October 7, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

"Labors of Invention: Lynn Nottage, Intimate Apparel, and African-American Performance"

"I always thought of my mother as a wor woman, and I became interested in pursuing stories of women who invent lives in order to survive."--Lynn Nottage Read More>
October 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

Nuruddin Farah: Readings from New Fiction / Questions and Discussion

Nuruddin Farah, Distinguished Professor of Literature at Bard College, will host a reading from new fiction. Read More>
October 6, 2016 - 12:30pm

Colloquium: Cryonic Modernism, Cryonic History

Robert Caserio (Penn State University) will discuss literary criticism’s time-honored habit of sorting and preserving its objects according to distinct historical periods.  Read More>
September 29, 2016 - 12:30pm

Colloquium: The Transformative Lecture

Christopher Fynsk has held professorships in philosophy and literature at Binghamton University (SUNY) and at the U. of Aberdeen in Scotland.  He was founding director of the Centre for Modern Thought at Aberdeen until 2015, and now serves as Dean of the Division of Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought at the European Graduate School in Switzerland and Malta.   Read More>
September 28, 2016 - 12:30pm

Colloquium: "The Birth and Rebirth of Natural History Museums"

Dr. Eric Dorfman is Director of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History and President of the International Council of Museums Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History (ICOM NATHIST). Read More>
September 27, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Lecture: Sherlock Holmes Loves John Watson: Tumblr, BBC Sherlock, and the Stories Queer Fans Tell

Dietrich School postdoctoral fellow in Film Studies, Diana Anselmo-Sequiera, will host a lecture.  Read More>
September 22, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: "The Complexities of Intersectionalities"

Dietrich School Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellow, Rostom Mesli, will host a colloquium. Read More>
September 20, 2016 - 5:00pm

Lecture: A Story and a Poem

Dan Balderston's talk will be related to his book "How Borges Wrote", to be published in early 2017 by the University of Virginia Press. Read More>
September 19, 2016 (All day)

Medical Humanities Event: Bradley Lewis (NYU, Associate Professor)

The Medical Humanities Event Series presents, Bradley Lewis (Associate Professor at New York University), for a colloquium and lecture on Monday, September 19. Read More>
September 16, 2016 - 4:30pm

Between Nation and Market: European Literature in the 19th Century

Olivier Delers is Associate Professor of French at the University of Richmond. He specializes in 18th century French studies, with a particular focus on the cultural, social and economic implications of the novel genre. Read More>
September 15, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: The Terrible, the Repulsive, and the Obscene: The Provincial Origins of Moscow Actionism, 1991-1995

Michelle Maydanchik will discuss the emergence of Moscow Actionism—a violent and spectacular strain of performance art that erupted in Russia’s capital city immediately after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R in 1991. Read More>
September 13, 2016 (All day)

Humanities Center Visiting Fellow: Ursula Heise (University of California)

Ursula Heise (UCLA) will host a colloquium and lecture in the Humanities Center as its Visiting Fellow. Read More>
September 12, 2016 - 4:30pm

Causes Within the Reach of Man: Early Arguments For and Against the Anthropocene

A lecture presented by the Pittsburgh History Department Colloquium Series with Anya Zilberstein - History Department, Concordia University (Montréal).  Read More>
September 9, 2016 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Beloved Consumers, Fraught Cyphers: Young People, Material Culture, and Media History

The study of young people as both profitable consumers and romanticized citizens has become increasingly pertinent in the current cultural landscape, where discussions on age-appropriate entertainment, underage corruption via online social media, and teen-targeted movie franchises permeate both America’s popular press and academic debate. This Faculty Research Colloquium sets out to explore the fraught relationship between young consumers and American mass media as it has been unfurling for the last one hundred years. Read More>
September 8, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Colloquium: Labors of Reform: The Political Ecology of English Reformation Literature

William Rhodes will discuss works by John Skelton, Simon Fish, Robert Crowley, and John Bale, and considers how these writers make rural land and labor the primary agents of reform in their satires and polemics.  Read More>