The Ninth Biennial Conference of the Urban History Association
“Cities at the Crossroads”
The Ninth Biennial Conference of the Urban History Association will take place 18-21 October 2018 in Columbia, South Carolina. Most events will be held at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center (900 Senate Street) and the Hilton Columbia Center (924 Senate Street).
The conference is expected to attract upwards of 500 urban historians, writers, scholars, and journalists. They will participate in approximately 100 panels, plenaries, roundtables, and tours during the four-day event. The conference theme is “Cities at the Crossroads,” which reflects the growing inter-disciplinarity of the field of urban history, the role of cities as meeting places, and the contemporary challenges of urban political isolation and tension over issues such as climate change, immigration, segregation, and inequality.