2011-2012 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering Class

Nineteen new students joined the History graduate program this Fall.We extend a warm welcome to all! U.S. history drew eight of the new students, followed by Medieval Europe with four, History of Science with three, and one each for Modern Europe, East Asia, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle East. Standing (l. to r.) Brian Tyrell, David Baillargeon, Ryan Boghosian, Jason Zeledon, […]

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Prof. Matthew Sutton (UCSB Ph.D 2005) publishes NY Times Op-Ed on “Why the Antichrist Matters in Politics”

Then heckler calls Pres. Obama “Antichrist” & interviews follow On Sept. 25, 2011 prof. Matthew Sutton (Washington State U; UCSB Ph.D 2005), author of a book on “the Resurrection of Christian America” (Harvard UP, 2009; link) published an op-ed in the New York Times, “Why the Antichrist Matters in Politics.” Listen to this 7:42 min Sept. 30 interview with Matt, […]

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NRC: UCSB History graduate program ranks in top 10 nationally

The new National Research Council study puts our program squarely among the very best in the nation. Update Sept. 14, 2011: US News & World Report ranked UCSB as the no. 10 public university in the nation: UCSB Ranked Top University. The National Research Council recently announced the results of a new study of Ph.D. programs in the United States. […]

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Prof. Guerrini’s op-ed about Google ngrams as history:

“Analyzing Culture with Google Books: Is It Social Science?” OPINION: Discovering fun facts by graphing terms found among the 5 million volumes of the Google Books project sure is amusing — but this pursuit dubbed ‘culturomics’ is not the same as being an historian. published in MIller-McCune, Aug. 9, 2011. Colleague Stephen Humphreys comments: “A very interesting piece, and I […]

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UCSB Historian Peter Alagona receives NSF CAREER Award

He will be studying the University of California’s Natural Reserve System Santa Barbara, Calif. –– Four assistant professors at UC Santa Barbara have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER awards. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of the early career development activities of those teacherscholars who are most likely to […]

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Prof. Hasegawa cited on 66th Anniversary of Hiroshima

“Why did Japan surrender? Sixty-six years ago, we dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. Now, some historians say that’s not what ended the war.” Boston Globe, Aug. 7, 2011 An excerpt from the article:In recent years, however, a new interpretation of events has emerged. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa – a highly respected historian at the University of California, Santa Barbara – has […]

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History Education in US Schools: How good is it?

Information about the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) study of History education. While much of the UCSB History Department’s News is about the various accolades we’ve received, we also discuss substantive educational issues related to history education. This News item is devoted to providing information about history textbooks and historical literacy among US-American students in the […]

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UCSB Library Exhibit Traces the Origins of the Modern Bible

UCSB Press release about exhibition curated by Prof. Farmer and History students This exhibit was curated by six undergraduate history majors and Prof. Sharon Farmer. It is on display in the Davidson Library Department of Special Collections on the third floor of the library until July 15. Click the link below to see the full story. hm 5/27/11

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Nelson Lichtenstein Publishes Op-Ed in the New York Times

“Wal-Mart’s Authoritarian Culture” — About the US Supreme Court’s decision not to allow a class action suit MONDAY’S Supreme Court decision to block a class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart was a huge setback for as many as 1.6 million current and former female employees of the world’s largest retailer. But the decision has consequences that range far beyond sex discrimination […]

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Larry Badash Memorial Lecture Series looks toward the future

Donations ensure 5 years of support UCSB’s Department of History is delighted to announce that a trio of private donors will provide funding to continue the annual Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture. For the next five years, Nancy Hofbauer, Larry’s life partner, and his two children, Bruce Badash and Lisa Jones, will generously support the annual lecture series. (The photo shows […]

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Professor Paul Spickard awarded Loving Prize by Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival

Award honors those who illuminate Mixed racial and cultural experience. Professor Paul Spickard has been awarded the Loving Prize by the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival, a project of the New York Foundation for the Arts. The Loving Prize, established in 2008, is awarded annually to outstanding artists, storytellers and community leaders for inspirational dedication to celebrating and illuminating […]

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UCSB Ranked in Top 10 Public Universities Nationally

In addition to the latest US News & World Report rankings, updates link to Times Higher Education and Washington Monthly‘s rankings —————— Update 12/9/10: edhat.com: “UCSB in Citation Leader.” Update 9/17/10: A British ranking in Times Higher Education puts UCSB at no. 29 of 200 universities worldwide: “UCSB Ranked High by Brits.” The rankings include 13 separate performance indicators across […]

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Graduate Seminar Descriptions for SPRING 2011

Detailed descriptions of many of this year’s graduate seminars are available here, to assist in choosing classes. Below are detailed description of the History graduate seminars that will be offered in 2010-11. For more information on a particular seminar, please contact its instructor. NOTE: All information is subject to change. Our Courses page may be more up to date. If […]

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March 2011 Historia now available

With articles about upcoming Charlie Chan talk, Tom Szigorich, Alice Dreger lecture, the Breezeway Mystery, and more. The new issue of Historia, the UCSB History Department’s newsletter for alumni and supporters, is available for download from the History Associates web page (link at upper left on that page). Articles include: -preview of Prof. Yunte Huang’s March 23 talk for the […]

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Visiting Faculty Profile: Prof. Michael North

The Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Modern German Studies discusses his experiences at UCSB. The UCSB College of Letters & Science web page features this profile of Prof. Michael North, who is spending 2010-2011 at UCSB as a member of the History Department. Michael North, who is visiting the College of Letters & Science this year as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair […]

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Prof. Hasegawa edits a new book:

The Cold War in East Asia, 1945-1991 (Stanford Univ. Press, 2011) The Cold War in East Asia studies Asia as a second front in the Cold War, examining how the six powers—the United States, the Soviet Union, China, Japan, and North and South Korea—interacted one another and forged the conditions that were distinct from the Cold War in Europe. The […]

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Prof. emeritus Frank Frost publishes new short story

“He Likes Cats,” about a homeless man in Santa Barbara, available on edhat.com The community news aggregator has published Frank’s latest story “He Likes Cats.” Edhat also has photos of Frank’s 2010 Thanksgiving in the Provence–he has to improvise for lack of whole turkeys. See also Prof. Frost’s faculty webpage, and his 2001 book Subversives Stories at amazon.com, with the […]

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November 2010 Historia now available

With articles about the Dept’s top NRC ranking, Prof. Hasegawa’s Research Lecturer award and many others The new issue of Historia, the UCSB History Department’s newsletter for alumni and supporters, is available for download from the History Associates web page (link at upper left on that page). hm 11/18/10

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New faculty and graduate student publications in 2009-2010

An overview of the latest books and articles from UCSB historians.(updated January 2011) UCSB History faculty have been busy publishing new and innovative historical research. Here are the most recent titles, listed alphabetically by author. This year’s graduate student and alumni publications are listed below. Larry Badash, A Nuclear Winter’s Tale: Science and Politics in the 1980s (MIT Press, 2009) […]

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UCSB Press Release about our colleague Laura Kalman

“UCSB Historian Examines Ford, Carter Presidencies and the Rise of Conservatism” (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– It was the decade of disco music, mood rings, and leisure suits. Oil and energy crises took center stage, inflation topped 13 percent, and for the first time in the nation’s history, a U.S. president resigned from office in the face of impeachment. It was […]

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October 2010 Historia now available

With articles on the passing of Prof. Badash, UCSB’s top rankings in new studies, the administrative reorganization in the HSSB, and more The new issue of Historia, the UCSB History Department’s newsletter for alumni and supporters, is available for download from the History Associates web page (link at upper left on that page). hm 9/28/10, 10/3

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2010-2011 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering Class

The History Department welcomes its 7 newest members! Standing (l. to r.): Eun Ah Kim, Annette Kassis, Joshua Rocha, Hanni Jalil, Director of Graduate Studies Sharon Farmer, History Chair John Majewski, Cody Stephens. Seated (l. to r.): Elijah Bender, Graduate Assistant Darcy Ritzau, Jason Saltoun-Ebin. Note: Each graduate student will soon have their own departmental webpage. See the full listing […]

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Fulbright Chair in German Studies at UCSB in 2010-11

Prof. Michael North from the University of Greifswald, Germany, will be joining our department for a year of research and teaching. Update 10/12/10: Prof. North’s UCSB email is: mnorth@history.ucsb.edu. Professor North, whose home institution is the University of Greifswald in Germany, is a distinguished historian of early modern and modern Europe. His research and teaching interests are quite broad, and […]

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Prof. Cecilia Mendez receives LAIS award

Prof. Mendez was the recent recipient of the 2010 LAIS Faculty Mentor Award, an award selected by LAIS graduates and undergraduates to recognize faculty who have displayed exemplary mentorship. The award was presented at LAIS’s end of the year party by Jeremy Simer, an LAIS graduate student. Students said they selected Cecilia, who was “the toughest professor” they had ever […]

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June 2010 Historia now available

With news about many recent faculty and graduate student awards and accolades The new issue of Historia, the UCSB History Department’s newsletter for alumni and supporters, is now available for download from the History Associates web page (link at upper left on that page). hm 5/30/10

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History Honors Seminar Colloquium

Here you can view the program with the thesis titles, and some of the presentation powerpoints. Each year about a dozen of the best History students at UCSB participate in a two-quarter Honors Seminar course that culminates in the oral presentation of the students’ research projects. Here is a list of the 2010 theses, with links to three of the […]

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History Graduate Program Assistant Wins Campus Recognition

Darcy Ritzau is a recipient of the Getman Service to Students Award. History Department Graduate Program Assistant has won a Margaret T. Getman Service to Students Award for 2009-2010. Named for the former UCSB Dean of Student Residents, the Getman Awards recognize extraordinary commitment to the quality of student life at UCSB. Darcy was recognized in an awards ceremony at […]

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Nelson Lichtenstein named MacArthur Foundation Chair

Prof. Lichtenstein and Prof. Richard Applebaum have been awarded five-year chairs; they will focus on Human Rights in the Workplace: At Home and Abroad. Richard Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein have been named recipients of the MacArthur Foundation chairs. Nelson Lichtenstein is Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy. Richard Appelbaum is […]

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UCSB History Ph.D.s Accept Tenure-Track Positions & Post-Docs

2009-10 job successes continue despite difficult economic situation. UCSB History Ph.D.s continue to distinguish themselves on the academic job market, even in an economic situation that has resulted in the cancellation of many job searches. As of May 3, 2010, 16 recent Ph.D.s or about-to-be-Ph.D.s have been offered and accepted professorships, teaching positions and post-docs (for information about dissertation research […]

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Prof. Soto Laveaga’s new book wins American Sociological Association award; recent reviews in TLS and UCSB Daily Nexus

Jungle Laboratories: Mexican Peasants, National Projects and the Making of the Pill UCSB history associate professor Gabriela Soto Laveaga recently released a book examining the origins of the oral contraceptive pill. May 14, 2010: Prof. Soto Laveaga’s book has won the Robert K. Merton Book Award. The Merton Award is given each year by the Science, Knowledge,and Technology (SKAT) section […]

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Graduate Students Win National Fellowships and Awards

History students receive Fulbrights, Mellon Fellowships, Rockefeller Foundation fellowships, and more. Dissertation Research Fellowships in 2010 — Some Highlights Megan Barber has been offered two year-long research fellowships: the CLIR Mellon Fellowship and the Fulbright fellowship. Her project is: “Students in the Streets: The Politics of Protest in Vichy France.” Megan has also won a Bernadotte Schmitt research grant from […]

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Sarah Cline Named Outstanding Graduate Mentor;Toshi Hasegawa Named UCSB’s Faculty Research Lecturer

History Dept. continues to dominate campuswide awards Apr. 11, 2010: The History Department is pleased to announce that Prof. Sarah Cline has been selected as a recipient of an Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award. This award is a testament to Prof. Cline’s skills and dedication as a mentor, and another piece of evidence confirming the high quality of our graduate program. […]

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Japan Foundation Grant to Support Professorship, Visiting Prof, Graduate Fellowships, and More

Prof. Luke Roberts coordinated the writing of the grant with Japanese Studies faculty. This grant will provide nearly $300,000 to support Japanese studies (particularly Japanese history) over three years. The grant will provide funds to support a post-doc, a visiting scholar from Japan, graduate student fellowships, and a summer institute for faculty and graduate students. One of the most exciting […]

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April 2010 Historia now available

With news about many recent faculty and graduate student awards and accolades The new issue of Historia, the UCSB History Department’s newsletter for alumni and supporters, is now available for download from the History Associates web page (link at upper left on that page). hm 4/22/10, 4/24

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UCSB History Ph.D.s win postdoctoral fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Nicole Archambeau and Ellie Shermer selected from amongst 1200 applicants in national competition. The UCSB History Department is delighted to announce that two of our recent alumnae– Nicole Archambeau and Ellie Shermer— have won Postdoctoral Fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies. The fellowships, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, are part of the ACLS New Faculty Fellows […]

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Fellowships and New Books for History of Science Faculty

ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship Award to McCray; New books from Soto Laveaga and Badash The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announced in January 2010 that W. Patrick McCray, professor in the history of science and technology (faculty page), would share a Collaborative Research Fellowship with Prof. Mara Mills (UCSB, Dept. of English) and Prof. Cyrus Mody (Rice University, Dept […]

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Alice O’Connor blogs on the Huffington Post

What lessons can we draw from the Great Depression for the Great Recession? What We Can Learn From E. Wight Bakke: Recovery without jobs is no recovery. As part of the Roosevelt Institute’s series on the Jobs Crisis, running on the New Deal 2.0 blog from Nov. 12-30, Alice O’Connor was asked to reflect on what can be done to […]

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November 2009 Issue of Historia now available online

Historia has more in-depth articles about many of the News items on this webpage, as well as features such as the Chair’s column. The current issue (and all past issues) of Historia, the newsletter of the UCSB History Associates, is now available on the History Associates web page. The November 2009 edition features articles about: – Prof. Farmer’s testimony about […]

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Assessment Links and Information

In October 2010, UCSB designated the History Department one of 3 departments on campus to pilot the creation of assessment tools–ways of measuring how well we as faculty teachers meet our stated goals. What follows are links to some resources that can help the dept. committee charged with developing metrics. Links to 14 college and institutional history assessment documents, compiled […]

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Department Chair’s Message to History Majors

Read about how the History Department is dealing with the effects of the severe budget cuts on undergraduate courses. Dear History Majors, As you are no doubt aware, the University is in the midst of a potentially catastrophic budget crisis. The crisis is already having a big impact on the faculty, staff, and students. For the faculty, the budget cuts […]

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2009-2010 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering Class

The History Department extends a warm welcome to its 11 newest members! From left to right: Samantha Thompson (History of Science), Clinton Smith (U.S. history), Melissa Barthelemy (U.S. history), Peninah Walpo (Late Antiquity), Jay Stemmle (Medieval Europe), Alison Jefferson (Public History), Paul Barba (U.S. history), Chris Kegerreis (Ancient Mediterranean). Seated: Graduate Program Assistant Darcy Ritzau, History Chair John Majewski. (photo […]

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September 2009 Issue of Historia now available online

Historia has more in-depth articles about many of the News items on this webpage, as well as features such as the Chair’s column. The current issue (and all past issues) of Historia, the newsletter of the UCSB History Associates, is now available on the History Associates web page. The Sept. 2009 edition features articles about: -Prof. Lichtenstein’s new book about […]

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Prof. Lichtenstein’s “The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business” attracts national media attention.

It was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air and reviewed in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, among other places. In July 2009, Prof. Lichtenstein’s The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business was published. It quickly garnered attention and praise from the national media: “Nickel and Dimed”, review in the New York Times by […]

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May 2009 Issue of Historia now available online

Historia has more in-depth articles about many of the News items on this webpage, as well as features such as the Chair’s column. The current issue (and all past issues) of Historia, the newsletter of the UCSB History Associates, is now available on the History Associates web page. hm 5/26/09

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History Grad Student Elizabeth Shermer Gives Graduate Commencement Address about Clark Kerr and the Past and Future of the UC System”

The full text is available in this News item.>br> UCSB History Ph.D. Elizabeth “Ellie” Shermer (homepage) was the 2009 commencement speaker at the June 14 ceremony for those receiving graduate degrees. Her talk considered the legacy of Clark Kerr, the UC President who refounded the University in the 1950s and 1960s (Kerr Wikipedia page). Added June 16, 2009; The text […]

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Prof. Emeritus Dimitrije Djordjevic passed away on March 5, 2009

A celebration of Dimitrije’s life was held in Santa Barbara on Saturday, May 16. We record with sadness the death of our colleague, Professor Emeritus Dimitrije Djordjevic. Dimitrije was born in Belgrade in 1922, and died on March 5, 2009 at age 87. He is survived by his wife Nan, his daughter Jelena Markovic, two grandchildren and one great granddaughter, […]

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Dramatic Rescue of Colleague’s Home from Jesusita Fire

Prof. Lindemann was able to save his house from the firestorm. See his story and a Santa Barbara Independent article about how. The photos on the left are some shots taken by Al’s son Tim on the afternoon of Wed., May 6, when the fire hit Tunnel Road. Al writes the following in an email: The fire storm surrounded our […]

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April Haynes wins Lancaster Dissertation Award

Humanities and Fine Arts Prize will be awarded at Commencement April Haynes has won the UCSB Lancaster Dissertation Award in Humanities and Fine Arts, for the best dissertation over a two-year period on campus. April will be presented with the award at the Commencement Ceremony, and her dissertation will be entered in a national competition sponsored by the Council of […]

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UCSB Historians win campus-wide teaching prizes.

Prof. Pat Cohen named outstanding graduate mentor; Laurence Christian selected as outstanding teaching assistant. Two History Department members have won campus-wide outstanding teaching awards for 2008-2009. Professor Patricia Cohen won the Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award. Professor Cohen is the third historian to win this award since it was created four years ago. Professor (now Emeritus) Hal Drake won the award […]

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Spring Insight Open House for prospective freshmen and transfers

Numerous admitted students stop by History Department table On Saturday, April 4, 2009, the History Department’s Table at the Academic Fair offered friendly advice and information about the History major at UCSB. Why study history at UCSB instead of at another UC campus? Besides the obvious advantages of our climate and location, UCSB’s History program offers a broad array of […]

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Prof. Barbieri-Low’s book wins its *fourth* prize

Barbieri-Low’s Artisans in Early Imperial China has won the AHA Breasted Prize, the College Art Association’s Morey Book Award, and two others. We are pleased to announce that Tony Barbieri-Low‘s already celebrated Artisans in Early Imperial China (2007) has won another major award: The Joseph Levenson Prize for work on China pre-1900. The award, announced on March 26, is given […]

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National fellowships and honors for UCSB History graduate students

Breaking news about awards and grants for 2009-2010.(updated April 2009) Update October 2009: UCSB PhD Rick Fogarty has won the Phi Alpha Theta Best First Book Prize for his book Race and War in France: Colonial Subjects in the French Army, 1914-1918 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008). Rick now teaches at SUNY Albany (SUNY faculty page, publisher’s page, amazon.com page). […]

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Faculty Searches now complete

Two faculty positions have just been filled: Sub-Saharan Africa and Modern China To read the original job announcements please go to SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA FACULTY POSITION (application deadline: Nov. 7, 2008) and MODERN CHINESE HISTORY FACULTY POSITION (application deadline: Oct. 7, 2008) TWA 5/14/09, hm 5/14, 5/18

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History of Surfing course to be offered in Spring 2009.

History 103S will be crosslisted with ES 103S. In Spring 2009, the UCSB Department of History and the Environmental Studies Program will again offer a course on the history of surfing (History 103S), supported by the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, and Environment field with the Associated Students Coastal Fund and taught by Peter Neushul and Peter Westwick. UCSB first […]

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Latest issues (Jan.& March 2009) of Historia now available online

Full color versions are available as pdfs on the History Associates web page. The March issue of Historia contains, among other things, news items about two prizes won by Pekka Hamalainen’s new book on the Comanche empire, announcements of Prof. Ogelsby’s talk on March 8, and a report about Josh Ashenmiller’s talk about the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill.. The […]

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Prof. Barbieri-Low awarded College Art Association Book Award

Artisans in Early Imperial China wins Charles Rufus Morey Book Award Prof. Barbieri-Low‘s Artisans in Early Imperial China has been named as the winner of the College Art Association Charles Rufus Morey Book Award. The Charles Rufus Morey Book Award, named in honor of one of the founding members of CAA and first teachers of art history in the United […]

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New York Times catches Prof. Kalman at Reagan Library

Reporter finds UCSB prof. poring over newly released documents.Update Dec. 8: Prof. Lichtenstein commentary on CNN. CNN, Dec. 8, 2008: “Chicago factory sit-in fits nation’s mood,” by Nelson Lichtenstein and Christopher Phelps. The article begins: “– The factory occupation by 200 workers at Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago, Illinois, recalls one of the most storied moments in American history, […]

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Professors Lansing and Barbieri-Low win AHA Book Awards.

Professor Lansing to receive Marraro Prize; Professor Barbieri-Low takes Breasted Prize. Two UCSB History faculty have won major book prizes from the American Historical Association. Carol Lansing will receive the Howard R. Marraro Prize in Italian History for her book Passion and Order: Restraint of Grief in the Medieval Italian Communes (Cornell University Press, 2007). The Marraro Prize was established […]

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2008-09 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering Class

The History Department extends a warm welcome to its 25 newest members! 25 graduate students have joined our department in 2008-09. Seated, from left to right: Scarlett Aldebot, Nicole Coggins, Tiffany DiMaggio, Joe Figiulo, Peggy Beedle. Standing: Sunny Lim, Margaret Jesser, Henry Maar, Director of Graduate Studies Sharon Farmer, Jason Stohler, Jason Linn, Damian Nemirovsky, Dustin Walker, Greg Goalwin, Jackson […]

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UCSB History faculty publish eight new books in 2008.

Alumni and graduate students have been prolific as well. Update: See also this 10/6/08 UCSB press release. Update 2: Some 2008 graduate student and alumni publications added at bottom, as well as links to our 2007 and 2009-10 publications. UCSB History faculty have been busy publishing new and innovative historical research. Here are some of the most recent titles. (Note […]

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Historians win three campus-wide teaching prizes.

Prof. Digeser Distinguished Teaching, Prof. Spickard Outstanding Graduate Mentor, and Lily Welty Outstanding Teaching Assistant. Three UCSB Historians have won campus-wide outstanding teaching awards for 2007-2008. Professor Elizabeth Digeser won an Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award. Professor Paul Spickard won the Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award. Professor Spickard is the second historian to win this award since it was created three […]

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UCSB History lecturer Peter Westwick wins Gardner-Lasser book award.

Dr. Peter Westwick, a lecturer in UCSB’s Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, has been awarded the 2008 Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Westwick received the Gardner-Lasser Award for his book Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, 1976-2004 (Yale University Press, 2007). The Gardner-Lasser History […]

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Major fellowships and honors for UCSB History graduate students.

Seven external awards, and 17 campuswide fellowships and awards for 2008-09. The following UCSB History graduate students have won major fellowships or honors this year. The winners are listed below in two categories: national/regional and campus-wide. Within each category, winners are listed alphabetically. National & Regional Awards Rafaela Acevedo-Field (Latin America; Cline) has won a James R. Scobie Fellowship for […]

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History major degree audits available on GOLD.

History majors are now able to do a history degree audit via GOLD. This will check which history major requirements remain to be fulfilled. It will also show which GEs have yet to be completed. Instructions for running a degree audit 1) Log on to GOLD 2) Select “Academic History” 3) Click the tab titled “Degree Audit” 4) Click the […]

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UCSB History faculty published five new books in 2007.

This list of publications gives a sample of the interesting and innovative research produced by historians at UCSB. (note: missing from the photograph is Prof. Lee’s A Greek Army on the March; the photographer inadvertently included Prof. Sonnino’s 2008 Mazarin’s Quest instead of Prof. Miescher’s Africa after Gender; see the 2008 new publications News item photo.) Anthony Barbieri-Low‘s new book […]

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Professor Soto Laveaga wins LASA Best Article Prize for “Uncommon Trajectories: Steroid Hormones, Mexican Peasants, and the Search for a Wild Yam”

Prof. Gabriela Soto Laveaga has won the 2007 Best Article Prize for Health, Science, and Society at the Latin American Studies Association meeting in Montreal. The full citation for her article is: “Uncommon Trajectories: Steroid Hormones,Mexican Peasants, and the Search for a Wild Yam,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, University of Cambridge. 36:4(December 2005): 743-760.

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2007-08 Graduate Students: Meet the Entering Class

The History Department extends a warm welcome to its 21 newest members! ALL SMILES. The 2007-08 entering class of grad students takes a break from their orientation meeting. Pictured (l. to r.): Brian Ernst (modern Europe), Rachel Winslow (US), Steve Campbell (US), José Luis Igue (Latin America), Eric Fenrich (US), Bianca Brigidi (Latin America) Tory Swim (Public History), Kelly Morse […]

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September 2007: UCSB History Associates Celebrates 20th Anniversary. The departmental support group has been bringing historians and community members together since 1987.

The departmental support group has been bringing historians and community members together since 1987. This year is the 20th anniversary of the UCSB History Associates. The departmental support group was created in 1987 with the dual purpose of bringing members of the community interested in history together with UCSB faculty through an annual program of lunches and lectures, and raising […]

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History Graduate Seminars for Spring 2008Descriptions of next quarter’s graduate seminars are now available.

The following History graduate seminars will be offered in Spring 2008. For more information on a particular seminar, please contact its instructor. Ancient History 201E: The Roman Revolution. Prof. Digeser, Time and room TBA. Students will be required to sit in on 112B of the same title. The course will be devoted to modern interpretations of the fall of the […]

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Professor Edgar wins Best Article Award from Berkshire Conference of Women Historians for her article on Muslim women in Soviet Central Asia.

The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians has recognized Professor Adrienne Edgar with its Annual Article Award for her article “Bolshevism, Patriarchy, and the Nation: The Soviet ‘Emancipation’ of Muslim Women in Pan-Islamic Perspective,” Slavic Review 65 (2006), 252-272. The award was announced in the December 2007 issue of Perspectives, the newsmagazine of the American Historical Association. In her article. Adrienne […]

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Friday, March 7 is Graduate Recruitment Day.A full schedule of events is now available.(with informational links at bottom)

Congratulations and welcome to students admitted to the History graduate program for 2008-9. On Friday, March 7, we will hold a full day of orientation, panels, and activities to acquaint potential new students with the department and faculty. There will be opportunities to meet current graduate students and to tour the UCSB campus. See below for a full schedule of […]

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