CFP: Urban Affairs Association 2020 to be held in Washington D.C.

The Urban History Association would like to draw your attention to the Call for Papers from the Urban Affairs Association for its 2020 conference: Shaping the Future of Urban Research. You can go to their CFP directly, however the call is also provided below. April 2-4, 2020 | Washington, DC USA | Renaissance Hotel Shaping the Future of Urban Research […]

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CFP: 2020 Latrobe Chapter Symposium of the Society of Architectural Historians

Call for Papers: 2020 Latrobe Chapter Symposium Race, Ethnicity, and Architecture in the Nation’s Capital In 2019, the Washington Post reported that the nation’s capital had the highest intensity of gentrification of any American city, with more than 20,000 African Americans displaced from low-income neighborhoods from 2000 to 2013. For architectural and urban historians, the […]

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Mid-Century Modernism on the Fringes of D.C.: Charles Goodman and NOVA’s Hollin Hills

When one thinks of Northern Virginia, Old Town Alexandria might be the first place that comes to mind. Historic, compact, and on the water, Old Town remains a popular brunch and tourist destination and a way station for intrepid souls proceeding on to nearby Mount Vernon. Yet, since the 1960s, Alexandria’s industrial areas such as […]

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Member of the Week: Vyta Baselice

Vyta Baselice PhD Student in American Studies George Washington University Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  My dissertation explores the cultural history of concrete. I examine why concrete became the second most consumed material on the planet and how it came to define architectural and social modernity in the United States. […]

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Member of the Week: Brett Abrams

Brett L. Abrams Senior Archivist National Archives and Records Administration Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  I am examining the role of visual arts in the development of Washington, D.C. during the twentieth century. My previous books examined the intersection between popular culture and urban history. Hollywood Bohemians looks at transgressive […]

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