We are delighted to announce the launch of Manuel Covo's recently published, prize-winning monograph, Entrepôt of Revolutions: Saint-Domingue, Commercial Sovereignty, and the French-American Alliance, which will take place on Friday, April 14th, from 5-7 pm in HSSB 4080.
This is an exploration of the history booklist found in a recently discovered 'library catalogue' from a college in 18th-century Acre. Endowed by the notorious Ottoman governor of the region Ahmad Pasha al-Jazzar (d. 1804), the library seems to have been one of the largest in the Ottoman Levant. In addition to introducing the larger […]
Announcing an exciting, two-day Public History Book Sale!! Pre-Sale: Wednesday May 10, 12:00-4:00pm in HSSB 3208 Come for hidden gems and a dusty used-book store vibe. You never know what you will find! Featuring books donated by Professor Laura Kalman, there is something for everyone. Main Sale: Thursday May 11, 9:00am--4:00pm outside of […]
The History Department's Colloquium Committee, in celebration of Haitian Flag's Day, presents a film screening: "Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Defeated Dessalines, the Man who Defeated Napoleon Napoleon Bonaparte." Everyone is cordially invited to join. A Q&A session with filmmaker Arnold Antonin will be held after the screening via Zoom.
The colloquium offers a forum for open, substantive discussions on how to approach political economy from a historical perspective; how to grapple with and benefit from the epistemological diversity surrounding political economy; and how a historical take on political economy can help contextualize and address urgent contemporary issues– at UCSB, in Santa Barbara/Southern California, in […]
In A Dam for Africa historian Stephan Miescher explores four intersecting narratives that weave together around Akosombo: Ghanaian aspirations about building a hydroelectric dam in the context of decolonization and Cold War; international efforts of the US aluminum industry in benefiting from Akosombo through subsidizing the VALCO aluminum smelter; local stories of upheaval and devastation […]
HISTORY MAJORS: Professors Erika Rappaport, Utathya Chattopadhyaya, and Jarett Henderson are members of a History Department Committee that is examining the experience of our undergraduate students in the History Major at UCSB. As a first step, they would like to invite you to join us on Wednesday, 24 May 2023, between 11 AM and […]
Please join the History Department in celebrating the undergraduates at the Department's Annual Senior Honors Colloquium 2023. The program can be downloaded here. 9:00 AM – Welcoming Remarks Stephan Miescher, Chair, History Department Debra Blumenthal, Director of 2022-23 Senior Honors Seminar 9:10-10:40 - Panel I – Women and Politics Across Time and Space […]
9:00 - 10:00 - SESSION A (Presenter will Zoom) Giulia Giamboni, History, UC Santa Barbara “Pelegrina de Saladino: Mother, Sister, Patroness, and Business Woman” This is chapter 2 of my dissertation “Gender, Charity, and Empire in the Late Medieval Eastern Mediterranean.” By investigating the life of fourteenth-century Pelegrina de Saladinis, the chapter explores the complex […]