Department of History

Pitt History Department Colloquium

Anne Knowles, McBride Professor of History, University of Maine

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Historical Geographer Anne Knowles is co-founder of the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative http://holocaustgeographies.geo.txstate.edu/ and a specialist in Historical GIS, Geovisualization, and Digital Humanities, with topical interest in intersections of economy, technology, and culture and their expression in the landscape. She will be Visting Short-Term Fellow at Pitt's Humanities Center: see Humanities Center calendar for further events and workshops during her visit.

Jean Bauer, Princeton University

Monday, January 23, 2017

This lecture focuses on network analysis, a powerful and increasingly popular tool for historians to explore the social and institutional worlds of their subjects. Using her own work in the early American foreign services, Bauer discusses the payoffs and pitfalls of using network analysis to explore the past.

THE LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PLEASE JOIN US FOR A RECEPTION FOLLOWING THE LECTURE.

Tom Mullaney, Stanford University

Monday, February 6, 2017

Beginning at the turn of the twentieth century, hot metal typesetting swept through newspaper plants and government printing offices across the United States and Europe – and soon through Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. With missionary-like zeal reminiscent of the Propaganda Fide, and a hunger for lucrative new markets, the manufacturing giant Mergenthaler Linotype and its European licensees carved up the world of script along already lines of empire, colonialism, and the rising power of the United States.