October 2012 Historia now available

With articles on comics in the Cold War, new faculty and graduate students, and much more. In this issue: — Cold War Comics, Oct. 23 — Peter Alagona’s big year — new faculty, new grad students — alumna Vera Mae Walsh’s encounter with history — columns by Ann Moore and Beth DePalma Digeser A color pdf of the complete issue […]

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2012-2013 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering Class

Seventeen new students joined the History graduate program this Fall.We extend a warm welcome to our newest colleagues! Pictured at this year’s orientation meeting are (standing, left to right): Chichi Peng (U.S.), Samir Sonti (U.S.), Maria Fedorova (U.S.), Brian Griffith (Modern Europe), Chris Nofziger (Ancient Mediterranean), Paul Warden (U.S.), Will Thompson (Early Modern Europe), Stephanie Seketa (Modern Europe), Susan Schmidt […]

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California Higher Education in Focus

UCSB Faculty Association to Host Open Forum on October 17th Higher Education and California Voters: Can this Election Save UC? A forum sponsored by the Faculty Association at UC Santa Barbara Wednesday, October 17, 4 p.m. McCune Conference Room, 6th floor Humanities and Social Science Building (HSSB 6020) Participants will include: Nelson Lichtenstein, MacArthur Foundation Chair in History and Director […]

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Lecture Series To Focus on Financial Disasters

UCSB Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy brings distinguished speakers to campus. Historian Scott Reynolds, author of A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters, will kick off the series with a talk on Friday, October 11 at 1pm in Room 4041 of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB 4041). Read the full […]

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Prof. Alagona to Lead 2013-14 Sawyer Seminar

UCSB Receives $175,000 from Mellon Foundation for Seminar on Comparative Study of Pacific Cultures. UCSB’s proposal for the Mellon Foundation’s 2012 Sawyer Seminar competition has been approved by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The proposal, “Sea Change: Integrating the Historical Study of Human Cultures and Marine Environments in Three Pacific Regions,” involves History professor Peter Alagona as lead author and […]

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UCSB History Alumna Donates Funds for Graduate Student Award

2009 PhD Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly makes generous gift, to be matched by History Associates. An excerpt from the article in the July 20, 2012 UCSB GradPost: With gratitude for the assistance she received as a student, and mindful that “grad students need support now more than ever,” Ingrid established the Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly Award for parents raising children while working on their […]

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June 2012 Historia now available

With articles on the silent film era in SB, China’s “Dead Sea” scrolls, and much more In this issue: * A program on the 100th anniversary of Santa Barbara’s Flying A Studios * China’s “Dead Sea Scrolls” * Recipients of History awards * Memories of UCSB in the 50s from alum David Hood A color pdf of the complete issue […]

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History Graduate Students (and Alumni) Win National Awards and Fellowships

updated June 17, 2012 Congratulations to graduate students who have won national fellowships and awards, and to our alumni as they move up the career ladder! Niccole Coggins (Prof. Spickard) was awarded a prestigious UC Pacific Rim Research Fellowship to do research for her dissertation, “Welcome to the ‘Rock,’ Boys! The US Military’s Influence on the Territory of Hawai’i, 1898-1959.” […]

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Prof. Peter Alagona wins Harold J. Plous Award for 2012-2013.

Plous Award is highest honor UCSB College of Letters and Science can bestow on an Assistant Professor. Prof. Peter Alagona is Assistant Professor in the UCSB History Department, specializing in Environmental History and the History of Science. The Plous Award was established to honor Harold J. Plous, an Assistant Professor in UCSB’s Department of Economics until his untimely death in […]

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UCSB Supports Student Veterans.

UCSB offers priority registration, preferred housing, academic mentoring, and other support services for student veterans. UCSB offers priority registration, preferred housing, academic mentoring, and other support services for student veterans. There is also a Student Veterans Organization (SVO) on campus. For more information, visit the UCSB Veterans Benefits web site. The UCSB SVO website can be found here. jwil 29.v.2012

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May 2012 Historia now available

With articles on the Honors Colloquium, and many awards and fellowships In this issue: –Honors colloquium on May 25 –History awards ceremony June 7 –Public History honors Lindsey Reed –New award for Nelson Lichtenstein –Grad student fellowships –A report from HA President Ann Moore –An update on Harold Kirker hm 5/21/12

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UCSB History Grads Publish, Win Jobs and Fellowships

Also alumni/ae news and history majors going to grad school. JOBS & POSTDOCS Rafaela Acevedo-Field (Latin America; Prof. Cline) has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in History at Whitworth University (Spokane, WA). Rafaela earned her M.A. in the Latin American and Iberian Studies program and will complete her doctorate in History, writing on crypto-Jews and the Mexican Inquisition during the […]

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New faculty and graduate student publications in 2011-2012

An overview of the latest books and articles from UCSB historians. Beth Depalma Digeser, The Threat to Public Piety: Christians, Platonists and the Great Persecution (Cornell UP, 2012) (amazon) In A Threat to Public Piety, Elizabeth DePalma Digeser reexamines the origins of the Great Persecution (AD 303-313), the last eruption of pagan violence against Christians before Constantine enforced the toleration […]

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Rick Santorum vs. History at UC

In fact, UC campuses including UCSB regularly offer both U.S. History and Western Civilization courses. Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum recently sent a letter to MSNBC anchor Rachael Maddow apologizing for his incorrect statement that no U.S. History courses are offered at UC campuses. In his apology, Santorum added that he meant to say no UC campuses offer Western […]

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March 2012 Historia now available

With articles on an upcoming conference, new faculty publications, the 1942 “Battle of Santa Barbara,” a grad’s experience in Argentina, and more. In this issue: — Peter Neushul’s upcoming talk on the science of surfing — History Associates President Ann Moore reports on last month’s talk by John Majewski — Grad student Damian Nemirovsky describes his climb up Argentina’s Mt. […]

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Prof. O’Connor publishes on the “Occupy” movement in Salon.com:

“How to make Occupy catch on: To build a fairer economy, we need to reclaim time-tested progressive narratives.” The article begins: “Were history a guide to today’s politics, progressives would be redoubling their efforts to turn the still-unraveling crisis of capitalism into an opportunity for system-changing reform. Certainly they would be doing everything within their power to combat the logic […]

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February 2012 Historia now available

With articles on political mudslinging in history, power teachers, student bloopers and more. In this issue: — John Majewski to speak on political mudslinging — Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly starts new fund for grad parents — Senate historian Betty Koed reflects on her graduate training — Pat Cohen to take presidency of SHEAR — History’s power teachers — a new raft of […]

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January 2012 Historia now available

With articles on the Egyptian elections, a profile of history alum UC Regent George Kieffer, a memorial of Prof. Bonadio, and more The new issue of Historia, the UCSB History Department’s newsletter for alumni and supporters, is (or soon will be) available for download from the History Associates web page (link at upper left on that page). Articles include: — […]

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Tutino Wins Book Prize; McCray Elected AAAS Fellow

Department faculty’s latest accolades from the American Catholic History Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science December 2011Prof. Stefania Tutino‘s Empire of Souls: Robert Bellarmine and the Christian Commonwealth has won the American Catholic History Association’s Howard H. Marraro Prize. The prize is given annually to the author of a book that is judged by a committee […]

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October 2011 Historia now available

With articles on new faculty hires, the new class of Ph.D. students, upcoming events and more. The new issue of Historia, the UCSB History Department’s newsletter for alumni and supporters, is (or soon will be) available for download from the History Associates web page (link at upper left on that page). Articles include: -Two new faculty hires in the Department […]

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2011-2012 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering Class

Nineteen new students joined the History graduate program this Fall.We extend a warm welcome to all! U.S. history drew eight of the new students, followed by Medieval Europe with four, History of Science with three, and one each for Modern Europe, East Asia, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle East. Standing (l. to r.) Brian Tyrell, David Baillargeon, Ryan Boghosian, Jason Zeledon, […]

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Prof. Matthew Sutton (UCSB Ph.D 2005) publishes NY Times Op-Ed on “Why the Antichrist Matters in Politics”

Then heckler calls Pres. Obama “Antichrist” & interviews follow On Sept. 25, 2011 prof. Matthew Sutton (Washington State U; UCSB Ph.D 2005), author of a book on “the Resurrection of Christian America” (Harvard UP, 2009; link) published an op-ed in the New York Times, “Why the Antichrist Matters in Politics.” Listen to this 7:42 min Sept. 30 interview with Matt, […]

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Prof. Guerrini’s op-ed about Google ngrams as history:

“Analyzing Culture with Google Books: Is It Social Science?” OPINION: Discovering fun facts by graphing terms found among the 5 million volumes of the Google Books project sure is amusing — but this pursuit dubbed ‘culturomics’ is not the same as being an historian. published in MIller-McCune, Aug. 9, 2011. Colleague Stephen Humphreys comments: “A very interesting piece, and I […]

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UCSB Historian Peter Alagona receives NSF CAREER Award

He will be studying the University of California’s Natural Reserve System Santa Barbara, Calif. –– Four assistant professors at UC Santa Barbara have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER awards. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of the early career development activities of those teacherscholars who are most likely to […]

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Prof. Hasegawa cited on 66th Anniversary of Hiroshima

“Why did Japan surrender? Sixty-six years ago, we dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. Now, some historians say that’s not what ended the war.” Boston Globe, Aug. 7, 2011 An excerpt from the article:In recent years, however, a new interpretation of events has emerged. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa – a highly respected historian at the University of California, Santa Barbara – has […]

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History Education in US Schools: How good is it?

Information about the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) study of History education. While much of the UCSB History Department’s News is about the various accolades we’ve received, we also discuss substantive educational issues related to history education. This News item is devoted to providing information about history textbooks and historical literacy among US-American students in the […]

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Nelson Lichtenstein Publishes Op-Ed in the New York Times

“Wal-Mart’s Authoritarian Culture” — About the US Supreme Court’s decision not to allow a class action suit MONDAY’S Supreme Court decision to block a class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart was a huge setback for as many as 1.6 million current and former female employees of the world’s largest retailer. But the decision has consequences that range far beyond sex discrimination […]

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Larry Badash Memorial Lecture Series looks toward the future

Donations ensure 5 years of support UCSB’s Department of History is delighted to announce that a trio of private donors will provide funding to continue the annual Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture. For the next five years, Nancy Hofbauer, Larry’s life partner, and his two children, Bruce Badash and Lisa Jones, will generously support the annual lecture series. (The photo shows […]

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Professor Paul Spickard awarded Loving Prize by Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival

Award honors those who illuminate Mixed racial and cultural experience. Professor Paul Spickard has been awarded the Loving Prize by the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival, a project of the New York Foundation for the Arts. The Loving Prize, established in 2008, is awarded annually to outstanding artists, storytellers and community leaders for inspirational dedication to celebrating and illuminating […]

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UCSB Ranked in Top 10 Public Universities Nationally

In addition to the latest US News & World Report rankings, updates link to Times Higher Education and Washington Monthly‘s rankings —————— Update 12/9/10: edhat.com: “UCSB in Citation Leader.” Update 9/17/10: A British ranking in Times Higher Education puts UCSB at no. 29 of 200 universities worldwide: “UCSB Ranked High by Brits.” The rankings include 13 separate performance indicators across […]

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Graduate Seminar Descriptions for SPRING 2011

Detailed descriptions of many of this year’s graduate seminars are available here, to assist in choosing classes. Below are detailed description of the History graduate seminars that will be offered in 2010-11. For more information on a particular seminar, please contact its instructor. NOTE: All information is subject to change. Our Courses page may be more up to date. If […]

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March 2011 Historia now available

With articles about upcoming Charlie Chan talk, Tom Szigorich, Alice Dreger lecture, the Breezeway Mystery, and more. The new issue of Historia, the UCSB History Department’s newsletter for alumni and supporters, is available for download from the History Associates web page (link at upper left on that page). Articles include: -preview of Prof. Yunte Huang’s March 23 talk for the […]

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Visiting Faculty Profile: Prof. Michael North

The Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Modern German Studies discusses his experiences at UCSB. The UCSB College of Letters & Science web page features this profile of Prof. Michael North, who is spending 2010-2011 at UCSB as a member of the History Department. Michael North, who is visiting the College of Letters & Science this year as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair […]

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Prof. Hasegawa edits a new book:

The Cold War in East Asia, 1945-1991 (Stanford Univ. Press, 2011) The Cold War in East Asia studies Asia as a second front in the Cold War, examining how the six powers—the United States, the Soviet Union, China, Japan, and North and South Korea—interacted one another and forged the conditions that were distinct from the Cold War in Europe. The […]

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Prof. emeritus Frank Frost publishes new short story

“He Likes Cats,” about a homeless man in Santa Barbara, available on edhat.com The community news aggregator has published Frank’s latest story “He Likes Cats.” Edhat also has photos of Frank’s 2010 Thanksgiving in the Provence–he has to improvise for lack of whole turkeys. See also Prof. Frost’s faculty webpage, and his 2001 book Subversives Stories at amazon.com, with the […]

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November 2010 Historia now available

With articles about the Dept’s top NRC ranking, Prof. Hasegawa’s Research Lecturer award and many others The new issue of Historia, the UCSB History Department’s newsletter for alumni and supporters, is available for download from the History Associates web page (link at upper left on that page). hm 11/18/10

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New faculty and graduate student publications in 2009-2010

An overview of the latest books and articles from UCSB historians.(updated January 2011) UCSB History faculty have been busy publishing new and innovative historical research. Here are the most recent titles, listed alphabetically by author. This year’s graduate student and alumni publications are listed below. Larry Badash, A Nuclear Winter’s Tale: Science and Politics in the 1980s (MIT Press, 2009) […]

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UCSB Press Release about our colleague Laura Kalman

“UCSB Historian Examines Ford, Carter Presidencies and the Rise of Conservatism” (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– It was the decade of disco music, mood rings, and leisure suits. Oil and energy crises took center stage, inflation topped 13 percent, and for the first time in the nation’s history, a U.S. president resigned from office in the face of impeachment. It was […]

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October 2010 Historia now available

With articles on the passing of Prof. Badash, UCSB’s top rankings in new studies, the administrative reorganization in the HSSB, and more The new issue of Historia, the UCSB History Department’s newsletter for alumni and supporters, is available for download from the History Associates web page (link at upper left on that page). hm 9/28/10, 10/3

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2010-2011 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering Class

The History Department welcomes its 7 newest members! Standing (l. to r.): Eun Ah Kim, Annette Kassis, Joshua Rocha, Hanni Jalil, Director of Graduate Studies Sharon Farmer, History Chair John Majewski, Cody Stephens. Seated (l. to r.): Elijah Bender, Graduate Assistant Darcy Ritzau, Jason Saltoun-Ebin. Note: Each graduate student will soon have their own departmental webpage. See the full listing […]

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Fulbright Chair in German Studies at UCSB in 2010-11

Prof. Michael North from the University of Greifswald, Germany, will be joining our department for a year of research and teaching. Update 10/12/10: Prof. North’s UCSB email is: mnorth@history.ucsb.edu. Professor North, whose home institution is the University of Greifswald in Germany, is a distinguished historian of early modern and modern Europe. His research and teaching interests are quite broad, and […]

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Prof. Cecilia Mendez receives LAIS award

Prof. Mendez was the recent recipient of the 2010 LAIS Faculty Mentor Award, an award selected by LAIS graduates and undergraduates to recognize faculty who have displayed exemplary mentorship. The award was presented at LAIS’s end of the year party by Jeremy Simer, an LAIS graduate student. Students said they selected Cecilia, who was “the toughest professor” they had ever […]

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June 2010 Historia now available

With news about many recent faculty and graduate student awards and accolades The new issue of Historia, the UCSB History Department’s newsletter for alumni and supporters, is now available for download from the History Associates web page (link at upper left on that page). hm 5/30/10

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History Honors Seminar Colloquium

Here you can view the program with the thesis titles, and some of the presentation powerpoints. Each year about a dozen of the best History students at UCSB participate in a two-quarter Honors Seminar course that culminates in the oral presentation of the students’ research projects. Here is a list of the 2010 theses, with links to three of the […]

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History Graduate Program Assistant Wins Campus Recognition

Darcy Ritzau is a recipient of the Getman Service to Students Award. History Department Graduate Program Assistant has won a Margaret T. Getman Service to Students Award for 2009-2010. Named for the former UCSB Dean of Student Residents, the Getman Awards recognize extraordinary commitment to the quality of student life at UCSB. Darcy was recognized in an awards ceremony at […]

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Nelson Lichtenstein named MacArthur Foundation Chair

Prof. Lichtenstein and Prof. Richard Applebaum have been awarded five-year chairs; they will focus on Human Rights in the Workplace: At Home and Abroad. Richard Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein have been named recipients of the MacArthur Foundation chairs. Nelson Lichtenstein is Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy. Richard Appelbaum is […]

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UCSB History Ph.D.s Accept Tenure-Track Positions & Post-Docs

2009-10 job successes continue despite difficult economic situation. UCSB History Ph.D.s continue to distinguish themselves on the academic job market, even in an economic situation that has resulted in the cancellation of many job searches. As of May 3, 2010, 16 recent Ph.D.s or about-to-be-Ph.D.s have been offered and accepted professorships, teaching positions and post-docs (for information about dissertation research […]

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Prof. Soto Laveaga’s new book wins American Sociological Association award; recent reviews in TLS and UCSB Daily Nexus

Jungle Laboratories: Mexican Peasants, National Projects and the Making of the Pill UCSB history associate professor Gabriela Soto Laveaga recently released a book examining the origins of the oral contraceptive pill. May 14, 2010: Prof. Soto Laveaga’s book has won the Robert K. Merton Book Award. The Merton Award is given each year by the Science, Knowledge,and Technology (SKAT) section […]

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Graduate Students Win National Fellowships and Awards

History students receive Fulbrights, Mellon Fellowships, Rockefeller Foundation fellowships, and more. Dissertation Research Fellowships in 2010 — Some Highlights Megan Barber has been offered two year-long research fellowships: the CLIR Mellon Fellowship and the Fulbright fellowship. Her project is: “Students in the Streets: The Politics of Protest in Vichy France.” Megan has also won a Bernadotte Schmitt research grant from […]

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Sarah Cline Named Outstanding Graduate Mentor;Toshi Hasegawa Named UCSB’s Faculty Research Lecturer

History Dept. continues to dominate campuswide awards Apr. 11, 2010: The History Department is pleased to announce that Prof. Sarah Cline has been selected as a recipient of an Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award. This award is a testament to Prof. Cline’s skills and dedication as a mentor, and another piece of evidence confirming the high quality of our graduate program. […]

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Japan Foundation Grant to Support Professorship, Visiting Prof, Graduate Fellowships, and More

Prof. Luke Roberts coordinated the writing of the grant with Japanese Studies faculty. This grant will provide nearly $300,000 to support Japanese studies (particularly Japanese history) over three years. The grant will provide funds to support a post-doc, a visiting scholar from Japan, graduate student fellowships, and a summer institute for faculty and graduate students. One of the most exciting […]

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April 2010 Historia now available

With news about many recent faculty and graduate student awards and accolades The new issue of Historia, the UCSB History Department’s newsletter for alumni and supporters, is now available for download from the History Associates web page (link at upper left on that page). hm 4/22/10, 4/24

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UCSB History Ph.D.s win postdoctoral fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Nicole Archambeau and Ellie Shermer selected from amongst 1200 applicants in national competition. The UCSB History Department is delighted to announce that two of our recent alumnae– Nicole Archambeau and Ellie Shermer— have won Postdoctoral Fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies. The fellowships, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, are part of the ACLS New Faculty Fellows […]

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Fellowships and New Books for History of Science Faculty

ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship Award to McCray; New books from Soto Laveaga and Badash The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announced in January 2010 that W. Patrick McCray, professor in the history of science and technology (faculty page), would share a Collaborative Research Fellowship with Prof. Mara Mills (UCSB, Dept. of English) and Prof. Cyrus Mody (Rice University, Dept […]

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Alice O’Connor blogs on the Huffington Post

What lessons can we draw from the Great Depression for the Great Recession? What We Can Learn From E. Wight Bakke: Recovery without jobs is no recovery. As part of the Roosevelt Institute’s series on the Jobs Crisis, running on the New Deal 2.0 blog from Nov. 12-30, Alice O’Connor was asked to reflect on what can be done to […]

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November 2009 Issue of Historia now available online

Historia has more in-depth articles about many of the News items on this webpage, as well as features such as the Chair’s column. The current issue (and all past issues) of Historia, the newsletter of the UCSB History Associates, is now available on the History Associates web page. The November 2009 edition features articles about: – Prof. Farmer’s testimony about […]

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Assessment Links and Information

In October 2010, UCSB designated the History Department one of 3 departments on campus to pilot the creation of assessment tools–ways of measuring how well we as faculty teachers meet our stated goals. What follows are links to some resources that can help the dept. committee charged with developing metrics. Links to 14 college and institutional history assessment documents, compiled […]

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Department Chair’s Message to History Majors

Read about how the History Department is dealing with the effects of the severe budget cuts on undergraduate courses. Dear History Majors, As you are no doubt aware, the University is in the midst of a potentially catastrophic budget crisis. The crisis is already having a big impact on the faculty, staff, and students. For the faculty, the budget cuts […]

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2009-2010 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering Class

The History Department extends a warm welcome to its 11 newest members! From left to right: Samantha Thompson (History of Science), Clinton Smith (U.S. history), Melissa Barthelemy (U.S. history), Peninah Walpo (Late Antiquity), Jay Stemmle (Medieval Europe), Alison Jefferson (Public History), Paul Barba (U.S. history), Chris Kegerreis (Ancient Mediterranean). Seated: Graduate Program Assistant Darcy Ritzau, History Chair John Majewski. (photo […]

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September 2009 Issue of Historia now available online

Historia has more in-depth articles about many of the News items on this webpage, as well as features such as the Chair’s column. The current issue (and all past issues) of Historia, the newsletter of the UCSB History Associates, is now available on the History Associates web page. The Sept. 2009 edition features articles about: -Prof. Lichtenstein’s new book about […]

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Monica Orozco Named New Director at Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library

UCSB History alumna (Ph.D. 1999) fills local post. From the September 2009 newsletter of the SANTA BÁRBARA MISSION ARCHIVE-LIBRARY: The Board of Trustees of the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library and the Province of St. Barbara of the Orders of Friars Minor are happy to announce that Dr. Monica I. Orozco has been appointed Director of the Mission Archive-Library. Dr. Orozco […]

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Prof. Lichtenstein’s “The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business” attracts national media attention.

It was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air and reviewed in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, among other places. In July 2009, Prof. Lichtenstein’s The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business was published. It quickly garnered attention and praise from the national media: “Nickel and Dimed”, review in the New York Times by […]

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History Grad Student Elizabeth Shermer Gives Graduate Commencement Address about Clark Kerr and the Past and Future of the UC System”

The full text is available in this News item.>br> UCSB History Ph.D. Elizabeth “Ellie” Shermer (homepage) was the 2009 commencement speaker at the June 14 ceremony for those receiving graduate degrees. Her talk considered the legacy of Clark Kerr, the UC President who refounded the University in the 1950s and 1960s (Kerr Wikipedia page). Added June 16, 2009; The text […]

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April Haynes wins Lancaster Dissertation Award

Humanities and Fine Arts Prize will be awarded at Commencement April Haynes has won the UCSB Lancaster Dissertation Award in Humanities and Fine Arts, for the best dissertation over a two-year period on campus. April will be presented with the award at the Commencement Ceremony, and her dissertation will be entered in a national competition sponsored by the Council of […]

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UCSB Historians win campus-wide teaching prizes.

Prof. Pat Cohen named outstanding graduate mentor; Laurence Christian selected as outstanding teaching assistant. Two History Department members have won campus-wide outstanding teaching awards for 2008-2009. Professor Patricia Cohen won the Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award. Professor Cohen is the third historian to win this award since it was created four years ago. Professor (now Emeritus) Hal Drake won the award […]

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Spring Insight Open House for prospective freshmen and transfers

Numerous admitted students stop by History Department table On Saturday, April 4, 2009, the History Department’s Table at the Academic Fair offered friendly advice and information about the History major at UCSB. Why study history at UCSB instead of at another UC campus? Besides the obvious advantages of our climate and location, UCSB’s History program offers a broad array of […]

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Prof. Barbieri-Low’s book wins its *fourth* prize

Barbieri-Low’s Artisans in Early Imperial China has won the AHA Breasted Prize, the College Art Association’s Morey Book Award, and two others. We are pleased to announce that Tony Barbieri-Low‘s already celebrated Artisans in Early Imperial China (2007) has won another major award: The Joseph Levenson Prize for work on China pre-1900. The award, announced on March 26, is given […]

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Faculty Searches now complete

Two faculty positions have just been filled: Sub-Saharan Africa and Modern China To read the original job announcements please go to SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA FACULTY POSITION (application deadline: Nov. 7, 2008) and MODERN CHINESE HISTORY FACULTY POSITION (application deadline: Oct. 7, 2008) TWA 5/14/09, hm 5/14, 5/18

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History of Surfing course to be offered in Spring 2009.

History 103S will be crosslisted with ES 103S. In Spring 2009, the UCSB Department of History and the Environmental Studies Program will again offer a course on the history of surfing (History 103S), supported by the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, and Environment field with the Associated Students Coastal Fund and taught by Peter Neushul and Peter Westwick. UCSB first […]

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New York Times catches Prof. Kalman at Reagan Library

Reporter finds UCSB prof. poring over newly released documents.Update Dec. 8: Prof. Lichtenstein commentary on CNN. CNN, Dec. 8, 2008: “Chicago factory sit-in fits nation’s mood,” by Nelson Lichtenstein and Christopher Phelps. The article begins: “– The factory occupation by 200 workers at Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago, Illinois, recalls one of the most storied moments in American history, […]

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Professors Lansing and Barbieri-Low win AHA Book Awards.

Professor Lansing to receive Marraro Prize; Professor Barbieri-Low takes Breasted Prize. Two UCSB History faculty have won major book prizes from the American Historical Association. Carol Lansing will receive the Howard R. Marraro Prize in Italian History for her book Passion and Order: Restraint of Grief in the Medieval Italian Communes (Cornell University Press, 2007). The Marraro Prize was established […]

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2008-09 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering Class

The History Department extends a warm welcome to its 25 newest members! 25 graduate students have joined our department in 2008-09. Seated, from left to right: Scarlett Aldebot, Nicole Coggins, Tiffany DiMaggio, Joe Figiulo, Peggy Beedle. Standing: Sunny Lim, Margaret Jesser, Henry Maar, Director of Graduate Studies Sharon Farmer, Jason Stohler, Jason Linn, Damian Nemirovsky, Dustin Walker, Greg Goalwin, Jackson […]

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UCSB History faculty publish eight new books in 2008.

Alumni and graduate students have been prolific as well. Update: See also this 10/6/08 UCSB press release. Update 2: Some 2008 graduate student and alumni publications added at bottom, as well as links to our 2007 and 2009-10 publications. UCSB History faculty have been busy publishing new and innovative historical research. Here are some of the most recent titles. (Note […]

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Historians win three campus-wide teaching prizes.

Prof. Digeser Distinguished Teaching, Prof. Spickard Outstanding Graduate Mentor, and Lily Welty Outstanding Teaching Assistant. Three UCSB Historians have won campus-wide outstanding teaching awards for 2007-2008. Professor Elizabeth Digeser won an Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award. Professor Paul Spickard won the Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award. Professor Spickard is the second historian to win this award since it was created three […]

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