History Associates: Luke Roberts, “A Samurai Wife Divorces her Lout of a Husband”

Zoom CA

Join the History Associates for an engaging presentation from UCSB History Professor Luke Roberts on a specific case that influenced gender roles in 19th-century Japan. Zoom link: ucsb.zoom.us/j/6855143149 Mori Nao, a young samurai wife in Japan, desired a divorce from her abusive husband in 1824. Legally a man could divorce his wife but a wife […]

Free

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 […]

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 […]

Free

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 […]

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, United States

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 […]

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, United States

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, United States

  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, United States

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 […]

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, United States

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 […]

History Associates Talk | States of Dis/armament | Mhoze Chikowero

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

States of Dis/armament: Reading Statemaking in Africa’s Recent History When: WEDNESDAY, NOV 9, 2022 at 4:00 PM Where: Miller McCune Conference Room, HSSB, UC Santa Barbara Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to historyassociates@ia.ucsb.edu History Associates Members can request a complimentary parking permit for this event! What is a state? What is statemaking? What […]