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  • UC Santa Barbara’s John Perlin will discuss the inextricable link between civilization and forests
  • Musician, music researcher Alexandra Birch brings the Beethoven cycle to Santa Barbara
  • Harvard historian and Pulitzer-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed discusses her new book, legacy of Juneteenth
  • Funerary model, Egypt
    Anthony Barbieri breaks new ground with comparative study of two empires
  • UCSB Library digitizes the Santa Barbara Gazette, the city’s first newspaper
  • History scholar Utathya Chattopadhyaya named a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies
  • UC Santa Barbara history, anthropology departments host guest lecture by writer David Treuer
  • In his new book, English scholar Alan Liu examines the sense of history in the digital age
  • History course lets students learn — and teach — about Europe’s interwar decades (1918-1939)
  • Scholars put the current political and social climate in some historical context
  • Historian’s new book examines how Japanese tourists helped to create and sustain the Japanese Empire
  • Peter Alagona’s Natural Reserve System History & Archive Project is preserving historical materials from UC reserves statewide
  • Geologist and Fulbright scholar Alexander Simms will conduct research at Durham University in the United Kingdom
  • UCSB scholars discuss the social and historical implications of the women’s movement, from Seneca Falls to the March on Washington
    From Seneca Falls to the March on Washington — scholars discuss the implications of the women’s movement
  • UCSB’s Nikkei Student Union is organizing Day of Remembrance to honor 75th anniversary of the Japanese-American internment
  • Lois Capps papers at UCSB Library
    Newly retired U.S. Congresswoman Lois Capps donates her papers to UCSB Library Department of Special Research Collections
  • French Adrian helmet
    An exhibit of World War I helmets at UCSB highlights the birth of modern warfare
  • A new book co-edited by a UCSB scholar examines the eclectic science that emerged from the counterculture
  • With the 2016 Olympics set to begin in Brazil, UCSB scholars discuss the origins of the Games
  • Historian John Majewski is named UCSB’s Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts
  • History professor Sarah Cline’s LASA-award-winning essay deconstructs an iconic colonial Mexican casta painting of racial hierarchy
  • Rocky intertidal
    Researchers contributed chapters to “Ecosystems of California,” an integrated assessment of each major ecosystem in the state
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Revenant"
    UCSB scholars weigh in on the ‘intractable problem’ of depicting history in film
  • A new book by a UCSB historian traces the bright and fuzzy lines of race in America
  • SB County Board of Supervisors minutes book
    Collaborative archive project of UCSB and County of Santa Barbara will see historical legislative records housed at UCSB Library
  • photo of World War I-era anti war protesters

    The First World War marked a scale of conflict and bloodshed unprecedented in history. From 1914 to 1918, rival alliances sought to crush one another, primarily in Europe, but the fighting spread in pockets around the globe.

  • Prize recognizes a book that promotes public understanding of the history of science and supports undergraduate education.
  • Two hundred and twenty-five years ago, James Madison, statesman, political theorist and future fourth president of the United States, penned a series of amendments — 17 in all — designed to guarantee each citizen’s personal freedoms and to limit...

  • Due to its overwhelming popularity, the film "Lutah," directed by sociology professor Kum-Kum Bhavnani, screens at the Lobero Theatre.
  • On the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, we asked UC Santa Barbara students to recite one of the most famous speeches ever delivered by an American president. It was delivered by Lincoln during the Civil War, on Nov. 19, 1863.

  • When the British East India Company began its explorations in India, the subcontinent captured the attention and the imagination of the people back home.

  • There is little doubt that the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared freedom for the millions of slaves in the Confederate States, advanced the cause of abolition.

  • In an ancient tomb in China's Hubei Province, archeologists discovered a basket of medical, mathematical, and legal texts that date back to the late third and early second centuries B.C.

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