October 22, 2020.

Professor Martha S. Jones from the Department of History at Johns Hopkins University will deliver a talk titled:

“Vanguard: African American Women and the Road from Suffrage to Voting Rights.”



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 annual Ubbelohde lecture by a visiting scholar, which is free and open to the public. Topics are selected to have a broad appeal, and each event allows time for audience questions. Post-lecture receptions enable audience members to speak individually with the lecturer as well as with CWRU History Department faculty and History Associates members.



Robin D.G. Kelley

University of Southern California

Before Obama: How Black Folks Saved American Democracy

Michael Grossberg

Indiana University

The Politics of Marriage: Same Sex Unions and the Dilemmas of American Legalism

Bertram Wyatt-Brown

University of Florida

‘Murder by Duel’ – Welch, West Virginia, 2009: a Historian’s Experience

Linda Colley

Princeton University

Britain, the Written Constitution, and World History

Richard White

Stanford University

What is the Purpose of the American Economy?: a History Lesson

Janice Radway

Northwestern University

Girls, ‘Zines, and Divergent Networks of Dissent: Some Thoughts on Subjectivity and Social Movement in the 1990s

John D’Emilio

University of Chicago

An Agitator for Justice: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin
2015-2016 No lecture

James T. Kloppenberg

Harvard University

What Ails Democracy?