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History Associates Talk | Lisa Jacobson “The Potent Politics of Weak Brews: How 3.2% Beer Helped End Prohibition” | Apr 6, 5:30 PM | Draughtsmen Aleworks

Draughstmen Aleworks University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

  To commemorate the 90th anniversary of beer’s re-legalization in the United States, Lisa Jacobson will explain how a coalition of brewers, scientists, and labor leaders persuaded Congress that a beer capable of producing a mild euphoria could be legalized without violating the 18th Amendment’s ban on intoxicating beverages. Insisting that alcohol potency alone did […]

Event Series Focal Point Dialogues in History

Focal Point Dialogues in History: Conversations on Black life, race, and antiblackness in history with Prof. Nyasha Mboti and Prof. Steve Zipperstein

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

The History Department's Colloquium Committee warmly invites you to attend this year’s FOCAL POINT Dialogues in History series. Inspired by the History Department’s Statement on the George Floyd Uprising and its invocation to understand and interrogate our racialized past and the investments of disciplinary history within it, the series brings together History faculty and graduate students […]

The Deccani Trails of the St Andrews Qur’an Manuscript – Lecture by Dr. Keelan Overton

HSSB 3001E 3001E Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Shortly after its production in Safavid Tabriz or Herat, the single-volume Quran manuscript known as the "St Andrews Quran" traveled east to the Deccan region of southern India and circulated between four courtly contexts over the next two hundred years. The evidence for this dynamic life history is found in the codex itself, and this […]

The Pasha’s New Clothes: The History Section of an 18th-Century Library from Acre – Lecture by Prof. Dana Sajdi (Boston College)

HSSB 4080 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, United States

This is an exploration of the history booklist found in a recently discovered 'library catalogue' from a college in 18th-century Acre. Endowed by the notorious Ottoman governor of the region Ahmad Pasha al-Jazzar (d. 1804), the library seems to have been one of the largest in the Ottoman Levant. In addition to introducing the larger […]

Nakba in the Age of Catastrophe: Lessons from Palestine

Sherene Seikaly will give a talk called: "Nakba in the Age of Catastrophe: Lessons from Palestine" What can the history of Palestine teach us about surviving catastrophe? In this talk, Professor Seikaly draws on one hundred years of history to reflect on land, time, and survival.  On Monday, January 22 at 5:30 pm  Location: McCune […]

Ending Poverty in California: A Movement, A Plan, A More Equitable Future

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

What would a California without poverty look like? How would ending economic hardship advance freedom and well-being for all? This is a prospect that has captured the imaginations of activists, reformers, and everyday people for decades, ever since Upton Sinclair made it the centerpiece of his near successful gubernatorial campaign in 1934. Today, it animates […]

Reparations Past and Present

For more than 200 years, Americans have argued about whether freed slaves should be compensated for the time and livelihood taken from them. These debates intensified after the Civil War and have once again entered our public discourse. History Professor Giuliana Perrone will put these debates in context and give listeners some sense of their […]