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Global Urban History Project

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.

What's New?

Submit your work for GUHP's new Essay Prizes for Emerging Scholars

Join our "Dream Conversations" in Urban History, a multi-year initiative launched in 2021 

Meet the 2022-2023 GUHP Emerging Scholars

Members and Events

Since 2017, over 500 scholars have posted profiles on the GUHP site, which acts as a living, searchable inventory of scholarship in the field.
GUHP has sponsored numerous events and conferences. In 2020 GUHP organized a mentorship program for emerging scholars which has now become part of an ambitious series of multi-year "Dream Conversations" in urban history.



Why Join?

As of February 2019, GUHP is a member-supported organization.

Members support a wide array of benefits for fellow scholars in the field.
Information on contributions and benefits can be found here.


Global Urban History Blog

The GUH blog is a foundational component of the Global Urban History Project. It offers posts, reviews, and conversations and manages our facebook and Twitter accounts (see below).

Anyone interested in contributing to the Blog should contact Michael Goebel, Editor-in-Chief.


Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events