From its origins, the Urban History journal has been at the forefront of historical scholarship on the urban experience. It began with the work of H.J. Dyos and the founding of the British Urban History Group with its own Newsletter (1963) and Yearbook (1974). Now approaching its fiftieth anniversary, the Urban History journal publishes cutting-edge historical research on towns and cities across time periods and across the globe.
The goal of this anniversary conference is to take stock of urban history as a discipline, its current theoretical underpinnings, methodologies and practices, and to consider its future goals and impact on the production of historical knowledge. Our hope is to spark a spirited debate on the concepts and approaches that inform urban histories and to reflect on new horizons for historical research on the urban condition.
Bursaries for postgraduate students presenting or attending the conference
We are offering 20 bursaries for postgraduate students attending or presenting at the conference, funded by Urban History, of up to £150. Please write to Prof Roey Sweet ([email protected]) with details of the paper you are presenting (if applicable); receipt from registration; and a breakdown of transport and other costs that you expect to incur. If you are not presenting a paper, please ask your supervisor to email Roey Sweet confirming your PGR status and the area of your research.
Alternative accommodation may be booked through Visit Leicester
For questions relating to the conference
Leicester tours after lunch on Thursday 13 July
We will be organizing three different tours of Leicester: places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
All tours will cost £5
Executive rooms are more spacious than Standard rooms and come equipped with larger desk space.
We will use reasonable endeavours to ‘re-sell’ registrations and accommodation but we cannot afford to sustain losses and costs due to delegates cancelling their registration. The following charges will apply to cancellations:
Up to 10 March no fee
10 March -12 May 25% total fee
13 May -26 May 50% total fee
27 May-23 June 80% total fee
24 June-9 July 90% total fee
Less than 48 hours or no show 100% fee