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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 events. For additional information, contact Professor Hal Drake drake@history.ucsb.edu).


Unless otherwise indicated, all events are in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB). For the location of HSSB, see the UCSB Campus Map (the HSSB is at D 2.2, under the traffic light icon between two motorcycle icons. Park in Lot 27 or structure 22).

10:00 a.m.
History Graduate Student Association Bagel Breakfast– HSSB 4208
Contact person: HGSA Pres. Roger Eardley-Pryor (pryorrw@umail.ucsb.edu).

11:00 a.m.
Welcome to all prospective students!– HSSB 4020
Question and answer with department chair Ken Mouré, director of graduate studies Hal Drake and other faculty

Using Power Point in the Classroom– Ellison Hall 2626 (Computer Lab)
Prof. John W.I. Lee
“Lecturing with PowerPoint.” This program is part of the department’s regular TA training curriculum. You are welcome to attend. Guides will be on hand to take you to Ellison Hall.

HSSB facade1-2 p.m.
Lunch at various campus venues

1-2 p.m.
Lecture: “Figurational Sociology: The Critical Potential of a European Approach to American Studies”– HSSB 6020 (McCune Conference Room)
Prof. Christa Buschendorf, Institut fur England- und Amerikastudien, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt-Main, Germany. More information.

2-3:25 p.m.
Panels and Workshops, Session 1

HSSB 4044– Pre-Modern European History (to 2:50) Prof. Drake
HSSB 4041– U.S. History (Profs. Cohen, Spickard)
HSSB 4020– Research in Modern European History (Prof. Edgar; graduate students Leslie Sargent and George Fujii)

3-5 p.m.
Lecture: “Saving the Hero: Or, Why Virgil Was No Plagiarist”– HSSB 6020 (McCune Conference Room)
Prof. Scott McGill (Rice University). More information.

3:35 – 5 p.m.
Panels and Workshops, Session 2

HSSB 4044– Public Policy History (Profs. Furner, Lichtenstein, Mouré)
HSSB 4208– Public History (Profs. Bergstrom, Hancock, Marcuse)
HSSB 4020– Consumerism (Profs. Jacobson, Rappaport) Dr. Sandra Dawson (PhD 2007), “Selling the Circus: Nationalism and Circus fans in Britain, 1921-1945.”

HSSB 4041– Odd Arne Westad (London School of Economics and Political Science), “The Current State of Cold War Studies”

5 p.m.
Reception for all visitors, graduate students, and faculty– HSSB 4020

7 p.m.
History Graduate Student Association get-together at Dargan’s Irish Pub, 1830 East Ortega St., Santa Barbara.
Contact person: HGSA Pres. Roger Eardley-Pryor (pryorrw@umail.ucsb.edu)

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