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November 2020

Free

Public History Colloquium Event–“In the Spaciousness of Uncertainty is Room to Act”: Public History’s Long Game

November 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom, CA

Join the History Department’s Colloquium in Public History this Friday, November 6 at noon for a Zoom talk by Professor Marla Miller (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) about her recent article in The Public Historian, “‘In the Spaciousness of Uncertainty is Room to Act’: Public History’s Long Game.” Taking her title from Rebecca Solnit’s Hope in the Dark, an exploration of the long arc of historical change, Miller engages with students and the public around the ideas, questions and new directions…

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December 2020

Free

Public History Colloquium Event–”Pride of Place: LGBTQ Public History in the United Kingdom”

December 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom, CA
LQBTQ protest in the UK

Join the History Department’s Colloquium in Public History on Friday, December 4 at noon for a Zoom talk by UCSB alumnus Dr. Justin Bengry (Goldsmiths, University of London). Dr. Bengry will present a major crowdsourced public history project he helped develop. Pride of Place maps sites of LGBTQ history in the United Kingdom. Dr. Bengry set the project in context of the state of LGBTQ public history in the UK. He is a historian of sexuality and capitalism who chairs the…

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January 2021

The Initiative for the Study of Race, Religion, and Revolution’s Winter 2021 Schedule

January 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 10, 2021

University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
Flyer for a list of talks for ISRRAR: Institute for the Study of Race, Religion, and Revolution

Professor Butch Ware and the ISRRAR announce the Winter Quarter schedule for HIST 210RA: Race, Faith, Revolution. Graduate students are invited to register for this 2-unit seminar and to sign up for the listserv at http://tinyurl.com/ISRRARListServ. How have Black metaphysics articulated with racial politics in order to advance efforts of justice, liberation, and self-actualization? In this very special year of 2021, our seminar will take on manifestations of anti-black racism and imperialism, as well as African and African Diasporic efforts…

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Free

Public History Colloquium Event–”Public Lands, Public History: Putting History to Work for the United States Forest Service”

January 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom, CA
Flyer for USDA Forest Service History, 1960-2020

Join the History Department’s Colloquium in Public History on Friday, January 15 at noon for a Zoom talk by Leisl Carr Childers and Michael Childers (Colorado State University). Childers and Carr Childers will discuss their current project, a new history of the USDA Forest Service from 1960-2020, and the historical methodologies that undergird their work. In particular, they will address what it means to work in applied history, how applied history works (or does not work) with regard to public…

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ISRRAR Event–Dr. LaKisha Simmons, “The Ancestors and the Womb are One: Black Motherhood and Histories of Black Infant Loss”

January 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
Flyer for Zoom talk for The Ancestors and the Womb are One: Black Motherhood and Histories of Black Infant Loss on 1/26/21 at 4PM

Throughout the twentieth century, Black women in the United States experienced at least double the rates of infant mortality experienced by white women. Through an analysis of oral histories collected in the US South in the 1930s, Dr. LaKisha Simmons (University of Michigan) details what Patricia Hill Collins terms a “Black women’s standpoint on mothering.” From interviewees’ discussions of infant and child loss emerge twin concepts of generation and Black relationality, which enable a theory of Black motherhood as connected…

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February 2021

Free

Public History Colloquium Event–”Reinterpreting Slavery and the Emotional Labor of History”

February 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom, CA
Women in front of a The Little Round House sign with caption "Author discussing the Little Round House marker on a February 2020 Hallowed Grounds tour. (Photo by author)"

Join the History Department’s Colloquium in Public History on Friday, February 5 at noon for a Zoom talk by Professor Hilary N. Green (University of Alabama). Professor Green reflects on the powerful legacy of Jim Crow era efforts to erase the history of slavery from the landscape of her workplace, the University of Alabama, and shares a project she pursued to rewrite this historical narrative. She researched, designed and implemented a campus tour to tell the actual history of slavery and…

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ISRRAR Event–Dr. Jason Young, “Look for Me in the Whirlwind: Toward an Ecology of Afro-Futurism”

February 9, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zoom, CA
Flyer for Zoom talk for Look for Me in the Whirlwind: Toward an Ecology of Afro-Futurism on 2/9/21 at 4PM

Speaking before a rapt audience, famed black nationalist leader, Marcus Garvey, vowed to support the cause of African liberation not only in life, but also in death, insisting that he would return as an “earthquake, or a cyclone, or plague, or pestilence” to aid in the fight for freedom. He implored his followers: “Look for me in the whirlwind.” Using Garvey’s promise as a starting point, Dr. Jason Young (University of Michigan) reconsiders the history of slavery with an eye…

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FOCAL POINT Dialogues in History Webinar I: Sovereignty and the Political

February 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Zoom, CA
Flyer for Focal Point book: Herman Bennett, African Kings and Black Slaves: Sovereignty and Dispossession in the Early Modern Atlantic on 2/19/21 at 1PM

The History Department’s Colloquium Committee warmly invites you to attend the inaugural session of our FOCAL POINT Dialogues in History series.  Inspired by the History Department’s Statement on the George Floyd Uprising and its invocation to understand and interrogate our racialized past and the investments of disciplinary history within it, the series brings together UCSB History faculty and graduate students who have volunteered to lead a dialogue on Black life, race, and antiblackness in history. The conversations will engage Herman Bennett’s African Kings…

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ISRRAR Event–Dr. Rasul Miller, “Black Internationalism and Black Sunni Muslims in America”

February 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
Flyer for Zoom talk for Black Internationalism and Black Sunni Muslims in America on 2/23/21 at 4PM

During the interwar period, the historic neighborhood of Harlem was home to a thriving Black political scene that included Garveyites, Communists, labor organizers, anticolonial activists, and politicized adherents of various new Black religious congregations. Shaykh Daoud Faisal and Mother Khadijah Faisal, the architects of New York City’s first lasting Black Sunni Muslim community worked as artists, organizers, and propagators of Islam for over a decade in 1920s and 1930s Harlem, and were deeply impacted by its Black internationalist political and…

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March 2021

Free

Public History Colloquium Event–”Abina and the Important Men: Graphic History as Public History”

March 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom, CA
Flyer fro Abina and the Important Men: Graphic History as Public History on 3/5/21 at 12PM

Join the History Department’s Colloquium in Public History on Friday, March 5 at noon for a Zoom talk by Trevor R. Getz (San Francisco State University). Abina and the Important Men began as an attempt to address a classroom problem: how to teach students about the dual responsibilities of the historian to historical subjects and contemporary audiences.  These goals both drove its development as a graphic history.  Fortuitously, its publication caught the leading edge of the rehabilitation of that medium as a…

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