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February 2019

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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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: Brendan W. Rensink, Brigham Young University “Native but Foreign: Indigenous Immigrants and Refugees in the North American Borderlands”

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

In Native but Foreign, historian Brenden W. Rensink presents an innovative comparison of indigenous peoples who traversed North American borders in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, examining Crees and Chippewas, who crossed the border from Canada into Montana, and Yaquis from Mexico who migrated into Arizona. The resulting history questions how opposing national borders affect and react differently to Native identity and offers new insights into what it has meant to be “indigenous” or an “immigrant.” Rensink’s findings counter a prevailing…

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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

Graduate Recruitment Day—Schedule of Events

March 1
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

8:30 am – 9:00 am                   Continental Breakfast (HSSB 4020) 9:00 am – 10:15 am                 Campus Walking Tour (led by grad students) 10:15 am – 10:30 am               Welcome (HSSB 4020) Professor Erika Rappaport, Department Chair; Professor Salim Yaqub, Director of Graduate Studies 10:30 am – 11:30 am               Program Overview (HSSB 4020) Professors Paul Spickard, Randy Bergstrom, Erika Rappaport, Salim Yaqub, Alice O’Connor, Brad Bouley 11:30 am – 1:00 pm                Lunch/Meetings with Faculty by Field (various venues) 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm                 …

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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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Alicia Boswell, UCSB: “Cultural Heritage and Community: Protecting the Past for the Future in the Moche Valley, Peru”

March 6 @ 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 Colloquium on Latin American and Caribbean History as we welcome Alicia Boswell, who will deliver a talk entitled “Cultural Heritage and Community: Protecting the Past for the Future in the Moche Valley, Peru”. The talk will be held in HSSB 4020 at 5 pm on Wednesday, March 6th, and will be followed by a small reception. Abstract: Media reports on cultural heritage issues focus primarily on the destruction of ancient monuments and…

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Film Screening: Mediterranea

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join the Department of History for the second screening of the Film in/as History series, focused on our two-year curricular theme, Migrations. After La Bestia last quarter, the Film in/as History series will continue with Mediterranea (107 mins, 2015). Directed by Jonas Carpignano, Mediterranea tells the story of migrants between Burkina Faso and southern Italy. It speaks to the long history of migration in the Mediterranean as well as the violent realities faced by African migrants which are otherwise…

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