A Vibrant Research Context

Pitt features early modernist faculty across the departments of Communication Studies, History, History of Art and Architecture, History and Philosophy of Science, Music, Religious Studies, as well as the European languages and literatures (English, French, German, Italian). The university regularly hosts post-docs with early modern interests. 

We collaborate with various University Research Centers and Programs:

Current Research Projects and Collaborations

Faculty affiliated with the Early Modern Worlds Initiative are involved in numerous exciting research projects, including

Speaker Series and Workshops

We frequently host distinguished guest speakers who often also lead graduate seminars and workshops.

Past visitors include:

  • Sanjay Subrahmanyam (UCLA)
  • Gillian Weiss (Case Western)
  • Meredith Martin (NYU)
  • Michael North (Greifswald)
  • Priya Satia (Stanford University)
  • Natalie Rothman (University of Toronto, Scarborough)
  • Juliet Cherbuliez (University of Minnesota)
  • Rudi Matthee (University of Delaware)
  • Lisa Jane Graham (Haverford College)
  • Merry Wiesner-Hanks (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  • David Silverman (Columbian College of Arts & Sciences)
  • Jennifer Morgan (New York University)
  • Marisa Fuentes (Rutgers University)


Our University Library holds excellent source collections on the early modern world. Click here fore more information.