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History Forum

For nearly fifty years, the Department of History has hosted the History Forum, attracting national and international scholars to address topics of current as well as historical and academic interest. The History Forum welcomes the general public to attend the public lectures and interact with the speakers and the Duquesne University community.

2016 History Forum

Preserving the City: Seen and Unseen

Saturday, November 5, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Blakey Center, 1908 Wiley Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

*Please RSVP by October 27, 2016.*

Preserving the City: Seen and Unseen is a day dedicated to presentations and discussions of urban history and narratives, featuring:

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Mapping Untold Stories on the Urban Landscape in Philadelphia and Detroit: National Park Service at 100 Years
    A public lecture by Helen Mahan (Urban Fellow, National Park Service) and David Goldstein (Urban Fellow, National Park Service)

  • Roundtable Discussion
    A wide-ranging roundtable discussion, addressing current issues of urban history and preservation in Pittsburgh and beyond, with panelists David Goldstein (NPS), Helen Mahan (NPS), Susan Rademacher (Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy), and Albert Tannler (Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation)
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Light luncheon reception