Urban History

  • AHA Member Spotlight: Sanjukta Poddar

    Perspectives Daily

    AHA Staff | Oct 27, 2023

    Sanjukta Poddar is an assistant professor in modern South Asian studies at Leiden University. She lives in Leiden, Netherlands, and...
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Nichole Nelson

    Perspectives Daily

    AHA Staff | Oct 20, 2023

    Nichole Nelson is a senior policy advisor at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. She lives in Washington, DC, and has been a member since 2013.
  • From Downtown to the Mission in Three Minutes

    Annual Meeting

    Lindsey Passenger Wieck | Oct 17, 2023

    When San Francisco’s subway system arrived in the Mission District, Latino residents organized against the gentrification they feared it would bring.
  • Cities, Culture, and Conflagrations


    Ian Morley | Oct 11, 2023

    In Manila, understanding the city’s relationship with fire is necessary to understanding both its history and its future.

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  • My Libraries

    L. Renato Grigoli | Oct 3, 2023

    Editor L. Renato Grigoli traces his life through the libraries in which he has worked, learned, and taken refuge.
  • Augustus Leon (Lee) Beier IV (1941–2023)

    Alan Lessoff and Michael Moore | Oct 2, 2023

    Augustus Leon (Lee) Beier IV, a key figure in British social history, died after a long illness on February 25, 2023, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • City Stratigraphy

    L. Renato Grigoli | Sep 5, 2023

    The Waterfront and Navy Yard are just two neighborhoods in our nation’s capital with stories of development and urban renewal.
  • Elizabeth York Enstam (1937–2022)

    Michael V. Hazel | Nov 30, 2022

    Elizabeth York Enstam died September 15, 2022, in Dallas, Texas, where she had lived for the past 54 years.
  • Townhouse Notes

    Leland Renato Grigoli | Nov 8, 2022

    The monsters under your bed are newer—and older—than you might think.

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