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2201 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, United States

May 2016

“The Calorie, Development, and War in Mandate Palestine, 1915-1945”

May 15, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Santa Barbara Mission Archive Library,, 2201 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, United States

Event Description: This talk explores British economic policy in the Middle East in general and Palestine specifically during WWII. Scholarly depictions have focused on the importance of measuring and realizing economic growth. This analysis looks instead at the construction and provision of basic needs during times of scarcity. It shows how British officials sought to realize economy through new technologies such as the calorie and the emerging science of nutrition. Far from an imperative to rationalize the colonized body, this…

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April 2018

Talk by Professor Emeritus Hal Drake on “A Century of Miracles”

April 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa Barbara Mission Archive Library,, 2201 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, United States

Professor Drake will be discussing his latest book, A Century of Miracles: Christians, Pagans, Jews, and the Supernatural, 312-410. The book offers a fresh examination of a complex polytheistic period in Roman history, surveying a wide range of faiths and belief systems during this eventful century. It offers a thoroughly researched assessment of the supernatural and its sociological and cultural effects on history down to the present. Anyone engaged in religious discourse will find the analysis especially illuminating.

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