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November 2018

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

November 2, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Talk by Professor Bonnie Honig, Brown University: “Postures of Refusal”

November 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Postures of Refusal: From Antigone to Kaepernick How do the postures of our bodies communicate citizens’ dissidence or conformity, non-compliance or care? When Kaepernick kneels, Black Lives Matter lie down in the streets, soldiers stand at attention, and we all speak of moral fortitude as having a spine or showing spine, are these mere dramatizations and harmless metaphors? Or might they tell us something about the gendering of moral conscience? This talk will look at the significance of posture of…

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December 2018

UCSB History Associates Lecture: “Pious Postmortems: Anatomy and the Making of Saints”, Professor Brad Bouley

December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 West Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA United States

During the Reformation, the Catholic Church suffered a crisis in one of its oldest and most powerful institutions: belief in the saints. To support the veneration of these individuals, canonization officials turned, it would seem paradoxically, to medical science. Canon lawyers and physicians thought that medicine could be used to prove miracles. The category of supernatural was, however, a tricky one and so canon lawyers, theologians, and doctors developed a range of techniques to establish the bounds of nature. This…

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Talk by Leon Fink, Georgetown: “Neoliberalism Before Its Time? Labor and the Free Trade Ideal in the Era of the ‘Great Compression.'”

December 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
hssb 4041, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Fink, the editor of LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History, is the author or editor of a dozen books. These include The Long Gilded Age: American Capitalism and the Lessons of a New World Order (2014); Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World’s First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present (2011); The Maya of Morganton: Work and Community in the Nuevo New South (2003); and Progressive Intellectuals and the Dilemmas of Democratic Commitment (1997).

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Talk by Stuart McManus, Chinese University of Hong Kong: “Agency, Intersectionality, and the Classical Tradition in the Early Modern Hispanic World

December 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
HSSB 4080, 4080 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

How did Mediterranean culture shape life in the multiethnic global empires of Spain and Portugal? To answer this question, this talk will explore the role of the classical tradition in structuring and disseminating early modern Hispanic discourses on empire, slavery, and Christian missions with a particular focus on the ways ancient literary forms and civic practices (from the epigram to Ciceronian public speaking) were then appropriated by ethnically Iberian, indigenous, and African students of antiquity to carve out a place…

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January 2019

Stuart Tyson Smith, “Playing Hounds and Jackals: Gaming, Empire, Entanglement and the International Style in the Late Bronze Age

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Public History event: Career Diversity speakers

January 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

The Public History program and History Graduate program are hosting two guests, Megan Bowman and Peter Bachman, to discuss their experiences teaching at independent schools. Both teach at Fintridge Preparatory School, which is in the Los Angeles area, and both are historians. This Career Diversity event is part of an ongoing series to encourage graduate students and their mentors to think more broadly and creatively about the career opportunities available to people seeking PhDs in history and related fields. If…

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