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May 2021

Conference on “Imperial Foodways: Culinary Economies and Provisioning Politics”

May 21 - May 23
Zoom, CA

Registration is now open for the virtual conference “Imperial Foodways: Culinary Economies and Provisioning Politics.”  The full program, with panel and paper titles, can be viewed here. To Register, please click here. Because papers are pre-circulated, organizers Elizabeth Schmidt and Erika Rappaport ask attendees to indicate which panels they plan to attend on the registration form. Once you complete the registration, a conference organizer will be in touch with links to the relevant papers. Please be advised that the format of this conference…

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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 @ 1:00 pm
Zoom, CA

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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Senior Honors Thesis Colloquium

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Zoom, CA

The participants of the 2020-2021 Senior Honors Thesis Seminar will be holding a Zoom colloquium to showcase their research on Friday, May 28th. We encourage you to attend and show support for your fellow undergraduate history majors. This is also a great opportunity to get a feel for what the colloquium is like if you plan to participate in the honors thesis seminar in the future! The schedule of presentations and zoom link are attached. program.seniorhonorseminarcolloquium.2021

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A Conversation on Early Modern Print Culture: Hilary Bernstein and Patricia Fumerton Present Their New Books

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom, CA

Hilary Bernstein and Patricia Fumerton will each provide short introductions to their new books, followed by a conversation between the authors and then with the audience. Hilary Bernstein, Associate Professor of History, specializes in early modern France, with a particular focus on the history, culture, and politics of provincial towns in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her new book is entitled Historical Communities: Cities, Erudition, and National Identity in Early Modern France. Professor Bernstein will be introduced by Professor Erika Rappaport. Patricia Fumerton…

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June 2021

History Department Awards Ceremony

June 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

I am excited to invite you all to the 2021 History Department Virtual Awards Ceremony! The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 2nd at 4pm via Zoom. Please join us in honoring the recipients of the 2021 History Associates and Department of History awards. Friends and family are welcome to attend!   Zoom link: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/6855143149   

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California Eugenics Legacies Symposium, June 4-5, 2021

Darnovsky_reproductive genetic technologies_June2021“Eugenics in California & the World: Race, Class, Gender/Sexuality, & Disability” A Virtual Symposium, Friday & Saturday, June 4-5, 2021 ASL & Live Captioning YouTube Links:  DAY ONE & DAY TWO Transcripts Day One Plenary & Sessions 1 and 2 Day Two Sessions 3 & 4 Day Two Session 5 Day Two Closing Panel V: Reproductive Genetic Technologies, Darnovsky Comments   This symposium is part of ongoing national and international conversations on the influence of eugenics beliefs and practices…

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Free

UCSB Africa Center Inaugural Lecture: Dr. Zoé Samudzi’s “Rewriting the Concentration Camp”

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom, CA

The UCSB Africa Center cordially invites you to a special guest lecture on June 4 by Dr. Zoé Samudzi on indigenous demands for restitution, long-contested histories of colonial dispossession and property ownership in the aftermath of the German genocide of the Herero and Nama peoples in Namibia. Her talk will interrogate the trajectories of colonial ideology and practice from the scientific racism-inflected racial geographies and regimes of property ownership during German colonization and the still shrouded story of post-colonial western institutions’ imperial skull-collecting and…

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Free

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

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom, CA

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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International Webinar on Global Capitalism, Colonial Politics and Publicity: The Past and Present of Tea in South Asia

June 5 @ 7:00 am
YouTube, United States

Please join us for an interdisciplinary webinar on the past and present of tea in South Asia. The history of tea is both fascinating yet one fraught with tensions inherent in the history of global capitalism. The attraction of a cup of tea seeped only gradually into the lives of the common people and involved much effort and investment on the part of various Tea Associations, companies and committees. Colonial politics, we contend, was always at the center of the…

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August 2021

“The Politics of Food and Occupation During the Second World War”

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/6855143149, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

“The Politics of Food and Occupation During the Second World War.” Erika Rappaport, Lisa Jacobson, and Elizabeth Schmidt would like to invite you to register for this workshop, which will take place on August 28th, 2021 at 9:00-11:30am PDT. Once you register, you will receive a link to the three pre-circulated papers up for discussion in the workshop.  Food & Occupation FlyerThe Full Program, with paper titles and author affiliations, can be viewed here. To Register, please click here. (The…

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