Category Archives: Happenings

New Haven’s Industrial Past

Here’s the video from our event in June on “New Life for New England’s Industrial Past.” Thank you John Dankosky, Cathy Stanton, Nico Wheadon, John Thomas, and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Thanks, as well, to the outstanding

New Haven’s Industrial Past

Here’s the video from our event in June on “New Life for New England’s Industrial Past.” Thank you John Dankosky, Cathy Stanton, Nico Wheadon, John Thomas, and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Thanks, as well, to the outstanding

Public Health and Environmental Justice

On Friday 6 September, I am honored to join Harriet Washington, the author of A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste in a discussion of Environmental Racism and Public Health.  This even is part of the “Democracy in America” programming

Public Health and Environmental Justice

On Friday 6 September, I am honored to join Harriet Washington, the author of A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste in a discussion of Environmental Racism and Public Health.  This even is part of the “Democracy in America” programming

Industrial Heritage Trails: the Tour

We had an incredibly hearty group of about 27 for 2.5 hours in the pouring rain, on the industrial heritage trails.  Had a great time talking architecture, industrial history, building lifecycles, interpretive techniques, and other topics. Writer and filmmaker Steve

Industrial Heritage Trails: the Tour

We had an incredibly hearty group of about 27 for 2.5 hours in the pouring rain, on the industrial heritage trails.  Had a great time talking architecture, industrial history, building lifecycles, interpretive techniques, and other topics. Writer and filmmaker Steve

A Symposium for Richard Longstreth

I am great admirer of architectural historian Richard Longstreth.  In late May, 2019, many of his students and colleagues gathered to give papers in his honor in Penn Design’s Meyerson Hall.   “The Cultural Practice of Everyday Places.”  My paper was

A Symposium for Richard Longstreth

I am great admirer of architectural historian Richard Longstreth.  In late May, 2019, many of his students and colleagues gathered to give papers in his honor in Penn Design’s Meyerson Hall.   “The Cultural Practice of Everyday Places.”  My paper was

New Life for New England’s Industrial Past

Thank you to the International Festival of Arts & Ideas and to our panel:  Cathy Stanton, as social anthropologist who has written a book about public history practices in Lowell, Massachusetts; Nico Wheadon, the new Director NXTHVN, a mixed-use artist

New Life for New England’s Industrial Past

Thank you to the International Festival of Arts & Ideas and to our panel:  Cathy Stanton, as social anthropologist who has written a book about public history practices in Lowell, Massachusetts; Nico Wheadon, the new Director NXTHVN, a mixed-use artist

Keynote: Embodiments of Space

Thank you to Concordia University’s History Department for asking me to deliver the keynote for the 2018 History in the Making Graduate Student Conference.  It was an opportunity for me to discuss my current book project, Ghost Town: Urban Landscapes in

Keynote: Embodiments of Space

Thank you to Concordia University’s History Department for asking me to deliver the keynote for the 2018 History in the Making Graduate Student Conference.  It was an opportunity for me to discuss my current book project, Ghost Town: Urban Landscapes in

Day of Data

Thank you, Yale Day of Data, for a great day in Kroon Hall.  I learned a lot and really enjoyed it.  My talk was on Urban Data.  Here are a few slides:

Day of Data

Thank you, Yale Day of Data, for a great day in Kroon Hall.  I learned a lot and really enjoyed it.  My talk was on Urban Data.  Here are a few slides:

Excavating the Armory

http://campuspress.yale.edu/excavatingthearmory/ The New Haven Armory is a neglected landmark on Goffe Street, mostly empty since the 2nd Co. of the Governor’s Foot Guard decamped for Branford in 2009.  The Police Department uses part of the basement for eviction storage.  The

Excavating the Armory

http://campuspress.yale.edu/excavatingthearmory/ The New Haven Armory is a neglected landmark on Goffe Street, mostly empty since the 2nd Co. of the Governor’s Foot Guard decamped for Branford in 2009.  The Police Department uses part of the basement for eviction storage.  The

Cultural Heritage at Home and Abroad

Back in April had an opportunity to join an impressive panel to talk about “grand challenges for cultural heritage databases” with an international group gathered in New Haven for the United Nations Global Colloquium of University Presidents.  I had a

Cultural Heritage at Home and Abroad

Back in April had an opportunity to join an impressive panel to talk about “grand challenges for cultural heritage databases” with an international group gathered in New Haven for the United Nations Global Colloquium of University Presidents.  I had a

Center Forum: Ghost Town

Giving a talk on Friday 5 December at the Center for American Architecture and Design at the University of Texas School of Architecture – new research on Ghost Town.

Center Forum: Ghost Town

Giving a talk on Friday 5 December at the Center for American Architecture and Design at the University of Texas School of Architecture – new research on Ghost Town.

Interactive Crown Street

“Yale Students have a parting gift for Crown Street before they do their summer scoot.  It’s an art exhibit dance party, infused with a fondness for a certain nexus of city nightlife.”  From Jim Shelton’s piece on Interactive Crown Street

Interactive Crown Street

“Yale Students have a parting gift for Crown Street before they do their summer scoot.  It’s an art exhibit dance party, infused with a fondness for a certain nexus of city nightlife.”  From Jim Shelton’s piece on Interactive Crown Street

Footprint of Escape

I had the opportunity to speak about the Footprint of Escape in a recent program at the Van Alen Institute.

Footprint of Escape

I had the opportunity to speak about the Footprint of Escape in a recent program at the Van Alen Institute.

Berkeley Bound

I’ll be in Berkeley at the start of next week to give a talk at the CED for a  Draper Lecture at Berkeley  

Berkeley Bound

I’ll be in Berkeley at the start of next week to give a talk at the CED for a  Draper Lecture at Berkeley  

Insuring the City at the Institute Library

Very excited to launch Insuring the City at the Institute Library (founded 1826) in New Haven on Monday 10th December.  You’re invited!

Insuring the City at the Institute Library

Very excited to launch Insuring the City at the Institute Library (founded 1826) in New Haven on Monday 10th December.  You’re invited!

urban studies event at yale

UPDATE:  We got a nice write-up in the Yale Daily News, check it out:  Urban Planning Democratized. Very excited to host James Rojas in New Haven on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  I first learned about Mr. Rojas through his essay

urban studies event at yale

UPDATE:  We got a nice write-up in the Yale Daily News, check it out:  Urban Planning Democratized. Very excited to host James Rojas in New Haven on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  I first learned about Mr. Rojas through his essay

elihu.info

Something has gone awry with my indexhibit site, elihu.info, so i’ve directed that URL here and am in the process of migrating my key professional information to this site.  Indexhibit geniuses, please contact me.  Thanks!

elihu.info

Something has gone awry with my indexhibit site, elihu.info, so i’ve directed that URL here and am in the process of migrating my key professional information to this site.  Indexhibit geniuses, please contact me.  Thanks!

Jonathan Richman has got Insuring the City

Many of you know that I am a great admirer of the music of Jonathan Richman.  He is from Natick, Massachusetts, and the architecture and urbanism of Boston (and beyond) are important themes in his songs.  Last night I was

Jonathan Richman has got Insuring the City

Many of you know that I am a great admirer of the music of Jonathan Richman.  He is from Natick, Massachusetts, and the architecture and urbanism of Boston (and beyond) are important themes in his songs.  Last night I was