Past Urban History Dissertation Group Meetings | Newberry

Past Urban History Dissertation Group Meetings

Past Workshops

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Urban History Dissertation Group
“The Wilderness Years of Chicago: Saving Nature in Postwar Chicago,1945-Present” Andrew Dribin, University of Illinois at Chicago “Icons of Lenin or Prayers for the Tsar? Russian Orthodoxy and Radicalism in Red Scare Detroit, 1917-1924” Aram Sarkisian, Northwestern University
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Urban History Dissertation Group
“A Good Place to Work and Play, A Good Place to Work and Stay: South Lynne Community Council, 1957-1965” Christopher Ramsey, Loyola University Chicago “National Narrative and Contested Urban Space: Berlin’s Three Airports” Mark Beirn, Washington University in St. Louis
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Urban History Dissertation Group
“Fueling Class: Comfort and Consumption in Gilded Age Chicago” Courtney Wiersema, University of Notre Dame
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Urban History Dissertation Group
“Stitching Together a Metropolis: The Constituting Landscape in Sylvester Baxter’s Boston” Sam Kling, Northwestern University
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Urban History Dissertation Group
“Stitching Together a Metropolis: The Constituting Landscape in Sylvester Baxter’s Boston” Garrett Dash Nelson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Urban History Dissertation Group
“We Cannot Have Guardians that Have to be Guarded”: Freedom, Denial, and the Elusive Nature of Justice in the Chicago Police Torture Cases.” Andrew Baer, Northwestern University “‘New Leftists, Poverty Warriors, and Rebel Nuns: Sixties Activists in a Community on the Brink.” Devin Hunter, Loyola University Chicago
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Urban History Dissertation Group
Ashley Johnson, Northwestern University “An International City: Business, Ethnic Borders, and Nativism on the Detroit Borderland”
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Urban History Dissertation Group
“Imagining Downtown Real Estate: Mobility and the Discovery of Property Values in Chicago, 1917-1933”Sam Kling, Northwestern University “Where Have All the Gardens Gone? The Domestic Pastoral and the Decline of Urban Agriculture in Chicago, 1833-1893”Courtney Wiersema, University of Notre Dame
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Urban History Dissertation Group
“ ‘Communities Must be Vigilant’: Grassroots Financial Regulation through the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977”Rebecca Marchiel, Northwestern University “ ‘They Wanted to be Choirboys’: Ambition and Abuse at Area 2 in the Violent 1970s”Andrew Baer, Northwestern University
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Urban History Dissertation Group
“Bleachman to the Rescue: Fighting AIDS with Comics and Spatial Restrictions”Lindsey Wieck, University of Notre Dame
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Urban History Dissertation Group
“Illegal Detroiters: Undocumented Europeans and Unions in America’s Motor City, 1924-1942”Ashley Johnson, Northwestern University “Performing Settler Colonialism, Constructing Race: African Americans, Native Americans, and White People at Detroit’s 1901 Bicentennial”Kyle Mays, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Urban History Dissertation Group
“ ‘Fair Employment is Good Business’: William G. Caples and Equal Employment Opportunity Voluntarism at the Inland Steel Co. of Chicago, 1946-1968”Johannes Steffens, Heidelberg University, Germany “Forgetting How to Hate? The Evolution of White Responses to Integration on the Southwest Side of Chicago, 1945-1987”Christopher Ramsey, Loyola University
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Urban History Dissertation Group
“Incorporating the Conspicuous Consumer: Sumptuary Laws and the Problem of Female Publicity in Veblen’s Chicago”Emily Remus, University of Chicago “Class, Race, and Politics: Social Movements and Working-Class Identity”Naomi Williams, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Urban History Dissertation Group
“The Cultural Construction of Urban Renewal in Uptown Chicago, 1958-1964”Devin Hunter, Loyola University “Secular Temples to the Civilized City: The Politics of Theaters in São Paulo, Brazil, 1890-1920” Aiala Levy, University of Chicago
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Urban History Dissertation Group
“One Last Cup of Coffee: The Decline of the London Coffeehouse”Brendan Mackie, Independent Scholar “Order in the Landscape: Structuring Life and Work in Bethlehem, PA Since 1741”Chloe Taft, Yale University
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Urban History Dissertation Group
Urban Challenges and the Appeal of Cultural Institutions in Minneapolis and St. Paul”Susannah Engstrom, University of Chicago
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Urban History Dissertation Group
Illegal Laborers: Undocumented Europeans and Detroit’s Unions, 1924-1942” Ashley Johnson, Northwestern University
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Urban History Dissertation Group
Navigating Postindustrial Ethnicity” Chloe Taft, Yale University
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Urban History Dissertation Group
Crafting the New Deal Economy” Tom Dorrance, University of Illinois at Chicago
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Urban History Dissertation Group
‘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, November 3, 2012
Urban History Dissertation Group
Garfield Park: Swimming, Space, and the Symbolism of Citizenship in Cleveland’s Black Freedom Movement” Stephanie Seawell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Urban History Dissertation Group
“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, September 8, 2012
Urban History Dissertation Group
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, May 5, 2012
The group is open only to graduate students (no faculty), and members should be committed to attending as many of the meetings as possible.  Papers are pre-circulated by e-mail 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.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
The group is open only to graduate students (no faculty), and members should be committed to attending as many of the meetings as possible.  Papers are pre-circulated by e-mail 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.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
The group is open only to graduate students (no faculty), and members should be committed to attending as many of the meetings as possible.  Papers are pre-circulated by e-mail 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.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
The group is open only to graduate students (no faculty), and members should be committed to attending as many of the meetings as possible.  Papers are pre-circulated by e-mail 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.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
The group is open only to graduate students (no faculty), and members should be committed to attending as many of the meetings as possible.  Papers are pre-circulated by e-mail 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.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
The group is open only to graduate students (no faculty), and members should be committed to attending as many of the meetings as possible.  Papers are pre-circulated by e-mail 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.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
The group is open only to graduate students (no faculty), and members should be committed to attending as many of the meetings as possible.  Papers are pre-circulated by e-mail 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.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The group is open only to graduate students (no faculty), and members should be committed to attending as many of the meetings as possible.  Papers are pre-circulated by e-mail 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.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
“De-Militarization of the San Francisco Bay Area”Hugo Evans, Bowling Green State University “Utopia Negotiated: Tugwell’s Resettlement Administration at Work”Molly T. Mackean, Northwestern University
Saturday, April 2, 2011
“Chicago’s Public School Youth and the Social Experience of the Citizenship Classroom in the 1920s”Kathryn Wegner, University of Illinois at Chicago
Saturday, March 5, 2011
“Prairie Fires: The 1960s Urban Rebellions as Class Protest in Three Midwestern Cities”Ashley Howard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “Making the Modern Slum and Urbanizing Poverty; Bombay and its Oceanic Frontier, 1870-1930”Sheetal Chhabria, Columbia University
Saturday, February 5, 2011
“Efficient Servants of Democracy: The Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy, Social Work and the Politics of Charity”Anthony Todd, University of Chicago “Women, Corruption, and Catholicism: The Making of a Murder and Chicago’s Reconstruction-Era Nativism”Mimi Cowan, Boston College
Saturday, December 4, 2010
“Music Education for Making Citizens:The Hull-House Music School and Immigrant Assimilation”Glenda Goodman, Harvard University “ ‘Who Has the School Has the Future!’: Child Education, Gender, and the Socialist Labor Movement in Germany, 1880-1914”Mark Bullock, University of Illinois at Chicago
Saturday, November 6, 2010
“A Democratic Army: The Politics of the Chicago Police Representation Election, 1972-1981”Megan Adams, University of California- Berkeley
Saturday, October 2, 2010
“When Public Opinion Lost Its ‘Convenience’ and ‘Necessity’-Definitions of the Popular Will in Progressive-Socialist Transit Debates”Karen W. Moore, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Saturday, September 11, 2010
“More Than a ‘Moral Victory’: Policing Sexual and Racial Minorities in a Neo-Liberal City, Washington D.C., 1968-1980”Kwame Holmes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Saturday, May 1, 2010
“The Methadone Era: The Politics of Drug Treatment in 1970s New York”Maureen Mahoney, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Saturday, May 1, 2010
“The Methadone Era: The Politics of Drug Treatment in 1970s New York”Maureen Mahoney, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Saturday, April 3, 2010
“Paying for God’s Work: Philanthropy, Insurance, and the Problems of Budget in an Urban Hospital, Los Angeles in the 1960s”Jennifer Vanore, University of Chicago
Saturday, April 3, 2010
“Paying for God’s Work: Philanthropy, Insurance, and the Problems of Budget in an Urban Hospital, Los Angeles in the 1960s”Jennifer Vanore, University of Chicago
Saturday, March 6, 2010
“ ‘When you ride alone you ride with Hitler’: Conservation and Sacrifice during the Second World War”Sarah Frohardt-Lane, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Saturday, March 6, 2010
“ ‘When you ride alone you ride with Hitler’: Conservation and Sacrifice during the Second World War”Sarah Frohardt-Lane, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Saturday, February 6, 2010
“Theater Culture: ‘Redpemptive Recreation’ in McVicker’s Theater”Jessica Westphal, University of Chicago
Saturday, February 6, 2010
“Theater Culture: ‘Redpemptive Recreation’ in McVicker’s Theater”Jessica Westphal, University of Chicago
Saturday, December 5, 2009
“Constructing Citizenship: Industrial Americanization and Loyalty in Red Chicago, 1917 - 1922”Kathryn Wegner, University of Illinois, Chicago
Saturday, December 5, 2009
“Constructing Citizenship: Industrial Americanization and Loyalty in Red Chicago, 1917 - 1922”Kathryn Wegner, University of Illinois, Chicago
Saturday, November 7, 2009
“Reshaping Ethnic Boundaries in Response to Racial Diversity, 1960s Chicago”Margaret Lee, University of Wisconsin - Madison “Texas in Tension: Federal Politics and Regional Growth in Mid-Century Austin”Dale Winling, University of Michigan
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Reshaping Ethnic Boundaries in Response to Racial Diversity, 1960s ChicagoMargaret Lee, University of Wisconsin - Madison Texas in Tension: Federal Politics and Regional Growth in Mid-Century AustinDale Winling, University of Michigan
Saturday, October 10, 2009
“The African Infant School in the Organ Factory Basement: Multi-Storied Spaces in Early 19th-Century Manhattan” Jennifer Hull, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Saturday, October 3, 2009
“The African Infant School in the Organ Factory Basement: Multi-Storied Spaces in Early 19th-Century Manhattan” Jennifer Hull, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Saturday, September 12, 2009
“The Ragged Edge of Nonentity: Tramps and Tramping”Paul Durica, University of Chicago “Reordering Chicago: Expressway Politics, Individual Choice, and the New Regional, Social, and Commercial Geography” David Spatz, University of Chicago
Saturday, September 12, 2009
“The Ragged Edge of Nonentity: Tramps and Tramping” Paul Durica, University of Chicago “Reordering Chicago: Expressway Politics, Individual Choice, and the New Regional, Social, and Commercial Geography” David Spatz, University of Chicago
Saturday, May 2, 2009
“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
Saturday, April 4, 2009
“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, March 7, 2009
“Moving to New York: Housing Puerto Ricans in New York City, 1940-52”Marygrace Tyrrell, Northwestern University
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Changes in the Banking Industry, 1995–2004Ed 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, December 6, 2008
“From Foundings to Foundations: The Landscape of Religious Hospital Care in 1950s Los Angeles”Jennifer Vanore, University of Chicago
Saturday, November 1, 2008
“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, October 4, 2008
“ ‘I Can’t Be Satisfied’: The Black Muscians in Chicago” Amy Absher, University of Washington
Saturday, September 6, 2008
“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, May 3, 2008
“ ‘The fact remains, we are Negroes’: Dissonance and the Desegregation of Chicago’s Musicians’ Union in 1963” Amy Absher, University of Washington “Healthy Bodies/Healthy Souls: Hospitals, Religion, and Urban Development in Postwar Los Angeles” Jennifer Vanore, University of Chicago
Saturday, April 5, 2008
“Students and the Second Ghetto: Politics, Real Estate and Housing at the University of Chicago, 1940–1970” Dale Winling, University of Michigan
Saturday, March 1, 2008
“ ‘An Era of Prosperity’: East Chicago at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century” Tamsen Anderson, University of California at Berkeley “Entertaining Sacred Space: Religion and Culture in Chicago, 1860–1900” Jessica Westphal, University of Chicago
Saturday, February 2, 2008
“Ashes and Dust: Unbuilding the American Urban Landscape” Emily Lieb, Columbia University “Imagining Chicago: The Political, Economic and Rhetorical Origins of Limited Access, Below-Grade Roads” David Spatz, University of Chicago
Saturday, December 1, 2007
“Gentrification in St. Charles?: A Case Study” Edward Miller, University of Illinois at Chicago “The political landscape of Wisconsin and Milwaukee: From Progressives to Socialists” Phyllis Santacroce, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Saturday, November 3, 2007
“Moving Out, Moving On? Ethnicity and Class Identity in the Process of Ethnic Suburbanization, Chicago 1900–1920” Margaret Lee, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Saturday, October 6, 2007
“Barrio Obrero: A Case Study of Local Housing Initiatives in Puerto Rico” Marygrace Tyrell, Northwestern University
Saturday, September 8, 2007
“From Containment to Liberation: The Postwar University and the Architecture of Urban Renewal” Michael Carriere, University of Chicago
Saturday, May 5, 2007
“‘No Idle Dream:’ Industrializing Northwestern Indiana, 1850–1900”Tamsen Anderson, University of California, Berkeley
Saturday, April 7, 2007
“Dividing Chicago’s West Side: Clearing Land for the Congress Expressway, 1944–1956”David Spatz, University of Chicago
Saturday, March 3, 2007
“Theorizing Wright and Brooks’ Literary Landscapes: Dialectics of ‘Placelessness and Boundedness’ in Chicago’s Kitchenettes”Elizabeth Schroeder, Saint Louis University
Saturday, May 13, 2006
“Environmental History of Milwaukee County”Steve Servais, Marquette University
Saturday, April 8, 2006
“The Great Books in Chicago and Beyond, 2001-Present”Tim Lacy, Loyola University
Saturday, March 11, 2006
“ ‘For the Money There Is In It’: Chicago Civil War Attractions During the 1890s”Jennifer Bridge, Loyola University
Saturday, February 11, 2006
“The Test of Democracy”Sarah Hardin, University of Kentucky
Saturday, January 14, 2006
“Negotiating Modern Life at the Urban Periphery: The Development of the Industrial Suburb of East Chicago, Indiana, 1860-1960”Tamsen Anderson, University of California at Berkeley
Saturday, December 10, 2005
“D.L. Moody: Revivalism, the Self-Made Man, and the YMCA”Justin Pettegrew, Loyola University
Saturday, November 12, 2005
“ ‘The Things that Truly Last’? Privatist Planning, Social Mobility, and the (un)Churching of Philadelphia”Tom Rzeznik, University of Notre Dame
Saturday, October 8, 2005
“Organizing Chicago’s ‘Silent Majority’: The Citizens Action Program, the Midwest Academy and the ‘New Urban Populism’, 1969-1975”Steve Hagemann, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Saturday, September 10, 2005
“Whitefish Bay”Christopher Miller, Marquette University
Saturday, May 7, 2005
“Women’s Health in Milwaukee”Brigitte Charaus, Marquette University
Saturday, April 9, 2005
“Live in Concert: Dancing Around the Psychedelic Ballroom”Michael Kramer, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Saturday, March 5, 2005
“Neighborhood Schools, Community Control: Contrasting Investments in Community Across the Color Line”Brett Gadsden, Northwestern University
Saturday, February 5, 2005
“Ethnic Leisure in Milwaukee: Outdoor Beer Gardens”Paul Ferguson, Black Hawk College
Saturday, December 4, 2004
“All-American City: Race and Housing in Louisville, Kentucky”Sarah Hardin, University of Kentucky
Saturday, November 6, 2004
“Making a Democratic Culture: The Genesis of the Great Books Idea and the Formative Years of Mortimer Adler”Tim Lacy, Loyola University Chicago
Saturday, September 11, 2004
“At the Junction: The Incorporation of North Milwaukee, Wisconsin”Christopher Miller, Marquette University
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
“Mestizaje Meets the Color Line: Mexicans and Racial Formation in Chicago, East Chicago, and Gary, 1917-1960”Michael McCoyer, Northwestern University
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
“City of Mass Production: Building, Living, and Managing Detroit, America’s First Automobile Metropolis, 1915-1945”Matthew Daley, Bowling Green State University
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
“ ‘Entertainment for Men:’ Playboy and the Construction of Masculinity, 1953-1986”Elizabeth Fraterrigo, Loyola University Chicago
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
“Making a Democratic Culture: The Great Books, Mortimer Adler, and Twentieth-Century America”Tim Lacy, Loyola University Chicago
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
“The Architecture of Public School Buildings in Boston in the Nineteenth Century”Rachel Rommel, University of Chicago
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
“Sites of Lost Dwelling: The Archaic City in the Social Imagination of Post-World War II Urbanism”Anthony Raynsford, University of Chicago
Wednesday, November 19, 2003
“Persisting in the Shadow of Steel: Community Formation and Survival in Mexican South Chicago, 1919-1939”Michael Innis-Jimenez, University of Iowa
Wednesday, October 22, 2003
“Forces of Democracy: Violence, the State, and the Political Culture of Reconstruction”Carole Emberton, Northwestern University
Wednesday, September 24, 2003
“Education’s Enclave: Black Schooling in Baltimore, 1825-1859”Hilary Moss, Brandeis University