• 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.

  • 29 Aug 2022 10:22 PM | Anonymous

    Rochester, NY, often has been at the center of conversations about the distinctive character of mid-sized cities in the United States. In 2002, Rochester Mayor William A. Johnson, Jr. convened the “Rochester Conversation on Mid-Sized Cities” to bring together “mayors, academics, urban policy experts, writers and others” for an examination of the challenges facing urban centers that occupy the poorly understood middle ground between towns and metropolises. Such “Rochester conversations” have an even deeper history: In 1939, Rochester City Historian Blake McKelvey launched the Rochester History journal in partnership with the Rochester Public Library. Neither boosterish nor antiquarian, Rochester History offered a new model of urban history that allowed Rochesterians to reflect on their city’s present and future by more rigorously examining its past.

    This 2023 conference reopens the “Rochester Conversation” on mid-sized cities that Johnson inaugurated two decades ago and marks a re-envisioning of Rochester History in partnership with the RIT Press. In both cases, we hope to use this moment to inspire new conversations about the meaning of America’s mid-sized cities now and in the future. What defines a mid-sized city in our time and what changes loom on the horizon for these essential urban environments? How does history frame the various issues faced by America’s mid-sized cities? How are mid-sized cities dealing with critical issues ranging from racial justice to immigration to economic dislocation? How do we teach, archive, and present to the public the diverse history of America’s mid-sized cities? Additional topics might include the significance of political leadership and political organizing; disinvestment and affordable housing; racial segregation; education in both urban and metropolitan con texts; health disparities; the “Meds, Eds, and Arts” economy and a critical appraisal of the role of regionalism in mid-sized cities.

    We invite abstracts for papers and full panels on these and other topics on mid-sized cities in (and beyond) the United States. We also invite papers aimed at re-examining Rochester’s history, which may be featured in a special panel and roundtable. Proposals for creative interventions/non-traditional panels are also welcome. Select presenters will be invited to submit longer versions of their presentations for consideration for publication in the journal, Rochester History, or an edited volume on the mid-size city to be published by RIT Press.

    The conference will take place at the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County in downtown Rochester, New York, April 21–22, 2023. The program will consist of keynote lectures, panels, and moderated discussions.

    We are honored and pleased to announce that our keynote speaker is Dr. Joe W. Trotter Jr., Giant Eagle University Professor of History and Social Justice at Carnegie Mellon University and incoming president of the Urban History Association. In addition, the conference will feature a plenary conversation between the Hon. William A. Johnson Jr., former City of Rochester mayor, and the Hon. Malik Evans, current mayor, moderated by Erica Bryant, Associate Director of Writing at the Vera Institute for Justice and former Democrat and Chronicle columnist.

    Proposals are due by October 15, 2022, and should include:

    • Title of proposed session and/or paper
      Session description (for full session proposals) (maximum 250 words)

    • Abstract of each individual paper (maximum 500 words each)

    • Biographical information (short CV)

    • Contact information (email, telephone, and postal address)

    If you are submitting a proposal with multiple panelists, please include biographical and contact information for each panelist.

    Submit a proposal

    You will be notified if the paper/panel is accepted by December 1, 2022.

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