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This seminar undertakes a wide-ranging consideration of the city—its history, functions, problems, and glories. Sessions are devoted to urban cultural and social history, and to the meaning of physical form and landscape of both American and world-wide cities. The heterogeneous nature of the seminar’s membership is reflected in the variety of subjects that the meetings address.

Professor Lisa Keller

Stephen Koeth

All seminars will meet over Zoom for the 2020-2021 academic year. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. 

Meeting Schedule

01/26/2021 Online Meeting
5:30 PM
A Panel Discussion on COVID and Cities
Timothy J. Gilfoyle, Loyola University Chicago

Richard Harris, McMaster University (Canada)

Kenneth T. Jackson and Lynne B. Sagalyn, Columbia University

Howard Markel, University of Michigan

02/23/2021 Online Meeting
5:30 PM
Critical Reflections on ‘Neighborhood’ in the Postwar US
Marta Gutman and Matthew G. Lasner, City University of New Yotk

Peter Eisenstadt, Independent Scholar

Marci Reaven , New York Historical Society

Robert W. Snyder, Manhattan Borough Historian

03/16/2021 Online Meeting
5:00 PM
A Tale of Two Metropolitan Cities: Minneapolis-St. Paul (Minnesota) and Lyon (France)
Cynthia Ghorra-Gobin, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3

04/13/2021 Online Meeting
5:30 PM
Rebuildings, Reinventions, and Reclamations: Varieties of Neoliberalism in New York since the Fiscal Crisis
Mason B. Williams, Williams College

05/18/2021 Online Meeting
5:30 PM
‘Country Comes to Town:’ Southern Women in the City
Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill