International Webinar on Global Capitalism, Colonial Politics and Publicity: The Past and Present of Tea in South Asia

Flyer for Global Capitalism Tea Webinar

Please join us for an interdisciplinary webinar on the past and present of tea in South Asia. The history of tea is both fascinating yet one fraught with tensions inherent in the history of global capitalism. The attraction of a cup of tea seeped only gradually into the lives of the common people and involved much effort and investment on […]

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FOCAL POINT Dialogues in History Keynote Lecture with Prof. Herman Bennett: “Body, Soul & Subject: A History of Difference in the Early-Modern African Atlantic”

Flyer for Dialogues in History Keynote Lecture - Body, Soul & Subject: A History of Difference in the Early-Modern African Atlantic by Prof. Herman L. Bennett

The History Department’s Colloquium Committee warmly invites you to attend the keynote lecture of our FOCAL POINT Dialogues in History series. The lecture, “Body, Soul & Subject: A History of Difference in the Early-Modern African Atlantic,” will be delivered by Prof. Herman L. Bennett. Herman L. Bennett is Professor at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. A scholar […]

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FOCAL POINT Dialogues in History Webinar III: Racial Capitalism and Liberalism

Flyer for Focal Point Dialogues in History: Conversations featuring faculty and graduate students on Black life, race, and antiblackness in history on 4/16/21 at 1PM

Building on the collective knowledge shared in the two previous webinars, the History Department’s Colloquium Committee warmly invites you to attend the third and final session of our FOCAL POINT Dialogues in History series.  Inspired by the History Department’s Statement on the George Floyd Uprising and its invocation to understand and interrogate our racialized past and the investments of disciplinary history within […]

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FOCAL POINT Dialogues in History Webinar II: Empire and Liberation

Flyer for Focal Point: Herman Bennett, African Kings and Black Slaves: Sovereignty and Dispossession in the Early Modern Atlantic on 3/12/21 at 1PM

Building on the collective knowledge shared in our first webinar, the History Department’s Colloquium Committee warmly invites you to attend the second session of our FOCAL POINT Dialogues in History series.  Inspired by the History Department’s Statement on the George Floyd Uprising and its invocation to understand and interrogate our racialized past and the investments of disciplinary history within it, the series […]

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FOCAL POINT Dialogues in History Webinar I: Sovereignty and the Political

Flyer for Focal Point book: Herman Bennett, African Kings and Black Slaves: Sovereignty and Dispossession in the Early Modern Atlantic on 2/19/21 at 1PM

The History Department’s Colloquium Committee warmly invites you to attend the inaugural session of our FOCAL POINT Dialogues in History series.  Inspired by the History Department’s Statement on the George Floyd Uprising and its invocation to understand and interrogate our racialized past and the investments of disciplinary history within it, the series brings together UCSB History faculty and graduate students who have […]

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John Majewski, Living Democracy in Capitalism’s Shadow: Creative Labor, Black Abolitionists, and the Struggle to End Slavery

Black and white drawing of a woman with bonnet thinking about what to write with a quill in her hand

REGISTER NOW Free to attend; registration required to receive Zoom webinar attendance link In the two decades before the Civil War, a new type of capitalism developed in the northern United States that stressed mass education, widespread innovation, and new markets for art and design. For Black abolitionists, the changing northern economy presented new opportunities to highlight the evils of […]

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Nelson Lichtenstein, “A Fabulous Failure: Bill Clinton, American Capitalism, and the Origin of Our Troubled Times”

Professor Lichtenstein in his library

As part of the The Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy’s “The Political Economy of Racial Inequality” Fall Quarter speaker series, Nelson Lichtenstein (History, UC Santa Barbara) will present “A Fabulous Failure: Bill Clinton, American Capitalism, and the Origin of Our Troubled Times.” Lichtenstein is the Academic Senate’s 2019 Faculty Research Lecturer. He is the author of Walter […]

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Gender and Sexualities Brown Bag: Sasha Coles

A silk industry float for Utah's Pioneer Semi-Centennial Parade. July 24, 1897. Utah State Historical Society.

The Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster will meet periodically throughout the year for brown bag lunches to read and workshop works-in-progress from members of the research cluster. On May 8, Sasha Coles will discuss “A Nation’s Wealth Surrounds a Worm”: Mormonism, Consumer Politics, and Utah’s Silk Industry, 1860s-1906.” Draft papers will be distributed before the event, and all participants will be […]

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