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Announcement: 2015 Whitsett Seminar and Lecture


2015 Whitsett Graduate Seminar & Lecture
Department of History, CSUN
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hosted Lunch: 12:00-1:00 

Panel 1: 1:00-2:30

Elizabeth A. Logan, USC, “Sweet Peas of Civility: The Cultural Politics of Environment in California, 1848 to 1915”

Guy McClellan, UNM, “Sierra Sprawl: Yosemite’s Age of Decentralization, 1956-1966”


Panel 2: 2:30-4:30

Dinna Rivera-Pitt, CSUN, “Behind the Legend of Miguel Leonis”

H-Net academic announcements posted to the web 2014-02-17 - 2014-02-26

Title: Empire and Exceptionalism: The Requerimiento at
     Five-Hundred
  Location: California
  Date: 2015-03-06
  Description: The conference addresses the justifications for
     conquest and empire in the early modern Spanish world by
     examining them against the broader panorama of European
     colonial ventures in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and
     beyond. Using the Spanish Requerimientoas a point of departure,
     Empire and Except ...
  Contact: c1718cs@humnet.ucla.edu

Boom: A Journal of California Special Issue! "California in the Pacific World: 1915 | 2015 | 2115"

On the occasion of the centenary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco and the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego, Boom: A Journal of California has published a special issue devoted to “CALIFORNIA IN THE PACIFIC WORLD: 1915 | 2015 | 2115."

The issue is now available on JSTOR at http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/boom.2015.5.issue-1 and articles will also appear over the next month at http://boomcalifornia.com. 

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