The History Associates at Case Western Reserve University promotes the educational and research objectives of the department of history, providing financial support for graduate students and arranging programs that attract alumni as well as members of the broader community.

The organization funds four annual prizes for graduate students: for the best Ph.D. dissertation, the Ph.D. dissertation defense, the best master’s thesis defense, and excellence in teaching. It also sponsors three dissertation completion awards each year, helping graduate students travel to archival collections and cover other expenses as they finish their degrees.

In addition, the History Associates established an endowment fund in honor of Carl W. Ubbelohde, the Henry Eldridge Bourne Professor Emeritus of History, who passed away in December 2004. This fund supports the Ubbelohde lecture by a visiting scholar.

For information on joining the History Associates or giving to the Ubbelohde Fund, please contact the Planning & Development Office of the College of Arts and Sciences, (216) 368-0097 or  For more information on upcoming events, please contact