Taking aim at the conventional narrative that standard, national languages transform 'peasants' into citizens, Gina Anne Tam centers the history of the Chinese nation and national identity on fangyan - languages like Shanghainese, Cantonese, and dozens of others that are categorically different from the Chinese national language, Mandarin.
Early Modern Worlds
World History Center
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
We are familiar with maps that outline all fifty states. And we are also familiar with the idea that the United States is an “empire,” exercising power around the world. But what about the actual territories—the islands, atolls, and archipelagos—this country has governed and inhabited?
Dobrudja, the land between the Lower Danube and the Black Sea, was a part of the Ottoman Empire until 1878 and thereafter a Romanian province. It is a European region in which people of various ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds have been living together for centuries. This talk will focus on the German-speaking colonists who settled there from 1840 to 1940 and highlight the ambiguous relationship between localism and globalization that existed in the region.
Thinking about a history major or minor?
Join us for lunch with Pitt alumni to learn more. Attendance is limited to 50 people. RSVP to David Ruvolo at email@example.com.
This workshop seeks to catalyze new conversations on the history, present, and future of the (NTDs) in an innovative, multi-disciplinary gathering. The multi-sectorial nature of NTD work provides a unique opportunity for dialogue between scholars and practitioners in the humanities, social sciences, public health, law, and medicine around the complex challenges these diseases present. Pre-circulated papers will be discussed on a series of panels on Monday, April 1. On Tuesday, April 2, participants will gather for 1) a roundtable discussion on key areas of research on the NTDs in wider p
Aerial Photographs as Historical Sources: The Case of Palestine/Israel
An aerial photograph amounts to an objective source about the physical features of the area it covers. Unlike a ground photo that is determined by the photographer’s preferences or manipulations, the aerial photo shows all the details that a camera’s lens recorded mechanically.