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October 2017

American History & Institutions Exam

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
HSSB 3237, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

NOTE: This exam is used to fulfill the UCSB American History & Institutional General Educational requirement. History majors and minors, please contact the History Undergraduate Advisor, Alan Vu for specific questions about how your degree/minor requirements could be fulfilled through this exam. The current reading list to prepare for the examination can be found below with an important disclaimer. You must read and review all of the listed readings, and no sample exams are provided for reference. This quarter’s exam will…

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“En la frontera de los pijaos”: the making of an Andean borderland (Santiago Muñoz, Universidad de los Andes)

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Please join us for the first meeting of the new Colloquium on Latin American and Caribbean History as we welcome Santiago Muñoz Arbeláez, who will deliver a talk entitled “‘En la frontera de los pijaos’: the making of an Andean borderland in northern South America”. The talk will be held in HSSB 4020 at 5 pm on Wednesday, October 4th, and will be followed by a small reception. Abstract: In the 1550s a coalition of native groups took arms against the Spanish…

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Book Launch: Kate McDonald’s Placing Empire: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McCune Conference Room, Humanities & Social Sciences Building, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA United States

Come Celebrate the publication of Kate McDonald’s, Placing Empire: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan (University of California Press, 2017) Featuring: Ken Ruoff Professor of History, Director / Center for Japanese Studies, Portland State University Sabine Fruhstuck Professor of Modern Japanese Cultural Studies, Director/ East Asia Center, UCSB Kate McDonald Professor of History, UCSB

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Diocletian’s Palace: Design and Construction

October 11 @ 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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Book Launch: Erika Rappaport’s A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TD-W 1701, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Please come celebrate the publication of Erika Rappaport’s new book: A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World Speakers: Nadja Durbach, Professor of History, University of Utah Bishnupriya Ghosh, Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara Erika Rappaport, Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

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The Russian Revolution and the Trump Revolution by Prof. Toshi Hasegawa

October 22 @ 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

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

November 15 @ 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 @ 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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