The Urban History Association supports and encourages the historical study and teaching of cities, suburbs and metropolitan regions in all time periods throughout the world.
The Eighth Biennial Conference of the Urban History Association took place 13-16 Oct. 2016 at the Philip Corboy Law Center of Loyola University Chicago, one block away from the city's famed Water Tower and Michigan Avenue.
Loyola’s College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School, Department of History, and Center for Urban Research and Learning joined the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, the Chicago History Museum, the Minow Family Foundation, and the University of Chicago Press as major sponsors. The conference attracted 722 urban historians, writers, scholars and journalists from six continents, including more than 40 states and a dozen countries. They participated in more than 150 panels, plenaries, roundtables, and tours during the four-day event.
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