2012-2013 Newberry Urban History Dissertation Group

2012-2013 Workshops

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Urban History Dissertation Group
Karen Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago and Rebecca Marchiel, Northwestern University

Elite Efforts for Interracialism: Housing and Chicago’s Catholic Interracial Council in the Postwar World
Karen Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago

“’We Can Act Together’: The Federal Housing Administration and the Origins of the Urban Reinvestment Movement
Rebecca Marchiel, Northwestern University

Saturday, October 6, 2012
Urban History Dissertation Group
Parker Everett, University of Chicago

“The Incorporation of Greater Berlin, 1900-1933: The Theory and Practice of Urban Planning within a Society in Crisis—Dissertation Introduction”
Parker Everett, University of Chicago

Saturday, November 3, 2012
Urban History Dissertation Group
Stephanie Seawell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Garfield Park: Swimming, Space, and the Symbolism of Citizenship in Cleveland’s Black Freedom Movement
Stephanie Seawell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Saturday, December 1, 2012
Urban History Dissertation Group
Amy Jin Johnson, Brown University and Abby Trollinger, Northwestern University

‘The Coldest Blooded Outrage’: The 1892 Case that Shook Los Angeles
Amy Jin Johnson, Brown University

‘Some Folks Won’t Work’: Settlement Workers and Social Insurance in the Twenties
Abby Trollinger, Northwestern University

Saturday, February 2, 2013
Urban History Dissertation Group
Tom Dorrance, University of Illinois at Chicago

Crafting the New Deal Economy
Tom Dorrance, University of Illinois at Chicago

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Urban History Dissertation Group
Chloe Taft, Yale University

Navigating Postindustrial Ethnicity
Chloe Taft, Yale University

Saturday, April 6, 2013
Urban History Dissertation Group
Ashley Johnson, Northwestern University

Illegal Laborers: Undocumented Europeans and Detroit’s Unions, 1924-1942
Ashley Johnson, Northwestern University

Saturday, May 4, 2013
Urban History Dissertation Group
Susannah Engstrom, University of Chicago

Urban Challenges and the Appeal of Cultural Institutions in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Susannah Engstrom, University of Chicago