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January 2019

UCSB History Associates: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life”, talk with Jane De Hart and Laura Kalman

January 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join us for a talk by Jane Sherron De Hart, professor emerita of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on her new biography, Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life. It is the first full life—private, public, legal, philosophical—of the 107th Supreme Court Justice, one of the deepest and most profoundly transformative legal minds of our time. This book, fifteen years in the making, was written with the cooperation of Justice Ginsburg herself and based on many interviews with…

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February 2019

Book Talk: Brendan W. Rensink, Brigham Young University “Native but Foreign: Indigenous Immigrants and Refugees in the North American Borderlands”

February 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

In Native but Foreign, historian Brenden W. Rensink presents an innovative comparison of indigenous peoples who traversed North American borders in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, examining Crees and Chippewas, who crossed the border from Canada into Montana, and Yaquis from Mexico who migrated into Arizona. The resulting history questions how opposing national borders affect and react differently to Native identity and offers new insights into what it has meant to be “indigenous” or an “immigrant.” Rensink’s findings counter a prevailing…

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Book Talk by Kiran Klaus Patel, University of Maastricht: “The New Deal: A Global History”

February 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States
bookcover of Kiran Klaus Patel's The New Deal: A Global History

Prof. Kiran Klaus Patel (Univ. of Maastricht) will speak about his new book The New Deal: A Global History (Princeton University Press, 2016), which won the World History Association’s Bentley Book Prize in 2017. Professor Patel compares American responses to the international crisis of capitalism and democracy during the 1930s to responses by other countries around the globe — not just in Europe but also in Latin America, Asia, and other parts of the world. Work creation, agricultural intervention, state planning,…

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May 2019

Book Launch: Juan Cobo Betancourt and Natalie Cobo’s “The legislation of the archdiocese of Santafé”

May 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Please join the Program in Latin American and Iberian Studies and the Department of History to celebrate the publication of Juan Cobo Betancourt and Natalie Cobo’s new book, La legislación de la arquidiócesis de Santafé en el periodo colonial [The legislation of the archdiocese of Santafé in the colonial period] (Bogotá: Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia, 2018). The book will be presented, in Spanish, by Juan Carlos Estenssoro, professor and director of the Center for Research on Colonial Spanish…

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October 2019

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

October 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
bookcover for Book Talk and Launch: Eileen Boris's Making the Woman Worker

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 Sexualities Research Cluster, the Hull Chair, and Feminist Futures. Refreshments will be served, and books will be available to purchase…

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

October 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
HSSB 4080, 4080 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
flyer for Barbara Walker, "Fathers and Sons and the Origins of Cold War ‘Area Studies’ in the United States"

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, A War of Experts: Soviet and American Knowledge Networks in Cold War Competition and Collaboration. Her book will present the…

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May 2020

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

May 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
Flyer for virtual talk for Friending the Past: The Sense of History in the Digital Age on 5/4/21 from 11-12PM

“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.”

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March 2021

Free

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

March 4 @ 4:00 pm
Zoom, CA
Text of Humanities Decanted with wine being poured into a vase. Book cover of Making Art Work by W. Patrick McCray

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, engineers and scientists of that era enthusiastically collaborated with artists to create visually and sonically interesting multimedia works. This new…

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May 2021

Free

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

May 6 @ 4:00 pm
Zoom, CA
Flyer for zoom talk for "War, Plague & Confession: Stories of Survival from Fourteenth-Century Provence" on 5/6/21 at 4PM

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 a rich evidentiary base of 68 narrative testimonials from the canonization inquest for Countess Delphine de Puimichel, which was held…

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

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom, CA
Flyer for A Conversation on Early Print Culture

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 entitled Historical Communities: Cities, Erudition, and National Identity in Early Modern France. Professor Bernstein will be introduced by Professor Erika Rappaport. Patricia Fumerton…

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