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May 2017

The Politics of Rights and The 1911 Revolution in China, a talk by Xiaowei Zheng

May 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
HSSB 3001E, 3001E Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
flyer for The Politics of Rights and The 1911 Revolution in China, a talk by Xiaowei Zheng

The Workshop Theoretical Perspectives on War, Political Violence, Nationalism, and the State (His 291) is pleased to present Xiaowei Zheng, Associate Professor of History and East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at UCSB, who will speak about her forthcoming book with Stanford University Press, The Politics of Rights and the 1911 Revolution in China.  The appointment is Friday May 19th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm, in HSSB 3001E. Professor Zheng’s presentation will focus on her books’ introduction and conclusions, which can downloaded…

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Graduate Student Colloquium: Isabella Gabrovsky on “Rethinking Britain” and Mario Tumen on “Decolonization of Taxation in Peru”

May 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
flyer for Graduate Student Colloquium: Isabella Gabrovsky on "Rethinking Britain" and Mario Tumen on "Decolonization of Taxation in Peru"

The Workshop on Theoretical Perspectives on War, Political Violence, Nationalism and the State (History 291)  is pleased to invite you to its final open presentation and discussion this Friday May 26 from 3:00 to 5:30 pm  in HSSB 4020.  Two graduate students, Isabella Gabrovsky and Mario Tumen, will be presenting their work in progress on Britain and Peru. Please, join the conversation. Their papers can be downloaded from the links below.  Everybody is welcome! “Rethinking Britain: An English identity Crisis in the Era…

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September 2017

2017-2018 History New Majors Meeting

September 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Come to make connections with History Departmental faculty members! One of them could potentially become your academic mentor in future years at UCSB. You will also get to meet peers in your graduating cohort and even new friends or study buddies in the department! Learn the who`s who of UCSB History! There will be an additional half-hour of Q&A hosted jointly by Alan Vu, the Undergraduate Advisor and Professor Marcuse, immediately following the meeting. Panel: Professor Sharon Farmer | Department…

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October 2017

American History & Institutions Exam

October 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
HSSB 3237, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

NOTE: This exam is used to fulfill the UCSB American History & Institutional General Educational requirement. History majors and minors, please contact the History Undergraduate Advisor, Alan Vu for specific questions about how your degree/minor requirements could be fulfilled through this exam. The current reading list to prepare for the examination can be found below with an important disclaimer. You must read and review all of the listed readings, and no sample exams are provided for reference. This quarter’s exam will…

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February 2018

Professor Jeremy Johns, Oxford University, “Documenting Multiculturalism in Norman Sicily”

February 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Professor Terence Keel, “The Ghost in the Machine: How Christianity Haunts the Biological Sciences”

February 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Goleta Branch Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave.
Goleta, CA 93117 United States

Keel argues that the enduring belief that race comes from “nature” reflects the haunting influence of Christian intellectual history on the development of modern scientific thinking about human ancestry.2018-Keel-flyer-pdf

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January 2019

“Agrarian Quests: The Search for Comunidades and Campesinos in Rural Peru,” a lecture by Javier Puente

January 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
flyer for "Agrarian Quests: The Search for Comunidades and Campesinos in Rural Peru,” a lecture by Javier Puente

Abstract The history of twentieth-century Peru is the history of the rural countryside, its governance, and the making of comunidadesand campesinosas foundational elements of a social, economic, and political landscape. Throughout a number of decades, domestic state powers and transnational capital turned lands and pastures into battlegrounds of ideas about labor, property, and modernization at large. In turn, clashing visions of power placed comunidadesand campesinosat the center of their responses to enduring uncertainties and anxieties on the economic exploitation and…

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October 2019

Building a Green New Deal: Community, Coalition, Organizing for Environmental Justice: A Public Forum

October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HSSB 6020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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In communities, classrooms, and protest sites across the country, people have embraced the call for a Green New Deal as a way of recognizing that climate change presents us with an unprecedented historic challenge—and the need for comprehensive and transformational reform. California’s Central Coast has a powerful tradition of grassroots activism to draw on in rising to the challenge, from the wide-ranging environmental movement sparked by the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill to the multi-racial labor, immigrant and indigenous people’s…

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January 2020

Susan Lederer, “‘Send My Body to the Medical College’: Alternative Afterlives in Turn of the Century America”

January 9, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Dr. Susan Lederer, Professor of the History of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Madison will be giving a talk on Thursday, January 9 at 5:30 pm entitled “‘Send My Body to the Medical College’: Alternative Afterlives in Turn of the Century America.” In 1876 American and English newspapers reported the extraordinary will made by an American woman living in London. Inspired by Bentham’s 1832 bequest of his body, Susan Fletcher Smith approached the Royal College of Surgeons with the proposal that,…

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April 2021

What Really Happened at Waco?

April 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/6855143149, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
Aerial shot of the Branch Davidian compound burning

The 51-day standoff between the FBI and David Koresh’s Branch Davidians ended in tragedy on April 19, 1993. A fire consumed the Branch Davidian compound during an FBI tear gas operation that morning, resulting in 75 deaths. To this day conspiracy theories about Waco continue motivating anti-government and other militia movements in the United States. Join us for an inside look at what really happened during the 51-day standoff between the FBI and the Branch Davidians, featuring former federal prosecutor…

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