2007-2008 Newberry Urban History Dissertation Group

2007-2008 Workshops

Saturday, September 8, 2007
Urban History Dissertation Group: Michael Carriere, University of Chicago

“From Containment to Liberation: The Postwar University and the Architecture of Urban Renewal
Michael Carriere, University of Chicago

Saturday, October 6, 2007
Urban History Dissertation Group: Marygrace Tyrell, Northwestern University

“Barrio Obrero: A Case Study of Local Housing Initiatives in Puerto Rico”
Marygrace Tyrell, Northwestern University

Saturday, November 3, 2007
Urban History Dissertation Group: Margaret Lee, University of Wisconsin at Madison

“Moving Out, Moving On? Ethnicity and Class Identity in the Process of Ethnic Suburbanization, Chicago 1900–1920”
Margaret Lee, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Saturday, December 1, 2007
Urban History Dissertation Group: Edward Miller, University of Illinois at Chicago and Phyllis Santacroce, University of Wisconsin at Madison

“Gentrification in St. Charles?: A Case Study”
Edward Miller, University of Illinois at Chicago

“The political landscape of Wisconsin and Milwaukee: From Progressives to Socialists”
Phyllis Santacroce, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Saturday, February 2, 2008
Urban History Dissertation Group: Emily Lieb, Columbia University and David Spatz, University of Chicago

“Ashes and Dust: Unbuilding the American Urban Landscape”
Emily Lieb, Columbia University

“Imagining Chicago: The Political, Economic and Rhetorical Origins of Limited Access, Below-Grade Roads”
David Spatz, University of Chicago

Saturday, March 1, 2008
Urban History Dissertation Group: Tamsen Anderson, University of California at Berkeley and Jessica Westphal, University of Chicago

“ ‘An Era of Prosperity’: East Chicago at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century”
Tamsen Anderson, University of California at Berkeley

“Entertaining Sacred Space: Religion and Culture in Chicago, 1860–1900”
Jessica Westphal, University of Chicago

Saturday, April 5, 2008
Urban History Dissertation Group: Dale Winling, University of Michigano

“Students and the Second Ghetto: Politics, Real Estate and Housing at the University of Chicago, 1940–1970”
Dale Winling, University of Michigan

Saturday, May 3, 2008
Urban History Dissertation Group: Amy Absher, University of Washington and Jennifer Vanore, University of Chicago

“ ‘The fact remains, we are Negroes’: Dissonance and the Desegregation of Chicago’s Musicians’ Union in 1963”
Amy Absher, University of Washington

“Healthy Bodies/Healthy Souls: Hospitals, Religion, and Urban Development in Postwar Los Angeles”
Jennifer Vanore, University of Chicago