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February 2019

Colloquium: Celebrating the Work and Pedagogy of Sharon Farmer

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

The Medieval Studies Program and the Department of History are proud to sponsor a colloquium on the work and pedagogy of Sharon Farmer. The event will include presentations by six of her students exploring Professor Farmer’s areas of expertise. The event will take place on February 16th in the McCune Conference Room, and the schedule will be as follows: 1:00-2:30 I. Gender Nicole Archambeau (Colorado State University). “Granting Access: Revealing Women’s Networks through Miraculous Healing.” Abigail P. Dowling (Mercer University).…

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Early North American History Job Talk

February 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
HSSB 4080, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States
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Pan-Africanism: A History

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Girvetz 1004, Girvetz Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Lecture by Professor Hakim Adi (University of Chichester, UK) Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:15-7:30 pm Girvetz Hall 1004

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Talk by April Haynes, University of Wisconsin: “Intimate Labor in the Early Republic.”

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
hssb 4041, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Haynes is the author of Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-century America (2015) and the forthcoming Tender Traffic: Intimate Labors in the Early American Republic. She is the chair of the Program in Gender and Women’s History at the University of Wisconsin.

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Early North American History Job Talk

February 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
HSSB 4020, 4020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Book Talk by Kiran Klaus Patel, University of Maastricht: “The New Deal: A Global History”

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Prof. Kiran Klaus Patel (Univ. of Maastricht) will speak about his new book The New Deal: A Global History (Princeton University Press, 2016), which won the World History Association’s Bentley Book Prize in 2017. Professor Patel compares American responses to the international crisis of capitalism and democracy during the 1930s to responses by other countries around the globe — not just in Europe but also in Latin America, Asia, and other parts of the world. Work creation, agricultural intervention, state planning,…

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Talk by Dr. Alexander Statman: “Global Enlightenment: France, China, and the Idea of Progress”

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Over the course of the Enlightenment, Europe claimed a monopoly on progress for itself alone. In the eighteenth century, other places had appeared as familiar and comparable. By the early nineteenth century, they were cast as inscrutable and incommensurable. What caused this fundamental transformation in Europe’s understanding of itself? In this talk, I aim to explain the transition from early-modern cosmopolitanism to late-modern orientalism by revealing the hitherto unknown deployment of Chinese science in Enlightenment debates. To do so, I…

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March 2019

Talk by Kashia Arnold, UCSB: “Integrating the Pacific: Commodities in Motion and the Pacific World.”

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

Arnold’s dissertation research examines the transformations of the regional economy of the Pacific basin caused by World War I and the booming American commodity demand that accompanied it.

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April 2019

Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture by Audra J. Wolfe: “Science, Freedom, and the Cold War: a Political History of Apolitical Science”

April 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

As a part of the Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture Series, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center presents Audra J. Wolfe on the development of so-called apolitical science. Why do so many U.S. scientists continue to lean on the language of apolitical science, even as political leaders display less and less interest in scientists’ claims to expertise, or even the existence of facts? In a new book, Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science, historian Audra J. Wolfe suggests the…

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