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May 2018

Kathryn Sklar, History, SUNY Binghampton. “Florence Kelley and the Improbable Origins of Minimum Wage Legislation in the United States, 1887-1899.”

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
hssb 4041, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Kathryn Kish Sklar is Distinguished Professor of History Emerita, SUNY Binghamton. After graduating from Harvard and the University of Michigan, she taught for several years at UCLA and was Harmsworth Professor of U.S. History at Oxford University. Her books include Florence Kelley and the Nation’s Work: the Rise of Women’s Political Culture, 1830-1900, (1995), Women’s Rights Emerges within the Antislavery Movement (2000), and Catherine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity(1973). Sklar’s paper will be available here two weeks before her talk.

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“Lawyers and Legal Consciousness in Early Modern Europe: A Cultural History,” a Talk by Michael P. Breen, Reed College

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 4080, 4080 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

“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…

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LAIS Graduate Student Conference: Violence, Memory, and History

May 18 - May 19

With the generous support of the History Department, UCSB will hold its first international Latin American and Iberian Studies Graduate Student Conference on May 18th and 19th, with the theme “Violence, Memory, and History”. This interdisciplinary conference will bring together twenty-four graduate students from universities in the US and Europe, including several graduate students in the Department of History at UCSB. The conference will take place at the UCen, at the Santa Barbara Harbor Room on Friday and the Lobero…

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Senior Honors Thesis Colloquium

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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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,…

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Studies in Late Antiquity, Editorial Board Meeting

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - May 19 @ 3:00 pm

1PM: Introductions/Welcome 1:30PM: Journal Related Info (30 Minutes)- Jeff Hester (Skype) 2PM: Presentations (15 mins each) 1)  Blossom Stefaniw, “A Narrative History of the Tura Papyri: Creative Nonfiction and Christianity as a History of Reading” 2)  Emily Albu, “The Roman Heritage of Medieval World Maps: Late Antique Transmission of Greco-Roman Geographical Knowledge” 3)  Diliana Angelova, “Witnesses to Christ: Churches, Images and Relics in Early Christianity” 3-3:30 PM—Coffee Break 3:30PM: Presentations (15 mins each) 4) Kristina Sessa, “Refugees, the Church, and…

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Histories of Economy in the Middle East: A Workshop

May 18 @ 1:30 pm - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020), Humanities and Social Sciences Bldg
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Histories of Economy Flyer2 MAY 18 1:30-1:45: Introduction Adam Sabra, University of California, Santa Barbara Sherene Seikaly, University of California, Santa Barbara 1:45-3:15: Commerce and Capital Adam Hanieh, “Space, Scale, and the Middle East’s Contemporary Political Economy” Jessica Goldberg, “Sea Change in Medieval Ifriqiyya” Ziad Abu-Rish, “Complicating the Post-Colonial Narrative” 3:15-3:30: Break 3:30-5:00: Money and Finance Warren Shultz, “Numismatics and Islamic Economic History” Aaron Jakes, “Colonial Economism” Munther al-Sabbagh, “Measuring Interest Rates in the Ottoman Periphery” MAY 19 11:00-12:30: Rural…

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Talk by History Associates Board Member Sheila Lodge on the “History of Planning in Santa Barbara”

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alhecama Theatre, 215 A E. Canon Perdido St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

In this talk, Sheila Lodge will show how Santa Barbara became the community that it is through planning. She will describe the many battles it sometimes took and the process that was developed to make the critical decisions. Because of her personal involvement in the struggles, her talk is partially a memoir. Sheila Lodge is a former Santa Barbara mayor and is currently a board member for the History Associates. This talk is co-sponsored by the Santa Barbara Trust for…

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Critical Issues in America: Hanink on Citizenship

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:50 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Prof. Johanna Hanink (Brown University), “Modern Citizenship Tests and Classical Funeral Orations.”

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Film Screening & Discussion: Ghana’s Electric Dreams

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Multicultural Center (MCC) Theater, Multicultural Center
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States

Ghana’s Electric Dreams presents a history of the roots and wide-ranging impact of the famed hydroelectric Akosombo Dam, Ghana’s most ambitious development project. R. Lane Clark (Independent Film Maker) and Stephan Miescher (History, UCSB) will respond to comments from Boatema Boateng (Communication, UC San Diego). Mona Damluji (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) will moderate. Ghana’s Electric Dreams was directed and edited by R. Lane Clark; produced by R. Lane Clark, Stephan F. Miescher, and France Winddance Twine. Sponsored by the Blum…

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Jin Hee Kim, American Studies, Kyung Hee Cyber University. “The Republic of Samsung: Labor, Governance, and the Crisis of Korean Democracy.”

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HSSB 4041, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Currently a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of the Work, Labor, and Democracy, Kim is the author of Labor Law and Labor Policy in New York State, 1920s-1930s (2006) and translator into Korean of John Dewey’s Liberalism and Social Action (2011). The editor and author of numerous books and articles on U.S. and Korean labor, Kim serves on the steering committee of the Seoul Labor Center. Her paper will be available here two weeks before her talk. A light lunch will…

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