Poster up grad students for UHA 2018

The modern poster, American graphic design in the 1890’s … the Huntington, Huntington Library 1985, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

For those graduate students interested in exhibiting their work at the 2018 Urban History Association conference in Columbia, S.C., the UHA encourages you to take advantage of its poster sessions. See the announcement below for more information!

Student Poster Sessions on Urban History

Call for Proposals

The Urban History Association will hold its biennial conference in Columbia, South Carolina October 18-21, 2018. The conference will feature a public session of posters that present original research by students. This session will be an opportunity for students at the graduate and advanced undergraduate level to present their work in a forum attended by hundreds of scholars from all over the United States.

Students interested in participating should submit to, by June 1, 2018, a single document containing the following:

– A one-page abstract, clearly marked with your name and contact information, summarizing the research or activity. It should include the title, central research question(s), a brief statement of significance, sources, methods, and activities and major conclusions or outcomes. Works in progress, such as Masters theses and Ph.D. dissertations, that do not yet have firm conclusions, are also encouraged.

– A one-page resume or curriculum vitae, including (at a minimum) your contact information, university, major or concentration, expected degree, and relevant experience, skills, or course work.

Please have your advisor or a faculty member closely familiar with the project email a

short letter of endorsement to explaining the significance of the work and confirming that the faculty member expects s/he will be ready to present by October. This email is also due by June 1, 2018.

Presenters are expected to provide their own poster of up to 36” x 42”. UHA will provide foamcore backing boards, easels, and clips.

A special graduate student fee is available to make conference participation accessible to graduate students.

Questions can be addressed to LaDale Winling, Program Committee Co-Chair,

UHA is an organization founded for the purpose of stimulating interest and forwarding research and study in the history of the city in all periods and geographical areas.  The UHA supports a variety of activities to enhance the visibility of the study of the history of the city.

For further information please consult

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