International Conference, “Ancient China in a Eurasian Context”

SSMS 2135 Social Sciences and Media Studies Building, Santa Barbara, CA

Please join us for our international conference from April 20-21 at UCSB (SSMS 2135), "Ancient China in a Eurasian Context!" The goal of our conference is to place the history and archaeology of early China in a Eurasian context, through papers that either address “connections” across Eurasia, or “comparisons” between China and other cultures in West Asia and Europe. Highlights [...]


LAIS Graduate Student Conference: Violence, Memory, and History


With the generous support of the History Department, UCSB will hold its first international Latin American and Iberian Studies Graduate Student Conference on May 18th and 19th, with the theme "Violence, Memory, and History". This interdisciplinary conference will bring together twenty-four graduate students from universities in the US and Europe, including several graduate students in the Department of History at [...]


SSMS 4513

Friday, February 15, 2019 | 10:00am - 4:00pm UCSB | Annenberg Room (SSMS 4315)10:00: 10:00 Session 1: Valerie Hänsch, R. Lane Clark, Stephan Miescher Welcome: Stephan Miescher and Janet Walker Moderator: Bishnupriya Ghosh Respondent: Javiera Barandiarán 12:15: Lunch 1:15: Session 2: Nick Estes, Todd Darling Moderator: Emily Roehl Respondent: Mishuana Goeman 3:15: Closing Comments Jéssica Malinalli Coyotecatl Contreras Sage Gerson, Christopher [...]

Criminalizing Immigrant Families: Race, Gender, and Family Separations at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Loma Pelona Conference Center Loma Pelona Center, Santa Barbara, CA

Race and gender have shaped the law, public policy, and the emotional and physical experiences of migration throughout history.  At the present moment, however, shifting patterns of migration and the current administration's use of family separation as a deterrent has led to an intense struggle to define migration, the migrant, and the family. This conference explores these struggles on both [...]

Conference: Realisms in East Asian Performing Arts

University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Realisms in East Asian Performing Arts proposes new considerations of realism on stage. Since its association with 19th-century innovations in European and American drama, theatrical realism has largely remained limited to Euro-American definitions. We explore conventions of realism in culturally-specific locations and times across East Asia, articulating alternative histories of realism that extend from the premodern into the present. Through [...]

Interdisciplinary Conference on “Fallout: Chernobyl and the Ecology of Disaster”

Zoom CA

The interdisciplinary virtual conference Fallout: Chernobyl and the Ecology of Disaster will take place on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 9:00am-4:00pm (Pacific Time, US & Canada), when an international slate of speakers representing a variety of disciplines will share their insights on the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.    The day before, an associated Carsey-Wolf Center virtual discussion of the [...]

Conference on “Imperial Foodways: Culinary Economies and Provisioning Politics”

Zoom CA

Registration is now open for the virtual conference "Imperial Foodways: Culinary Economies and Provisioning Politics."  The full program, with panel and paper titles, can be viewed here. To Register, please click here. Because papers are pre-circulated, organizers Elizabeth Schmidt and Erika Rappaport ask attendees to indicate which panels they plan to attend on the registration form. Once you complete the registration, a conference [...]

Conference May 20-21: “Work, Capitalism, and Democracy: Past, Present, and Future”

HSSB 6020 (McCune Room) University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

The Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy hosts a conference, May 20 and 21, 2022 entitled: "Work, Capitalism, and Democracy: Past, Present, and Future." It will be held in the McCune Room, HSSB 6020. Many former students and contemporary colleagues of Nelson Lichtenstein will deliver papers on a wide variety of topics bearing on the conference theme. [...]


2023 Desert Russian History Workshop

HSSB 6020 (McCune Room) University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

The Desert Russian History Workshop meets annually and brings together historians of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union from universities throughout the western United States.  Previous venues have included the University of Nevada at Reno, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Arizona State University, and U.C. Riverside. The Desert Workshop offers a unique format in which papers on [...]

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