Portland, Maine

Bridging the Gaps

Exploring the Cultural Geography of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA | June 21-25, 2023
Registration Deadline: May 16, 2023

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This Institute provides participants with an opportunity to see the city of Pittsburgh through new eyes. Using Place as Text pedagogy, participants will “read” this city through its unique cultural geography. Pride, pierogis, personality, grit, and peoples create the patchwork that is Pittsburgh. From repurposed steel mills to the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh – marked by the convergence of three rivers – has continually defined itself through – and sometimes against – its industrial history. The manner in which cities remake themselves in the past and present will be considered. This NCHC Place as Text Faculty Institute invites participants to uncover and navigate through and across the juxtapositions found in this city, one bridge at a time.

Costs & Deadlines


$750 (includes non-refundable $50 fee). This cost covers Institute reading materials, instructional fees, opening reception, and final group dinner. It does not include travel to and from Pittsburgh, accommodations, local transportation, or most meals.

Registration & Payment Deadline:
May 16, 2023


Pittsburgh is accessible by plane (PIT) or car. Information for transportation from airport to lodging will be provided by facilitators after registration. Final lodging details are TBD and will be announced to registrants soon.