Book Talk and Launch: Eileen Boris’s Making the Woman Worker

HSSB 4020 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

On October 18 at 2:00 in HSSB 4020, Eileen Boris, Hull Professor of Feminist Studies, presents a book talk titled "How Did an Americanist Come to Write Transnational History?" in connection with the launch of her new book, Making the Woman Worker: Precarious Labor and the Fight for Global Standards, 1919-2019. This event is hosted by the History Department's Gender and [...]

Barbara Walker, “Fathers and Sons and the Origins of Cold War ‘Area Studies’ in the United States”

HSSB 4080 4080 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Barbara Walker is Professor of Russian history at the University of Nevada, Reno. She has published on a broad range of historical topics in the area of Russian and Soviet intellectual life and its economic foundations, social organization and culture. More recently, she has branched out to explore the nature of expertise, specifically “information expertise,” in her current book project, [...]

VIRTUAL TALK: Alan Liu, “Friending the Past: The Sense of History in the Digital Age”

University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

"In Friending the Past, Alan Liu explores how we can learn from the relationship between past societies whose media forms fostered a communal and self-aware sense of history. Interlaced among these inquiries, Liu shows how extensive 'network archaeologies' can be constructed as novel ways of thinking about our affiliations with time and with each other."

Humanities Decanted–W. Patrick McCray, “Making Art Work: How Cold War Engineers and Artists Forged a New Creative Culture”

Zoom CA

The IHC's Humanities Decanted series invites all to a dialogue between Patrick McCray (History) and Alan Liu (English) about McCray’s new book, Making Art Work: How Cold War Engineers and Artists Forged a New Creative Culture (MIT Press, 2020). Audience Q&A will follow. Despite C. P. Snow’s warning, in 1959, of an unbridgeable chasm between the humanities and the sciences, [...]

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Nicole Archambeau, “War, Plague & Confession: Stories of Survival from Fourteenth-Century Provence”

Zoom CA

The History Department is proud to welcome back alumna Dr. Nicole Archambeau (History, Colorado State University) for a virtual talk based on her new book Souls under Siege: Stories of War, Plague, and Confession in Fourteenth-Century Provence. You can read a glowing review of Souls under Siege in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Dr. Archambeau's book and talk draw on [...]

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A Conversation on Early Modern Print Culture: Hilary Bernstein and Patricia Fumerton Present Their New Books

Zoom CA

Hilary Bernstein and Patricia Fumerton will each provide short introductions to their new books, followed by a conversation between the authors and then with the audience. Hilary Bernstein, Associate Professor of History, specializes in early modern France, with a particular focus on the history, culture, and politics of provincial towns in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her new book is [...]

History Faculty John W. I. Lee on IHC’s Humanities Decanted: on his new book The First Black Archaeologist: A Life of John Wesley Gilbert

HSSB 6020 (McCune Room) University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center is hosting a dialogue between John W. I. Lee (History) and Krzysztof Janowicz (Geography) about Lee’s new book, The First Black Archaeologist: A Life of John Wesley Gilbert. Audience Q&A will follow. The First Black Archaeologist reveals the untold story of a pioneering African American classical scholar, teacher, community leader, and missionary. Born into slavery in [...]

IHC Regeneration Talk by Scott Ellsworth: The Tulsa Race Massacre: Causes, Cover Up, and the Fight for the Past

HSSB 6020 (McCune Room) University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

The 1921 Tulsa race massacre was the worst single incident of racial violence in American history. But for decades its very existence was denied. Official records went missing, incriminating articles were torn out of bound volumes of old newspapers, and researchers even had their lives threatened. Award-winning author and historian Scott Ellsworth, author of The Ground Breaking: An American City [...]

Focal Point Dialogues | Keynote Address “Impossible Histories” | Ada Ferrer

HSSB 1174 1174 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

The History Department’s Colloquium Committee warmly invites you to attend the final events of this year’s Focal Point Dialogues in History Colloquium: A  Keynote Lecture by Pulitzer Prize winning author Ada Ferrer, “Impossible Histories: Understanding Failure and Absence in Atlantic Havana, 1812”. Friday May, 27th, 1-3 pm, in HSSB 1174  (free and open to the public, no registration required). A Conversation with the [...]

Focal Point Dialogues | A Conversation with Ada Ferrer for Students

HSSB 4041 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

A Conversation with the author for graduate and undergraduate students will follow  the keynote lecture reception, on Friday May 27th, in HSSB 4041 from 4-5 pm.  The History Department’s Colloquium Committee warmly invites you to attend the final events of this year’s Focal Point Dialogues in History Colloquium: A  Keynote Lecture by Pulitzer Prize winning author Ada Ferrer, “Impossible Histories: Understanding Failure and [...]

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