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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Faculty and graduate students are invited to join this year’s E.P. Thompson Memorial Speaker, James C. Scott, for a lunchtime discussion on doing world history from below. Scott is the author of Weapons of the Weak (1985), Domination and the Arts of
Resistance (1990), Seeing Like A State (1997), The Art of Not Being Governed (2009), Two Cheers for Anarchism (2013), and Against the Grain (2017).