Preservation at Home: “History at the Forward Looking University”

About the Talk


In 2019 UC celebrated its bicentennial. Students strolling around campus could hardly guess their school had such deep roots. A major reconstruction of the campus in the early 21st century has left the institution where “Next Lives” disconnected from its history, in both form and function. This talk explores how historic preservation might still play a role in protecting the university’s core mission.


About our guest: David Stradling is the Zane L. Miller Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati, where he has taught for twenty years. He is the author of several books including, with his brother Richard, Where the River Burned: Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland (2015) and, most recently In Service to the City: A History of the University of Cincinnati (2018).


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