A Conversation on Early Modern Print Culture: Hilary Bernstein and Patricia Fumerton Present Their New Books

Hilary Bernstein and Patricia Fumerton will each provide short introductions to their new books, followed by a conversation between the authors and then with the audience. Hilary Bernstein, Associate Professor of History, specializes in early modern France, with a particular focus on the history, culture, and politics of provincial towns in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her new book is […]

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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”

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

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

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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Hilary Bernstein’s Monograph “Historical Communities” Published

Congratulations to Professor Hilary J. Bernstein whose new monograph, Historical Communities: Cities, Erudition, and National Identity in Early Modern France, has been published by Brill. The book explores the outpouring of French local history writing from the 1560s to 1660s, with a special focus on how local scholars from a range of French cities, from large provincial capitals to much […]

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

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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Professor Timon Screech (SOAS) speaks on “God, Art, and Money in the First English Voyages to Japan, 1611-1623”

tokugawa-ieyasu illustration from sometime between 1611-23

Please join the RFG Reinventing Japan in welcoming Professor Timon Screech (SOAS, University College London) to campus on November 2, 2016. Professor Screech will be presenting his new work on “The Shogun’s Silver Telescope: God, Art, and Money in the First English Voyages to Japan, 1611-1623.” The talk will be held in SSMS 2135 at 4pm on November 2, 2016. […]

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