• Lecture: Prof. John W.I. Lee (UCSB History) on “Women in Ancient Persia” at the Goleta Valley Library

    Western stereotypes of Ancient Persia often focus on images of exotic harems, scheming queens, and decadent court life. Prof. Lee explains what the ancient textual and archaeological sources actually reveal about women’s lives in the empire of Achaemenid Persia (550-330 BC).  The lecture examines the economic, political, and social power of women across the Achaemenid Empire, from the Aegean Sea […]

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  • Lecture: Patrick Hunt (Stanford University) on “Hannibal’s Secret Weapon” in HSSB Room 6020

    Hannibal’s success as a military commander in the Second Punic War (218-202 BCE) – surprising and severely defeating Rome after crossing the Alps at the Trebbia, Trasimene and Cannae battles and trickery against Fabius Maximus and others – is usually not focused on his brilliant weaponization of nature and his important use of Iberian silver to secure excellent military intelligence […]

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  • From Table to Text: Borders and Boundaries in Food History

    From Table to Text: Borders and Boundaries in Food History

      From Table to Text: Borders and Boundaries in Food History March 3rd and 4th, 2023 A Virtual Conference Hosted by the History Department,  University of California at Santa Barbara Organizers: Erika Rappaport and Elizabeth Schmidt All paper panels will take place via Zoom. If you need assistance setting up a Zoom account, please let us know.  For questions please contact: […]

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