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April 2018

Humanities in Prison (Critical Issues in America Co-Sponsored Event)

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Nate Citino, History, Rice University, “Envisioning the Arab Future: Modernization in U.S.-Arab Relations, 1945-1967.”

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HSSB 4041, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Citino discusses his most recent book, Envisioning the Arab Future: Modernization in U.S. – Arab Relations, 1945-1967 (2017). He is also the author of From Arab Nationalism to OPEC: Eisenhower, King Sa’ud, and the making of U.S. – Saudi Relations (2002). Co-Sponsored with the Blum Center for Global Poverty Allevation and Sustainable Development. A chapter from his recent book can be found here. A light lunch will be served.

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Dr. Nancy Winter, “Traders & Refugees: Contributions to Etruscan Architecture”

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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May 2018

Spanish Colonialism and the Origins of Microeconomics, a talk by Patricia Seed

May 2 @ 5:00 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 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 Dr. Patricia Seed (UC Irvine), who will be presenting a paper entitled “Spanish Colonialism and the Origins of Microeconomics.”

The talk will be held at 5pm on Wednesday, May 2nd in HSSB 4020, and will be followed by a small reception.

Spanish Colonialism and the Origins of Microeconomics
For those wondering what Spanish colonialism has to do with the origins of modern microeconomics, the answer is everything. This talk will take you through the canon law of the School of Salamanca, the turbulent history of the unique Latin American institution of the encomienda, and Islamic traditions of property, only to see how it all came together in modern microeconomics.

Patricia Seed is History Professor at UC Irvine and the author of several award-winning books, including: The American Pentimento: The Pursuit of Riches and the Invention of “Indians” (University of Minnesota Press, 2001), winner of the 2003 Prize in Atlantic History; Ceremonies of Possession in Europe’s Conquest of the New World, 1492-1640 (Cambridge University Press, 1995; Portuguese edition, 2000) (ACLS E-selection); To Love, Honor, and Obey in Colonial Mexico: Conflicts Over Marriage Choice, 1574-1821 (Stanford University Press, 1988; Spanish edition, 1992), winner of the Bolton Prize and serialized in La Jornada (Mexico City). She is also the editor of José Limón and La Malinche: The Dancer and the Dance (The University of Texas Press, 2007).

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Colloquium on Latin American and Caribbean History

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Book Launch and Talk: Market Encounters: Consumer Cultures in Twentieth-Century Ghana, by Bianca Murillo (CSU Dominguez Hills)

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
buchanan 1940, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Dr. Murillo, who received her Ph.D in African history from UCSB in 2009, will be discussing her new book on twentieth century Ghana. Market Encounters, which was published as a part of Ohio University Press’s series New African Histories, explores the shifting social terrains that made the buying and selling of goods in modern Ghana possible. Fusing economic and business history with social and cultural history, she traces the evolution of consumerism in the colonial Gold Coast and independent Ghana from the…

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Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture – Alex Wellerstein on “Truman’s Bomb”

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Please join us on May 9, 4PM, in the McCune Conference Room for the 2018 Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture. Our guest speaker will be Alex Wellerstein who will be giving a lecture titled Truman’s Bomb and the Making of the Atomic Presidency.  When we think of the importance of the atomic bomb to the Truman presidency, we think of Truman’s weighty decision regarding the use of the weapon on Japan. But historians have known for decades that the narrative of “the decision to…

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Kelly Shannon, Florida Atlantic University. Book talk: “U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights”

May 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Professor Kelly Shannon of Florida Atlantic University will speak about her new book, U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights. She argues that since the late 1970s, the issue of women’s human rights in Islamic societies has become increasingly important to U.S. foreign policy. Her analysis sheds new light on U.S. identity and policy creation and alters the standard narratives of the U.S. relationship with the Muslim world.The talk is free and open to the public; delicious refreshments will be…

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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
UCen,

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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