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May 2019

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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Talk by Kathryn Sklar, Berkeley, CA: “The Social Origins of Minimum Wage.”

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
hssb 4041, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, 93106 United States

Sklar, who taught history for many years at SUNY Binghamton, is author of Catharine Beecher: a Study in American Domesticity (1973) and Florence Kelley and the Nation’s Work: The Rise of Women’s Political Culture, 1830-1900 (1995), both of which received the Berkshire Prize. She has received fellowships from the Ford, Rockefeller, Goggenheim, and Mellon Foundations, as well as from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Center for Advanced Study in the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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June 2019

History Department Awards Ceremony

June 5 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HSSB 6020, University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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History of Public Policy Senior Research Colloquium

June 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

You are cordially invited to this year’s History of Public Policy Student Research Colloquium Friday, June 7, in HSSB 4020. Welcome and breakfast will open festivities from 9:30- 10:00, followed by four sessions of History of Public Policy Senior thesis presentations and a session of research from the Seminar on Work, Labor, and Democracy, sixteen presentations in all, with your questions and comments encouraged. The schedule is attached; please plan to stop by as time allows!   Colloquium Schedule of…

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Undergraduate Commencement Reception

June 16 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Department of History would like to invite you to the annual Undergraduate Commencement Reception taking place on Sunday, June 16th from 1:30-2:30pm in HSSB 4020. This event prior to the commencement ceremony is an opportunity for faculty, graduates, and their families to celebrate together! Light appetizers will be provided. Please fill out this RSVP form no later than June 6th.

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