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April 2017

“‘A Toda Madre (ATM)’: Migrant Dreams and Nightmares in El Norte”

April 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
UCSB Library Instruction & Training Room 1312 (First Floor, Mountain Side), Davidson Library, University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

A talk by Miroslava Chávez-García, Professor, Department of History, UCSB Relying on dozens of personal letters exchanged among Mexican male migrants across the U.S.-Mexico borderlands in the 1960s, this talk by Miroslava Chávez-García (UCSB Department of History) probes migrants’ longing for economic opportunity, masculine affirmation, and emotional fulfillment. As the migrants’ correspondence illustrates, they relied on each other and the broader social networks to achieve lawful migration, employment, housing and transportation, and familiar forms of entertainment and companionship, easing their transition to…

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Let us go upon the Acropolis: John Wesley Gilbert in Greece, September 1890-April 1891

April 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
UCSB Library Instruction & Training Room 1312 (First Floor, Mountain Side), Davidson Library, University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Talk by John W.I. Lee, UCSB History Department John Wesley Gilbert (ca. 1863-1923) was born in Hephzibah, Georgia. He attended Paine College (Augusta, Georgia), then received his BA from Brown University in 1888. He was the third African American to graduate from Brown. As a Brown MA student in 1890-1891, Gilbert became the first African American to attend the fledgling American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA). The ASCSA was founded in 1881 by a group of scholars from Brown,…

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