History Major, Silas Maxwell Switzer publishes poetry chapbook
Congratulations to Silas Maxwell Switzer (History major, class of 2024) on the publication of his debut poetry chapbook Nine Parts Water, One Part Bleach
Dr. Liann E. Tsoukas wins 2023 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award
Congratultaions to Dr. Liann E. Tsoukas who has been awarded the 2023 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Dr. Ruth Mostern's The Yellow River: A Natural and Unnatural History awarded Joseph Levenson Prize
Congratulations to Dr. Ruth Mostern whose The Yellow River: A Natural and Unnatural History (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2021) was awarded the Joseph Levenson Prize in the pre-1900 category by the Association for Asian Studies. The prize is awarded to "the English-language books that make the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China."
World Historical Gazetteer Project Awarded NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant
The National Endowment for the Humanities today announced that the University of Pittsburgh’s World Historical Gazetteer Project has been awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant (DHAG), co-funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Ryan Hardesty Named Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to former Pitt History Student, Ryan Hardesty, who is named 2023 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year
World History Center Sponsors Four Undergraduate Students at National History Conference
World History Center Sponsors Four Undergraduate Students at the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association
Dr. Alaina Robert's "I’ve Been Here All the While: Black Freedom on Native Land" wins two awards from the Western History Association
Congratulations to Dr. Alaina Robert, whose I’ve Been Here All the While: Black Freedom on Native Land was awarded the 2022 John C. Ewers Award and the W. Turrentine Jackson Prize by the Western History Association.
Dr. Yevan Terrien awarded Herbert G. Gutman Prize for Outstanding Dissertation
Congratulations to our former doctoral student, Dr. Terrien, who was awarded the Herbert G. Gutman Prize for Outstanding Dissertation
Dr. Johnathan JeVon White Receives "Men of Excellence" Award
Congratulations to our former doctoral student, Dr. Johnathan JeVon White, recipient of the Pittsburgh Courier's "Men of Excellence" Award
New Book by Dr. Jesse Olsavsky
Congratulations to Dr. Jesse Olsavsky whose book The Most Absolute Abolition is now out with LSU Press.
Dr. Alaina Roberts Wins 2022 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize
Congratulations to Dr. Alaina Roberts whose I’ve Been Here All the While: Black Freedom on Native Land (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021) wins 2022 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize
Dr. Larry Glasco Wins Communicator Award 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Larry Glasco, winner of a Communicator Award for his Feature Article “August Wilson & Romare Bearden: A Playwright's Debt to an Artist”
Dr. Matthew Plishka Wins Van Beck Hall Teaching Award
Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Plishka who was awarded the Van Beck Hall Graduate Student Teaching Award
Ethan Cooke Wins William Stanton Prize
Congratulations to History Major and Pitt Graduate, Ethan Cooke, Winner of William Stanton Prize for Superior History Honors Thesis
Congratulations to our Graduating History Majors
The History Department wishes its graduating history majors a bright future!