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January 2017

Critical Race Theory and The Health Sciences

January 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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This symposium, organized in part by UCSB History and Black Studies Professor Terence Keel, will explore the embedded nature of race in the health sciences and identify opportunities to disrupt and rethink these arrangements in pursuit of racial justice and health equity. We will examine the interconnected histories of science, medicine, and law that lead racial differences and disparities to be mistakenly understood and experienced as natural phenomena, obscuring their social, political, and economic determinants. We will also discuss the…

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March 2017

Mary Furner, History, “The Jacobs Era in US Labor Standards Law and Regulation, 1885-1899”

March 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Professor Furner is the author of Advocacy and Objectivity: A Crisis in the Professionalization of American Social Science (with a new Introduction, 2010); “Ideas, Independencies, Governance Structures, and National Political Cultures: Norbert Elias’s Work as a Window on U.S. History,” in Christa Buschendorf, et al, eds, Civilizing and Decivilizing Processes: Figurational Approaches to American Culture (2011); and “From ‘State Interference’ to the ‘Return of the Market’: The Rhetoric of Economic Regulation From the Old Gilded Age to the New,” in…

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May 2017

Senior Honors Research Colloquium

May 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Please join us for the annual Senior Honors Research Colloquium hosted by the Department of History. Twelve senior honors students will present their research, followed by comments from faculty respondents. Refreshments will be served, beginning at 8:45 a.m.

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April 2018

Center for Cold War Studies and International History 2018 Graduate Student Symposium

April 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

This symposium is sponsored by the Center for Cold War Studies and International History and co-sponsored by the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara in order to showcase the new and exciting work being done by UCSB graduate students on Cold War and related international history topics. The CCWS is a project of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and the History Department. Please find the program here, and find out more about the CCWS here.

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International Conference, “Ancient China in a Eurasian Context”

April 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
SSMS 2135, Social Sciences and Media Studies Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

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 include a keynote by Jessica Rawson of Oxford on the role of the steppe in the rise of the Qin…

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May 2018

LAIS Graduate Student Conference: Violence, Memory, and History

May 18, 2018 - May 19, 2018

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 UCSB. The conference will take place at the UCen, at the Santa Barbara Harbor Room on Friday and the Lobero…

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Senior Honors Thesis Colloquium

May 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
HSSB 4020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Honors Student and Mentor with Thesis Poster This Friday from 9:30am to 2:45pm nine students from the 2017-18 History Senior Honors Seminar will present the results of their research in a conference-panel format, with professors commenting afterwards. Everyone is invited! Program: Panel 1, 9:30-11am: Public Policies’ Effects on People’s Lives Halley Thiel, “’There is Power in the Blood:’ The Growth of the California Oil Industry and Its Resistance to Standard Oil” Mentor: Dr. Graves; comment by Dr. Martin Penelope Fergison,…

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February 2019


February 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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 McQuilkin (Sawyer Seminar Grad Fellows) Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Energy Justice in Global Perspective

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May 2019

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

May 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Loma Pelona Conference Center, Loma Pelona Center
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

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 sides of the border from historical and contemporary perspectives.      9:30: Welcome Addresses Charles Hale (Dean of Social Sciences,…

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October 2020

Conference: Realisms in East Asian Performing Arts

October 1 - October 3
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

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 our individual inquiries, we aim to broaden the term’s analytic power and shed collective light on the diversity and versatility…

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