University of Pittsburgh

Eighteenth-Century Studies at Pitt

Eighteenth-Century Studies at Pitt is an interdisciplinary initiative involving several dozen faculty and graduate students from across the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. We are joined by colleagues from CMU, Duquesne, and the Carnegie Museums. Our objective is to promote historical and critical study and research in the political, social, economic, intellectual, and cultural life of the “long” eighteenth century.

Convener: Holger Hoock, J. Carroll Amundson Professor of British History

The initiative is sponsored by John Cooper, Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Dean of Arts and Sciences, and generously hosted by the Humanities Center, at Pitt.

Getting Involved: To join our mailing list, propose an event, post a notice on the website or through our mailing list, or otherwise get in touch with this new initiative, please email Holger Hoock at


Events 2014-2015:


November 20, 2014

Adventures in Digital Humanities

Humanities Center
Cathedral of Learning, Room 602
University of Pittsburgh
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Eighteenth-Century Studies at Pitt presents Dan Edelstein (Stanford University).


March 23-27, 2015

Humanities Center Visiting Fellow's Public Lecture

Please see schedule below


March 24, 2015

Depicting Vesuvius and Pompeii: Painting, Panorama, and Performance, 1770-1860

Eighteenth-Century Studies at Pitt and the Department of History present John Brewer, Caltech.

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
University of Pittsburgh
5:00 p.m.

Reception to follow.

Contact: Holger Hoock