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October 2019

History Associates Presents: Stephan Miescher’s Ghana’s Electric Dreams

October 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Faulkner Gallery, 40 E Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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History Associates will kick off the 2019-2020 year with a presentation by UCSB’s Professor Stephan Miescher titled Ghana’s Electric Dreams. It is based on his forthcoming monograph on the history of Ghana’s most ambitious development project, the Volta River Project and the Akosombo Dam, and their importance for the process of nation-building. It will include the showing of part of a documentary film based on Miescher’s research which was directed and edited by R. Lane Clark. The film visits sites affected by the…

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November 2019

UCSB History Associates present: What Was “Royalty” in Early Modern England

November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 West Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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The wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in June 2016 stimulated a new round of interest in and curiosity about the concept of “royalness.” Visitors to the Karpeles Library asked such questions as “will Meghan Markle ever be considered a queen,” “who gives titles of nobility” (princes, princesses, dukes, earls, etc.), and “how did royals get there?” This talk will compare the powers and position of Queen Elizabeth I, her Tudor predecessors, and some of her Stuart successors. Elizabeth…

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June 2020

Van Gelderen Graduate Student Lecture: Sergey Saluschev, “Reluctant Abolitionists: Slavery, the Slave Trade and Abolition in the 19th-Century Caucasus”

June 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
CA United States

History Associates presents the seventh annual Van Gelderen Graduate Student Lecture, this year given by Sergey Saluschev. He will present on his dissertation topic, “Reluctant Abolitionists: Slavery, the Slave Trade and Abolition in the 19th-Century Caucasus.” This talk will focus on the slave trade in the Russian-ruled Caucasus between 1801 and 1917 and draws upon such primary sources as letters, petitions, slave sale deeds, and official correspondence. Although the tsarist state sought–at least rhetorically–to stamp out slavery in the empire’s…

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October 2020

Sarah Case, “The Woman Suffrage Movement: ‘A Century of Struggle'”

October 17 @ 4:00 pm
Zoom, CA

Join UCSB History Associates on Saturday, October 17 on Zoom for their first public lecture of the academic year. Dr. Sarah Case will survey the woman suffrage movement for the hundred years or so before the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. Her talk will consider why the idea of women voting was so controversial in the nineteenth century, and examine how it became less so in the early twentieth century. Dr. Case will introduce some of the major activists…

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November 2020


Sheila Lodge, “Santa Barbara: An UNcommonplace American Town”

November 15 @ 4:00 pm
Zoom, CA

UCSB History Associates has partnered with the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation to present a public lecture by former mayor Sheila Lodge on the topic of Santa Barbara history.  Lodge will discuss her book Santa Barbara: An UNcommonplace American Town about how Santa Barbara became the community that it is through planning. She will describe the many battles it sometimes took and the process that was developed to make the critical decisions. Because of her personal involvement in the struggles,…

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