Lisa Jacobson, “A Taste of Success: Whiskey Drinking, Masculine Identities, and the Sensory Imagination in the Postwar US”

HSSB 4020 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Join the Gender and Sexualities Research Cluster for a paper workshop on Lisa Jacobson's "A Taste of Success: Whiskey Drinking, Masculine Identities, and the Sensory Imagination in the Postwar US." The event will take place in HSSB 4020 on November 22 at 3:00. To obtain the paper in advance, email Jarett Henderson at jhenderson@history.ucsb.edu. Please […]

Elizabeth Buettner, “Postcolonial Migration Meets European Integration: Britain in Comparative Perspective”

HSSB 4020 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Elizabeth Buettner, Professor of Modern History at the University of Amsterdam, will present her paper "Postcolonial Migration Meets European Integration: Britain in Comparative Perspective" on Tuesday, October 22 at 4:00 in HSSB 4020. How exceptional has Britain’s history of inward migration after 1945 been compared to that of other Western European countries? Like other former […]

Book Talk and Launch: Eileen Boris’s Making the Woman Worker

HSSB 4020 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

On October 18 at 2:00 in HSSB 4020, Eileen Boris, Hull Professor of Feminist Studies, presents a book talk titled "How Did an Americanist Come to Write Transnational History?" in connection with the launch of her new book, Making the Woman Worker: Precarious Labor and the Fight for Global Standards, 1919-2019. This event is hosted by […]

Graduate Recruitment Day—Schedule of Events

HSSB 4020 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

8:30 am – 9:00 am                   Continental Breakfast (HSSB 4020) 9:00 am – 10:15 am                 Campus Walking Tour (led by grad students) 10:15 am – 10:30 am               Welcome (HSSB 4020) Professor Erika Rappaport, Department Chair; Professor Salim Yaqub, Director of Graduate Studies 10:30 am – 11:30 am               Program Overview (HSSB 4020) Professors Paul Spickard, Randy Bergstrom, […]

“Agrarian Quests: The Search for Comunidades and Campesinos in Rural Peru,” a lecture by Javier Puente

HSSB 4020 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Abstract The history of twentieth-century Peru is the history of the rural countryside, its governance, and the making of comunidadesand campesinosas foundational elements of a social, economic, and political landscape. Throughout a number of decades, domestic state powers and transnational capital turned lands and pastures into battlegrounds of ideas about labor, property, and modernization at […]

Public History event: Career Diversity speakers

HSSB 4020 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

The Public History program and History Graduate program are hosting two guests, Megan Bowman and Peter Bachman, to discuss their experiences teaching at independent schools. Both teach at Fintridge Preparatory School, which is in the Los Angeles area, and both are historians. This Career Diversity event is part of an ongoing series to encourage graduate […]

New Major’s Meeting

HSSB 4020 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Come meet your peers in the department and hear an impressive faculty panel speak about the departmental honors program, the history majors' club, and many other exciting opportunities UCSB history has to offer. hope to see you all there!

Kelly Shannon, Florida Atlantic University. Book talk: “U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights”

HSSB 4020 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Professor Kelly Shannon of Florida Atlantic University will speak about her new book, U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women's Human Rights. She argues that since the late 1970s, the issue of women’s human rights in Islamic societies has become increasingly important to U.S. foreign policy. Her analysis sheds new light on U.S. identity and policy creation […]

Spanish Colonialism and the Origins of Microeconomics, a talk by Patricia Seed

HSSB 4020 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Please join us for the next meeting of the History Department’s Colloquium on Latin American and Caribbean History as we welcome Dr. Patricia Seed (UC Irvine), who will be presenting a paper entitled “Spanish Colonialism and the Origins of Microeconomics.”

The talk will be held at 5pm on Wednesday, May 2nd in HSSB 4020, and will be followed by a small reception.

Spanish Colonialism and the Origins of Microeconomics
For those wondering what Spanish colonialism has to do with the origins of modern microeconomics, the answer is everything. This talk will take you through the canon law of the School of Salamanca, the turbulent history of the unique Latin American institution of the encomienda, and Islamic traditions of property, only to see how it all came together in modern microeconomics.

Patricia Seed is History Professor at UC Irvine and the author of several award-winning books, including: The American Pentimento: The Pursuit of Riches and the Invention of “Indians” (University of Minnesota Press, 2001), winner of the 2003 Prize in Atlantic History; Ceremonies of Possession in Europe's Conquest of the New World, 1492-1640 (Cambridge University Press, 1995; Portuguese edition, 2000) (ACLS E-selection); To Love, Honor, and Obey in Colonial Mexico: Conflicts Over Marriage Choice, 1574-1821 (Stanford University Press, 1988; Spanish edition, 1992), winner of the Bolton Prize and serialized in La Jornada (Mexico City). She is also the editor of José Limón and La Malinche: The Dancer and the Dance (The University of Texas Press, 2007).

We hope to see many of you there!

Colloquium on Latin American and Caribbean History