Research at the Centre for Urban History

The Centre for Urban History (CUH) is a major, international centre for interdisciplinary research.

Current staff interests include environmental urban history, urban topography from 1700, colonial urban history, urban governance, the production of urban history from the 18th century, oral history, the law and urban property, the history of urban planning, housing and the built environment since 1750, 19th-century provincial towns and their imperial connections, domestic life and leisure, and industrial towns.

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


Research projects

Since 2008, CUH has secured £822,000 in external grants for 26 research projects. Of particular note are:

Past research grants include:

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Urban History

Urban History, published by Cambridge Journals, is edited from the Centre for Urban History

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The New History Lab

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