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September 2017

2017-2018 History New Majors Meeting

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Come to make connections with History Departmental faculty members! One of them could potentially become your academic mentor in future years at UCSB. You will also get to meet peers in your graduating cohort and even new friends or study buddies in the department! Learn the who`s who of UCSB History! There will be an additional half-hour of Q&A hosted jointly by Alan Vu, the Undergraduate Advisor and Professor Marcuse, immediately following the meeting. Panel: Professor Sharon Farmer | Department…

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“U.S.-Russian Relations: Crisis without End,” with Michael Kimmage

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

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October 2017

American History & Institutions Exam

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
HSSB 3237, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

NOTE: This exam is used to fulfill the UCSB American History & Institutional General Educational requirement. History majors and minors, please contact the History Undergraduate Advisor, Alan Vu for specific questions about how your degree/minor requirements could be fulfilled through this exam. The current reading list to prepare for the examination can be found below with an important disclaimer. You must read and review all of the listed readings, and no sample exams are provided for reference. This quarter’s exam will…

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Book Launch: Kate McDonald’s Placing Empire: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McCune Conference Room, Humanities & Social Sciences Building, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA United States

Come Celebrate the publication of Kate McDonald’s, Placing Empire: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan (University of California Press, 2017) Featuring: Ken Ruoff Professor of History, Director / Center for Japanese Studies, Portland State University Sabine Fruhstuck Professor of Modern Japanese Cultural Studies, Director/ East Asia Center, UCSB Kate McDonald Professor of History, UCSB

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Book Launch: Erika Rappaport’s A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TD-W 1701, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Please come celebrate the publication of Erika Rappaport’s new book: A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World Speakers: Nadja Durbach, Professor of History, University of Utah Bishnupriya Ghosh, Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara Erika Rappaport, Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

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November 2017

The Chinese Typewriter: A History (Tom Mullaney, Stanford)

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

7 November at 4PM in the McCune Room (6th floor, HSSB) Abstract: Chinese writing is character-based, the one major world script that is neither alphabetic nor syllabic. Over the past two centuries, Chinese script has encountered presumed alphabetic universalism at every turn, whether in the form of Morse Code, Braille, stenography, Linotype, punch cards, word processing, or other systems developed with the Latin alphabet in mind. Today, however, after more than a century of resistance against the alphabetic, not only have…

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