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History Forum Speakers, 2000-present

3/10/00

Douglas Dodd, CSUB "National Forests vs. National Parks: Bureaucratic Rivalry and the Preservation of Public Lands"
3/31/00 James Sefton and Frederick Kuretski, CSU Northridge "History and Photography: A Journey Along California Highway 166"
5/12/00

Fredrik Logevall, UCSB

"Vietnam Reconsidered: Origins and Legacies of War"
10/6/00

John Maynard, CSUB

Book Launch of California: Golden Past, Shining Future
1/12/01 Miriam Vivian, CSUB "The Christianization of Rome: Myths, Monuments and Martyrs in the Transformation of the City"
2/9/01 Charlotte Furth, USC "Doing Research on the History of the Body: Representation and Experience"
4/27/01 Gonzalo Santos, CSUB "Winning the War Against Oblivion: An Eye-Witness Account of the Historic Zapatista March to Mexico City"
6/1/01

Gordon Berger, USC

"Sumo: Mirror, Expression and Molder of Japanese Society"

11/16/01

James Meriwether, CSUB

"Zimbabwe: Todii, or What Shall We Do?"
1/11/02

Ken Manungo, U. of Zimbabwe

"Zimbabwe Today"
3/1/02

Randolph Bergstrom, UCSB

"Courting Equality: Law and the Injuries of Race in Turn-of-the-Century New York"
4/12/02

Mario T. Garcia, UCSB

"Oral History and the Ethnic Subject: Studies in the Chicano Experience"

4/26/02

John E. Wills, USC

"The Unconfinable Variety, Splendor, and Strangeness of the Human Condition"
5/17/02

Richard Orsi, CSU Hayward

"New Approaches to the History of the Southern Pacific Railroad in California and the West"
10/18/02

Alemseghed Kebede, CSUB

"The Historical Roots of Athletic Cult in Contemporary Ethiopia: The Long and Unfinished Quest for National Dignity"
2/7/03

Mark Baker, CSUB

"Rampaging Women, Cowering Police, Bazaar Riots and Moral Economy:  The Social Impact of the Great War in Kharkiv Province, Ukraine"
4/18/03

Jerome Kleinsasser, CSUB

"Another Look at Lawrence Tibbett: America’s First Crossover Artist"

11/7/03

Kindon Meik, CSUB

"Contested Space and Contested Voices: The Hygienist Movement in Buenos Aires, 1871-1910"

2/20/04

Jeri Echeverria, CSU Fresno

"Bakersfield’s Boarding Houses: Hub of Basque Settlement"
5/21/04

 Victor Geraci, UC Berkeley

"The Rise of Santa Barbara’s Wine Industry"
11/5/04

 Constance Orliski, CSUB

"What Revolution? A Historical Look at China in the 21st Century"
5/13/05

Mark Baker, CSUB

"The ‘Orange Revolution’ as Social History:  What Happened in Late 2004 in Ukraine and Why?"
10/7/05

Daniel Lewis, Cal Poly Pomona

"Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo on Things Californian: A Chautauqua Presentation"
1/13/06

John-Paul Himka, University of Alberta

"The Titillating and Grotesque:  The Demise of Last-Judgment Icons in the Carpathian Mountains"
5/12/06 Douglas Dodd, CSUB "The Best Law You’ve Never Heard Of: Celebrating the Centennial of the Antiquities Act, 1906-2006"
10/13/06 Birger Pearson, UCSB "Discoveries in Early Christianity: Gnostic Manuscripts and the Gospel of Judas"
2/09/07

Miriam Raub Vivian, CSUB

"Roman Life on the Outposts of Empire"
5/18/07

Ronald Dolkart, CSUB

"Angela Peralta: El Ruisenor Mexicano (The Mexican Nightengale)"
10/26/07

Peter La Chapelle, Nevada State College

"Fightin' Sides: The Vietnam War, the Counterculture, and Merle Haggard's 'Okie from Muskogee'"
02/29/08 Thomas Meyer, CSUB "The Meyers: The Story of a Jewish-Christian Family and their Experiences in Nazi and Post-war Divided Germany"
05/02/08 Terry Phillips, KVPR radio "Murder at the Altar: A Historical Novel"
09/19/08 Fr. David Orique, O.P., University of Oregon “The Unheard Voice of Law from the Often Heard Text:  A New Rendition of Bartolomé de Las Casas’ Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias
02/27/09 Oliver Rink, CSUB “Wampum, Furs, and Guilders:
Dutch Commercial Capitalism Comes to America”
04/24/09 Lia Schraeder, CSUB "Spirits of the Times: Spiritism and the Mythology of the Mexican Revolution"
05/22/09 Becky Orfila, Elise Palos, Marie Poland, Peter Parra (CSUB M.A. students) CSUB M.A. Student History Forum on Local History
10/02/09 James Meriwether,
CSU Channel Islands
"'It’s Not a War': Three Elections, Two Obamas, One Fulbright"
01/29/10 Bettine Birge,
USC
"Marriage and the law in China during the age of Khubilai Khan"
04/30/10 Jerome Kleinsasser, CSUB "Lawrence Tibbett: America's First Labor Leader for the Performing Arts"
10/14/10 Gabriel Gutierrez,
CSU Northridge
"'Amanzar': Historical and Cultural Readings of Victor Villasenor's Educational Journey in Burro Genius"
11/17/10 Mark Baker, CSUB "Patron, Protege and Prophet: Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev, party disloyalty, and the 1923 'affair.'"
01/28/11 Robert C. Pavlik, Caltrans "Norman Clyde: Legendary Mountaineer of California's Sierra Nevada"
04/22/11 Erin Miller,
Bakersfield College
"William Penn: 'A Faith that Overcomes the World'"
09/30/11

Mario T. Garcia, UCSB, & Sal Castro, educator and activist

"Blowout! Sal Castro & the Chicano Struggle for Educational Justice"
10/14/11

Sheila Lloyd, University of Redlands

"No Exceptions: The Other Wes Moore's Challenge to Exceptionalism"
01/27/12

Lily E. Hirsch, Independent Scholar

"'Jewish Music' in Nazi Germany: Musical Politics and the Berlin Jewish Culture League"
04/13/12

Bradley Asher, Independent Scholar

"Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress"
02/11/12 Professor Oliver Rink (CSUB) and Nancy Rink "The Lowell Mill Girls and America's Early Industrial Revolution"
02/01/13 William C. Tweed, Ph.D.
Sequoia National Park Foundation
"The National Park Idea: An Historical Appraisal"
05/05/13 Patricia Cline Cohen,
UCSB
"Rethinking Traditional Marriage in 19th-century America:
The ‘Marriage Reform’ Movement of the 1850s"
10/25/13 Mustafah Dhada, CSUB “Epistemological Imperialism and Mass Violence in World History: The Wiriyamu Massacre of 1972 Examined”
2/28/14

Mark Baker, CSUB

“Was the Soviet Union a Proletarian Project?”
4/18/14

Gray Brechin, UC Berkeley

“The Grapes of Charity: California’s Living New Deal”
9/25/14

Robert Cherny, SFSU

“Communism and Anti-Communism in California in the 1930s”
2/27/15

Anne Marie Plane, UCSB

“Invisible Worlds: Historical Methods and Challenges of Reading Historic Dream Reports in Colonial New England”
5/8/15

Mario Garcia, UCSB

“Latino Generation: Voices of the New America”
10/21/15

John C. Pinheiro, Aquinas College

“Religion, American Identity, and the Mexican-American War”
2/5/16

Steven W. Hackel, UC Riverside

“The Rock and the Crucifix: Two Hundred Years of Remembering Junipero Serra”

5/6/16

Mario Garcia, UCSB

“The Chicano Generation: Testimonios from the Movement”
10/15/16

Philip Garone, CSU Stanslaus

“Intersections: A History of Water, Agriculture, and Wildlife in the San Joaquin Valley”
3/3/17

Anelise Hanson Shrout, CSU Fullerton

“What do Politics Have to do With Starving Millions?: Digital Humanities Approaches to the History of Philanthropy”

5/5/17

Andres Resendez, UC Davis

"The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America"
10/6/17

Kelly Lytle Hernandez, UCLA

“City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965”
12/1/17

Robeson Taj Frazier, USC

"The East is Black: Cold War China and the Black Radical Imagination"
2/9/18

Harold Drake, UCSB

"A Century of Miracles: How Life Changed for Christians, Pagans and Jews Between 312 and 410."
4/13/18

Sandra Mendiola García, University of North Texas 

"Street Democracy: Vendors, Violence, and Public Space in Late Twentieth-Century Mexico."
10/13/18

Diane M.T. North, University of Maryland, University College

“California at War: The State and the People During World War I.”
11/9/18

Stephen Allen, CSUB

"A History of Boxing in Mexico: Masculinity, Modernism, and Nationalism."
2/22/19

Kevin Dawson, UC Merced

"History Below the Waterline: Enslaved Salvage Divers and the Hinter-seas Production of Colonial Capital."
5/10/19

Ronit Stahl, UC Berkeley

“The Four Chaplains Reconsidered: Race and
Religion in the U.S. Military.”
9/27/19

 Jessica Lynne Pearson, Macalester College

“The Colonial Politics of Global Health: France and the United Nations in Postwar Africa.”
11/8/19

 Benjamin Madley, UCLA

"An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873"
2/21/20

Sean Wempe, CSUB

"Revenants of the German Empire: Colonial Germans, Imperialism, and the League of Nations."
5/1/20

 Edward J. Watts, UC San Diego

"Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny."