Remember #AHA19 attendees, don’t miss the Urban History Meet Up this Saturday morning!

Let the editors at The Metropole wish you a Happy New Year! Only a few hours into 2019 and with #AHA19 on the very near horizon, we wanted to ring in the decade’s final year with a reminder that for those of you attending #AHA19 (and by extension #MLA19), don’t miss the Urban History Meet Up this Saturday morning, January 5th! If you don’t believe me, check out event co-host Becky Nicolaides on “the twitter”:

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Chicago Theater with Marina Towers behind to the left, Ryan Reft, Dec. 2018,

Clearly the rendezvous is set.  We hope to see you there this Saturday! See below for more details:

The annual American Historical Association (AHA) conference is a big, rich space for historians but can be a little overwhelming, especially for newcomers.  This year at the AHA, we are trying something new:  informal “meet ups” to help people with shared interests find each other at the conference.  I’m happy to be co-hosting a meet-up for urban historians at the upcoming AHA conference in Chicago, welcoming in folks working on all urban/suburban/metro geographies, time periods, themes, you name it. It will be informal, no agenda, just a chance to find old and new friends in the field and share what you’ve been up to, over coffee and croissants. I’ll be there along with Carol McKibben to welcome you. We are grateful to the UHA for generously underwriting the costs of refreshments.  Drop by if you can, bring your business cards, and hope to see you there!

When: Saturday January 5, 8:30 – 10am 

Where Salon 8, Palmer House, Chicago, IL

Co-hosts:

Becky Nicolaides, Councilor, Research Division, AHA Council, and Research Affiliate, USC and UCLA
Carol McKibben, Lecturer, Stanford University

Hosted jointly with the Urban History Association

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