— ANNOUNCEMENTS —


Call for Papers:  Society of Applied Anthropology

76th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, March 29-April 2, 2016. The theme of the program is “Intersections.”

Call for Nominations: The 2015 Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award

The annual Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award recognizes an outstanding book, published in English, which exhibits excellence in addressing issues of urban communication. It is named in honor of the late social activist and author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities. All entries must be published between Jan 1 2013 and June 30, 2015. The book award brings with it a $500 prize.

To nominate a book, please send a short letter of nomination or self-nomination (in the form of an email attachment) to Steve Macek, chair of the Jane Jacobs Book Award review committee, at the email address below by August 15, 2015. The letter of nomination should describe the book and explain how it addresses issues central to the field of urban communication. Finalists (or their publishers) will be asked to send three copies of the book to the award committee. For more information on the field of urban communication, and to determine if your nomination fits the award call, please review our  mission statement at http://urbancomm.org/about-ucf/mission-purpose/.

 

Call for Abstracts:  Essays in Public History Works

The Public Works Historical Society publishes its popular Essays in Public Works History Series to provide a forum for historians and practitioners to publish articles on public works topics. Eligibility Completed manuscripts can be 50 to 100 pages in length. For more, see the call for abstracts here.

 

UHA Board Member Michelle Nickerson to speak at the OAH Annual Meeting in St. Louis, April 18, 2015

Tributes to Michael Katz

Manchester Conference on Twin Cities Past and Present

The Manchester Conference on Twin Cities in Past and Present has attracted contributors from across the world and in several disciplines including urban history, political science, geography, and planning. As a result, it has been expanded into a third day and will now run 25-27 June 2015. For programme details and booking arrangements, please see the conference website:  http://www.hssr.mmu.ac.uk/mcrh/events/twin-cities//a>

 

 

 

For information on the UHA awards for scholarship completed in 2013, click here.

 

Kenneth Jackson Award for Best Book in North American Urban History in 2014:  The UHA will award a prize of $500 for the best book in North American urban history with a publication date of 2014.   To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the book, each containing a complete publication citation. All materials must be received by April 15, 2015. Submit to:

 

Lisa Keller

93 Skyview Lane

New Rochelle, NY 10804

 

Criteria for selection for all awards: significance, originality, quality of research, sophistication of methodology, clarity of presentation, cogency of arguments, and contribution to the field of urban history. Membership in the UHA is not required.  All works must be in English or in English translation.  Late or incomplete submissions cannot be considered. Submissions will be considered incomplete unless three (3) copies of the work are received by the deadline.  Submissions must be accompanied by a single page providing the author's current address, e-mail, and telephone number(s).  Letters of recommendation and endorsement are discouraged.  The winners will be announced in late 2015, with formal presentation of the award at the UHA biennial conference in 2016. The Urban History Association reserves the right not to award these prizes.

 

 

 

UHA Award for Best Book in Non-North American Urban History in 2013-2014:  The UHA will award a prize of $500 for the best book in non-North American urban history with a publication date of 2013-2014.   To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the book, each containing a complete publication citation. All materials must be received by April 15, 2015. Submit to:

 

Kristin Stapleton

Associate Professor

History Department

546 Park Hall

University of Buffalo-SUNY

Buffalo, NY 14250

Criteria for selection for all awards: significance, originality, quality of research, sophistication of methodology, clarity of presentation, cogency of arguments, and contribution to the field of urban history. Membership in the UHA is not required.  All works must be in English or in English translation.  Late or incomplete submissions cannot be considered. Submissions will be considered incomplete unless three (3) copies of the work are received by the deadline.  Submissions must be accompanied by a single page providing the author's current address, e-mail, and telephone number(s).  Letters of recommendation and endorsement are discouraged.  The winners will be announced in late 2015, with formal presentation of the award at the UHA biennial conference in 2016.  The Urban History Association reserves the right not to award these prizes.

 

 

Arnold Hirsch Award for Best Article in Urban History published in a scholarly journal in 2014 (no geographic restriction):  The UHA will award a prize of $250 for the best article in urban history with a publication date of 2014.  To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the article, each containing a complete publication citation.  All materials must be received by April 15, 2015.  Submit to:

 

Tracy K’Meyer

Department of History

101 Gottschalk Hall

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY 40292

 

Criteria for selection for all awards: significance, originality, quality of research, sophistication of methodology, clarity of presentation, cogency of arguments, and contribution to the field of urban history. Membership in the UHA is not required.  All works must be in English or in English translation.  Late or incomplete submissions cannot be considered. Submissions will be considered incomplete unless three (3) copies of the work are received by the deadline.  Submissions must be accompanied by a single page providing the author's current address, e-mail, and telephone number(s).  Letters of recommendation and endorsement are discouraged.  The winners will be announced in late 2015, with formal presentation of the award at the UHA biennial conference in 2016. The Urban History Association reserves the right not to award these prizes.

 

 

UHA Award for Best Dissertation in Urban History completed in 2014 (no geographic restriction):  The UHA will award a prize of $350 for the best dissertation in urban history with a completion date in 2014.  To be considered, please submit three (3) copies of the dissertation, each containing information on where and when completed.  All materials must be received by April 15, 2015.  Submit to:

 

Jeffrey Sanders

Department of History

P.O. Box 644030

301 Wilson-Short Hall

Washington State University

Pullman, WA 99164-4030

 

Criteria for selection for all awards: significance, originality, quality of research, sophistication of methodology, clarity of presentation, cogency of arguments, and contribution to the field of urban history. Membership in the UHA is not required.  All works must be in English or in English translation.  Late or incomplete submissions cannot be considered. Submissions will be considered incomplete unless three (3) copies of the work are received by the deadline.  Submissions must be accompanied by a single page providing the author's current address, e-mail, and telephone number(s).  Letters of recommendation and endorsement are discouraged.  The winners will be announced in late 2015, with formal presentation of the award at the UHA biennial conference in 2016. The Urban History Association reserves the right not to award these prizes.

 

Program Manager, Initiative on Urbanism and the Humanities at Harvard

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship/African American Urban, Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE).  

 


If your address has changed recently, please contact the UHA Membership Secretary: 

Cindy Lobel

UHA Membership Secretary

Lehman College, CUNY

250 Bedford Park Boulevard

West Bronx, NY

cindy.lobel@lehman.cuny.edu

Phone: 718-960-7713