2010-2011 Newberry Urban History Dissertation Group

2010-2011 Workshops

Saturday, September 11, 2010
Urban History Dissertation Group: Kwame Holmes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“More Than a ‘Moral Victory’: Policing Sexual and Racial Minorities in a Neo-Liberal City, Washington D.C., 1968-1980”
Kwame Holmes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Saturday, October 2, 2010
Urban History Dissertation Group: Karen W. Moore, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

“When Public Opinion Lost Its ‘Convenience’ and ‘Necessity’-Definitions of the Popular Will in Progressive-Socialist Transit Debates”
Karen W. Moore, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Saturday, November 6, 2010
Urban History Dissertation Group: Megan Adams, University of California- Berkeley

“A Democratic Army: The Politics of the Chicago Police Representation Election, 1972-1981”
Megan Adams, University of California- Berkeley

Saturday, December 4, 2010
Urban History Dissertation Group: Glenda Goodman, Harvard University and Mark Bullock, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Music Education for Making Citizens:The Hull-House Music School and Immigrant Assimilation”
Glenda Goodman, Harvard University

“ ‘Who Has the School Has the Future!’: Child Education, Gender, and the Socialist Labor Movement in Germany, 1880-1914”
Mark Bullock, University of Illinois at Chicago

Saturday, February 5, 2011
Urban History Dissertation Group: Anthony Todd, University of Chicago and Mimi Cowan, Boston College

“Efficient Servants of Democracy: The Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy, Social Work and the Politics of Charity”
Anthony Todd, University of Chicago

“Women, Corruption, and Catholicism: The Making of a Murder and Chicago’s Reconstruction-Era Nativism”
Mimi Cowan, Boston College

Saturday, March 5, 2011
Urban History Dissertation Group: Ashley Howard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Sheetal Chhabria, Columbia University

“Prairie Fires: The 1960s Urban Rebellions as Class Protest in Three Midwestern Cities”
Ashley Howard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Making the Modern Slum and Urbanizing Poverty; Bombay and its Oceanic Frontier, 1870-1930”
Sheetal Chhabria, Columbia University

Saturday, April 2, 2011
Urban History Dissertation Group: Kathryn Wegner, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Chicago’s Public School Youth and the Social Experience of the Citizenship Classroom in the 1920s”
Kathryn Wegner, University of Illinois at Chicago

Saturday, May 7, 2011
Urban History Dissertation Group: Hugo Evans, Bowling Green State University and Molly T. Mackean, Northwestern University

“De-Militarization of the San Francisco Bay Area”
Hugo Evans, Bowling Green State University

“Utopia Negotiated: Tugwell’s Resettlement Administration at Work”
Molly T. Mackean, Northwestern University