Department of History

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Keisha N. Blain Wins Book Prize

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Historian Bridges Gap in Understanding Neglected Tropical Diseases

Mari Webel will continue her work that melds history and public health as Pitt’s first-ever Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellow.
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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.