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May 2019

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Atheism and Unbelief in the Protestant Atlantic World, c. 1558 – c. 1776, Patrick Seamus McGhee, University of Cambridge. LUNCH PROVIDED

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
HSSB 4041, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

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

May 3 @ 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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Talk by James T. Sparrow, University of Chicago. “Boundaries of the Firm, State, and Nation: the Problem of Public Utility in the American Century.”

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sparrow is the author of Warfare State: World War II Americans and the Age of Big Government (2011) and co-editor of Boundaries of the State in US History (2015). His current projects include Sovereign Discipline: the American Extraterritorial State in the Atomic Age and New Leviathan: Rethinking Sovereignty and Political Agency after Total War. 

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Book Launch: Juan Cobo Betancourt and Natalie Cobo’s “The legislation of the archdiocese of Santafé”

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Please join the Program in Latin American and Iberian Studies and the Department of History to celebrate the publication of Juan Cobo Betancourt and Natalie Cobo’s new book, La legislación de la arquidiócesis de Santafé en el periodo colonial [The legislation of the archdiocese of Santafé in the colonial period] (Bogotá: Instituto Colombiano de Antropología e Historia, 2018). The book will be presented, in Spanish, by Juan Carlos Estenssoro, professor and director of the Center for Research on Colonial Spanish…

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Talk by Juan Carlos Estenssoro, “The inescapable Indian”

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Please join us for a lecture by Juan Carlos Estenssoro, entitled “The inescapable Indian: Yungas, chunchos and serranos in the geographical, social and pictorial imaginings of Peru, 16th through 18th centuries.” Juan Carlos Estenssoro is an historian and professor of Iberian and Latin American Studies at l’Université Paris, where he also directs the Center for Research on Colonial Spanish America (CRAEC). ** The lecture will be delivered in Spanish with consecutive English translation from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.  After a…

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Talk by Nadia Yaqub, “Towards a Palestinian Third Cinema”

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Talk by April Haynes, University of Wisconsin: “‘Sold by her Own Desire’: Intimate Labor, Commodification, and Resistance in Female Intelligence Offices, 1810-1850.”

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
hssb 4041, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Haynes is the author of Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-century America (2015) and the forthcoming Tender Traffic: Intimate Labors in the Early American Republic. She is the chair of the Program in Gender and Women’s History at the University of Wisconsin.

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Talk by Paul Thomas Chamberlin, “The Cold War’s Killing Fields: Rethinking the Long Peace”

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Paul Thomas Chamberlin recounts the brutal conflicts that killed millions on battlegrounds across the postcolonial world. He proposes a new geography and periodization and explores the lasting political impact of mass violence after 1945.

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Senior Honors Thesis Colloquium

May 17 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The students of this years History Senior Honors Thesis course will present their research in front of faculty, peers, and friends. All are welcome! Please see the schedule of presentations below: 8:30 a.m. Coffee and Pastries 9:00 a.m. Welcome Professor Erika Rappaport, Chair of the History Department Professor Adrienne Edgar, Director of the 2018-2019 Senior Honors Seminar Session I (9:15-10:45) Race and Ethnicity Ciaran Hiney (Spickard) “Resilient Beyond Measure: Japanese-American Coping Mechanisms During WWII Internment.” Discussant: Prof. Kate McDonald Jeffrey…

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Talk by Doug Genens, UCSB: “From Farm to Tourist Trap: Tourism as a Rural Development Strategy”

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Genens, a PhD candidate in the UCSB department of history, is writing a dissertation on the varieties of rural development in the United States after World War II.

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