Research at the Centre for Urban History

The Centre for Urban History (CUH) is a major, international centre for research on hte past towns and cities.

Current staff interests include colonial urban history and the history of urban governance, topography and planning. Expertise spans modern India and China and early modern and modern Britain and Ireland.

For research interests of individuals please follow the links from the following sections:


Research projects

CUH staff have proved consistently successful in gaining project funding. Recent grants include 2019 Richard Butler, 'Church, state and the building of Ireland's south coast cities: Cork and Waterford, c.1935-1965', AHRC, c.£200,000.

Prashant Kidambi and Kate Boeheme, 'Princely cities: towards a new urban history of south Asia, c. 1860-1960', British Academy, £7,930

2018 Alistair Kefford, 'Commercial property development and the remaking of British cities, 1950-2000', British Academy, £246,333

2018 Simon Gunn, 'History of UK transport systems' UK Government Office for Science, £10,0002018 Toby Lincoln, 'Post-war urban reconstruction in China, 1937-1958', AHRC, £200,818

Past Research Grants include:

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