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5th Annual Van Gelderen Lecture: Ships and Saints: Mapping the World of Athanasius of Alexandra, Chris Nofziger
Please join us for this year’s Van Gelderen Lecture, which will feature Chris Nofziger. Chris is currently an advanced PhD candidate in Roman history under the the direction of Beth Digeser. He will be presenting his work on Athanasius of Alexandria, bishop of Alexandria from 328 to 373 CE. Athanasius was sent into exile five times by four different emperors during his forty-four year career. His bombastic rhetoric, conspiracy theories, and penchant for political troublemaking earned him followers who were…Find out more »
Professor Drake will be discussing his latest book, A Century of Miracles: Christians, Pagans, Jews, and the Supernatural, 312-410. The book offers a fresh examination of a complex polytheistic period in Roman history, surveying a wide range of faiths and belief systems during this eventful century. It offers a thoroughly researched assessment of the supernatural and its sociological and cultural effects on history down to the present. Anyone engaged in religious discourse will find the analysis especially illuminating.Find out more »
Rosie Bermudez, Chican@ Studies, UC Santa Barbara. “Economic Justice is a Women’s Issue: The Chicana Welfare Rights Organization’s Challenge to Welfare Reform in the 1970s.”
Rosie Cano Bermudez is a doctoral candidate in the department of Chicana and Chicano studies at UC Santa Barbara. Her dissertation “Doing Dignity Work: Alicia Escalante and the East Los Angeles Welfare Rights Organization, 1967-1974,” focuses on the human dignity struggles waged by single Chicana welfare mothers in East Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s at the confluence of multiple social movements. Her research interests are centered on the histories of Chicana and Mexican American women’s activism, identity, and…Find out more »
Nate Citino, History, Rice University, “Envisioning the Arab Future: Modernization in U.S.-Arab Relations, 1945-1967.”
Citino discusses his most recent book, Envisioning the Arab Future: Modernization in U.S. – Arab Relations, 1945-1967 (2017). He is also the author of From Arab Nationalism to OPEC: Eisenhower, King Sa’ud, and the making of U.S. – Saudi Relations (2002). Co-Sponsored with the Blum Center for Global Poverty Allevation and Sustainable Development. A chapter from his recent book can be found here. A light lunch will be served.Find out more »
Please join us for the next meeting of the History Department’s Colloquium on Latin American and Caribbean History as we welcome Dr. Patricia Seed (UC Irvine), who will be presenting a paper entitled “Spanish Colonialism and the Origins of Microeconomics.”
The talk will be held at 5pm on Wednesday, May 2nd in HSSB 4020, and will be followed by a small reception.
Spanish Colonialism and the Origins of Microeconomics
For those wondering what Spanish colonialism has to do with the origins of modern microeconomics, the answer is everything. This talk will take you through the canon law of the School of Salamanca, the turbulent history of the unique Latin American institution of the encomienda, and Islamic traditions of property, only to see how it all came together in modern microeconomics.
Patricia Seed is History Professor at UC Irvine and the author of several award-winning books, including: The American Pentimento: The Pursuit of Riches and the Invention of “Indians” (University of Minnesota Press, 2001), winner of the 2003 Prize in Atlantic History; Ceremonies of Possession in Europe’s Conquest of the New World, 1492-1640 (Cambridge University Press, 1995; Portuguese edition, 2000) (ACLS E-selection); To Love, Honor, and Obey in Colonial Mexico: Conflicts Over Marriage Choice, 1574-1821 (Stanford University Press, 1988; Spanish edition, 1992), winner of the Bolton Prize and serialized in La Jornada (Mexico City). She is also the editor of José Limón and La Malinche: The Dancer and the Dance (The University of Texas Press, 2007).
We hope to see many of you there!
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Please join us on May 9, 4PM, in the McCune Conference Room for the 2018 Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture. Our guest speaker will be Alex Wellerstein who will be giving a lecture titled Truman’s Bomb and the Making of the Atomic Presidency. When we think of the importance of the atomic bomb to the Truman presidency, we think of Truman’s weighty decision regarding the use of the weapon on Japan. But historians have known for decades that the narrative of “the decision to…Find out more »
Kelly Shannon, Florida Atlantic University. Book talk: “U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights”
Professor Kelly Shannon of Florida Atlantic University will speak about her new book, U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights. She argues that since the late 1970s, the issue of women’s human rights in Islamic societies has become increasingly important to U.S. foreign policy. Her analysis sheds new light on U.S. identity and policy creation and alters the standard narratives of the U.S. relationship with the Muslim world.The talk is free and open to the public; delicious refreshments will be…Find out more »
“Lawyers and Legal Consciousness in Early Modern Europe: A Cultural History,” a Talk by Michael P. Breen, Reed College
“Historians have long believed that lawyers played a central role in the dissemination of legal knowledge and the ideal of the ‘rule of law’ in early modern Europe. Recent scholarship, however, has called this view into question, emphasizing instead the ways ordinary men and women appropriated the law and its institutions for their own ends. This talk will reconsider the ways legal professionals helped mediate the development of early modern legal consciousness by examining their activities beyond the courtroom and…Find out more »
Honors Student and Mentor with Thesis Poster This Friday from 9:30am to 2:45pm nine students from the 2017-18 History Senior Honors Seminar will present the results of their research in a conference-panel format, with professors commenting afterwards. Everyone is invited! Program: Panel 1, 9:30-11am: Public Policies’ Effects on People’s Lives Halley Thiel, “’There is Power in the Blood:’ The Growth of the California Oil Industry and Its Resistance to Standard Oil” Mentor: Dr. Graves; comment by Dr. Martin Penelope Fergison,…Find out more »
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