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Euro-American Modern Dance and Anti-Colonial Nationalism in the 1920s

Mar 02, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM SSH 2203 Andrews Conference Room,

In the early twentieth century, everybody who was anybody had an identity. But identities were hard to find; it took hard work to become who one was. Fortunately, there were experts who could help: ethnographers, race scientists, psychoanalysts, historians, and so forth. This presentation examines the role of an important group of identity experts in and from the North Atlantic region. Modern dancers in Europe before World War I developed sophisticated techniques for discovering identity--often working in collaboration with psychoanalysts, ethnographers, Orientalists, graphic artists, ethno-musicologists, and actors. After the war, they were able to export their services to other parts of the world where those techniques were in demand among those in rebellion against colonialism and neo-colonialism. This presentation will look particularly at three cases: India, Peru, and the United States.

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Interpreting Kadizade: Ottoman Early Modernity and the Gradual Transformation of Islam into a Religion

Mar 15, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM SSH 4217 ,

Kadizade Mehmed (1582-1635) was a preacher who retrospectively came to be seen as the founding father of a Muslim revivalist movement that had a major impact in seventeenth-century Ottoman public life -- and, arguably, beyond. This presentation will introduce him as an early modern reformer of Islam and interpret him, as well as several other figures and socio-economic and intellectual developments of the period between 1580 and 1826, as constituents of an Ottoman early modernity that prepared the ground for the nineteenth-century transformation of Islam into the "religion" we came to know.

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Women and Gender in the World Cluster Showing of No Mas Bebes

Feb 07, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM Varsity Theater (616 2nd St.),

A showing of the award-winning documentary "No Más Bebés" followed by a conversation with the film's producer Virginia Espino and film consultant Professor Elena Gutierrez of the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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Feeble Bodies: Race, Gender, and Representations of the Sikh Feminine

Feb 16, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM 4217 SSH (Library),

This paper explores how Helena Blavatsky, a founder of the Theosophical Society, wielded sati (the ritual of widow-burning) conceptually in order to explicate Sikh sovereignty--both past and future. Tracing how Blavatsky sheds the vibrant link between naam (the impossibility of human understanding) and maryada (conduct) in Sikh gurmat (theology) in favor of a rigid social law located in a closed tradition through an apocryphal translation and narrative of Guru Amar Das' gurbani, this paper interrogates how Blavatsky constructs a "legitimate" Sikh politics centered around the ghostly resurrection of the past sovereign Maharaja Ranjit Singh in, what Blavatsky terms, Maharani Jind Kaur's "feeble body."

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Cross-Dressing and Gender Passing in 18th Century China: Three Case Studies

Jan 24, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM 2203 Social Sciences & Humanities,

Women's and Gender History Guest Seminar

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A+ Application: Tips for Applying

Nov 28, 2016 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM Webinar,

The History Department will be presenting a webinar for prospective History graduate students on application tips. Topics will include approaching a faculty mentor, selecting a writing sample, and crafting a personal statement. Presenters will include Graduate Program Chair Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor, Professor Andres Resendez, Professor Lorena Oropeza, and Professor Justin Leroy.

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Salim Yaqub (UC Santa Barbara)

Oct 24, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM 2203 Social Sciences & Humanities, Andrews Conference Room,

Imperfect Strangers: Americans, Arabs, and U.S.-Middle East Relations in the 1970s.

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Anat Mooreville (UC Davis)

Nov 10, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM 1291 Social Sciences & Humanities, Sociology Boardroom,

Blind in Palestine: An Ocular History between Jews and Arabs (1918-1948)

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Steve Hahn (New York University)

Oct 10, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM 2203 Social Science & Humanities, Andrews Conference Room,

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Webinar with Nancy Toff

May 09, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Voorhies 228,

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2011-12: Robert Darnton

May 02, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM Alpha Gamma Rho Hall - Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center,

Books, Digits, and Dollars: A Design for the Future

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2012-13: Ian Morris

04-11-2014 08:04 AM Alpha Gamma Rho Hall - Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center,

War! What is it Good for? How Violence Made Civilization, from Primates to Robots

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2013-14: Jill Lepore

Oct 08, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM Alpha Gamma Rho Hall - Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center,

Jane Franklin's Spectacles: Or, the Education of Benjamin Franklin's Sister

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2014-15: Peter Mandler

May 04, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM Alpha Gamma Rho Hall - Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center,

Good Reading for the Million: The "Paperback Revolution" and the Diffusion of Academic Knowledge in Mid-20th Century Britain and America

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2015-16: Carlo Ginzburg

Apr 18, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM Alpha Gamma Rho Hall - Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center,

Unintentional Revelations: Reading History Against the Grain

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Nancy F. Cott, "The Rei(g)n of Marriage: An American History"

Nov 04, 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM Social Science & Humanities Room 2203 (Andrews Room),

CCWGH Presents the 2015-16 Nathalie Esteban Collin Memorial Lecture by Nancy F. Cott, "The Rei(g)n of Marriage: An American History"

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March 7, 2016 Sandra Eder, "The Invention of Gender and the Transformation of Sex in 1950s American Biomedicine" by Sandra Eder

Mar 07, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM Social Sciences & Humanities 273,

March 7, 2016 Sandra Eder, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley, "The Invention of Gender and the Transformation of Sex in 1950s American Biomedicine"

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Feb. 22, 2016 Brandon Layton, "Enfants de Langue: Children as Intermediaries among the Choctaws and Chickasaws"

Feb 22, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM Social Sciences & Humanities 273,

Feb. 22, 2016 Brandon Layton, "Enfants de Langue: Children as Intermediaries among the Choctaws and Chickasaws"

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Janet Klein (Associate Professor of History at the University of Akron)

Mar 09, 2016 from 12:10 PM to 01:30 PM 126 Voorhies Hall,

"Making Minorities in the Late-Ottoman Period: Armenians and Kurds."

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Bob Reinhardt (Willamette Heritage Center)

Feb 19, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM 2203 Social Sciences & Humanities, Andrews Conference Room,

TBA

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Nancy F. Cott Jonathan Turnbull Professor of American History Harvard University

Nov 04, 2015 from 04:00 PM to 06:30 PM 2203 Social Sciences & Humanities, Andrews Conference Room,

The Rei(g)n of Marriage: An American History

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CCWgH lecture April 22nd

Apr 22, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM 273 SSH,

Presentation by Marissa Mika (UC-Berkeley)

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The Liu Lecture: Matthew Sommer (Stanford University)

Apr 24, 2015 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM 1113 SSH, Blue room,

“Polyandry and Wife Sale in Qing Dynasty China.”

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Study Abroad & Internship Fair

Feb 19, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM

Thinking about studying or interning abroad? Now is your chance to learn about opportunities available at UC Davis! UC Davis Study Abroad and the Internship and Career Center are co-hosting the Study Abroad & Internship Fair scheduled for Thursday, February 19, 2015. Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Student Community Center, Multi-purpose Room

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Info Session: Study Abroad Peru

Jan 21, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM UC Davis Study Abroad, 207 Third Street (and A), Suite 120,

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American Women's and Gender History Conference

from 11-08-2014 09:11 AM to 11-09-2014 07:11 PM AGR Room, Alumni Center,

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Alexander Morrison, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Oct 22, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM Andrews conference room, 2203 SSH,

The Jamskii Otryad and the Origins of the Second Afghan War.

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Henry Abelove, Osbourne Professor of English Emeritus, Wesleyan University

Oct 09, 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM Andrews conference room, 2203 SSH,

"Towards A Cultural History of Gay Liberation"

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Bill Hagen

May 27, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM 273 Conference Room SSH,

"To the Iron Gate: Images of National Trauma and Triumph in Lower Danubia and the Upper Balkans."

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