes) from full-time students on all aspects of urban, suburban, and metropolitan history. Entries must approximate the actual conference papers. The author of the winning paper will receive (1) recognition and a cash award of $150, which will be presented during the conference; and (2) an invitation to submit the award-winning manuscript to the Journal of Urban History for review for publication. Paper submissions should be emailed as an electronic pdf to each of the following prize committee members by September 1, 2023:

David Goldfield


Kyle Mays


Ian Balisy 


Travel Reimbursements

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Carnegie Mellon University, The conference budget tentatively includes subsidized graduate student travel to the UHA conference.

Graduate students who appear on the program should save their travel receipts for possible reimbursement.

More information on eligibility and the application process will be shared soon!

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