December 7, 2015 - 5:30pm

Lecture: "Influenza (1918) and Plague (1348): Episodes in World History"

Joint presentation with Patrick Manning and Siddharth Chandra on how plague in the fourteenth century and influenza in the twentieth century shook up global population and society.  Read More>
December 3, 2015 - 5:00pm

"Texts with External Objectives"

Lecture-Performance/Artist Talk/Poetry Reading by Roman Sergeevich Osminkin. Read More>
December 3, 2015 - 12:30pm

"The Politics of the Academic Mess"

Colloquium with David Downing, Director of Graduate Studies in Literature and Criticism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a "sequel" to Leonard Cassuto's talk on "The Graduate School Mess". Read More>
November 17, 2015 - 12:30pm

Fernando de Szyszlo and the Conceptual Turn in Cultural Policy

Dr. Claire Fox, University of Iowa, hosts a lecture. Read More>
November 16, 2015 - 5:30pm

Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human Series

The Black Radical Tradition: Freedom, Emancipation and the Question of the Human - Lecture with Anthony Bogues. Read More>
November 16, 2015 - 1:00pm

Celebrating 50 Years of the Slavic Department - Sergey Gandlevsky

Celebrate 50 years of the Slavic Department with Renowned Russian Poet and Writer, Sergey Ganlevsky. Read More>
November 12, 2015 - 5:00pm

"Accidental Latin@ Archives: From 'Movimiento' to YouTube"

Lecture and performance by Urayoán Noel, a poet, critic, performer, translator, and professor of English and Spanish at New York University. Read More>
November 12, 2015 - 12:30pm to 5:00pm

Stefan Collini Event Series

Stefan Collini is a Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature at the University of Cambridge. He will host a colloquium and lecture during his visit to the University of Pittsburgh.  Read More>
November 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Mitzvah Project - Performance and Discussion

The Mitzvah Project is a combination of theater, history lesson and conversation in which actor and child of survivor, Roger Grunwald, explores one of the most shocking aspects of the Jewish experience during the Second World War. Read More>
October 22, 2015 - 12:30pm

Colloquium: "Minding the Body in Antebellum US Literature"

Matthew Rebhorn (Ph.D.), James Madison University, hosts a colloquium around his forthcoming book, "Minding the Body: The Animate Body in Antebellum American Literature". Read More>
October 21, 2015 - 5:30pm

Cultural Studies Program - Annual Open House & Common Seminar Inaugural Lecture

Every October, Cultural Studies in a time-honored tradition, opens its doors to graduate students and Pitt faculty at an event at which they can learn about the Spring Semester Common Seminar from those who teach it. Read More>
October 21, 2015 - 3:30pm

Adoption and Narratives of the Human

Pittsburgh Consortium for Adoption Studies Center for the Humanities, Department of English Present: Adoption and Narratives of the Human.   Read More>
October 19, 2015 - 4:30pm

Lecture: "From Jewish to Black: The Strange Career of the Word Ghetto"

Daniel Schwartz (The George Washington University) will hold a lecture focused around the term ghetto as it relates to Jewish culture and history.  Read More>
October 15, 2015 - 3:00pm

Colloquium: Kashia Pieprzak

Kashia Pieprzak presents, “Spaces of Migration and Aesthetics of Immobility: Bidonvilles in the Francophone Mediterranean Imagination”. Read More>
October 15, 2015 - 12:30pm

Colloquium: Olga Kuchinskaya

The Humanities Center welcomes Olga Kuchinskaya (Ph.D.), Assistant Professor in the Communication Department at the University of Pittsburgh, as a Pitt Faculty Fellow in the Center. She will present her Colloquium, "Connecting the Dots: Making Air Pollution Visible in Pittsburgh" at the Center.  Read More>