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Urban History Association Conference 2023

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

Pittsburgh, PA October 26-29, 2023

Conference Theme: Reparations & the Right to the City

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. Join upwards of 750 urban historians, writers, scholars, policymakers, urban planners, activists and journalists participating in approximately 100 panels, plenaries, roundtables, and tours during the four-day event. 

When and Where

Back to where it began: The conference will take place October 26-29, 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA, where the 1st UHA conference was held in 2002. The conference will be held at The Westin Pittsburgh in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district. The Westin is across the street from the August Wilson African American Cultural Center and a 6 minute walk to the Heinz History Center.  A conference schedule is coming soon!

Sponsors and Patrons

We welcome sponsorship at the following levels (including in-kind contributions):

Diamond:  $3,000+

Platinum:  $1,000-$2,999

Silver:  $500-999

Gold:  $250-499

Bronze:  $100-249

Please email UHA Executive Director, Allyson Moralez (amoralez@urbanhistory.org) if interested in becoming a sponsor.

UHA Local Arrangements Committee


Laurence Glasco, University of Pittsburgh

Andrew Masich, Heinz History Center


Nico Slate, Carnegie Mellon University

Wendy Goldman, Carnegie Mellon University

Michal Friedman, Carnegie Mellon University

Wanda Heading-Grant, Carnegie Mellon University

Joel Tarr, Carnegie Mellon University

Anne Madarasz, Heinz History Center

Charlene Foggie Barnett, Carnegie Museum of Art

Evan Frazier, The Advanced Leadership Institute

Avigail Oren, Independent Scholar and Metropole Co-Editor

Dr. Drew Smith, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Dan Holland, Independent Scholar

Andrew Simpson, Duquesne University

Rob Ruck, University of Pittsburgh

Ed Muller, University of Pittsburgh

Justin Gunther, Director, Fallingwater and V.P. Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Don Carter, Senior Research Fellow, Remaking Cities Institute

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

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