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Chicago History Museum’s Urban History Seminars: 2007-08 Schedule

August 29, 2007


My H&E partner and I have found the Chicago History Museum’s Urban History Seminars to be both fun and worthwhile. This morning I learned of their schedule for the upcoming academic year. See below.

If you’re an aspiring scholar and live in the Chicago area, or even Milwaukee, the dinner and cocktail hour are literally priceless in terms of professional development. Outside of books, I can’t think of money better spent. Then of course there is the intriguing lineup of paper presentations.

If you have questions, leave a comment or send a note. – TL

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Chicago History Museum’s Urban History Seminars

Cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $20. Dinner and program to follow.

The Mayor Among His Peers: Assessing Richard M. Daley
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Larry Bennett, DePaul University

Democracy Rising: The Monuments of Baltimore, 1809-1815
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Mary Ryan, Johns Hopkins University

After Jane Addams: Life At Hull-House From New Deal to Great Society, 1935-1963
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Rima Lunin Schultz, Independent Scholar

Civil Rights in Civil War Washington D.C.: Another Rehearsal for Reconstruction
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Kate Masur, Northwestern University

Mapping Chicago, Imagining Metropolises
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Elaine Lewinnek, California State University, Fullerton

Migration Neighborhoods: Mapping Spaces of Opportunity in Black Chicago, 1938-1947
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Jeffrey Helgeson, University of Illinois at Chicago

Second-hand Cities: Urban Inheritance and the Racial Origins of the American Antique Trade
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Alison Isenberg, Rutgers University

The Northern Mystique: Race & Politics from Boston to Brooklyn, 1960-1980
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Jason Sokol, Cornell University

Cotton Comes to Cambridge: Slavery and the making of an American College
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Craig S. Wilder, Dartmouth College

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