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 hoock@pitt.edu

 

Events 2013-2014:

 

September 23, 2013

Perspectives on Haiti

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

Eighteenth-Century Studies at Pitt presents John Walsh (Assistant Professor of French) andVanessa Mongey (A&S Postdoctoral Fellow, History).

In the chair: Marcus Rediker (Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History).

 

November 4, 2013

Aristocratic Hunting, Neo-Feudalism, and Animal Intersubjectivities

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

Eighteenth-Century Studies at Pitt, the Department of History, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and the Humanities Center present Marcy Norton, Associate Professor in History, GWU.

A draft paper will be available to interested participants no later than two weeks in advance of the colloquium.

 

February 21, 2014

Winckelmann Cyclops: Time on Vesuvius

Humanities Center
Cathedral of Learning, Room 602
University of Pittsburgh
12:30 p.m.

Eighteenth-Century Studies at Pitt, the Humanities Center, and the Departments of English and History of Art and Architecture present: Noah Heringman, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of English, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Heringman's publications include Romantic Rocks (Cornell, 2004) and Sciences of Antiquity: Romantic Antiquarianism, Natural History, and Knowledge (OUP, 2013).