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May 2017

Face 2 Face: Egodocuments and Microhistory – An adventure in historical thinking

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Dr. Sigurdur Gylfi Magnusson, Professor of Cultural History at the University of Iceland and a Visiting Scholar all this year in the UCSB History Department, will give a talk May 22, at noon in HSSB 4020. Dr. Magnusson brings us an expert’s interpretation of two major aspects of current European historical writing: life writing and microhistory. He will discuss the significance of the concept of gender for historical analysis, particularly on the basis of the importance of different types of…

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UCSB History Associates Lecture: Things that Go Bump in the Night in Santa Barbara

May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
American Red Cross Building, 2706 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States

Public lecture by geologist Arthur Sylvester.  See PDF below for details and registration information. 2017-Sylvester-flyer-pdf

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Politics in the Age of Trump: Some Historical Perspective

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Multicultural Center (MCC) Theater, Multicultural Center
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States

On Thursday, May 25, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm in the Multicultural Center Theater, the UCSB Department of History and the Center for Cold War Studies and International History will host a panel discussion entitled Politics in the Age of Trump: Some Historical Perspective. Three UCSB historians will speak on the following topics: Giuliana Perrone, “The Emoluments Clause: What it is, what it’s for, and why it won’t stop Trump” Salim Yaqub, “A Truly Foreign Policy” Nelson Lichtenstein, “Trump is…

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Graduate Student Colloquium: Isabella Gabrovsky on “Rethinking Britain” and Mario Tumen on “Decolonization of Taxation in Peru”

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

The Workshop on Theoretical Perspectives on War, Political Violence, Nationalism and the State (History 291)  is pleased to invite you to its final open presentation and discussion this Friday May 26 from 3:00 to 5:30 pm  in HSSB 4020.  Two graduate students, Isabella Gabrovsky and Mario Tumen, will be presenting their work in progress on Britain and Peru. Please, join the conversation. Their papers can be downloaded from the links below.  Everybody is welcome! “Rethinking Britain: An English identity Crisis in the Era…

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June 2017

Healing in Rwanda: Dealing with Legacies of the 1994 Genocide, presentation by Emmanuel Habimana

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
TD-W 1701, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

After the 1994 genocide Rwanda had the highest proportion of orphans in the world. Emmanuel, one of those orphans himself, was among the people who stepped up to help raise child survivors and integrate them into a new, post-genocidal society, where they must share their communities with former killers.

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Undergraduate Policy History Research Symposium

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Please join us for the annual Undergraduate Policy History Research Symposium hosted by the Department of History. Twelve students will present their research, followed by comments from faculty respondents. This annual event is not to be missed! A copy of the poster can be downloaded here.

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Book Launch: The Other California: Land, Identity, and Politics on the Mexican Borderlands by Verónica Castillo-Muñoz

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020), Humanities and Social Sciences Bldg
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Book Launch: The Other California: Land, Identity, and Politics on the Mexican Borderlands Featuring: Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Associate Professor of History, UCLA Paul Spickard, Professor of History, UCSB and: Veronica Castillo Munoz, Assistant Professor of History, UCSB

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Gender and Sexualities Brown Bag: Julie Johnson

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HSSB 3001E, 3001E Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

The Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster meets periodically throughout the year for brown bag lunches to read and workshop works-in-progress from members of the research cluster. On June 5, Julie Johnson will discuss “A Woman’s Business: Branding Marie Stopes 1918-1939.” Image: Marie Stopes with Clinic Midwives, London, 1921 (courtesy of Marie Stopes International www.mariestopes.org) Draft papers will be distributed before the event, and all participants will be invited to offer feedback to the author. Contact history-gender-cluster(at)history.ucsb.edu for more information or to join the…

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Magic in Ancient Egypt

June 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020), Humanities and Social Sciences Bldg
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Talk by David Ambaras on Nakamura Sueko, Pirate Queen

June 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
SSMS 2135, Social Sciences and Media Studies Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

David R. Ambaras is a scholar of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Japanese history. His first book, Bad Youth: Juvenile Delinquency and the Politics of Everyday Life in Japan (University of California, 2005), examined the development of the modern Japanese state through the policing of urban youth. His second book project, from which this talk is drawn, examines the transgressive mobilities of prostitutes, peddlers, and other marginalized individuals who circulated between China and Japan under the Japanese Empire. Ambaras…

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