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David Goldstein, an urban fellow with the National Park Service, speaks at the 2016 History Forum on November 5. 

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History Forum

Since the late 1960s, 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 lectures and interact with the speakers and the Duquesne University community.


Our 2017 History Forum
will be announced next spring.
Stay tuned!


2016 History Forum -- Preserving the City: Seen and Unseen

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, the Department of History held its 50th Annual History Forum. This year, the event was held at the Blakey Center in Pittsburgh's historic Hill District. Helen Mahan and David Goldstein, both urban fellows for the National Park Service, presented "Mapping Untold Stories of the Urban Landscape in Philadelphia and Detroit: 100 Years of National Park Service."

In addition, a roundtable discussion addressed issues of urban history and preservation in Pittsburgh and beyond. Panelists included Mahan, Goldstein, Susan Rademacher, parks curator for Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and Albert Tannier, historical collections director for the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.

See photos from the 2016 History Forum!