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

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

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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A+ Application: Tips for Applying

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)

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

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Anat Mooreville (UC Davis)

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

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2011-12: Robert Darnton

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

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2012-13: Ian Morris

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

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2013-14: Jill Lepore

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

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2014-15: Peter Mandler

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

Unintentional Revelations: Reading History Against the Grain

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

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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Study Abroad & Internship Fair

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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Bill Hagen

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

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Sally McKee

The Lost Violin of Edmond Dédé: Race, Exile, and Promises Forestalled

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