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May 2018

Book Launch and Talk: Market Encounters: Consumer Cultures in Twentieth-Century Ghana, by Bianca Murillo (CSU Dominguez Hills)

May 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
buchanan 1940, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Dr. Murillo, who received her Ph.D in African history from UCSB in 2009, will be discussing her new book on twentieth century Ghana. Market Encounters, which was published as a part of Ohio University Press’s series New African Histories, explores the shifting social terrains that made the buying and selling of goods in modern Ghana possible. Fusing economic and business history with social and cultural history, she traces the evolution of consumerism in the colonial Gold Coast and independent Ghana from the…

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Kelly Shannon, Florida Atlantic University. Book talk: “U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights”

May 9, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Professor Kelly Shannon of Florida Atlantic University will speak about her new book, U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights. She argues that since the late 1970s, the issue of women’s human rights in Islamic societies has become increasingly important to U.S. foreign policy. Her analysis sheds new light on U.S. identity and policy creation and alters the standard narratives of the U.S. relationship with the Muslim world.The talk is free and open to the public; delicious refreshments will be…

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October 2018

Book Launch: Professor Xiaowei Zheng’s “The Politics of Rights and the 1911 Revolution in China”

October 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020), Humanities and Social Sciences Bldg
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
bookcover of Xiaowei Zheng's The Politics of Rights and the 1911 Revolution in China

Please join the Department of History to celebrate the publication of Professor Xiaowei Zheng’s new book, The Politics of Rights and the 1911 Revolution in China (Stanford University Press, 2018). Professor Matthew Sommer (History, Stanford) and Professor Anthony Barbieri-Low (History, UCSB) will speak about the significance of Professor Zheng’s book for the field of modern Chinese history. The event is cosponsored by the department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies and the Confucius Institute. A reception will follow.  

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January 2019

UCSB History Associates: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life”, talk with Jane De Hart and Laura Kalman

January 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join us for a talk by Jane Sherron De Hart, professor emerita of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on her new biography, Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life. It is the first full life—private, public, legal, philosophical—of the 107th Supreme Court Justice, one of the deepest and most profoundly transformative legal minds of our time. This book, fifteen years in the making, was written with the cooperation of Justice Ginsburg herself and based on many interviews with…

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February 2019

Book Talk: Brendan W. Rensink, Brigham Young University “Native but Foreign: Indigenous Immigrants and Refugees in the North American Borderlands”

February 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

In Native but Foreign, historian Brenden W. Rensink presents an innovative comparison of indigenous peoples who traversed North American borders in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, examining Crees and Chippewas, who crossed the border from Canada into Montana, and Yaquis from Mexico who migrated into Arizona. The resulting history questions how opposing national borders affect and react differently to Native identity and offers new insights into what it has meant to be “indigenous” or an “immigrant.” Rensink’s findings counter a prevailing…

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Book Talk by Kiran Klaus Patel, University of Maastricht: “The New Deal: A Global History”

February 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States
bookcover of Kiran Klaus Patel's The New Deal: A Global History

Prof. Kiran Klaus Patel (Univ. of Maastricht) will speak about his new book The New Deal: A Global History (Princeton University Press, 2016), which won the World History Association’s Bentley Book Prize in 2017. Professor Patel compares American responses to the international crisis of capitalism and democracy during the 1930s to responses by other countries around the globe — not just in Europe but also in Latin America, Asia, and other parts of the world. Work creation, agricultural intervention, state planning,…

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May 2019

Book Launch: Juan Cobo Betancourt and Natalie Cobo’s “The legislation of the archdiocese of Santafé”

May 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Please join the Program in Latin American and Iberian Studies and the Department of History to celebrate the publication of Juan Cobo Betancourt and Natalie Cobo’s new book, La legislación de la arquidiócesis de Santafé en el periodo colonial [The legislation of the archdiocese of Santafé in the colonial period] (Bogotá: Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia, 2018). The book will be presented, in Spanish, by Juan Carlos Estenssoro, professor and director of the Center for Research on Colonial Spanish…

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October 2019

Book Talk and Launch: Eileen Boris’s Making the Woman Worker

October 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
bookcover for Book Talk and Launch: Eileen Boris's Making the Woman Worker

On October 18 at 2:00 in HSSB 4020, Eileen Boris, Hull Professor of Feminist Studies, presents a book talk titled “How Did an Americanist Come to Write Transnational History?” in connection with the launch of her new book, Making the Woman Worker: Precarious Labor and the Fight for Global Standards, 1919-2019. This event is hosted by the History Department’s Gender and Sexualities Research Cluster, the Hull Chair, and Feminist Futures. Refreshments will be served, and books will be available to purchase…

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Barbara Walker, “Fathers and Sons and the Origins of Cold War ‘Area Studies’ in the United States”

October 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
HSSB 4080, 4080 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
flyer for Barbara Walker, "Fathers and Sons and the Origins of Cold War ‘Area Studies’ in the United States"

Barbara Walker is Professor of Russian history at the University of Nevada, Reno. She has published on a broad range of historical topics in the area of Russian and Soviet intellectual life and its economic foundations, social organization and culture. More recently, she has branched out to explore the nature of expertise, specifically “information expertise,” in her current book project, A War of Experts: Soviet and American Knowledge Networks in Cold War Competition and Collaboration. Her book will present the…

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May 2020

VIRTUAL TALK: Alan Liu, “Friending the Past: The Sense of History in the Digital Age”

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

“In Friending the Past, Alan Liu explores how we can learn from the relationship between past societies whose media forms fostered a communal and self-aware sense of history. Interlaced among these inquiries, Liu shows how extensive ‘network archaeologies’ can be constructed as novel ways of thinking about our affiliations with time and with each other.”

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