Pitt Latino History Course to be Offered this Summer
University of Pittsburgh is offering a new Latino History course this summer. The course is a survey of the history of peoples of Latin American and Hispanic-Caribbean descent in the United States from the sixteenth century to the present. Students will learn about the distinct ethnic, racial, and cultural forms that Latinos either preserved from their homelands or produced in the US mainland.
Michel Gobat's Empire by Invitation wins the Friedrich Katz Prize
Michel Gobat's Empire by Invitation: William Walker and Manifest Destiny in Central America (Harvard University Press, 2019) has won the Friedrich Katz Prize in Latin American and Caribbean History.
Tropic of Football: The Long and Perilous Journey of Samoans to the NFL by Rob Ruck
Keisha Blain's Set The World on Fire wins Berkshire Prize, Darlene Clark Hine Award
Pitt History professor Keisha Blain's book, Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018), has won both the the Organization of American Historians' 2019 Darlene Clark Hine Award and the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians first book award.
History Major Krithika Pennathur nominated for University of Pittsburgh Senior of the Year
Krithika Pennathur will graduate with majors in History, English Writing and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) along with minors in Chemistry and Applied Statistics and a certificate in Transatlantic Studies.
Five Students Accepted to Study Abroad in Mongolia
Five of James Pickett’s students were so engaged by his class Empires of the Steppe: Eurasia from the Mongols to the Soviet Union, they each decided to apply to study in Mongolia.
Recent Alums Report Back on Doors History Has Opened for Them
Julia Strickland-Gilliard, Desireé Vaughn, Bill Schlachter, and Connor Harbison shared their experiences with current students over lunch on Thursday, March 28 at the University Club, Conference Room A from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.
B.Phil. and History honors major Joshua Hanley wins William Stanton Prize
Recognizing the outstanding honors thesis in History, the prize was generously established by Pitt alumnus David Frederick in honor of his mentor William Ragan Stanton, esteemed American historian who taught here from 1962 until 1994.
Alessandro Conway completes B.Phil. and wins Fulbright
Working with Bernie Hagerty, History minor Alessandro Conway recently completed a BPhil in Economics and International Area Studies (Summer 2017) and has just won a Fulbright to conduct research at Sciences-Po in France.