Urban History

Urban history is the academic study of metropolitan space, as well as the interconnected places, structures, and human interactions that comprise them. Scholars within this field operate under the premise that the metropolis, as a nexus of human interaction, serves as a helpful lens into broader social dynamics. Collectively, the Urban History Working Group explores questions about physical space, urban geography, the built environment, and cities in general.
Faculty Contact: Laura Barraclough (laura.barraclough@yale.edu)
Student Contacts: Bench Ansfield (bench.ansfield@yale.edu) and Viet N. Trinh (viet.trinh@yale.edu)