May 2, 2016 - 11:00am to May 6, 2016 - 2:00pm

Faculty Seminar: "Emancipation Narratives in the Arts" with Lydia Goehr

Lydia Goehr will lead this year’s seminar. She is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, where she has won the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award and two major awards for teaching. Her strongest interests are Aesthetics, Critical Theory and Philosophy of History, all with special reference to music.  Read More>
April 19, 2016 - 4:30pm to April 20, 2016 - 1:00pm

Digital Storytelling Events: D. Fox Harrell (MIT)

Year of the Humanities Digital Storytelling Series with D. Fox Harrell, Associate Professor of Digital Media in the Comparative Media Studies Program and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT. Read More>
April 13, 2016 - 12:00pm

Lecture: "American Chinese Medicine: Orientalized Biopower"

This talk is based on an ethnographic study of Chinese medicine in the United States. Read More>
April 11, 2016 - 4:00pm

Lecture: "Benjamin Lay and the Origins of Revolutionary Abolitionism"

This talk explores the life and thought of Benjamin Lay (1682-1759), the Quaker dwarf who practiced guerrilla theater against slave-owners and became one of the first to argue for the immediate, unconditional abolition of slavery.   Read More>
April 11, 2016 - 8:00am to April 15, 2016 - 5:00pm

Visiting Fellow: Neilesh Bose Event Series

Neilesh Bose is Assistant Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair of the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC, Canada. As a historian of modern South Asia (the Indian subcontinent) from the eighteenth century to the present, Neilesh is interested in the history of nationalisms, cultural and intellectual histories, histories of religion, and the global history of decolonization.  Read More>
April 7, 2016 - 5:00pm

Lecture: "The Rise of China and the End of the World as we Know It"

This talk argues that the integration of the PRC into global capitalism requires criticism directed at it also to attend to the structure of the system of which it is a part. Read More>
April 4, 2016 (All day) to April 6, 2016 (All day)

Text as Process: Genetic and Textual Criticism in the Digital Age

The Text as Process Conference will he held in the Humanities Center April 4 - 6, 2016. Read More>
March 31, 2016 - 6:30pm

The Pittsburgh BDS Coalition presents: Omar - a film by Hany Abu-Assad

In this academy award nominated film, Abu-Assad, director of Paradise Now, and a Palestinian born in Nazareth, is concerned with how the occupation impacts the lives of the people who live there.  Read More>
March 30, 2016 - 4:30pm

Lecture: "Cut-and-Paste Pedagogy: Hand, Scissors, Pen, Scrapbook"

Nineteenth-century practices of speaking and writing in the words of others included cutting and pasting, memorization, and recirculation. All entered into pedagogy.  Read More>
March 30, 2016 - 4:00pm

Lecture: "The Hebrew Bible and the Roots of Modern German Literature"

The advent of historical biblical criticism in the late eighteenth century created a seismic shift that seemed to release the Hebrew Bible from its subservience to Christian doctrine.  Read More>
March 29, 2016 - 5:00pm

Lecture: "Culture without Experts: What the Humanities Today Can Learn from 19th-century U.S. Public Literary Culture"

This talk draws on Glazener’s recent book Literature in the Making: A History of U.S. Literary Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century (Oxford UP 2016) to examine some of the features of literary culture before literary studies became an academic discipline.   Read More>
March 28, 2016 - 5:30pm

Lecture: Situating Commercial Surrogacy Bans in a Global Context: A Postcolonial Feminist Call for Legalization and Public Funding

Maneesha Deckha is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.  Her research interests include health law and bioethics, critical animal studies and animal law, feminist analysis of law, law and culture and law society. Read More>
March 23, 2016 - 7:00pm

Borderlands of History: Gender, Violence, Memory

Set in 2002 under the specter of the 9/11 terror attacks, Woman on Fire is a re-imagining of  Sophocles'Antigone set along the Arizona/Mexico border.  Read More>
March 21, 2016 - 12:00pm to March 25, 2016 - 5:00pm

Visiting Fellow: Stephen Ramsay Event Series

Humanities Center Visiting Fellow: Stephen Ramsay (University of Nebraska - Lincoln) hosts a series of events.  Read More>
March 18, 2016 - 7:00pm

Borderlands of History: Gender, Violence, Memory

Barnett dramatizes the trans-historical practice of disappearance and gender violence, from Rome to contemporary Mexico, through genre-bending strategy of the Three Witches from MacBeth. Read More>