Monday, October 18, 2010

Belfast Boys!

This Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Power Center Ballroom, join the Department of History for its annual History Forum Lecture.  We're excited to bring in internationally renowned scholar Professor Richard Grayson from the University of London. 

Professor Grayson's talk tells the fascinating story of men from either side of West Belfast’s sectarian divide during World War I. This dramatic lecture relates the experiences of the Belfast volunteers of the 36th and 16th divisions at the battle of the Somme and the battle of Messines, two of the bloodiest and most significant battles of the war. He also brings in forgotten West Belfast men from throughout the armed forces, from the retreat at Mons to the defeat of Germany and their lives after the war. In doing so, he tells a new story which challenges popular perceptions of the war, and explains why remembrance of the war remains so controversial in Belfast today.

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Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Film Screening and Discussion, Featuring Our Own Dr. Matthew Hyland

On Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., WQED will be showing a free screening of Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian. A panel discussion will follow, and our very own Dr. Matthew Hyland will be on that panel.

This screening will take place at:

WQED Multimedia
4802 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Seating is limited, so you must RSVP.

This film has not yet aired, but PBS plans to do so in November of 2010. Check local listings for dates and times.