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September 18, 2018

The Lega Toscana in the 21st Century: A Digital Humanities Case Study

The History Center’s Italian American Program maintains working relationships with a number of partner organizations from Pittsburgh’s vibrant Italian American community. One of our long-standing partnerships is with the University of Pittsburgh’s French & Italian Department. During the 2017-18 academic year, Professor Lina Insana, Chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s French and Italian Department and Chairman Emeritus of the Italian American Advisory Council, offered an Italian translation course utilizing documents from the Italian American Collection as content for transcription and translation. The records of the Lega Toscana di Protezione, a mutual beneficial society for Tuscan immigrants and their families, were selected for their numerous pages of handwritten Italian text and Humanities-rich content.

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August 22, 2018

Count Down to Destination Moon with these Staff Picks

The countdown for Destination Moon is officially on, and you can prepare yourself for liftoff with this great selection of books, films, and television shows recommended by the History Center curatorial staff.

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April 19, 2018

Meet the History Center Docent Community

In 2017, docents at the Heinz History Center collectively logged 2,147 volunteer hours. Unsurprisingly, our docents are passionate about history, but it turns out that what keeps them coming back is being a part of a community of lifelong learners.

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