At an Open House in 2020 and several "Visioning" and brainstoming meetings this past summer, GUHP members decided for the time being to pivot the Project's programming away from large single-event conferences and toward ongoing, multi-event, multi-genre, multi-year "Dream Conversations."
The name of these events comes from the main discussion topic at these meetings: What do you want to talk about most in global urban history - what is your "Dream Conversation?"
The answer? Four enormous, field-challenging topics of conversation.
These "Dream Conversations" will begin in 2021-22 and continue for as long as participants find them useful.
Keep an eye out for announcements of events beginning in October.
The Co-Cordinators of each Conversation will also administer this year's GUHP Mentorship Program. (Applications due Sept 24).
For more general information on the Dream Conversations and to learn about many ways to participate, see below.
For contact information and to share ideas about events or collaborations with the coordinators of any of the four conversations, follow the links to the webpage for each topic above.
If you are interested in starting up a fifth conversation, we are interested in you. Contact Carl Nightingale, GUHP's Coordinator.