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May 2017

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

May 20, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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November 2017

The Chinese Typewriter: A History (Tom Mullaney, Stanford)

November 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

7 November at 4PM in the McCune Room (6th floor, HSSB) Abstract: Chinese writing is character-based, the one major world script that is neither alphabetic nor syllabic. Over the past two centuries, Chinese script has encountered presumed alphabetic universalism at every turn, whether in the form of Morse Code, Braille, stenography, Linotype, punch cards, word processing, or other systems developed with the Latin alphabet in mind. Today, however, after more than a century of resistance against the alphabetic, not only have…

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James Delbourgo (Rutgers) on the Origins of the British Museum

November 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UCSB Library, 1312, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum In 1759, London’s British Museum opened its doors for the first time–the first free national public museum in the world. But how did it come into being? This talk recounts the overlooked yet colorful life of the museum’s founder: Sir Hans Sloane. Born in 1660, Sloane amassed a fortune as a London society physician, became president of the Royal Society and Royal College of Physicians, and assembled an…

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History Associates and Arthur Miller’s View from the Bridge, Nov. 19

November 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

The UCSB History Associates are presenting a talk by Prof. Irwin Appel (Professor of Theater) on Arthur Miller’s play A View from the Bridge on 19 November 2017. He will speak at a luncheon in HSSB 4020 at noon, after which we will proceed to the theater to see the play (directed by Appel). Please see the attached flyer. 2107-View Flyer-pdf

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January 2018

Gift of the Nile? Racism, Egyptological Bias, and Ancient Egypt as an African Civilization

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
HSSB 6056, UCSB CA United States

Prof. Stuart Tyson Smith (Anthropology) will speak for the Ancient Borderlands group.

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