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Public History Colloquium, Alison Rose Jefferson

HSSB 3208 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Alison Rose Jefferson (PhD 2015) will speak about her career as a public historian, some of her current/recent projects, and share thoughts on how they fit into a broader public history landscape of Greater Los Angeles and the field in general. All of her projects include the recognition and commemoration the African American experience.

Mystery Children: The Stasova International Children’s Home During Stalin’s Purge

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

Drawing on her current book project, Communist Neverland: History of an International Children’s Home, 1933–2013, Elizabeth McGuire tells the story of the Stasova International Children’s Home, an elite orphanage and boarding school for the children of Communist Party leaders from all parts of the globe. Professor McGuire will focus in this talk on “Jimmy Ruegg,” one of the Stasova home’s many […]

The Atlantic Revolutions

Goleta Library 500 N Fairview Ave,, Goleta, California, United States

Manuel Covo will give a talk on Atlantic Revolutions, title TBD On Wednesday, February 21 at 5:30 pm at the Goleta Library  

The World of Ancient Greek Potters: Skills, Spaces, Social Networks

ARTS 1341 UC Santa Barbara

Greek pots, with their delicate shapes, lively scenes and varied contexts of use and deposition have enjoyed great popularity with ancient and modern viewers alike. They have also been scrutinized as documentation of gender roles, extent of literacy, social and economic status, and as media for political propaganda. Scholars have recently widened their research scope […]

Encyclopédie noire: The Making of Moreau de Saint Méry’s Intellectual World

McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020) Humanities and Social Sciences Bldg, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Sara Johnson is professor of literature of the Americas at the University of California, San Diego. Her book, Encyclopédie noire: The Making of Moreau de Saint-Méry’s Intellectual World (Omohundro Institute/UNC Press, 2023), documents the work of Moreau de Saint-Méry, a late eighteenth-century Caribbean intellectual. The book combines traditional academic chapters and experimental forms in its use of […]

Lecture: “Care: The Highest Stage of Capitalism”

Dr. Premilla Nadasen, who will deliver the Hull Lecture in Women and Social Justice, will be speaking about her new book Care: The Highest Stage of Capitalism in the McCune Conference Room.

Ending Poverty in California: A Movement, A Plan, A More Equitable Future

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

What would a California without poverty look like? How would ending economic hardship advance freedom and well-being for all? This is a prospect that has captured the imaginations of activists, reformers, and everyday people for decades, ever since Upton Sinclair made it the centerpiece of his near successful gubernatorial campaign in 1934. Today, it animates […]