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September 2018

New Major’s Meeting

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Come meet your peers in the department and hear an impressive faculty panel speak about the departmental honors program, the history majors’ club, and many other exciting opportunities UCSB history has to offer. hope to see you all there!

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October 2018

“Censorship, Politics, and the Making of a Literary Classic”, a talk by Carlos Aguirre at the Colloquium on Latin American and Caribbean History

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Please join us for the next meeting of the History Department’s Colloquium on Latin American and Caribbean History as we welcome Prof. Carlos Aguirre (University of Oregon), who will be presenting a paper entitled “Censorship, Politics, and the Making of a Literary Classic: The Biography of Vargas Llosa’s La ciudad y los perros“. The talk will be held at 5pm on Friday, October 5th in HSSB 4020, and will be followed by a small reception. This event is supported by the Department of Spanish and…

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The Topography of Citizenship

October 11 @ 3:00 am - 4:30 pm

October 11 (Thursday) 3 pm, HSSB 4080 : Simon Goldhill (University of Cambridge), The Topography of Citizenship (co-sponsored by Critical Issues: Changing Faces of US Citizenship). Citizenship is most often discussed as a question of legal status within a framework of rights and occasionally duties. Goldhill will be looking at the physical infrastructure of citizenship and how this is changing. How are cities constructed to create different sites of engagement for citizenship and different forms of exclusion? What sort of cities do…

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Book Launch: Professor Xiaowei Zheng’s “The Politics of Rights and the 1911 Revolution in China”

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020), Humanities and Social Sciences Bldg
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Please join the Department of History to celebrate the publication of Professor Xiaowei Zheng’s new book, The Politics of Rights and the 1911 Revolution in China (Stanford University Press, 2018). Professor Matthew Sommer (History, Stanford) and Professor Anthony Barbieri-Low (History, UCSB) will speak about the significance of Professor Zheng’s book for the field of modern Chinese history. The event is cosponsored by the department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies and the Confucius Institute. A reception will follow.  

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Talk by Dr. Charles Delgadillo: “Crusading for Democracy: William Allen White’s Liberal Republican Internationalism”

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 4080, 4080 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Delgadillo flyer The question of America’s role in the world has been fiercely contested for more than a century in the Republican Party. The “isolationists” have argued that American interests were better served by remaining free of foreign entanglements, while the “internationalists” have countered that American peace and prosperity demanded that it play a role in shaping the international order. It is only in recent days, under the leadership of Donald Trump, that Republican isolationists have prevailed over their internationalist…

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November 2018

Talk by Professor Ula Taylor, UC Berkeley: “The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam”

November 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero Del Norte
Isla Vista,

The partiarchal structure of the Nation of Islam (NOI) promised black women the prospect of finding a provider and a protector among the organization’s men, who were fiercely committed dto these masculine roles. Black women’s experience in the NOI, however, has largely remained on the periphery of scholarship. In her presentation, Ula Taylor documents their struggle to escape the devaluation of black womanhood while also clinging to the empowering promises of patriarchy. Taylor shows how, despite being relegated to a…

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Parents’ and Family Weekend faculty panel event: “Crossings and Boundaries”

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Please join us for our Parents’ and Family Weekend faculty panel event. The History Department faculty will discuss the ways in which boundaries—ideological, cultural, political, and intellectual—build barriers that impact the lives of ordinary people and their ability to access resources, knowledge, and power. Come join us, and bring along your family!

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Film Screening at Pollock Theater: RBG

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Screening of the film RBG at the Pollock Theater. At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG (2018) explores Ginsburg’s life and career through interviews, public appearances and archival material.   Betsy West and Julie Cohen (co-directors) will join moderator Jeannine DeLombard (English, UCSB) for…

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Film screening: “1968: The Year that Shaped a Generation”

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

1968 Poster1968 was a pivotal year in U.S. and global history. In the United States, students protested the Vietnam War. In France, they protested university conditions and sparked worker strikes across the country. In Mexico City, they protested state violence. This was also the year when the peaceful protest known as the “Prague Spring” flourished in Czechoslovakia, when Martin Luther King planned a Poor People’s March on Washington, and when Robert Kennedy ran for president. But the backlash against all…

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Professor Barbieri-Low Speaks on “Paradise” at Santa Barbara Museum of Art

November 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Professor Anthony Barbieri-Low will speak on “Visions of Immortality and Paradise in Ancient China and Egypt” as part of the Art Matters series at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. This research is part of his new book-in-progress, The Black Land and the Middle Kingdom: Comparative Perspective on Ancient Egypt and Early China. Admission is free for students with ID.

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