LA History and Metro Studies Group Event Schedule 2014-2015

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The coordinators of the Los Angeles History and Metro Studies Group are pleased to announce our schedule of events for the 2014-2015 academic year:

August 24, 2014 – Happy Hour Kick Off
Far Bar, 347 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012,
Sunday, 4:00pm-6:00pm, in Far Bar’s Mezzanine

September 26, 2014 – panel discussion
“Epicenter of Suburban Poverty: Looking to the Past, Planning for the Future in the Inland Empire and Southern California”
Marco Anderson, regional planner, Southern California Association of Governments
Peter Dreier, E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics and Chair, Urban & Environmental Policy Department, Occidental College
Becky Nicolaides, Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Women, UCLA
Kati Rubinyi, founder, Civic Projects Foundation

November 5, 2014 –pre-circulated paper, joint session with Autry Western History Workshop
“‘Calling All Cars:’ Cultural Citizenship, Deviancy, and Mexican American Motorists in Los Angeles”
Genevieve Carpio, Cassius Marcellus Clay Fellow in History, Yale University
Wednesday, 6:30pm, Autry National Center

December 5, 2014– pre-circulated paper
“‘A worth-while living from the soil’: Gender and The Backyard ‘Farmlet’ in Pre-WWII Southern California”
Eileen V. Wallis, Associate Professor of History, Cal Poly Pomona

January 23, 2015 – pre-circulated paper
“Crossing Boundaries, Crossing the Continent: Movements of Early Pentecostals in Los Angeles”
Caroline Harris, Ph.D. candidate in History, UCLA
This session is capped at 25 people.

February 27, 2015 – pre-circulated paper
“Location: Where Home Savings Built ‘Cathedrals of Finance’ – And Where They Didn’t”
Adam Arenson, Associate Professor of History and Director of Urban Studies, Manhattan College

March 27, 2015 – pre-circulated paper
“‘Same Same, But Different’: The Early Thai Food Scene in Los Angeles”
Mark Padoongpatt, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, UNLV
This session is capped at 25 people.

April 3, 2015 – Clark Davis Memorial Lecture
“American Housing Aid in the Developing World Post-1945”
Nancy Kwak, Assistant Professor of History, UC San Diego

All sessions will begin at 10:30am in the Seaver Classrooms in the Munger Research Center, Huntington Library, unless otherwise noted. Please check e-mail announcements for exact location of sessions. Some sessions will be held in the smaller Seaver classroom and attendance will be capped. Parking is free. Sessions will begin at 10:30am, and lunch will be served at noon for attendees who RSVP before the posted deadline. The Huntington Library is located at 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108.

For sessions with a pre-circulated paper, the paper will be made available approximately 2 weeks prior to the seminar through a link in the email announcement for the session. We kindly request that attendees access and read the papers before coming.

If you are not on our mailing list and would like to receive announcements for these sessions, please fill out the form at

For more information, email the group coordinators— Becky Nicolaides, Alyssa Ribeiro, Andrea Thabet, Lily Geismer, and Caitlin Parker—at

The LA History & Metro Studies Group is generously sponsored by the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW).