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Ann Marie Plane

Current Courses

Spring 2015 (current)

  • History 161NE
    The Cultural History of New England: 1450-1850
  • History 192DR
    Directed Readings in Public History: Isla Vista Community History and Historical Commemoration
  • History 292A
    Foundations of U.S. History to 1846

Department Fields


Winter 2015 Office Hours Wednesdays 9:30-11:30, or by appt.

Isla Vista Paddle Out--remembrance of IV tragedy victims.

For those interested in graduate study: Please feel free to contact me in advance of making your application to UCSB.

Current Graduate Students

Colonial U.S., Native American History

Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1995

Office: HSSB 4215

I specialize in Colonial North American history, with emphasis on gender, colonization and the lives of Native Americans in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century New England. Throughout my career I have been devoted to creating learning communities, whether in my initial work in museums, or in my work at the university level with undergraduate and graduate education. My museums background gave me an abiding interest in material culture studies, memory studies and the work of public historians more generally, and I encourage students to do internships in a variety of public history settings. I try to read broadly, across disciplines, with a particular attention to the history of religion and the history of the emotions.

Current Projects

  • Rage, Vengeance and Violence: Cultures of Anger in Seventeenth-century New England
    A cultural exploration of violence and passionate affect in all its forms.
  • History, Culture, and Community Memory in Native New England: Frank Speck and "Salvage Ethnography" in the Twentieth-Century Northeast
    I am in the earliest stages of research on a biographical portrait of Frank Speck (1881-1950), University of Pennsylvania Anthropologist and Collector

Selected Publications

Honors and Professional Activities

Related Research Activities

  • Research Psychoanalysis
    As part of my research on dreams, I have trained in the theory and practice of clinical psychoanalysis. I am a candidate member, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, and a registered Research Psychoanalyst (Student) with the state of CA

Museum/Public History Involvement--Links