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April 2019

Humanities Decanted: Silvia Bermúdez, Rocking the Boat
Silvia Bermúdez

April 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for a dialogue between Silvia Bermúdez (Spanish and Portuguese) and Cristina Venegas (Film and Media Studies) about Bermúdez’s new book, Rocking the Boat: Migration and Race in Contemporary Spanish Music.  Refreshments will be served. Rocking the Boat is a nuanced account of how popular urban music, produced between 1980 and 2013, shaped the discourse on immigration, transnational migrants, and racialization in the Spanish State borne after the Constitution of 1978. Silvia Bermúdez is Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literatures.  Her most recent publications include the co-edited volumes A New History of Iberian Feminisms (University of Toronto Press, 2018) and Cartographies of Madrid: Contesting Urban Space at the Crossroads of the Global South and the Global North (Vanderbilt University Press, 2018). Sponsored by the IHC’s Harry Girvetz Memorial Endowment

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Talk: “The Perfect Model for the 1990s”: Community Development Banking, Market-Based Solutions, and Democratic Neoliberalism
Lily Geismer

April 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lily Geismer, History, Claremont McKenna College Geismer is currently on her second book, Doing Good: The Democrats and Neoliberalism from the War on Poverty to the Clinton Foundation. She is co-editor of Shaped by the State: Toward a New Political History of the Twentieth Century (2019) and author of Don’t Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party (2015). This event is a part of Molding Development in the Democratic State, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program. Pre-circulated papers available at www.history.ucsb.edu/labor

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

April 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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Taubman Symposium Talk: Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art
Irvin Ungar

April 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Arthur Szyk often said “Art is not my aim, it is my means.” Yet, his contemporaries praised him as the greatest illuminator-artist since the 16th century. He saw himself as a fighting artist, enlisting his pen and paintbrush as his weapons against hatred, racism, and oppression before, during, and after World War II. As the leading anti-Nazi artist in America during the War, Szyk also created the important and widely circulated art for the rescue of European Jewry. His Passover Haggadah has been acclaimed as “worthy of being considered as one of the most beautiful books ever produced by the hand of man.” In this talk, Irvin Ungar will expose the viewer to the breadth and depth of the power, purpose, and persuasion of the great artist and the great man, Arthur Szyk. Books will be available for purchase and…

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

April 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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The Lawrence Badash Memorial Lecture Series: Science, Freedom, and the Cold War: A Political History of Apolitical Science
Audra J. Wolfe

April 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Why do so many U.S. scientists continue to lean on the language of apolitical science, even as political leaders display less and less interest in scientists’ claims to expertise, or even the existence of facts? In a new book, Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science, historian Audra J. Wolfe suggests the answer lies in Cold war propaganda. From the late 1940s through the late 1960s, the U.S. foreign policy establishment saw a particular way of thinking about scientific freedom as essential to winning the global Cold War. Throughout this period, the engines of U.S. propaganda amplified, circulated, and, in some cases, produced a vision of science, American style, that highlighted scientists’ independence from outside interference and government control. Working (both overly and covertly, wittingly and unwittingly) with governmental and private organizations, U.S. scientists tried to…

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Research Focus Group Talk: Epistemological Revolution in Japan’s Long 1968
Miriam Kingsberg Kadia

April 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A focus on student actors has often led historians of Japan to dismiss the idea of epochal change in “the long 1968.” This talk adopts the perspective of the older generation of Japanese social scientists to show these years as a watershed in the basis of authoritative knowledge. The existing historiography often presents these scholars as reactionary. I show how they, in concert with their colleagues abroad, actually anticipated and indeed accelerated epistemological revolution. Born in the two decades from 1900-1920, “transwar” social scientists assumed leadership of their disciplines in the 1930s and maintained intellectual hegemony across the chronological divide of World War II. They were linked by shared demographic characteristics and, more importantly, through a common commitment to objectivity. Transcending the domestic intellectual community, conviction in objectivity drew together a transnational network of scholars able to trust and engage…

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Humanities Decanted: Ruth Hellier-Tinoco, Performing Palimpsest Bodies: Postmemory Theatre Experiments in Mexico
Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

April 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for a dialogue between Ruth Hellier-Tinoco (Music) and Jessica Nakamura (Department of Theater and Dance) about Hellier-Tinoco’s new book, Performing Palimpsest Bodies: Postmemory Theatre Experiments in Mexico. Refreshments will be served. Performing Palimpsest Bodies proposes the concept of palimpsest bodies to interpret provocative theatre and performance experiments that explore issues of cultural memory, bodies of history, archives, repertoires and performing remains. Combined with ideas of postmemory and rememory, palimpsest bodies are inherently trans-temporal as they perform re-visions of embodied gestures, vocalized calls and sensory experiences. Focusing on one of Mexico’s most significant contemporary theatre companies, La Máquina de Teatro, this study documents the playfully rigorous performances of layered, plural and trans identities as collaborative, feminist, and queer re-visions of official histories and collective memories. Dr. Ruth Hellier-Tinoco is a scholar, creative artist and an associate professor of performing arts and…

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Lord of the Rings Marathon

April 19, 2019 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
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The 2019 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence: Tyree Daye

April 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tyree Daye is a poet from Youngsville, North Carolina. He is the author of two poetry collections: River Hymns, 2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize winner, and Cardinal, forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press, 2020. Daye is a 2017 Ruth Lilly Finalist and Cave Canem fellow. Daye’s work has been published in Prairie Schooner, The New York Times, Nashville Review. Daye won the 2019 Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellowship and is a 2019 Kate Tufts Finalist. The talk will be followed by a reception and book signing. Copies of River Hymns will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence Program, created to bring distinguished practitioners of the craft of writing to the UCSB community. Co-presented by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and the Writing Program.

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UCSB Reads Author Talk
Thi Bui

April 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd,

UCSB Library is pleased to offer a free lecture and book-signing by Thi Bui, author of the UCSB Reads 2019 selection The Best We Could Do. The Best We Could Do is a memoir written in the form of a comic book, in the tradition of Art Spiegelman’s Maus and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis. Thi Bui chronicles generations of her family history in Vietnam, including her birth during the final months of the Vietnam War and her parents’ escape to, and early years in, the United States. The story is rendered in flashbacks from Bui’s current life as a new mother in California. Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen has described The Best We Could Do as a “compelling memoir” that will “break your heart and heal it.” A Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator, Bui teaches in the MFA in Comics Program…

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UCSB Reads Author Talk: The Best We Could Do
Thi Bui

April 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd,

UCSB Library is pleased to offer a free lecture and book-signing by Thi Bui, author of the UCSB Reads 2019 selection The Best We Could Do. The Best We Could Do is a memoir written in the form of a comic book, in the tradition of Art Spiegelman’s Maus and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis. Thi Bui chronicles generations of her family history in Vietnam, including her birth during the final months of the Vietnam War and her parents’ escape to, and early years in, the United States. The story is rendered in flashbacks from Bui’s current life as a new mother in California. Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen has described The Best We Could Do as a “compelling memoir” that will “break your heart and heal it.” A Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator, Bui teaches in the MFA in Comics Program…

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Student Choice Film

April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Student Choice Film at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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Taubman Symposium Screening: Film Marking Yom ha-Shoa

April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pollock Theater, University of California, Santa Barbara

Film screening marking Yom ha-Shoa Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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May 2019

Taubman Symposium Screening: Film Marking Yom ha-Shoa

May 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pollock Theater, University of California, Santa Barbara

Film screening marking Yom ha-Shoa Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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2019 Arthur N. Rupe Great Debate: Immigration: A Boon or Burden to U.S. Society?
Rubén G. Rumbaut, Mark Krikorian, Donald M. Kerwin, Jr.

May 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd,

Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30 PM Participants: Rubén G. Rumbaut Mark Krikorian Moderator: Donald M. Kerwin, Jr. UCSB Campbell Hall FREE Experts on immigration, national security and refugee movements will engage in a debate about the U.S. immigration system, the values and interests it serves and the impact of immigration on the nation. Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, is the co-author of Open Immigration: Yea & Nay and the author of The New Case against Immigration, Both Legal and Illegal and How Obama is Transforming America through Immigration. Rubén G. Rumbaut, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at UC Irvine, is the author of Immigrant America: A Portrait and Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation. The debate will be moderated by Donald M. Kerwin, Jr., Director of the Center for Migration Studies of New York. Co-presented…

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Harry Potter Marathon

May 3, 2019 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
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Talk: Boundaries of the Firm, State, and Nation: The Problem of Public Utility in the American Century
James T. Sparrow

May 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

James T. Sparrow, History, University of Chicago. Sparrow is the author of Warfare State: World War II Americans and the Age of Big Government (2011) and co-editor of Boundaries of the State in US History (2015). His current projects include Sovereign Discipline: The American Extraterritorial State in the Atomic Age and New Leviathan: Rethinking Sovereignty and Political Agency after Total War. This event is a part of Molding Development in the Democratic State, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program. Pre-circulated papers available at www.history.ucsb.edu/labor

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Harry Potter Marathon

May 6, 2019 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Rocky Horror Picture Show

May 10, 2019 @ 12:00 am - 3:00 am
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Talk: “Sold by her Own Desire”: Intimate Labor, Commodification, and Resistance in Female Intelligence Offices, 1810-1850
April Haynes

May 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

April Haynes, History, University of Wisconsin, Haynes is the author of Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-century America (2015) and the forthcoming Tender Traffic: Intimate Labors in the Early American Republic. She is the chair of the Program in Gender and Women’s History at the University of Wisconsin. This event is a part of Molding Development in the Democratic State, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program. Pre-circulated papers available at www.history.ucsb.edu/labor

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Happy Death Day 1 & 2

May 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Lane Room, Ellison 3824, UC Santa Barbara
$4

Showings of Happy Death Day 1 & 2 at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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Taubman Symposium Talk: Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History

May 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Corwin Pavilion, 494 UCEN Rd

Steven Zipperstein, Stanford University Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Happy Death Day 1 & 2

May 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Happy Death Day 1 & 2 at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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Talk: From Farm to Tourist Trap: Tourism as a Rural Development Strategy
Doug Genens

May 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Doug Genens, History, UCSB Genens, a PhD candidate in the UCSB Department of History, is writing a dissertation on the varieties of rural development in the United States after World War II. This event is a part of Molding Development in the Democratic State, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program. Pre-circulated papers available at www.history.ucsb.edu/labor

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: How to Train Your Dragon

May 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of How to Train Your Dragon at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: How to Train Your Dragon

May 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of How to Train Your Dragon at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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Talk: The Social Origins of the Minimum Wage
Kathryn Sklar

May 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kathryn Sklar, Berkeley, CA Sklar, who taught history for many years at SUNY Binghamton, is author of Catharine Beecher: A Study in American Domesticity (1973) and Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: The Rise of Women's Political Culture, 1830-1900 (1995), both of which received the Berkshire Prize. She has received fellowships from the Ford, Rockefeller, Guggenheim, and Mellon Foundations, as well as from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Center for Advanced Study in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. This event is a part of Molding Development in the Democratic State, a series of UCSB talks and workshops sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program. Pre-circulated papers available at www.history.ucsb.edu/labor

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Psychedelic Short Films and Climax

May 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Psychedelic Short Films and Climax at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Psychedelic Short Films and Climax

May 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Psychedelic Short Films and Climax at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Ash Is Purest White

May 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Ash Is Purest White at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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June 2019

Magic Lantern Films Presents: Ash Is Purest White

June 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Ash Is Purest White at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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Magic Lantern Films Presents: Captain Marvel

June 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte
$4

Showings of Captain Marvel at 7:00 and 10:00 PM

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