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November 2017

Slaves, Silver, and Atlantic Empires (Alex Borucki, UC Irvine)

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Please join us for the next meeting of the new Colloquium on Latin American and Caribbean History as we welcome Alex Borucki, who will deliver a talk entitled¬†“Slaves, Silver, and Atlantic Empires: The Slave Trade to Spanish South America, 1700-1810”. The talk will be held in HSSB 4020 at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 1st, and will be followed by a small reception. Prof. Borucki has pre-circulated a paper. Please e-mail jcobo@history.ucsb.edu to obtain a copy. Abstract: This presentation examines…

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

November 7 @ 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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