Department of History

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Michel Gobat Named Finalist for PROSE Award

Michel Gobat, associate professor in the Department of History, has been named a finalist for the 2019 PROSE Awards for his book...
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Distinguished History Professor Examines Historical Context of Spielberg Film

Marcus Rediker, distinguished professor in the Department of History, recently published an essay in “Writing History with...
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Facebook at 15: Researchers Share Insight Into Impact of the Social Media Giant

Facebook has morphed from a college student social network into a global tech powerhouse. Pitt faculty members discuss its influence, from grassroots organizing to "fake news."
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Pitt Celebrates First Panthers Forward Class

The program, launched this year by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, aims to reduce federal student loan debt and, in turn, help new graduates gain greater economic stability.
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Students Comb Pitt Archives for Credit

Uncovering stories from the medieval era to the recent past, undergraduate researchers followed their passions to dig deep into the University Library System archives. Their research adds new perspectives and scholarship to little-known historical events, practices and objects.