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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. 

The Project was formed by merging several already existing networks of scholars from a wide range of associations and from many parts of the world. By joining the Project as a member you can be part of an effort to expand these networks and join sustained conversations about the challenges we face in this exciting and growing hybrid field.

What is GUHP?

The goal of the Global Urban History Project (GUHP) is to encourage the study of cities as creations and creators of large-scale or global historical phenomena.

Founded in May 2017, GUHP has grown to over 300 members. The Project has organized an ambitious series of events for 2017-2018, and two conferences in 2019.


Why Join?

Scholars at all stages of their careers and from all parts of the world are warmly invited to join the the Global Urban History Project. Those interested in cities of the Global South and on periods before 1850 are especially encouraged.

Learn more about member benefits here.



The 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, at