Explore the University of Pittsburgh's Nationality Rooms

Activity Type: 
Cultural Event
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 19:00
Event Status: 
As Scheduled
Contact Person: 
Sera Passerini
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Join Nationality Rooms Tour Coordinator Michael Walter for a brief tour of several Nationality Rooms, examine their decoration and interconnections, and gain insight into the origins of the Nationality Rooms Program at the University of Pittsburgh. This presentation will also share some perspectives on different Pittsburgh communities' association with their background vis-à-vis unique architectural expressions contained on Pitt's campus.

Pitt undergraduate students from Professor Jan Musekamp’s Nationalism class will continue the tour by presenting the Czechoslovak and the Austrian Nationality Rooms. They have worked in small groups, researched the history of those rooms, and analyzed how they fit into the broader concept of nationality rooms in the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning. As an additional step, they will present the rooms from the perspective of nationalism studies.

REGISTRATION LINK: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckf-iqpjgiHNztxhjwHkif1--87n5gpmhJ

UCIS Unit: 
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
European Studies Center
Other Pitt Sponsors: 
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Slovak Studies Program
Humanities Center
Non-University Sponsors: 
Czechoslovak Studies Association; Slovak Studies Association; National Slovak Society
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