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February 2018

Prof. Michele Salzman (UC Riverside) – Lay Aristocrats and Roman Bishops

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Arts 1332, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Felix III, who held the papal seat from 483-492, is called by several scholars “Rome’s first aristocratic bishop.” As the first elected pope after the fall of the last western emperor, his aristocratic origins would bestow a distinctly new status to the office of bishop of Rome on the eve of new challenges to his authority from the Eastern Patriarch in Constantinople, Acacius. But was Felix the first aristocratic bishop? And how important were social background and aristocratic networks after…

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Amy Stanley, “Finding Echigo in Edo: Snow Country Migrants and Their Urban Worlds”

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 4080, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

The Echigo province migrant was a familiar type in nineteenth-century Edo. Every year in the tenth month, snow country peasants would come down the mountains on the Nakasendō Highway and enter the city through Itabashi Station. They wandered down the main street in Hongō, where they were met by labor scouts who had learned to recognize their bewildered expressions and country accents. Many ended up in hitoyado, the city’s notorious boarding houses for laborers, where they were dispatched to rice…

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March 2018

Marcia Chatelain, History, Georgetown University, “Burgers in the Age of Black Capitalism: Fast Food and the Remaking of Civil Rights after 1968”

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HSSB 4041, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Chatelain is currently writing a book about race and fast food, From Sit-In to Drive-Thru: Black America in the Age of Fast Food (under contract, Liveright, an imprint of W.W. Norton).  Her first book South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration was published by Duke University Press in 2015. Chatelain co-edited, with Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson, Staging a Dream: Untold Stories and Transatlantic Legacies of the March on Washington (2015). Chatelain is a regular commenter on current events and social issues across a variety of media platforms.…

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