Events

2016 - 2017 Academic Year

 

World History Center Annual Membership Reception:
Drinking Tea Globally

Tuesday, Jan. 24th – 4-5pm – Posvar Hall Rm. 3703

World History Center Seminar

World History Seminar

Six lectures by Patrick Manning

1. Synthesis of the Human Past (September 16)

    Slides of the lecture

    Video of the lecture

2. Language and History (September 30)

    Lecture video with slides

3. Africans on the World Stage: a Critique of World

    Historiography (October 28)>

    Slides of the lecture

    Video of the lecture

4. Inequality (November 11)

    Lecture video with slides

5. African Population, 1650 to the present  (February 24)

    Lecture video with slides

6. UNESCO and Global Organization of Knowledge (March 23)

    Lecture video with slides

 


October 21, 2015 2:00 pm 4209 Posvar Hall Dennis Flynn

Silver in global context, 1400-1800 Abstract

 

October 22, 2015 4:00 pm 3703 Posvar Hall Dennis Flynn

CHIA Talk


Conferences


October 10 - 11, 2015 "Found in Translation: " A Conference on the World History of Science, ca 1200- 1600 CE

This conference addresses Islamic, Latin, Hebrew, African, Chinese, South Asian, Eurasian, and American scientific endeavors, circa 1200–1600 CE. Contributions from eighteen scholars will highlight key moments of transmission, translation, and critical interpretation across linguistic and faith communities, across boundaries of shared practice, and shared knowledge about the natural world.


The conference was hosted by the World History Center, the Department of History, and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, and the Press of the University of Pittsburgh. This is the third conference on themes in the World History of Science supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation.



WHC Co-sponsored Events


Consortium June 2016

 

Pitt Digital Initiative

March 3, 2016 4:00 3703 Posvar Hall. Ruth Mostern Associate Professor of History, University of California, Merced.

"From Historical GIS Research to a Digital Cultural Atlas Ecology" more>

 

50th anniversary of the Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures

October 29-30, 2015 “History and its Discontents: Commemoration in Italy and the Francophone World.”

 

Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE)

World Council for Comparative Education Societies (WCCES)

World History Center, University of Pittsburgh

A Study of Comparative and International Education Pioneers, Leaders and Programs

September 30, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall more>


2015-2016 Academic Year

Symposium in Honor of Patrick Manning

March 31, 2016 3:00 - 5:00 pm with reception to follow WPU Lower Lounge

Video of Event

Invited Speakers:

Yinghong Cheng, Professor of History , Delaware State University

Nancy Condee, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Director, Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

Michael Gomez, Professor of History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University

Heather Streets-Salter, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History, Northeastern University



2014 - 2015 Academic Year


Speaker Series: East Asia, Eurasia, & the World


November 21, 2014

Nile Green, University of California, Los Angeles

"Making Mosques in America and Japan; or, How Islam Went Truly Global"

Noon, 3703 Posvar

 

November 14, 2014

Panel Discussion - Panelists include;

Evelyn Rawski, Bill Chase, Gregor Thum, Dick Oestreicher, and Diego Holstein

Noon, 3703 Posvar Hall

 

October 31, 2014

Peter Perdue, Yale University

"Asia in World Histories: Frontiers and Environments"

Noon, 3703 Posvar Hall

 

October 24, 2014

Bin Wong, University of California, Los Angeles

"Political Economies of 19th-c. Economic Change under Industrial Capitalism"

Noon, 3703 Posvar Hall

 

October 10, 2014

Michael Khodarkovsky, Loyola University of Chicago

"The Empire of the Steppe: Russia's Colonial Experience on the Euraisan Frontier"

1:00 - 2:30, 3703 Posvar Hall

 

September 12, 2014

Alexis Dudden, University of Connecticut

"Modernity's Diffusion and Studying the Japanese Empire"

Noon, 3703 Posvar Hall

 

World History Center Seminar 


 May 19th, 2015

Ahmed Ibrahim Abushouk, Qatar University

"Arab Spring: A Fourth Wave of Democratization in the 21st Century"

5:00 PM 4130 Posvar Hall

 

 May 20th, 2015

Ahmed Ibrahim Abushouk, Qatar University

"Darfur in the History of Sudan" Current crisis and historical background

3:00 PM 3703 Posvar Hall

 

March 20, 2015

Ruth Mostern, University of California - Merced

"The Yellow River in Environmental History"

3703 Posvar Hall 12:00 - 1:30

 

 February 6, 2015

Yuval Noah Harari - Dept. of History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

"The Sapiens Secret of Sucess: How Humans Conquered the World."

12:00 - 1:30 3703 Posvar Hall

 

January 14, 2015

Dr. Andrew Pearson, Director, Pearson Archaeology Ltd / Research Associate, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol, UK.

"Distant Freedom: St. Helena and the Abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1840-1872"

4:30 PM 3703 Posvar Hall

 

WHC Co-sponsored Events


March 31, 2015

Anika Wilson, Dept. of Africology University of Wisconsin

"Mphutsi: An AIDS Rumor in Malawi"

4130 Posvar Hall 4:00 - 6:00

Sponsored by African Studies Program, Department of Africana Studies, and World History Center

 

March 4, 2015

Diego Holstein Book Colloquium - "Thinking History Globally"

(Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

3703 Posvar Hall 4:30 - 6:00

Invited speakers: Peter Stearns and John Markoff.

Sponsored by the History Department and World History Center.

 

February 5, 2015

"Theory and Methodology of Comparison in the Humanities"

Sponsored by the Humanities Center, directed by Magali Armillas-Tiseyra and Gayle Rogers.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, boundary 2, the World History Center, the Global Studies Center, the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies, Hispanic Languages & Literatures, French & Italian Languages & Literatures, History of Art & Architecture, History and English.

 

 

Annual WHC Members' Reception


January 15, 2015

4:30 - 5:30 4130 Posvar Hall

 

Brown Bag Talk


October 21, 2014

Henk Wals &  Leo Lucassen, International Institute of Social  History.

“The International Institute of Social History: Its history and its agenda”

Noon, 3703 Posvar Hall.

 

Conferences


May 8-9, 2015

Researching World History in the Schools: Nationwide and Worldwide".

3911 Posvar Hall
Sponsored  by WHC with support from GAP; organized by Pat Manning

 

On March 27, 2014, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced an award to the World History Center and CHIA for an August 2014 international conference on designing a world-historical gazetteer.

 

WHC Co-Sponsored Events

 

November 10, 2014

Carlos Cañete

 "The Origins of Humanity: Cultural and Religious Polemics in Early Modern Times"

 4:00 PM, 3703 Posvar Hall

Sponsors: Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh; The Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University; The World History Center, University of Pittsburgh

Co-Sponsors: The Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University, Jewish Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh; The Pittsburgh Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Department of English, Carnegie Melon University

 

October 10, 2014

Pitt FRIT Conference "Short Fuse"

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jan Miernowski

Professor of French, University of Wisconsin-Madison

     

October 9-10, 2014

Baltic Symposium
Sponsored by EUCE, directed by Katja Wexel

 

 


2013 - 2014 Academic Year


World History Center Seminars


February 4, 2014

"Towards a Global History of Yellow Fever. An Ecological, Social and Cultural
Approach"

3703 Posvar Hall
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Urmi Engineer, University of Pittsburgh


November 4, 2013

"Triunfar Sobre el Colonialismo, Sobrevivir al exilio y combatir la Dictadura"
208A Cathedral of Learning
4:30 pm
Francisco Zamora Loboch


September 10, 2013

"Data--Starved, or How a Medievalist Became a Historian of Global Health"
3703 Posvar Hall
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Monica Green, Arizona State University


Conferences

 

June 22-26, 2014

Flying University of Transnational Humanities

International Summer School, Program>

 

May 16-17, 2014

"The Life Sciences after World War II"


October 25-26, 2013

"Global Historical Population"
International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
Co-sponsored by WHC and CLIO-INFRA, Amsterdam


Annual Members' Reception


January 15, 2014

"Presentations on World History Center accomplishments"
4130 Posvar Hall
3:00 – 4:30 pm


WHC Co-sponsored Events


February 12, 2014

"Open Access, Creative Commons Licenses, & Academic Publishing"
4130 Posvar Hall
12:15 - 1:15 PM
Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh World History Center, ULS Office of
Scholarly Communication and Publishing, Department of Sociology, the Global Studies
Center & Journal of World-Systems Research (www.jwsr.org)



2012 - 2013 Academic Year

World History Center Seminars


March 20, 2013

In a brown mantle'? South Asian politics, the Indian Ocean sphere and the making of

East African independence,1923-1978.”

4130 Posvar Hall
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Gerard McCann, University of York, Department of History


January 10, 2013

“The Great Transition: climate, disease and society in the 13th and 14th centuries”

4130 Posvar Hall
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Bruce C. Campbell, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland

This January seminar will be followed by our annual reception for center members.


November 14, 2012

“Carriers or barriers to human mobility? Shipping companies and the rise of modern

border controls at a local, national and global scale (1882-1930).”

4130 Posvar Hall
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Torsten Feys, Ghent University - FWO Belguim


November 1, 2012

"Commercial visions: Building a global marketplace for scientific knowledge in the
Dutch Golden Age
".

4130 Posvar Hall
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Daniel Margócsy, Hunter College, City University of New York


October 17, 2012

"Prehistoric Murder: interfacing history, forensics and archaeology"

3703 Posvar Hall
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Alan Morris, University of Cape Town


April 17, 2012

"World History: Something new under the sun? Glimpses of the U.S. American
Development
"
3703 Posvar Hall
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Katja Naumann, Leipzig University

Click on the following link to connect for the seminar
Video Link

March 24, 2012

"Japan and its world: Late Edo Period and Today"

4130 Posvar Hall
9:30 - Noon
Dr. Constantine Vaporis, University of Maryland - Baltimore County

Presented in conjunction with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA)

and the Global Studies Center (UCIS)


March 20, 2012

Portuguese Expansion and Cross-Cultural Artistic Exchange

3703 Posvar Hall

2:00 – 3:30 pm
Mario Pereira, University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth

Click on the following link to connect for the seminar

Video Link


January 11, 2012

“Global Horizons: Macrohistories for the Global Age

border controls at a local, national and global scale (1882-1930).”

3703 Posvar Hall
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Diego Holstein, University of Pittsburgh - World History Center


Conferences


May 31–June 1, 2013

“Alliance for Curriculum and Professional Development in World History.”


April 5, 2013

Friday 10:00 am – 2:15 p.m.
Conference on Global Humanities, and World History.


November 9-10, 2012

“Alliance for Curriculum and Professional Development in World History.” UCLA.


World Historical Dataverse Monthly Meetings


April 3, 2013

“Adventures with Data in Journals: Journal of World-Systems Research 9

and Journal of World-Historical Information”

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Information Science

Jackie Smith (Sociology) and Vladimir Zadorozhny (Information Science)


March 6, 2013

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Information Science

“Tycho, Climate, and Population: collaborative research across disciplinary lines”

Wilbert van Panhuis (Public Health) and Daniel Bain (Geology & Planetary Science)


February 6, 2013

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Information Science

“Col*Fusion: Crowd-sourcing for remote input and documentation of historical data”

Vladimir Zadorozhny (Information Science)


January 10, 2013

“The Black Death: Panzootic and Pandemic”

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Bruce C. Campbell (Queen’s University, Belfast)

This session is joint with the World History Seminar


December 5, 2012

“Social Science Theory and the CHIA Archive”

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

502 Information Science

Patrick Manning (History) and Sanjana Ravi (Public Health)


November 7, 2012

“Collaborative Development of a World-Historical Archive: Phase 1”

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

502 Information Science

Kai Cao (World History Center)


WHC Co-sponsored Events


February 21, 2013

The XIXth Annual E.P. Thompson Memorial Lecture

"Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln: An Unexpected Convergence"
7:30 pm

Robin Blackburn, University of Essex


November 13, 2012

"Tahiti and the Global Eighteenth Century"

5 p.m. Humanities Center

Lecture by Prof. Lynn Festa (Rutgers)
This event is co-sponsored by Eighteenth-Century Studies at Pitt, the Humanities Center,
Departments of English and French & Italian.


November 9, 2012

One-day Roundtable on "Crusade after the Crusades: Conquest, Colonialism, Contact
Zones."

10:00 am 0 5:00 pm CL 602

This event is organized by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski (French and Italian) and
Bruce L.Venarde (History)


November 2-4, 2012

“Early Modern Medicine and Natural Philosophy”

Center for Philosophy of Science

Organized by Peter Distelzweig.


Newton's Shadow: Francesco Algarotti and the Passion For Science in the Eighteenth
Century. The A. W. Mellon Distinguished Lectures in the History of Science Presented
by: Paula Findlen, Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History, Sanford University

October 25, 2012

Lecture three: "Science in the Mirror of Enlightenment Europe: Francesco Algarotti
and the Remaking of a Cosmopolitan Book"

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium (Reception to follow in the Cloisters) 5:00

Organized in Cooperation with University of Pittsburgh Press, and the Department
of Historyand Philosophy of Science.


October 24, 2012

Lecture two: "Writing A Scientific Bestseller: The Making of Newtonianism for

Ladies"

Center for Philosophy of Science, 917 CL 5:00


October 22, 2012

Lecture one: "Newton's Prisms: Why Francesco Algarotti Become an Experimental

Philosopher"

Center for Philosophy of Science, 917 CL 5:00



2011 - 2012 Academic Year

World History Center Seminars


November 29, 2011

"A Southern Cloth Complex? India, Africa and the Connected Worlds of Indian Ocean

and Atlantic Slaving"

3703 Posvar Hall
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Pedro Machado, Indiana University

Click on the following link to connect for the seminar

Video Link


November 8, 2011

"Did Empire Matter? Indian Migration in Global Context, 1834-1940."

3703 Posvar Hall
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Adam McKeown, Columbia University

Click on the following link to connect for the seminar

Video Link


Conferences


July 22 - August 5, 2012

Third Annual Dissertation Workshop  more>

Northeastern University


\May 19-21, 2012

African Migration Conference

Rabat, Morocco


May 4-5,  2012

Linnaean Worlds: Global Scientific Practice during the Great Divergence, 1750-1850

Humanities Center & World History Center


April 6, 2012

First Annual Conference in the World History of Science

Conference on World History, Art, and Literature


November 3-6, 2011

Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora 6th ASWAD
Biennial Conference

University of Pittsburgh
Conference program


Keynote Address (video)

by Micere Githae Mugo

Professor of Africana Studies, Syracuse University

Welcome by Kim D. Butler (Rutgers University), ASWAD Director

Introduction by Brenda Berrian, Professor of Africana Studies, University of
Pittsburgh


Teacher Workshops

March 24, 2012

"Japan and its world: Late Edo Period and Today"

9:30 - Noon

4130 Posvar Hall

Dr. Constantine Vaporis, University of Maryland - Baltimore County


December 3, 2011

Connecting Africa and the Indian Ocean

Thomas Anderson, University of New Hampshire

Elizabeth Campbell, University of Pittsburgh

Thomas Anderson and Elizabeth Campbell specialize, respectively, in recent and early
world history.  They will display ties of Africa and the Indian Ocean - for both cultural
and environmental issues - in early and recent times.


November 12, 2011

Historical Connections within Africa

Yolanda Covington-Ward, University of Pittsburgh

Yolanda Covington-Ward, an anthropologist with field experience in Liberia (West
Africa) and Congo (Central Africa), will provide examples of African interregional
connections in ancient and modern times.


October 1, 2011

World History Seen through Connecting Regions

Patrick Manning, University of Pittsburgh

John P. Myers, University of Pittsburgh

Patrick Manning and John Myers will present an overview of teaching world history
through regions, with examples of regional links and ideas on assessment. They will
emphasize three principal approaches, which will be reinforced in all six
workshops;

Connections within regions

Connections among regions

Narrating world history through regional connections.


September 24, 2011

CHINA'S 1911 REVOLUTION: How it continues to Influence China (and the World)
Today.

9:30 - Noon

Kristin Stapleton, University of Buffalo


September 16, 2011

Meet the creator of “World History For Us All”

Leading online curriculum in world history

http://worldhistoryforusall.sdsu.edu

Ross Dunn, San Diego State Univery

Reception and Presentation open to all teachers of World History

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

3703 Posvar Hall,

University of Pittsburgh


2010 - 2011 Academic Year

World History Center Seminars


April 6, 2011

4:00 - 5:30 pm
3703 WWPH
A Tale of Two River Deltas: The Rhine and Yangzi basins compared.

Leonard Blusse, Leiden University


March 22, 2011

2:00 – 3-15 pm
3703 WWPH
Sucheta Mazumdar, Duke University

"The Civilizational Model of World History and the Challenge of the Global."

Online - Mazumdar Seminar >


November 17, 2010

"Mobility Transition Revisited, 1500-1900. What the Case of Europe Can Offer to
Global History"
Online- Lucassen Seminar>
Abstract of seminar presentation
Reflections on the seminar


October 13, 2010

"Visualising Britain through Time: Building and using an indefinitely-scalablelibrary of
individual statistical data values"
Information Sciences seminar room (IS 501)
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Humphrey Southall


Teacher Workshops


April 23, 2011

Workshop 1, Assessment in World History
Patrick Manning and John Myers, University of Pittsburgh
Assessment of student skills and knowledge in world history and of the teacher's
materials and methods.
Handouts:
J. Myers Powerpoint Presentation
P. Manning Powerpoint Presentation


March 26, 2011

Western PA in World History
Marc Jason Gilbert, Hawaii Pacific University
The editor of World History Connected presents new teaching materials and field trips on
our region in world history.
Handouts:
Teaching World History in Your Own Back Yard


February 26, 2011

Overview and Priorities for Teachers of World History
Patrick Manning and John Myers, University of Pittsburgh
Setting and achieving goals for the whole school year, rather than week by week.
Handouts:
Powerpoint Presentation


February 9, 2011

Africa in world history
Twentieth-century Africa
Rebecca Shumway, and Yolanda Covington-Ward, University of Pittsburgh
In partnership with the African Studies Program


January 19, 2011

Transatlantic slave trade
The Old World Diaspora from Africa
Patrick Manning, University of Pittsburgh


December 4, 2010

Teaching World History since 1500
Thomas Anderson, University of Pittsburgh
Materials and ideas for the high school world history course.
Handouts:
Syllabus Units
Websites
Powerpoint Presentation


November 13, 2010

Pedagogy of World History
John Myers and Lawrence Charap, University of Pittsburgh
Global thinking and global processes in the classroom.
Handouts:
Saturday Workshop (Google Documents)


October 2, 2010

Teaching and Learning World History
Bob Bain, University of Michigan
How students learn, as addressed by this nationally noted authority.
Handouts:
Bain, "Into the Breach" (2.2 MB PDF)
Bain, "World was Flat?" (526 KB PDF)
"Powers of Ten" video (video)
"Religion" animated timeline (video)


September 29, 2010

Asia in world history
Slavery Across the Eurasian World
Stewart Gordon, University of Michigan
In partnership with the National Consortium on Teaching about Asia.


Brown Bag Lunches (Faculty & Grads )

April 1st, 2010

Global Phenomena
12:00 - 1:00 pm
3703 WWPH
This brown bag discussion, led by Tom Anderson, explored the issues of studying global
phenomena as a way to produce local studies that address larger themes in World History.
While large pattern in World History have proved valuable and helped explain the
interconnections in History, often they have had to rely upon secondary sources based on
national historiographies.


February 22nd, 2010

Global Networks
12:00 - 1:00 pm
3703 WWPH
This brown bag discussion, led by Tom Anderson, explored a growing research field in
world history- global networks. They discussed what constitutes a global network and
what insights they provide. Networks such as merchants, missionaries, and naturalists
were discussed as examples of how ideas and knowledge are transmitted and inform a
world framework.


January 20th, 2010

Creating World History Courses
12:00 - 1:00 pm
3703 WWPH
This brown bag discussion, led by Tom Anderson, explored the issues involved in
crafting and teaching world history courses. They discussed what difficulties might be
involved for both teachers and students, strategies for approaching the field, as well as
themes and readings. Sample syllabi were available.




2009 - 2010 Academic Year


World History Center Seminars

March 17, 2010

Authors and Readers' Presses: a Publishing Proposal
3703 WWPH
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Peter Dimock


February 17, 2010

Lumina Sophie: The Erasure of Cultural Amnesia in Martinique
3703 WWPH
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Brenda Berrian, Africana Studies, University of Pittsburgh


May 17, 2010

"The World Historical Dataverse: Design and problem-solving for a large-scale,
heterogenous, historical dataset"
IS501 (IS Building on Bellefield)
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Patrick Manning, Director, World History Center
Abstract
The World-Historical Dataverse project ("the universe of world-
historical data" – www.dataverse.pitt.edu) is intended to lay the groundwork for creating
consistent historical data for localities worldwide so that they may be aggregated into
global totals. Data are to address economic, social, health, and environmental issues
for about the last four centuries...(Read More)


World History Seminar Presentations by Dr. Diego Holstein (Hebrew University of
           Jerusalem), Visiting Scholar


                  November 10, 2009

                     Substantial Macro-Histories under Scrutiny: International and Transnational
                     History, World History, Global History, and the History of Globalization.

                     4:00 – 5:30 pm
                     3703 WWPH


                  November 4, 2009

                     Macro-Histories: Two Bridges for Two Gaps
                     4:00 – 5:30 pm
                     3703 WWPH


                  September 30, 2009

                     Two Waves of Globalization amidst Three Waves of Anti-Hegemonic Party States
                     4:00 – 5:30 pm
                     3703 WWPH


                  September 23, 2009

                     Political Regimes: Classifications, Criticism, and the Formulation of a New
                     Concept

                     4:00 – 5:30 pm
                     3703 WWPH


Conferences

          June 7-19, 2010

            Dissertation Workshop
            Pittsburgh
            Information


Teacher Workshops

          February 16, 2010

            Will China and India Dominate the 21st Century Global Economy?
            5:30 - 8:30 pm
            4130 Posvar Hall
            Professor Lee Branstetter, Economics and Public Policy, Heinz College, Carnegie
            Mellon University


          November 9, 2009

            Focusing World History through a Comparison of China and the West
            5:30-8:30 P.M.
            4130 Wesley W Posvar Hall, University Of Pittsburgh
            Our guest speakers were John Blair and Jerusha McCormack of St. Francis
            University, Loretto, PA.
            This was the seventh seminar presented by the National Consortium for Teaching about
            Asia (NCTA), the Asian Studies Center (UCIS), and the World History Center at
            the University of Pittsburgh.


          October 6, 2009

            Networks and Routes: New approaches to connected history
            5:30-8:30 P.M.
            4130 Wesley W Posvar Hall, University Of Pittsburgh
            Our guest speaker was Dr. Stewart Gordon, senior research scholar at the Center for
            South Asian Studies, University of Michigan.
            This was the seventh seminar presented by the National Consortium for Teaching about
            Asia (NCTA), the Asian Studies Center (UCIS), and the World History Center at
            the University of Pittsburgh.


2008 - 2009 Academic Year

Seminars

           April 15, 2009

             The Eurasian Silver Century, 1276- 1359
             3:30 p.m.,
             Akinobu Kuroda, University of Tokyo
             Sponsored by the World History Center and Asian Studies Center.
             View flyer (PDF)


           April 9, 2009

             Mapping the Past: New Insights from Spatial History, With Examples from China and
             the Silk Road
             4:00 p.m.
             3703 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
             Ruth Mostern, University of California – Merced
             View flyer (PDF)


           April 2, 2009

             Public Schools, Courts, and Civil Rights Consciousness-Raising—The District of
             Columbia 4:00 p.m.
             Stacy Tweedy, Postdoctoral Fellow in History
             View flyer (PDF)


March 5, 2009

MAPPING WEST AFRICA: DEFINING PEOPLES, AN OCEAN, AND
A CONTINENT
4:00 p.m.
3703 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Patricia Seed, Department of History, University of California - Irvine
View flyer (PDF)


December 3, 2008

Bankokushi: World History in Meiji Japan
3:30 p.m.
Shingo Minamizuka
Sponsored by the World History Center, Asian Studies Center, and Department of
History.
More information
Video Available


Teacher Workshops

April 25, 2009

Free at Last? Pittsburgh's Place in the Atlantic World
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
The World History Center, the School of Education and the Global Studies Program at
the University of Pittsburgh Presents.


February 24, 2009

Beyond Chinggis Khan: Mongol Connections with the World of Islam
5:30-8:30 p.m.
4130 Wesley W Posvar Hall, University Of Pittsburgh
Johan Eleverskog, Southern Methodist University
View flyer


November 18, 2008

Introductory Workshop and Launch: Teaching the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Transatlantic Slave Trade workshop, Part of the UNESCO Transatlantic Slave Trade
Project in conjunction with the World History Center of the University of Pittsburgh.
More information (PDF)


November 11, 2008

Asian workshop, History Textbooks in Japan
Shingo Minamizuka, Hosei University, Visiting Scholar and president, Asian
Association of World Historians.
View flyer (PDF)


October 21, 2008

Interpreting Japan's Role in the period 1890-1910
Shingo Minamizuka, Visiting Scholar, World History
View flyer (PDF)


Inaugural Lecture

October 14, 2008

Human Migration: Disciplinary Contributions to its History
View the Lecture (PDF)


Opening of the World History Center

October 16, 2008

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: PATRICK MANNING, "WORLD HISTORY AND
THE GLOBAL ORGANIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE"
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
View the Opening Program (video)
View Presentation (ppt.)
View Photo Gallery