Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to CAUSE at Carnegie Mellon University

Founded in 1995, CAUSE is an interdisciplinary research and education center in the Department of History, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University. Focusing on African American urban life and history since the transatlantic slave trade, the Center encourages scholarship that addresses the historian’s interest in understanding socioeconomic, political, and cultural change over time... [Read more]

Upcoming events for 2018-2019

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Friday, February 8, 2019

“Soul Values & American Slavery”
Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, Associate Professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies, and the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Fellow in History, University of Texas – Austin

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

“Medical Bondage and the Birth of American Gynecology”
Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, Assistant Professor of History, Queens College, CUNY

In collaboration with Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women’s History

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Friday, April 26, 2019

“My People Aren’t from the Isle of Lesbos: Poverty and the Rise of Intersectional Social Movements in Atlanta, 1980-1996”
CAUSE Postdoctoral fellow lecture
Dr. Andrew Pope

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Previous Events:

Dr. Keisha N. Blain
"Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom"

Dr. Mary Frances Berry
"History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements have succeeded in challenging Times"