Remote Lectures

The following courses and lectures are being offered as remote learning opportunities using Zoom. A Zoom Meeting Code will be sent to registrants prior to their lecture or course. View Zoom Instructions


Einav Rabinovitch-Fox
December 03|7 p.m. ET

The talk will examine the role of the Wade family women and their milieu in shaping the culture of philanthropy and the Settlement Movement in late nineteenth century Cleveland.

Cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and the Cleveland History Center

Linda M. Sandhaus, M.D.
December 11|1-2:30 p.m. ET

This virtual tour draws interesting connections between artworks in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection and major epidemics and pandemics throughout history. We will also explore the impact that epidemics have had on art and consider the potential impact of COVID-19. You may never look at art the same way again!

Don Rosenberg
December 18|noon-1:00 p.m. ET

Few musical titans have been more ubiquitous than the German-born composer of powerful and poetic masterpieces - Ludwig van Beethoven. So does he need to be saluted, even on what may appear an important milestone? Two days after the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, we'll explore why the answer is an emphatic "Yes!"

Christian Cloke
January 12|4 p.m. ET

Perhaps the most significant abolitionist emblem of the late 18th to early 19th century was Josiah Wedgwood’s “kneeling supplicant” and its caption “Am I Not a Man and a Brother?” Appearing on ceramic medallions, coins, and numerous items of personal fashion, this iconic device appealed to the sympathy and Christianity of participants in the ant

Daniel Leon Ruiz
January 14|4 p.m. ET

In this lecture, we will explore the relationship between one of history's most famous kings and his brother. Many historians treat Arrhidaeus as an afterthought because he lived with an intellectual disability, but he nevertheless ruled Macedon for six years after his brother's sudden death.

Eric Juli
January 15|12-1 p.m. ET

Principal Eric Juli will discuss how Shaker Heights High School administrators, faculty, and staff are combating systemic and institutional racism in their school. This presentation will include the difficult work already in progress, successes, challenges, and next steps. 

Claudio Saunt
January 21|7 p.m. ET

Explore the history of Indian Removal in the context of other mass deportations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Cathy Lesser Mansfield
January 26|11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET

Join Cathy Lesser Mansfield for a haunting photographic history of life in Berlin and Germany before, during, and immediately after the Holocaust. Professor Mansfield also gives us a glimpse of some current monuments.

Shaul Kelner
February 03|7 p.m. ET

What is the current state of Jewish life in America? How do the social, cultural, and political forces at work in the world shape the American Jewish community today? How are American Jews responding to try to shape their own future?

Mara Cohen Ioannides
February 05|1 p.m. ET

Through the experiences of published memories, Professor Cohen Ioannides will examine how Jewish families overcame the loneliness and distance to create a Jewish existence.

Vicki Daniel
February 08|1-2:30 p.m. ET

The death of George Floyd spawned a summer of protests, where activists chanted that Black Lives Matter. Meanwhile, Floyd's funeral allowed his family to remember him and to celebrate his humanity.

Regennia N. Williams
February 16|7 p.m. ET

In the life and work of Charles Waddell Chesnutt, we find the threads that weave together much of the story of early twentieth-century African American leadership in Cleveland and many of the challenges associated with living life along the ever-present color line.

Eric Kisch
February 19|12 p.m. ET

The American musical, as we know it, has held a unique place in the hearts and minds of music lovers. Although it had roots in European operettas, it is seen as uniquely American. But is there something we can call a uniquely American opera tradition and history?

Phyllis Lassner
February 24|7 p.m. ET

The Kindertransport was a rescue mission that saved about 10,000 Jewish children from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia by transporting them to England.

Sarah Bunin Benor
March 17|7 p.m. ET

Yiddish has influenced the English of Jews (and non-Jews) in the United States.

Roger C. Klein
March 19|noon-1:00 p.m. ET

In this session, we will reflect on what we do on the holiday of Simchat Torah; namely, finish the Torah. We then immediately proceed in two ways: we return to the beginning but we also read the opening verses of the next book, the Book of Joshua.