On April 5th, 2000, President William Clinton stepped to the microphone at the White House Conference on the New Economy and told those gathered that the United States was experiencing “an economic transformation as profound as that that led us into the industrial revolution.” The 1990s was a heady moment for chatter about technological change, […]
The Self-Defense Force— Japan’s post-World War II military—and specifically the Ground Self Defense Force (GSDF), struggled for legitimacy in a society at best indifferent to them and often hostile to their very existence. This talk focuses on the GSDF and its efforts, in the form of natural disaster relief operations, civil engineering projects, and support […]
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 […]
When: Saturday, March 4, 11 AM to 12:30 PM Where: West Campus Point Faculty Housing Community's Outdoor Plaza The Center for Cold War Studies and International History (CCWS) and the Cold War Working Group (CWWG) will host an in-person workshop at the West Campus Point faculty housing community's outdoor plaza. We will be reading and […]
We are excited to announce the fourth session of the History Department’s colloquium on history and political economy. The colloquium offers a forum for open, substantive discussions on how to approach political economy from a historical perspective; how to grapple with and benefit from the epistemological diversity surrounding political economy; and how a historical take […]
The History Department's Colloquium Committee, in celebration of Haitian Flag's Day, presents a film screening: "Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Defeated Dessalines, the Man who Defeated Napoleon Napoleon Bonaparte." Everyone is cordially invited to join. A Q&A session with filmmaker Arnold Antonin will be held after the screening via Zoom.
The colloquium offers a forum for open, substantive discussions on how to approach political economy from a historical perspective; how to grapple with and benefit from the epistemological diversity surrounding political economy; and how a historical take on political economy can help contextualize and address urgent contemporary issues– at UCSB, in Santa Barbara/Southern California, in […]
9:00 - 10:00 - SESSION A (Presenter will Zoom) Giulia Giamboni, History, UC Santa Barbara “Pelegrina de Saladino: Mother, Sister, Patroness, and Business Woman” This is chapter 2 of my dissertation “Gender, Charity, and Empire in the Late Medieval Eastern Mediterranean.” By investigating the life of fourteenth-century Pelegrina de Saladinis, the chapter explores the complex […]