Events

March 23, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Visiting Fellow Dana Gioia Colloquium: "Dana Gioia"

Dana Gioia is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning poet who will be sharing selected poems during his Humanities Center colloquium.  Read More>
March 20, 2017 - 8:30pm

Visiting Fellow Ta-Nehisi Coates Lecture: "Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series Presents: Ta-Nehisi Coates"

Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of The Beautiful Struggle and Between the World and Me, which won the 2015 National Book Award, the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, and was a finalist for the Book Critics Circle Award. Read More>
March 20, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Vising Fellow Ta-Nehisi Coates Colloquium: "Mythic Register: Political Contradictions and the Battle Between Good and Evil in Ta-Nehisi Coates' Black Panther"

Ta-Nehisi Coates recently wrote eleven issues of Marvel Comics's Black Panther series, which when it first appeared in the 1960s was the first comic book to feature a black superhero. This series will be the topic of discussion during the colloquium.  Read More>
February 16, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Visiting Fellow Heonik Kwon Colloquium: "Peace Under The Orange Tree: Civil War and The Amity of Kinship”

Humanities Center Visiting Fellow, Heonik Kwon will discuss the civil war and the amity of kinship during this colloquium.  Read More>
February 14, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Visiting Fellow Heonik Kwon Lecture: "Remembering the Cold War"

Humanities Center Visiting Fellow, Heonik Kwon will lecture on his book "Remembering the Cold War" during this public lecture.  Read More>
February 9, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "Reading and Discussion with Avital Ronell"

Avital Ronell (Professor of German, Comparative Literature, and English at New York University) will read and discuss two chapters of her new book at this Humanities Center Colloquium.  Read More>
February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

John Durham Peters Reading Group

  The reading group in anticipation of the Spring Faculty Seminar, led by John Durham Peters, will meet on February 3rd from noon-1:30pm in 602 CL.  Read More>
February 2, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Visiting Fellow Robert Reid-Pharr Colloquium: "Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique"

Robert Reid-Pharr is the recipient of a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for his work, Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique, which he will be reading and discussing during this colloquium.  Read More>
January 30, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Visiting Fellow Robert Reid-Pharr Lecture: “Effective/Defective James Baldwin”

Robert Reid-Pharr is the recipient of a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for his work, Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique. Copies of this book will be available for signing following the lecture.   Read More>
January 19, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: “Digital Peacekeeping in Sonic Diasporas: Liberians Creating a Transnational Community of Reconciliation through Online Radio”

Yolanda Covington-Ward, Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, will be reading and discussing her work in progress, "Digital Peacekeeping in Sonic Diasporas: Liberians Creating a Transnational Community of Reconciliation through Online Radio".  Read More>
January 12, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: “The Infrastructural Commons: The Creative Commons Licenses”

Johanna Hartelius, Assistant Professor to the University of Pittsburgh Department of Communication, will be reading and discussing Chapter 2 of her work, "The Gifting Logos: Expertise in the Digital Commons". Read More>
December 9, 2016 - 8:00pm

Michael Chabon in Conversation

Michael Chabon will be speaking with Dan Kubis, Assistant Director of the University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center and host of Pitt’s “Being Human” Podcast.       Read More>
December 6, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Lecture: "The Theory of the Gimmick"

Sianne Ngai will lecture on The Theory of the Gimmick.   Read More>
December 6, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting"

Sianne Ngai author of Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting (Harvard University Press, 2012) and Ugly Feelings (Harvard University Press, 2005) will host a colloquium.    Read More>
December 2, 2016 - 4:00pm

Lecture: "Pattern and Process: Charles Dickens's Working Notes and Serial Form"

Anna Gibson (PhD, Duke University) will lecture on on the relationship between the novel and the Victorian sciences, particularly psychology and physiology.  Read More>

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