Hilary Bernstein’s Monograph “Historical Communities” Published

Historical Communities: Cities, erudition, and National Identity in Early Modern France by Hilary J. Berstein book cover

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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Sheila Lodge, “Santa Barbara: An UNcommonplace American Town”

Flyer for Zoom Talk "Santa Barbara: An Uncommonplace American Town" on 11/15/20 at 4PM

UCSB History Associates has partnered with the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation to present a public lecture by former mayor Sheila Lodge on the topic of Santa Barbara history.  Lodge will discuss her book Santa Barbara: An UNcommonplace American Town about how Santa Barbara became the community that it is through planning. She will describe the many battles it sometimes […]

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Lizabeth Cohen, Struggling to Save America’s Cities in the Suburban Age: Urban Renewal Revisited

Flyer for Zoom talk for Struggling to Save America's Cities in the Suburban Age: Urban Renewal Revisited on 10/22 from 4-5PM

Click here to download the flyer for this event. REGISTER NOW Free to attend; registration required to receive Zoom webinar attendance link Urban Renewal of the 1950s through 1970s has acquired a very poor reputation, much of it deserved. But reducing it to an unchanging story of urban destruction misses some important legacies and genuinely progressive goals. Those include efforts […]

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Colin Gordon, “Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs”

Colin Gordon headshot

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, Colin Gordon (History, University of Iowa) will present “Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs.” Gordon is an historian of US public policy, political economy, and urban history. He is the author […]

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