8th Annual Van Gelderen Lecture: Sasha Coles, “The Great Silk Experiment: Silkworms, Mulberry Trees, and Women Workers in Mormon Country, 1850s-1910s”

Zoom CA

UCSB History Associates presents the eighth annual Van Gelderen Graduate Student Lecture, this year given by Dr. Sasha Coles. From the 1850s to the early 1900s, Latter-Day Saint (or Mormon) women in both rural and urban Great Basin settlements planted mulberry trees, raised silkworms, and attempted to produce silk cocoons, thread, and cloth of a high-enough quality to use and [...]

What Really Happened at Waco?

https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/6855143149 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

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 [...]

History Associates: Patrick McCray, “Making Art Work: Artists and Engineers in the Age of Apollo”

Zoom CA

Join the History Associates this Sunday for an engaging presentation from UCSB History Professor Patrick McCray. Artwork as opposed to experiment? Engineer versus artist? We often see two different cultural realms separated by impervious walls. But some fifty years ago, the borders between technology and art began to be breached. In this talk UCSB history professor (and former engineer) W. [...]


History Associates: “Wonders of Medieval Rome” Talk by Carol Lansing

21 W. Anapamu Street 21 Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara

Recent research, discoveries and restorations are dramatically changing how scholars view medieval Rome. The city was hardly the artistic and cultural backwater we had imagined: instead, as Julian Gardner writes, it was a crucible for the arts.  This talk will set out some of those finds.  The Aula Gotica frescoes are just one fascinating example. In the 1240s a cardinal constructed [...]

History Associates Talk and Performance: Mhoze Chikowero and Dr. Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa on Musics of State-making in Zimbabwe

HTTPS://UCSB.ZOOM.US/J/83279445270 Multicultural Center, Santa Barbara, CA

History Associates presents, in collaboration with UCSB Multicultural Center, a special online performance from opera-singer and scholar, Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa. Tawengwa is a close collaborator of UCSB Associate Professor of History, Mhoze Chikowero, who will be moderating the post performance Q&A. Tawengwa and Chikowero worked together to adapt her senior thesis from Princeton, "Dawn of the Rooster," into an abridged one-hour performance which [...]

History Associates Talk: Giulianna Perrone | Back into the Days of Slavery: Abolition and the Free Black Family

East Side Library, Montecito Street East Side Library, 1102 E Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA

SUNDAY MARCH 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM PST East Side Library 1102 E Montecito Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This event will be presented in-person and live-streamed via zoom. Click here to register and receive the zoom link. You do not need to register if attending in-person.

History Associates Talk : Graduate Student, Gokh Amin Al Shaif on Genealogies of Belonging: Lessons from an Oceanic Yemen

East Side Library, Montecito Street East Side Library, 1102 E Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA

  When: SUNDAY APRIL 3, 2022, 2:00 PM PST Where : In person and on Zoom Address: East Side Library 1102 E Montecito Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Register to receive the zoom link: https://bit.ly/HAtalkapril3 You can find more details here: History Associates April 3 Event Flier_final    

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

University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

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 [...]

The Department of History Annual Awards Ceremony

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

The Department of History is hosting their annual Awards Ceremony, this Wednesday, June 1, from 4 - 6pm to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our students!    The event will begin in the McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020), with a reception on the HSSB 2nd Floor Terrace. Light refreshments will be served.    Click here for the Zoom link   [...]

History Associates: “Prioritizing the Preservation of Black Legacies in Santa Barbara”

East Side Library, Montecito Street East Side Library, 1102 E Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA

This presentation will walk through Santa Barbara’s recently completed African American Historic Context Statement on how the built history of a community plays a role in helping uplift African-American and Black people today. This is a unique collaboration of social justice leaders and historic preservation specialists in Santa Barbara who worked to compile Santa Barbara’s Black history—one overlooked for decades. [...]

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