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April 2017

Amelia Brown (University of Queensland), Maritime Religion in Ancient Greek Culture

April 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 4041, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Amelia Brown on Greek Maritime Religion

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May 2017

Echoes from El Pueblo Viejo

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alhecama Theatre, 914 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

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Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture – Erika Milam on “Creatures of Cain”

May 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020), Humanities and Social Sciences Bldg
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Please join us on May 10, 4PM, in the McCune Conference Room for the Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture. Our guest speaker will be Erika Lorraine Milam (Princeton University) who will be giving a lecture titled Creatures of Cain: Human Nature and the Politics of Violence During the Cold War.  Human nature contains the seeds of humanity’s destruction. Or so it seemed to popular consumers of evolutionary theory in the late 1960s who maintained that the essential quality distinguishing the human animal from…

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The Politics of Rights and The 1911 Revolution in China, a talk by Xiaowei Zheng

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
HSSB 3001E, 3001E Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

The Workshop Theoretical Perspectives on War, Political Violence, Nationalism, and the State (His 291) is pleased to present Xiaowei Zheng, Associate Professor of History and East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at UCSB, who will speak about her forthcoming book with Stanford University Press, The Politics of Rights and the 1911 Revolution in China.  The appointment is Friday May 19th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm, in HSSB 3001E. Professor Zheng’s presentation will focus on her books’ introduction and conclusions, which can downloaded…

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A Woman’s Drink? Gender & the Global History of the Tea Shop

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 West Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA United States

In this talk, Professor Erika Rappaport of the UCSB History Department explores how tea shops emerged in the 18th century and came to be defined as “women’s spaces” in 19th century and early 20th century Europe and North America — but as “male spaces” in parts of Africa and South Asia. These institutions helped build mass markets but also shaped the “gendered” meanings surrounding selling and drinking tea. Original manuscripts will be on display.

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Face 2 Face: Egodocuments and Microhistory – An adventure in historical thinking

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Dr. Sigurdur Gylfi Magnusson, Professor of Cultural History at the University of Iceland and a Visiting Scholar all this year in the UCSB History Department, will give a talk May 22, at noon in HSSB 4020. Dr. Magnusson brings us an expert’s interpretation of two major aspects of current European historical writing: life writing and microhistory. He will discuss the significance of the concept of gender for historical analysis, particularly on the basis of the importance of different types of…

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Graduate Student Colloquium: Isabella Gabrovsky on “Rethinking Britain” and Mario Tumen on “Decolonization of Taxation in Peru”

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

The Workshop on Theoretical Perspectives on War, Political Violence, Nationalism and the State (History 291)  is pleased to invite you to its final open presentation and discussion this Friday May 26 from 3:00 to 5:30 pm  in HSSB 4020.  Two graduate students, Isabella Gabrovsky and Mario Tumen, will be presenting their work in progress on Britain and Peru. Please, join the conversation. Their papers can be downloaded from the links below.  Everybody is welcome! “Rethinking Britain: An English identity Crisis in the Era…

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June 2017

Talk by David Ambaras on Nakamura Sueko, Pirate Queen

June 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
SSMS 2135, Social Sciences and Media Studies Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

David R. Ambaras is a scholar of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Japanese history. His first book, Bad Youth: Juvenile Delinquency and the Politics of Everyday Life in Japan (University of California, 2005), examined the development of the modern Japanese state through the policing of urban youth. His second book project, from which this talk is drawn, examines the transgressive mobilities of prostitutes, peddlers, and other marginalized individuals who circulated between China and Japan under the Japanese Empire. Ambaras…

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October 2017

Diocletian’s Palace: Design and Construction

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 West Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA United States

Speaker: Goran Nikšić is the City Archaeologist and Architect for City of Split in Croatia (Service for the Old City Core), and the Senior Lecturer on architectural conservation at the University of Split.  He holds his degrees from the University of Zagreb (Ph.D.), the University of York, and the University of Belgrade.  His areas of specialization are architectural conservation and the history of architecture, particularly Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance architecture.  From 2004 on he has served as an expert for…

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The Russian Revolution and the Trump Revolution by Prof. Toshi Hasegawa

October 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Please join us on Sunday October 22 2017 to hear a talk by Prof. Toshi Hasegawa. The event will be at the Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 West Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara. In 1917, the February Revolution overthrew the monarchy of Tsar Nicholas II in Russia and un-wittingly opened the door to Lenin and his allies who seized power in October. On Oct. 22, 2017, Professor Emeritus Tsuyoshi Hasegawa will speak about what the Russian Revolution can tell us about our situation…

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