Carnegie Mellon University
March 07, 2023

Pittsburgh Humanities Festival Runs March 24-26

By Stefanie Johndrow

The Pittsburgh Humanities Festival returns this spring for a weekend full of performances and conversations with artists, academics, community leaders and change-makers from the region. This festival is an effort between The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and The Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University.

Featured events include “The Legacy of Women in Hip Hop with Monie Love, DJ Perly, Juliandra Jones & Teena Marie Custer,” on Friday, March 24, and “An Evening with Ira Glass: Seven Things I’ve Learned,” on Saturday, March 25. The festival also includes 14 Core Conversations, three of which include presenters with Dietrich College ties. All events include a Q&A segment.

David Shumway, director of literary and cultural studies in the Department of English, will join Dietrich College alumna Sheila Liming (2007, 2014) for “Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time” on Saturday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m. Uju Anya, an associate professor of second language acquisition in the Department of Modern Languages, will present “With Liberty and Language Justice For All” on Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. Shakespeare-VR, a project spearheaded by the Department of English’s Stephen Wittek, will be the topic of discussion in “Shakespeare in Virtual Reality” on Sunday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m.

View the full schedule of events