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The Newberry Urban History Dissertation Group

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All meetings are held on Saturdays from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Newberry, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois.


The group is sponsored by The Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago.


This is a monthly workshop in which graduate students studying urban history issues present to their peers works-in-progress from their dissertations. Papers are pre-circulated by email and must be requested in advance. If you are interested in presenting or would like to attend, please contact the Scholl Center at scholl@newberry.org.


Samuel Kling, Northwestern University, and Aram Sarkisian, Northwestern Universit, serve as coordinators for 2015-2016.


The Urban History Dissertation Group 2016-2017 Call for Proposals is now open. Proposals will be accepted from March 1, 2016 to May 1, 2016. To submit a proposal, please visit our webform and upload a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief CV. Applications will not be accepted via email or in hard copy.


The group is open only to graduate students (no faculty), and members should be committed to attending as many of the meetings as possible.


To see a listing of past workshops, please select a year below:


2014-2015 | 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009

2007-2008
| 2006-2007 | 2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004