Past Events

Celebrating the Humanities in Salk Hall
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
355 Salk Hall

Kick-off event for a yearlong celebration of the humanities in Salk Hall, hosted by the School of Dental Medicine.

Pitt-Johnstown Day of Digital Humanities
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 9:00am

The Humanities Division at the University of Pittsburgh–Johnstown is pleased to announce the first-ever Day of Digital Humanities, a mini-conference designed to celebrate the emerging scholarship and creative work in digital environments, on Saturday, Sept. 12th.

Women and the Silent Screen VIII
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 10:00am to Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 10:00pm

Pitt hosts the 8th international Women and the Silent Screen conference, one of the premier global conference venues for archivists, historians, and other researchers working on early cinema. This marks the first time in a decade that this important biannual conference is being held in North America.

Year of the Humanities Kick-Off Event: Theresa Brown Reading
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 4:00pm
O'Hara Student Center Ballroom

Theresa Brown officially kicks off the Year of the Humanities in the University at Pitt by reading from her new book The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives. Brown has written extensively for the New York Times and other venues about patients, families, caregivers, illness, and the U.S. health care system: to a great extent, what Being Human means as people face some of their greatest challenges.

Pitt-Titusville International Coffee Hour
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Cross-cultural conversation, sponsored by second year composition students at the University of Pittsburgh-Titusville.

Leonard Cassuto Visit
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 5:00pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Leonard Cassuto is professor of English at Fordham University, and writes a column for The Chronicle of Higher Education called “The Graduate Advisor.” This event will be focused on his new book, The Graduate School Mess: What Caused it and How We Can Fix It.

Mediterranean Metageographies: Abdellah Taïa
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 to Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The first event in the Mediterranean Metageographies series sponsored by the Department of French and Italian: Abdellah Taïa, the Francophone Moroccan novelist, filmmaker, and activist, will visit the Pitt campus to engage the campus community in conversations on the effect of Mediterranean transnationalism on identity, especially gender and sexuality.

Spectacles of Labor: Performance and the Working Class
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 1:00pm
Humanities Center, room 602 Cathedral of Learning

A symposium including a panel, two key speakers, a response, and a staged reading, designed to make visible the intersections of humanities education and contemporary performance with present day labor issues. Events will begin at 1 pm.

"We're Only Human"--session at Science 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 9:00am
Alumni Hall, Room 532

This spotlight session will explore several aspects of “being human.” Moderated by Susan M. Meyer, PhD, professor of pharmacy and therapeutics, associate dean for education, School of Pharmacy, and member of the organizing committee for the Year of the Humanities, the session will feature faculty from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, the Department of Linguistics, and others.

Autumn Meeting of the West Virginia Philosophical Society
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 12:30pm to Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 1:00pm

Meeting of the West Virginia Philosophical Society. The keynote address will be a panel discussion on the ethics of novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand, known as Objectivism.