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 […]

Networks of Witchcraft and Sorcery in Early Modern Venice

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

Thursday, January 25 at 2:00 pm in HSSB 4020 John Hunt (Prof. Utah Valley University) will present a paper entitled "Networks of Witchcraft and Sorcery in Early Modern Venice." Dr. Hunt is an expert on magic, the occult, and the circulation of knowledge in the early modern period, so this should prove to be a fascinating talk. Hunt Flyer1

History and Political Economy

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

The colloquium offers a forum for open, substantive discussions on how to approach political economy from a historical perspective; how to grapple with and benefit from the epistemological diversity surrounding political economy; and how a historical take on political economy can help contextualize and address urgent contemporary issues– at UCSB, in Santa Barbara/Southern California, in […]

Public History Colloquium, Eric Boyle

HSSB 3208 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Join the Public History Colloquium for a conversation with Eric Boyle (PhD 2007), Chief Historian and Federal Preservation Officer for the Department of Energy. He will discuss his work as a government historian and pathways for historians interested in careers in government service.

Public History Colloquium, Alison Rose Jefferson

HSSB 3208 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Alison Rose Jefferson (PhD 2015) will speak about her career as a public historian, some of her current/recent projects, and share thoughts on how they fit into a broader public history landscape of Greater Los Angeles and the field in general. All of her projects include the recognition and commemoration the African American experience.

Mystery Children: The Stasova International Children’s Home During Stalin’s Purge

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

Drawing on her current book project, Communist Neverland: History of an International Children’s Home, 1933–2013, Elizabeth McGuire tells the story of the Stasova International Children’s Home, an elite orphanage and boarding school for the children of Communist Party leaders from all parts of the globe. Professor McGuire will focus in this talk on “Jimmy Ruegg,” one of the Stasova home’s many […]

The Atlantic Revolutions

Goleta Library 500 N Fairview Ave,, Goleta, California, United States

Manuel Covo will give a talk on Atlantic Revolutions, title TBD On Wednesday, February 21 at 5:30 pm at the Goleta Library  

The World of Ancient Greek Potters: Skills, Spaces, Social Networks

ARTS 1341 UC Santa Barbara

Greek pots, with their delicate shapes, lively scenes and varied contexts of use and deposition have enjoyed great popularity with ancient and modern viewers alike. They have also been scrutinized as documentation of gender roles, extent of literacy, social and economic status, and as media for political propaganda. Scholars have recently widened their research scope […]

Encyclopédie noire: The Making of Moreau de Saint Méry’s Intellectual World

McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020) Humanities and Social Sciences Bldg, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Sara Johnson is professor of literature of the Americas at the University of California, San Diego. Her book, Encyclopédie noire: The Making of Moreau de Saint-Méry’s Intellectual World (Omohundro Institute/UNC Press, 2023), documents the work of Moreau de Saint-Méry, a late eighteenth-century Caribbean intellectual. The book combines traditional academic chapters and experimental forms in its use of […]