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Why History at Pitt
Alaina Roberts: Commemorating the Tulsa Massacre
Alex Finley: Women’s household labor is essential. Why isn’t it valued?
Mari Webel: Compare the flu pandemic of 1918 and COVID-19 with caution
Lara Putnam: The Floyd protests are the broadest in U.S. history
Rob Ruck Discusses Pittsburgh's Place in Negro League History
Mari Webel: Past Outbreaks Provide Lessons For Figuring Out New Coronavirus
Keisha N. Blain Awarded Best Book in African American Women’s and Gender History
Keisha N. Blain, assistant professor in the Department of History, received the 2019 Darlene Clark Hine Award from the Organization of American Historians (OAH). Read more>>
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.
AHA Member Spotlight: Sharika Crawford
Sharika Crawford is an associate professor of history at the United States Naval Academy. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland, and has been a member since 2003. Read more >>
Molly Warsh disentangles beauty and power in the history of pearls
Listen to Molly Warsh, interviewed about her new book, American Baroque: Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700: a global story of labor, empire, nature, and desire. Read more>>
Pitt History student wins AHA Summer Research Blog Contes
AHA Summer Blog Contest winner Aura Jirau Arroyo describes the huge challenges and deep insights of carrying out research in Puerto Rico in the wake of the hurricane. Read more >>
Drwenski: Let's rid ourselves of Confederate statue
Remove, destroy, and replace the "Spirit of the Confederacy" statue. Do it now, without delay or reservation. Do it now, with celebration and camaraderie. Read more >>
Mari Webel teaches popular courses at Pitt
A historian of eastern Africa, Mari Webel teaches popular courses at Pitt such as Disease and Health in Modern Africa and History of Global Health. Read more>>