2008-2009 Newberry Urban History Dissertation Group

2008-2009 Workshops

Saturday, September 6, 2008
Urban History Dissertation Group: Jennifer Hull, University of Wisconsin at Madison and Dale Winling, University of Michigan

“Mapping Respectability: Freedom’s Journal and Virtual Place-Making in Emancipation Era New York City”
Jennifer Hull, University of Wisconsin at Madison

“The X Brothers and Middletown: Campus Development in an All-American Community”
Dale Winling, University of Michigan

Saturday, October 4, 2008
Urban History Dissertation Group: Amy Absher, University of Washington

“ ‘I Can’t Be Satisfied’: The Black Muscians in Chicago”
Amy Absher, University of Washington

Saturday, November 1, 2008
Urban History Dissertation Group: Sarah Frohardt-Lane, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Margaret Lee, University of Wisconsin at Madison

“Getting Around in the Motor City: Race, Mobility, and Environment in Postwar Detroit”
Sarah Frohardt-Lane, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Ethnic Reactions to Racial Diversity, 1960s Chicago”
Margaret Lee, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Saturday, December 6, 2008
Urban History Dissertation Group: Jennifer Vanore, University of Chicago

“From Foundings to Foundations: The Landscape of Religious Hospital Care in 1950s Los Angeles”
Jennifer Vanore, University of Chicago

Saturday, February 7, 2009
Urban History Dissertation Group: Ed Miller, University of Illinois at Chicago and Phyllis Santacroce, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Changes in the Banking Industry, 1995–2004
Ed Miller, University of Illinois at Chicago

Urban Renewal and Housing in Milwaukee: A Diminishing Role for the State?
Phyllis Santacroce, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Saturday, March 7, 2009
Urban History Dissertation Group: Marygrace Tyrrell, Northwestern University

“Moving to New York: Housing Puerto Ricans in New York City, 1940-52”
Marygrace Tyrrell, Northwestern University

Saturday, April 4, 2009
Urban History Dissertation Group: Chris Cantwell, Cornell University and David Spatz

“Doers of the Word: Adult Bible Classes and Urban Reform in the Progressive Era”
Chris Cantwell, Cornell University

“Reconstructing Chicago: The Real and Symbolic Capital of Expressway Jursidiction and Finance”
David Spatz

Saturday, May 2, 2009
Urban History Dissertation Group: Tamsen Anderson, University of California at Berkeley and Jessica Westphal, University of Chicago

“Housing Industrial Workers in Indiana Harbor, Indiana, 1920-50”
Tamsen Anderson, University of California at Berkeley

“Theater as Sanctuary: Creating the Central Church in Chicago”
Jessica Westphal, University of Chicago