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Department of History

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September 2019

New Majors’ Meeting

September 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This meeting is for any majors that are new to the History Department! Come meet your future professors and classmates, listen to an impressive faculty panel speak about topics such as the senior honors thesis, studying abroad, and the history club, and hear about all the amazing opportunities the UCSB History Department has to offer! Tuesday, September 24th at 1:30pm Humanities and Social Sciences Building Room 4020 New Majors Meeting 2019

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October 2019

History Associates Presents: Stephan Miescher’s Ghana’s Electric Dreams

October 5 @ 2:30 pm
Faulkner Gallery, 40 E Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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History Associates will kick off the 2019-2020 year with a presentation by UCSB’s Professor Stephan Miescher titled Ghana’s Electric Dreams. It is based on his forthcoming monograph on the history of Ghana’s most ambitious development project, the Volta River Project and the Akosombo Dam, and their importance for the process of nation-building. It will include the showing of part of a documentary film based on Miescher’s research which was directed and edited by R. Lane Clark. The film visits sites affected by the…

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November 2019

Einstein’s War: How World War I Made Relativity (Matt Stanley, NYU)

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Join us for the next Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture…13 November 2019 at 4PM  About the talk: Einstein’s ascent to worldwide celebrity was, in large part, not his own doing. The 1919 confirmation of the German Einstein’s theory of general relativity by British astronomers soon after the end of the First World War made him an emblem of how science could rise above nationalism and petty patriotism.  But in fact international science – and relativity with it – was nearly shattered…

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