Department of History
Thursday, June 24, 2021
LGBTQ advocate Drew Medvid (A&S ’19) shares how his time at Pitt led him to become regional lead for Human Rights Campaign and a champion for equality.
Friday, June 18, 2021
A recent panel discussion dove into the history of emancipation and the influence it’s had on Black families in Pittsburgh and beyond.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Tony Novosel's eye-opening experiences in Northern Ireland led him to Pitt, where the faculty member now helps students explore new places through a study abroad scholarship. This story is part of Pitt Magazine's special summer 2021 digital issue. Keep an eye out throughout the season for more new stories.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Born from frustration and a first-year classroom, senior Maia Stephenson’s work on hip-hop, diversity and rhetoric has earned her publication credits, funding and community connections.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
What was it like to choose Pitt sight unseen? To live on campus? Teach a class? Three Pitt people reflect on their first year at the University.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Ahead of the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre on May 31, read an excerpt from Professor Alaina E. Roberts’ new book that depicts the lead-up to and aftermath of that brutal event.
Friday, May 21, 2021
Students in Pitt’s Digital Atlas Design Internship program get faculty mentorship, training in an important technology and a new view on historical events. Can you guess what this map depicts?
Friday, April 30, 2021
David Zahniser’s album, “The Crossroads,” is a musical exploration of the Hill District that blends standard Jewish tunes with jazz to create a soundscape of the neighborhood’s working class history.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Pitt alumnus George Barbour had the harrowing experience of being one of only two Black reporters covering the historic 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. His career is the subject of a new documentary premiering on Thursday, Feb. 11.