Wednesday, July 18 , 2018, 2:27 pm | Mostly Cloudy 70º

 
 
 
 

UCSB Professor to Speak at Anacapa School on Life of Japanese Samurai

Anacapa School will host Luke Roberts, a professor of Japanese history in UC Santa Barbara’s History Department, at its First Thursday Open Breakfast Club series at 7:50 a.m. April 4.

Roberts’ current research project is a biography of an “average” samurai named Mori Yoshiki of the feudal Japanese Tosa domain of the 18th century. His talk at Anacapa will answer the question: “What was it like to be a samurai in 18th-century Japan?”

“The Japanese samurai culture is so fascinating to many of our students,” said Gordon Sichi, Anacapa School’s headmaster and history teacher. “We are fortunate to have a pre-eminent expert share his work directly with us.”

Roberts received his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, where his professor Ron DiCenzo sparked his interest in Japanese studies. Roberts later studied the history of the Japanese Edo period (1600-1868) at Tokyo University as a research student. It is there that he became interested in the history of the Tosa region of southwest Japan.

In 1991, Roberts received his Ph.D. at Princeton University.  He has since been teaching at UCSB. He is the author of Mercantilism in a Japanese Domain and Performing the Great Peace and co-author with Sharon Takeda of Japanese Fishermen’s Coats From Awaji Island.

Anacapa hosts dozens of expert guest presenters each year. Every month, the school opens its doors to the wider community to honor a special guest lecturer as part of its First Thursday Open Breakfast Club series.

Prospective parents who are interested in Anacapa School for their students are welcome to attend this free event to see a Breakfast Club in action.

Anacapa School is an independent, co-educational, WASC-accredited, college preparatory day school for students in grades 7 through 12. Founded in 1981, Anacapa offers rigorous academics, unparalleled civic involvement, arts and humanities at its historic campus located in the heart of the Santa Barbara civic center.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through Stripe below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level
×

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >