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February 2020

History Scholar-Activism: Living Our Work

February 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Join us as we talk about how we—as historians and historians in training—approach our work as “scholar-activists” within the context of the academy. While not all of us identify as “scholar-activists,” we work with social justice and equity in mind. Themes Methodology: What does that look like? How do we describe it and/or think about it? Historiography: What is it? How is it relevant to my work? And, where do I fit in? Theory: What does theory look like in…

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February 2021


LAIS Tertulia | “Race and Caste in Latin America, India, and the USA: A Global Conversation”

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom, CA

Latin American and Iberian Studies invites you to a Tertulia in the Time of COVID, 2020-2021! Two History Department faculty members will speak at this exciting event. In her widely acclaimed book Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, Isabel Wilkerson complicates the category of race, as it is commonly understood in the US, by bringing caste to the fore. She discusses the “caste” historical experience of the US in light of those in Nazi Germany and India. Insofar as the…

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AfroLatinx Voices Series: Re-Writing Black Religions in the Atlantic World–A Conversation with Andrea Mosquera-Guerrero

February 25 @ 12:30 pm
Zoom, CA

How might we re-write the history and historiography of religion, race, and art in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Atlantic world? Prof. Andrea Guerrero-Mosquera (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco) will discuss the role of historians in uncovering and debating ideas about the past of people of African descent during the colonial period. She invites us to consider the ways art, material culture and performance can help us understand how people lived and experienced different forms of religiosity in the past, and…

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