The study of history prepares students to live thoughtfully, to work in a wide variety of professions, and to participate as national and global citizens. A popular undergraduate major at Pitt, history develops skills (research and synthesis, critical reading, careful and clear writing and speaking) that are critically important in politics, law, business, teaching, and public relations.
Dr. James Pickett honored by Middle East Studies Association
Congratulations to Dr. James Pickett whose Polymaths of Islam: Power and Networks of Knowledge in Central Asia (Cornell University Press) was awarded the 2021 Albert Hourani Book Award Honorable Mention by the Middle East Studies Association.
Pitt Alumnus, Eric Reidy, wins United Nations Correspondents Association Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Award Gold Medal
Our '12 alumnus, Eric Reidy, wins the United Nations Correspondents Association Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Award gold medal for his coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants.