All meetings are held on Saturdays from 3 – 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.
If you are interesting in presenting during the 2013-14 seminar, please see the Call for Proposals for instructions. Submissions are due June 5.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
“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
“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
“Garfield Park: Swimming, Space, and the Symbolism of Citizenship in Cleveland’s Black Freedom Movement”
Stephanie Seawell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“‘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
“Crafting the New Deal Economy”
Tom Dorrance, University of Illinois at Chicago
“Navigating Postindustrial Ethnicity”
Chloe Taft, Yale University
“Illegal Laborers: Undocumented Europeans and Detroit’s Unions, 1924-1942”
Ashley Johnson, Northwestern University
“Urban Challenges and the Appeal of Cultural Institutions in Minneapolis and St. Paul”
Susannah Engstrom, University of Chicago