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May 2021

Free

Public History Colloquium Event–”The Queerness of Home: Public History and the Domestic Archive”

May 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom, CA
Flyer for The Queerness of Home: Public History and the Domestic Archive on 5/7/21 at 12PM

Join the History Department’s Colloquium in Public History on Friday, May 7 at noon for a Zoom talk by Stephen Vider (History, Cornell University). Histories of queer and trans politics and culture have centered almost exclusively on public activism and spaces. Stephen Vider will discuss how his forthcoming book, The Queerness of Home: Gender, Sexuality, and the Politics of Domesticity After World War II (University of Chicago Press, October 2021) retells LGBT history from the inside out, revealing how LGBT people mobilized home spaces as crucial…

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FOCAL POINT Dialogues in History Keynote Lecture with Prof. Herman Bennett: “Body, Soul & Subject: A History of Difference in the Early-Modern African Atlantic”

May 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Zoom, CA
Flyer for Dialogues in History Keynote Lecture - Body, Soul & Subject: A History of Difference in the Early-Modern African Atlantic by Prof. Herman L. Bennett

The History Department’s Colloquium Committee warmly invites you to attend the keynote lecture of our FOCAL POINT Dialogues in History series. The lecture, “Body, Soul & Subject: A History of Difference in the Early-Modern African Atlantic,” will be delivered by Prof. Herman L. Bennett. Herman L. Bennett is Professor at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. A scholar of Latin American history and the African Diaspora, Prof. Bennett’s previous books include Africans in Colonial Mexico: Absolutism, Christianity, and Afro-Creole…

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June 2021

Free

Public History Colloquium Event–”Telling Diverse Stories: The National Park Service Women’s History Initiative and Collaboration in Historic Preservation”

June 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom, CA
NPS Public History session on June 4, Page 1

Join the History Department’s Colloquium in Public History on Friday, June 4 at noon for a Zoom talk by Christopher E. Johnson (National Park Service), Anne Lindsay (Public History, CSU Sacramento), and Jenni Sorkin (History of Art and Architecture, UCSB). This presentation describes collaborative work completed under the Women’s History Initiative, one of three national initiatives authorized by the Secretary of the Interior in 2011 to foster greater representation in NPS programs. Johnson will discuss the NPS initiatives, while Profs. Sorkin…

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March 2022

Focal Point Dialogues | Winter 2022: Sovereignty, statehood, anti-slavery, and the law | Ada Ferrer’s Freedom’s Mirror

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HSSB 4080, 4080 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Focal Point Dialogues was an initiative born in 2020 as a Department commitment to educate ourselves in the history of anti-Blackness. The idea was conceived in the aftermath of  the killing of George Floyd and the national and international uprising it triggered. This education starts by understanding when did “blackness” become a thing, to begin with, and it requires from all of us leaving the “zone of comfort”  of our specializations, and dare to explore…as we learn from each other, and…

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April 2022

Focal Point Dialogues | Spring 2022: A revolution in Black consciousness”? World historical impact of the Haitian Revolution | Ada Ferrer’s Freedom’s Mirror

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Focal Point Dialogues was an initiative born in 2020 as a Department commitment to educate ourselves in the history of anti-Blackness. The idea was conceived in the aftermath of  the killing of George Floyd and the national and international uprising it triggered. This education starts by understanding when did “blackness” become a thing, to begin with, and it requires from all of us leaving the “zone of comfort”  of our specializations, and dare to explore…as we learn from each other, and…

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May 2022

2022 Van Gelderen Lecture | Nicole de Silva: Consumer Diplomats U.S. Women Work for Peace Through the Pocketbook, 1919-1939

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
Flyer for "The 2022 Van Gelderan Lecture, Consumer Diplomats: US Women Work for Peace Through the Pocketbook, 1919-1939" with Nicole de Silva on May 3, 2022 at 5PM in 4020 HSSB

This talk sponsored by History Associates. follows U.S. women and their allies around the globe who worked to organize household consumers into movements that they believed could improve chances for international peace and security. These “consumer diplomats” used their buying practices to portray themselves as world citizens capable of both influencing and upholding a conception of global community.   This event will be in-person and live-streamed via Zoom. You do not need to register if you are attending in-person. There…

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IHC RFG | Crossing Borderlands | Discussion with Stuart Tyson Smith: “Backwater Puritans”? Racism, Egyptological Stereotype, and the Intersection of Local and International at Kushite Tombos

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  Click here to Register and receive the Zoom link.  Click here for the flyer

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

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HSSB 1174, 1174 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

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 author for graduate and undergraduate students following the keynote lecture reception, on Friday May 27th, in HSSB 4041 from 4-5 pm. To attend,…

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Focal Point Dialogues | A Conversation with Ada Ferrer for Students

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
HSSB 4041, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

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 Absence in Atlantic Havana, 1812”. Friday May, 27th, 1-3 pm, in HSSB 1174  (free and open to the public, no…

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June 2022

Genders & Sexualities Cluster | Annual Graduate Student Colloquium 2022

June 9
HSSB 4080, 4080 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

The full program can be downloaded here in May: GSRC Graduate Student Colloquium 2022 All sessions will take place at the University of California, Santa Barbara campus, located on the traditional and unceded territories of the Chumash people. We offer our respect to Chumash Elders past, present, and future as the custodians of this area’s memories, traditions, and cultures. Session A – 9:00 AM Julia Crisler, History, UC Santa Barbara  The Hunstwomen: Kennel Mistresses? Medieval Female Kennel Masters and Leaders…

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