Issue XXI

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INTERVIEW: Conversation with Dr. Dana Cuff, Director of cityLAB at UCLA on recent projects from cityLAB and defining the Urban Humanities. 


LISTEN IN: OTH's picks for a few podcasts episodes on topics in the urban humanities to add to your listening list.


HIGHLIGHT: Learn about the Urban Democracy Lab at NYU and the NYC Social Housing Development Authority: A People-First Housing Engine for New York City.


OTH BOOKSHELF: Urban Humanities

This issue of OTH Bookshelf comprises over 120 academic open access titles in the areas of urban humanities, focusing on books that would be of most interest and value to HSS scholars and students.

 If our readers are aware of any title or publishers that are not included, please feel free to submit them for consideration. To be included in OTH Bookshelf, a book must be available to read online and/or download for free and must have been assigned an ISBN.


“Planned Destruction,” an interactive digital story map that details the efforts of Richmond authorities during the 1930s and ‘40s to displace residents from the city’s Black communities, created by a Virginia Commonwealth University student, will become part of a national collection of online teaching materials.

Investigating Richmond’s history of displaced communities

- via VCU News

In November 1948, Life magazine published Gordon Parks’ “Harlem Gang Leader,” a photo essay focusing on Red Jackson, the young leader of the Midtowners gang in his New York City neighborhood, that resulted in Parks becoming the first Black photographer on its staff. More than 70 years later, Howard University has acquired an extensive collection of images by the iconic photographer. The archive will be housed in the university’s Moorland Spingarn Research Center.

Gordon Parks' photography masterfully captured the range of Black life in America

- via NPR

The Charleston Advisor, a venerable library collection development tool, has been acquired by Annual Reviews.

Nonprofit Publisher Annual Reviews Acquires The Charleston Advisor

- via Library Journal

"It's a longer road for most women disruptors to find their own authentic voice and sense of power.” Dr. Amy Brand, Director of MIT Press, talks candidly about shaking up your industry:

Female Disruptors: Dr. Amy Brand of The MIT Press On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry

- via Authority Magazine

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