Greetings from the Global Urban History Project!
The Project's Organizing Team warmly invites you to join this new initiative as a member.
As you may have already heard, the Global Urban History Project represents the merging of several networks of scholars interested in exploring the intersection of urban and global history. We are sending this email to you in recognition of your work in one of those networks and in the hope that you’ll join a new phase of their work in this exciting, challenging, and expanding hybrid field.
The first goal of the Project is to introduce scholars working in the field to each other, since we are so dispersed geographically and we span so many primary associational homes. To become a member of the Project visit the new GUHP website at globalurbanhistory.org and follow the prompts to Join GUHP. You will be directed to a simple six-step process to post a profile. Through this profile you can inform other members of GUHP about the approach you take to the field. You can also let us know about your published work as well as any work in progress you’d like to share. From this, we hope to create a dynamic biographical and bibliographical resource for everyone involved in the Project.
Once you are done with your profile, go to “Edit Your Profile” to upload a picture of yourself so we can give the site a “global city square” feel.
Membership will entitle you to learn about other GUHP members through their on-line profiles, as well as various ways to promote your work, or seek advice and mentorship. We will also post and publicize events in the field, and look to members for guidance on how to expand the activities of the project, including organizing our own workshops and professional meetings. For 2017-18, membership in GUHP is free of charge, though you are very welcome to make a donation to help offset our start-up costs.
In addition, we urge you to follow the Global Urban History blog. A foundational element of the Project, the GUH blog provides periodic posts, reviews, and conversations on the subjects in the field. Please also consider writing a 1000-to-1500-word post about your work for the blog in the near future.
Finally, do not hesitate to pass this email on to other members of your own networks. We are especially interested in reaching out to scholars working on Global-South urban histories as well as on pre-1850 periods. Scholars at all stages of their careers are most welcome.
We look forward to getting to know you and your work … and to years of learning from each other.
Our very best,
Carl Nightingale, Coordinator
for the GUHP Organizing Team:
Michael Goebel, Joseph Ben Prestel, and Tracy Neumann, editors of the Global Urban History blog
Emma Hart and Mariana Dantas, organizers of the Global Cities: Past and Present AHRC Research Network
Nancy Kwak, co-organizer and co-editor, with Andrew Sandoval-Strausz of Making Cities Global: The Transnational Turn in Urban History (Forthcoming: University of Pennsylvania Press).
Also, special thanks for advice and support from Richard Harris, President of the Urban History Association; Carola Hein, President of the International Planning History Associationand organizer of the "The Global Petroleumscape"Conference and Exhibition; Shane Ewen, member of the International Scientific Committee of the European Association for Urban History; Rebecca Madgin and Nicholas Kenney, organizers and co-editors ofCities Beyond Borders: Comparative and Transnational Approaches to Urban History (Routledge: 2016); Ayala Levin of the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborativeand Sara Lopez, her colleague at the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities; and Jeremy Adelman, director of the Global History Lab at Princeton University.