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January 2020

Conversation with Jon Meacham

January 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
HSSB 4080, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

In addition to the public lecture at the Granada Theater, Jon Meacham will hold a small group discussion, open to all–faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. Students especially encouraged to attend. A Pulitzer Prize winner, Meacham has written on Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, George W. H. Bush, and more recently, music as a window into American history.

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Gender Studies Paper Workshop: Jarett Henderson’s “The ‘Turton Job’ and the Sexual Politics of the Durham Administration in Britain and British North America”

January 30 @ 3:30 pm
HSSB 4065, 4065 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
Flyer advertising the workshop

Join the Gender and Sexualities Research Cluster for a paper workshop on Jarett Henderson‘s “The ‘Turton Job’ and the Sexual Politics of the Durham Administration in Britain and British North America.” The event will take place in HSSB 4065 on Thursday, January 30 at 3:30. To obtain the paper in advance, email Jarett Henderson at jhenderson@history.ucsb.edu.

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lecture by Jon Meacham, “America Then and Now”

January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Granada Theater, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Jon Meacham will be speaking on “American Then and Now: What History Tells Us About the Future” at the Granada Theater as part of Arts and Lectures “History Matters” series Meacham_Jon_2020_flyer    

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February 2020

Documentary film screening: “McCarthy”

February 3 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

McCarthy 2Seventy years ago this February, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin launched his destructive anticommunist rampage. Addressing the Women’s Republican Club in Wheeling, WVA, McCarthy charged that 205—or was it 57?—known communists were working for the U.S. State Department, enjoying the protection of an indifferent or even a disloyal Truman administration. McCarthy went on to even wilder charges, intensifying an anticommunist Red Scare that had begun shortly after the end of World War II. For a few years in…

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History Scholar-Activism: Living Our Work

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Join us as we talk about how we—as historians and historians in training—approach our work as “scholar-activists” within the context of the academy. While not all of us identify as “scholar-activists,” we work with social justice and equity in mind. Themes Methodology: What does that look like? How do we describe it and/or think about it? Historiography: What is it? How is it relevant to my work? And, where do I fit in? Theory: What does theory look like in…

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Jennifer Burns, “The Last Conservative: The Life of Milton Friedman”

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HSSB 4041, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

As part of the The Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy‘s Winter Quarter speaker series, Jennifer Burns (History, Stanford University) will present “The Last Conservative: The Life of Milton Friedman.” Professor Burns is the author of Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right (2009), and is now at work on a biography of economist Milton Friedman. She publishes articles and interventions on conservatism, libertarianism, and liberalism in academic journals as well as The New York…

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Anna Rudolph, “Queen Radegund and the Monarchy in Medieval Europe”

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 West Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA United States

Come hear Anna Rudolph‘s presentation on Queen Radegund (520AD – 587AD) – a royal sainted lady of Thuringia. Radegund was a princess and a war captive who became the unwilling queen of the Frankish Kingdom and one of the most beloved Saints of France. Radegund, an extreme ascetic, was widely believed to have the gift of healing. Venerated for centuries, she has given us insights into the changing conventions of elite and royal women’s spirituality. Radegund is the patron saint…

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Panel Discussion, “Impeachment in Historical Perspective”

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

On Tuesday, February 11, from 4 to 5:30 pm in HSSB 6020 (McCune Center), the Center for Cold War Studies and International History and the Walter H. Capps Center will host a panel discussion titled, “Impeachment in Historical Perspective.” Three UCSB historians will speak on the following topics: Giuliana Perrone on the Impeachment and Senate Trial of Andrew Johnson Laura Kalman on Richard Nixon’s Watergate Scandal and the Impeachment and Senate Trial of Bill Clinton   Salim Yaqub on Presidential Impeachments and U.S. Foreign Policy After the…

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Ronny Regev, “‘We Want No More Economic Islands’: The Mobilization of the Black Consumer Market in the Postwar US”

February 14 @ 1:00 pm
HSSB 4041, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

On February 14 Ronny Regev (History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) presents, “‘We Want No More Economic Islands’: The Mobilization of the Black Consumer Market in the Postwar US.” WWII ushered in an era of economic growth in the United States, which enshrined consumption as an integral part of liberal citizenship. African Americans were often excluded from the benefits of this “affluent society,” due to the prevalence of segregation and discrimination in the name of white supremacy. Still, throughout the 1940s…

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Vic Geraci, Wine by Design: Santa Barbara’s Quest for Terroir

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSSB 3208, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

The Public History program presents a talk by Vic Geraci about his new book, Wine by Design: Santa Barbara’s Quest for Terroir (Nevada, 2020). A graduate of UCSB’s program in Public Historical Studies, Geraci taught public history at Central Connecticut State University and served as historian of food and wine at the Regional Oral History at the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley. Come learn about the practice of oral history, agricultural and food history, and the history of the wine industry…

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