Old News/Announcements
from Harold Marcuse's Homepage

page begun Sept. 1, 2003, updated 1/2/2016

The purpose of this page is to document some of the changes in the "News" section of my homepage.
(the most recent removals are at the bottom)

2003-2004 teaching schedule [removed Sept. 1, 2003]

[removed Dec. 23, 2004]

  • Spring 2004 office hours: Wed. 1-2, Thu. 11-noon

[removed Feb. 20, 2005]

  • Jan. 2003-July 2004: I amwas co-chair of the UCSB work group on General Education. To follow the group's work, go to the: GE work group page.
  • January 2003: My book Legacies of Dachau has won the Conference Group for Central European History's Hans Rosenberg book prize for the best book on central European history published in the 2000 and 2001. text+image of award letter
  • July 2004: images from anti-Jewish children's book test page;
    "Personal Remembrance and History" workshop page
    added under presentations.

[removed May 12, 2005]

[removed 12/20/06]

[removed 6/21/07]

  • 12/20/06: Winter 2007 office hours: Tuesdays 12:30-2:30 & by appointment
  • 3/28/07: Office hours Spring 2007: Monday 12:30-1:30 & Thursdays noon-1pm.
  • 2006-08 teaching schedule (last updated 12/23/06: W07 times)
    Fall 06:  Hist 133A: 19th Century Germany (lecture) (2006 syllabus, website):
                                      Girvetz 2121, MWF 11-11:50 (9/25: waiting list begun)
    Wint 07: Hist 133B: 20th Century Germany, I: 1900-1945 (lecture) (2007 website):
                                      HSSB 4020 , TR 11-12:15
                  Hist 201E: Graduate reading seminar in German and public history:
                                      HSSB 4201, Mon. 2-4:50 (2007 website)
    Spr. 07: Hist 133C: 20th Century Germany, II: 1945-1990 (2007 website)
                  Hist 217B: Graduate research seminar, part 1 (2007 syllabus)
                                      2007 emphasis: public history and memory. Thur. 9-11am
                  Int 94 (freshman seminar): Representing Hitler and Nazism, 1925-2006
                                      HSSB 3201, Tue. 1-1:50, enroll code 50237 (2007 website)

[removed 9/23/07]

[removed 1/8/08]

[removed 5/1/08]

[removed 10/30/08]

  • 5/1/08: My Spring 2008 office hours: Tue. 2-3, Thu 2-3.
  • 10/16/07: New presentation added: Exhibiting Dachau, 1945-2005. The on-line version includes 32 slides with comments.
  • 2008-2009 teaching schedule (last updated 5/1/08--future quarters tentative)
    Wint 08: Hist 133D: The Holocaust in German History (2008 website)
                  Hist 133Q: Readings in Holocaust History (website)
    Spr. 08: Hist 2c: World History, 1700-present (website)[T-Th 12:30-1:45]
                  Hist 500: Seminar for Teaching Assistants (syllabus)
                  Int 94 (freshman seminar): Portrayals of Hitler, 1925-2008
                           Room TBA, Wed. 2-2:50, (website)

[removed 6/10/09]

  • 10/30/08: My Fall 2008 office hours: Wed. 1-3.
  • 4/1/09: My Spring 2009 office hours: Tue & Thu 3:15-3:45; Wed. 1-2.
    Hist 133p meets in HSSB 1174 Tue 2-3:15, and in HSSB 4020 Thu 2-2:50.
  • 4/6/09: Office hours on 4/8 and 4/9 are cancelled. Email me to make an appointment.

[removed 10/20/09]

  • 6/10/09: summer office hours by appointment
  • 9/14/09: Fall schedule (so far): Hist 2c TR 8-9:15; office hours TR 9:30-10:30, Hist 2ch honors section T [12-1-2-3?] canceled due to budget cuts; Hist 500 M 1-3.
  • 9/23/09, 9pm. Sept. 24: First day of class: although I had previously been on the fence about canceling class completely on the Sept. 24 Day of Action (I thought I'd use most of the time to relate course content to the issues at hand), the UC Administration's intransigent stance and adding insult to injury by raising students fees a huge amount, I've decided I must participate in the strike action instead. You'll find me during class time on a picket line on the west side of campus, perhaps the Pardall corridor. See my Hist 2c webpage for more info.
  • 9/24/09, 7am: "Crashing" Hist 2c. There is very little chance that this will be possible. As per the poilicy on the Hist .dept. homepage, sign in at the first lecture on 9/29, then put yourself on lists for and at specific sections.Go to Hist 2c homepage for more details.
  • 9/24/09, 7am: No office hours today, but I'll hold special office hours this Friday and Monday, noon-1pm, HSSB 4222. NOTE: I moved my office to an open one across the hall over the summer, to get away from the hot sun in the afternoons.

[removed 1/17/2010]

  • 9/26/09: my Fall 2009 office hours: TR 9:40-10:30, in HSSB 4222.

[removed 5/2/2010]

  • 2009-2010 teaching schedule(last updated 6/10/09)
    Fall  09: Hist 2c: World History, 1700-present (website); Hist 500 for TAs (08 syllabus)
    Wint 10: Hist 133D: The Holocaust in Europan History (2010 website)
                  Hist 133DR: Readings in Holocaust History (133Q website)
    Spr. 10: 2-unit L&S honors program seminar (1-unit freshman seminar version)
  • 5/21/09: I participated in a panel about Academic Freedom at UCSB, in regards to the allegations that Prof. Bill Robinson of Sociology "abused" it by sending an email about the Israeli occupation of Palestine to his class. The blog SantaBarbara4AcademicFreedom posted video clips of the event on youtube, including two of my presentation (pt. 6=9:24, pt.7=4:31).
    • At the end of Sept. 2009 my first clip had 35 views, my second 43, neither had any comments. Pt. 1 had 122 views, pt. 2 31, pt. 4 27.
    • 10/18: pt. 6: 40 views, pt. 7: 50 views, no comments
  • 1/17/10: my Winter 2010 office hours: M 4-5pm; W 1-2pm, in HSSB 4222.

removed 7/13/2010

  • 5/2/10: my Spring 2010 office hours: W 1-2:30pm; Th 12-12:30pm,
    in HSSB 4222
    • Office hours on May 5 and 6 are cancelled; contact me to arrange a meeting.

removed 12/21/2010

  • Sept 21, 2010: Fall 2010 office hours: Mondays 1-2, Wednesdays 1:15-2:15.

removed 10/14/2011

  • 2010-2011 teaching schedule (last updated 5/2/10)
    Fall  10: Hist 204: Research Workshop (2010 website)
    Wint 11: Hist 133B: Germany, 1900-1945 (2009 website with syllabus)
                  Hist 200WD: Readings in World History (200wd website; links page; films page)
    Spr. 11: Hist 133C: Germany 1945-present (website) Tue-Thu, 3:30-4:45, Phelps 1119
                  Hist 133P: Proseminar in German History (133P website), Mon-Wed, 3:30-4:45, HSSB
                 INT 184hm: Honors Seminar "Portrayals of Hitler, 1900-1930s," M 10-11:50, HSSB 4202
  • 6/27/08: I've just made a History Dept. Location page for visitors to the department.
  • July 20, 2010: Two new presentations added at the bottom of my Presentations page: a July 2008 German text for a symposium honoring Barbara Distel, and an April 2010 keynote on the Lessons of the Holocaust as 48 ppt images in an 8 page pdf..
  • Dec. 6, 2010: Three hilarious animations on xtranormal.com that speak from many professors' hearts, even if we don't have the guts to say it:
  • Dec. 12, 2010: Hitler photo a forgery? I've made a Hitler and WWI Outbreak Photo page about this possibility, after posting about it on the yahoo group 3rdReichStudies An October 2010 article in Die Welt reported on the possibility that the widely-reproduced picture of Hitler in the Munich crowd cheering the outbreak of WWI is a forgery.
    Authentic video and possibly forged photo of Hitler on Aug. 2, 1914
    detail of 1914 news film showing Hitler possibly forged photo published in 1930 showing Hitler in 1914
  • Dec. 21, 2010: Winter 2011 office hours: Mondays 4-5, Wednesdays 1-2.
    Note: Mondays I arrive from class often a few minutes late. No office hours on Wed., Feb. 2.
  • Dec. 21, 2010: Hist 204: Writing Workshop course homepage created. 200wd course page in progress.
  • Jan 28, 2011: Spring course information updated:
    • Hist 133C: Germany 1945-present (website) Tue-Thu, 3:30-4:45, Phelps 1119.
    • Hist 133P: Proseminar in German History (133P website), Mon-Wed, 3:30-4:45, HSSB 4041 (on Wednesdays HSSB2552). This course is intended for student who have taken Hist 133b or d, or are concurrently enrolled in 133c. We won't meet both days every week. Other students can enroll as space permits; student who had Hist 2c with me may get priority.
    • INT 184hm: Honors Seminar "Portrayals of Hitler, 1900-1930s," M 10-11:50, HSSB 4202
      (former course website; official description).
  • Jan. 30, 2011: At long last!! I've added the remaining 30 handwritten pages of my journal of the trip to Lviv in August 1999 with Holocaust survivor Nina Morecki and her daughter Carol. Perhaps most interesting as a personal look into an Eastern bloc country 10 years after the end of the Cold War.
  • Feb. 11, 2011: An inquiry from Hamburg, where the VVN is trying to revive interest in the Ohlsdorf memorial about which I wrote my MA thesis, prompted me to insert 4 missing pages into the pdf of my Master's thesis, and also add pdfs of a couple of papers I wrote at the Universities of Munich and Hamburg in the early 1980s: about the 12th century cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, and about Liberated Concentration Camp Inmates in the first postwar months. See my Publications page.
  • March 28, 2011: Spring 2011 office hours: M, W 1-2pm.
  • April 22, 2011: I've added a scan from a 1986 German book to my Niemoeller Quotation page, in which N. answers a question about when the "First they came for the Communists..." originated.
  • 2011-2012 teaching schedule (last updated 1/5/12)
    Fall  11: Hist 2c, World History, 1700-present (2011 website)
    Wint 12: Hist 133D: The Holocaust in European History (2012 website; 2010 syllabus)
                  Hist 133DR: Readings in Holocaust History (2012 website)
    Spr. 12: INT 184hm: Honors Seminar "Portrayals of Hitler, 1900-1930s" (Hitler project; course)
  • August 18, 2011: My Hist 2c book order for Fall 2011 is now available.
  • Oct. 7, 2011: My Fall 2011 office hours are T & Th, 9:30-10:30. Sometimes I'm a little late getting to my office from my class that ends at 9:15.
    On Oct. 18 (Tue), my office hour is postponed: 11:30-12:30.
  • Jan. 5 , 2012: My Winter 2012 office hours are M 3:30-4:30; Thu 11:10-12:00.
  • Spring 2012 office hours: W 1-2, Thu 3-4. But no office hours May 31-June 13. Back on June 14, 3pm.

Removed June 2013

  • Sept. 26, 2012: I am on sabbatical leave during the Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 quarters. I am scheduled to teach Hist 133D and Hist 200WD in Spring 2013 (see below in these announcements).
  • 2012-2013 teaching schedule (last updated 1/3/13)
    Fall  12: sabbatical leave
    Wint 13: sabbatical leave
    Spr. 13: Hist 133D The Holocaust in European History (course website )
                 Hist 200WD Readings in World History (rudimentary 2011 website--used Gauchospace)
    [note: 200wd was replaced by Hist 133q because it did not fill up]

Removed March 2013

Removed June 2014
[note: since Feb. 10, 2014 my entire site was accidentally taken off google search by my dept. IT person, using robots.txt. Exactly 6 months later, on Aug. 10, it came back "online"]

2014-2015 teaching schedule (last updated 3/29/14)

  • Spring 2014 Office Hours: Tue 2-3pm, Wed. 11-noon. (5/7 canceled)
  • Spr. 2014: Hist 2C: World History, 1700-present (prof's website), TR 12:30-1:45
    Hist 500: For TAs for Hist 2c only, Thu 2-3pm

Removed Jan. 2015

  • Feb. 2014: [update: google began to include my site in search results again on Aug. 10, 2014]
    On Feb. 10, 2014 the UCSB History Dept IT person accidentally included this entire subsite (.../faculty/marcuse) in a robots.txt Disallow list, which instructs search engines (like google) not to crawl and index certain web pages. Thus all pages on this site disappeared from search engine results, and the google search boxes on various pages no longer yield any results. Total page views immediately dropped from about 77,000/month to about 14,000/month (see this screenshot of access stats). We amended the robots.txt file in April, but as of late June my site is still invisible to search. [It looks like an exclusion automatically lasts for 6 months]
    If anyone wants to send me suggestions on how to remedy this, I'd love to hear--just email me.
  • Oct. 3, 2014: My Fall 2014 office hours are: Mon 2-2:30; W 11-11:30, Thu 4-5. (in HSSB 4222)

Removed May 2015:

  • 2014-2015 teaching schedule (last updated 6/22/14)
    • Fall 2014:
      Hist 2C: World History, 1700-present, TR 2-3:15pm (prof's website)
      Hist 2CH: Honors Section for 2C, taught by prof, W 3-3:50pm
                      Interested students should email me for an enroll code.
      Hist 500: For TAs of Hist 2c only
      Hist 194AH: History Senior Honors Thesis Seminar, M11-1 (1997-98 syllabus from when I previously taught this course; bibliography of UCSB theses 1981-97)
    • Winter 2015: Hist 194BH: History Senior Honors Thesis Seminar, M 11-2pm
                Hist 133D: The Holocaust and Other Genocides (website with previous course materials)
    • Spring 2015: no regular courses
    May 2, 2014: UCSB Press Office just published an interview with me in a series on Holocaust remembrance: Andrea Estrada, "'A Brutal Life That Lasted Years and Years' UCSB historian Harold Marcuse looks at how remembrance changes over time."
  • Jan. 5, 2015: My Winter 2015 Office Hours are Mondays & Wednesdays, 2-3pm.
  • Jan. 5, 2015: I think I've been "had" by these "translations." I received a few more of them, looking more and more questionable, and a French professor at the University of Nancy alerted me to the fact that when one searches the names of these "translators" one finds a number of texts that were translated with google translate and posted on their blogs, which are hosted by Dutch, French and German auto-parts discounters. I presume this activity serves to boost the google page rank of those sites, which are probably branches of the same conglomerate. Anyone can generate translations like these.
    • Valeria Aleksandrova at <http://www.pkwteile.de/wissen/zapisy-z-dachau-wygrywa-nagroda-ksiazkowa>
      Natalie Harmann <http://www.besteonderdelen.nl/blog/?p=4801>
      Vicky Rotarova <http://www.piecesdiscount24.fr/edu/?p=6606>
    • August/October 2014: Natalie Harmann has published translations of two of my articles into French:

Removed 1/2/2016

  • 2014-2015 teaching schedule (last updated 5/3/15)
    • Fall 2014:
      Hist 2C: World History, 1700-present, TR 2-3:15pm (prof's website)
      Hist 2CH: Honors Section for 2C, taught by prof, W 3-3:50pm
                      Interested students should email me for an enroll code.
      Hist 500: For TAs of Hist 2c only
      Hist 194AH: History Senior Honors Thesis Seminar, M11-1 (1997-98 syllabus from when I previously taught this course; bibliography of UCSB theses 1981-97)
    • Winter 2015: Hist 194BH: History Senior Honors Thesis Seminar, M 11-2pm
                Hist 133D: The Holocaust and Other Genocides (website with previous course materials)
    • Spring 2015: no regular courses
    • Fall 2015: Graduate seminar on "Digital History" (Fridays, 10am-1pm in HSSB 4041)
                Hist 133A: Germany 1800-1914 (TR 2-3:15 in Arts 1349)
    • Winter 2016: Hist 133B: Germany 1900-1945
    • Spring 2016: Hist 133R: Undergraduate Research Seminar in German or Genocide History
  • May 3, 2015: My Spring 2015 Office Hours are Mondays & Wednesdays, 2-3pm (but not on May 13 or 20) .
  • June 13, 2015: I published a short text and a few photos about the student-initiated and curated exhibition "We Remember: Acts of Love and Compassion in Isla Vista" on edhat.com. I've been trying to get "official" UCSB to sponsor the exhibition and allow it to continue beyond its short run of 20 opening days until the fall, so more students will have an opportunity to see it. Unfortunately without success.
  • Sept. 26, 2015: Fall 2015 office hours are Mondays & Wednesdays, 3-4pm.


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