Welcome to the Global Urban History Project!
The Global Urban History Project is a meeting place for scholars interested in exploring the crossroads of urban history and global history.
GUHP's goal is to encourage the study of cities as creations and creators of large-scale or global historical phenomena. This requires minimizing the Eurocentric and U.S.-centric focus of urban history, while also connecting early-modern and pre-modern historians with those who work on more recent periods.
Founded in 2017, GUHP became a member-supported organization in January 2019. Scholars at all stages of their careers and from all parts of the world are warmly invited to join the Global Urban History Project. Those interested in cities beyond Europe and the U.S. and in periods before 1850 are especially encouraged.