Spring 2017 Symposium – Friday, 4/28

History and American Studies Symposium
University of Mary Washington – Department of History & American Studies
Friday, April 28

SESSION ONE. 9 AM. MONROE 210 — Studies in a New Military History
Moderator: Bruce O’Brien

Joseph Sartori – “Oak Ridge, Tennessee: The Secret City”

Helen Salita. “The Struggle for Survival:  Food Production, Preservation, and Conservation in Great Britain During World War II”

Emma Olson – “‘A Fate Worse Than Death’: PTSD from the American Civil War to the Vietnam War”

 
SESSION TWO. 9 AM.  MONOROE 211 – Global Perspectives on 19th and 20th century History
Moderator: Krystyn Moon

Jonathon Baker – “A Case Study of Hong Xiuquan’s Narrative as Presented by Hong Rengan, Theodore Hamburg, and Reverend Issachar Jacox Roberts”

Anna Kumor – “Doomed If You Do, Doomed If You Don’t: The Division of Cyprus in the 1960s”

Miguel Perez – “Interpreting Films in Regard to Historical Narratives: John Woo and the Transfer of Sovereignty, 1985-1997”

 

SESSION THREE. 9 AM. MONROE 111 – Selected Studies: Blackfoot Residential Schools and Modern Environmentalism
Moderator: Jason Sellers

Kelly Leann Miller, “The Voices Behind the Blackfoot Residential Schools” (J. Sellers)

Nancy Milroy – “American Deathways and Modern Environmentalism: Reuniting the Human and Natural Worlds via the Social and Physical Processes of a ‘Green’ Death”

 

SESSION FOUR. 10 AM. MONROE 210 – Media, Race, and Gender
Moderator: Susan Fernsebner

Ruby Hunter-Sowers – “Examining “Traditional” Masculinity and Femininity as Constructed through an Analysis of All in the Family’s Archie and Edith Bunker”

Daniel R. Reschke – “Parental Advisory: Whiteness, Masculinity, and Class in Heavy Metal during the Reagan Administration”

Corey Cooney – “A Case Study on the Importance of Intersectional Representation in Steven Universe

 

SESSION FIVE. 10 AM. MONROE 211 – Unemployment and the Mines of West Virginia: U.S. Labor History
Moderator: Nabil Al-Tikriti

Christian Trout –  “Coxey’s Army: Press Portrayals of Unemployment in the Gilded Age”

Neal Fanning  – “Mother Jones: Ascension of a Labor Agitator”

 

SESSION SIX. 10 AM. MONROE 111 – “How does a… grow up to be a hero and a scholar?”: Leading Figures in History
Moderator: Porter Blakemore

Megan Joslin – “Polarizing Politician: The Political Development of Alexander Hamilton”

Megan Green – “Martin Van Buren and His Use of Organizational Politics”

Mary McDaniel Moncure-Williams (Mackie) – “A Study of the Reputation of George Washington”

 

SESSION SEVEN. 11:00 AM. MONROE 210 – Famine, Captivity Narratives, and Native American—Colonist Relations: Three Studies
Moderator: Will Mackintosh

Cody Nester – “Colonial Oversights: How Famine Happened in Early British America”

Casey Mocarski, “Native American and Colonist Relations in Early Jamestown, 1607-1622”

Robbie Pratt, “The Creation of Truth: A Study of Puritan Rhetoric in Captivity Narratives”

 
SESSION EIGHT. 11:OO AM. MONROE 211 – Ancient and Medieval European History
Moderator: Jeff McClurken

Cooper Stroh – “The Cause of Hannibal’s Defeat in the Second Punic War”
Daniel Hawkins – “The Unbreakable Steed: Saxon Resistance to Frankish Religious and Political Rule in the Early Middle Ages”

Caitlin Jane McDonough – “The Origins of Regulation of Sexuality in the Medieval Church”

 

SESSION NINE. 11:00 AM. MONROE 111 – The ‘Great War’ in Military History
Moderator: Claudine Ferrell

Nathan George – “The Russian Role in the Start of the Great War, The Summer of 1914”

Kelly Wesselman – “Frozen Down to the Core: The Battle of Sarıkamış, 1914-1915”

Jacob Carter – “Tankity, Tankity, Tankity: The Evolution of Armored Tactics, 1919-1943”


12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch Break

 

SESSION TEN. 1 PM. MONROE 210 – Bodies, Gender, and Texts in Early Modern England
Moderator: Will Mackintosh

Christine Ortiz – “Breastfeeding and Women in Seventeenth Century England”

James Stewart – “A Maternal Duty: Mothers as Educators in Seventeenth-Century England”

Lauren Rainford – “‘Miss’representations: Gender Expectations of Single Women in Early Modern English Pamphlets and Ballads”

 

SESSSION ELEVEN. 1:00 PM. MONROE 211 – Topics in U.S. History
Moderator: Susan Fernsebner

Kristopher Hiser – “Grounded Aspirations: The Freedmen’s Struggle for Independence from the Planter Land Monopoly”

Ian Scott Wilson – “How the Republicans Rose and Slayed Woodrow Wilson”

Kelsey Brey – “The Perfect Storm: 1930s Race and Gender Relations Engulf the Scottsboro Verdicts”

 

SESSION TWELVE. 1:00 PM. MONROE 111 – Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Gender, Conflict, and Cinema
Moderator: Nabil Al-Tikriti

Kellyn Staneart “Women’s Roles in the Wars of the Roses”

Leah Kacoyanis – “The Film Depictions of Anne Boleyn”

 

SESSION THIRTEEN 2 PM. MONROE 210 – Gender in Early Modern, Modern, and Contemporary Studies
Moderator: Allyson Poska

Philip Leonard – “The Role of Exercise in Health, Masculinity and Society in Early Modern Europe”

Leah Boehman – “Coeducation at the University of Mary Washington: The Transition and History”

Shanna Davidson – “In Her Shoes: An Analysis of the Effects and Shift of Media Portrayal of Women and Nike’s Progressive Advertising”

 
SESSION FOURTEEN. 2 PM. MONROE 211 – Topics in Religious History
Moderator: Bruce O’Brien

Max Starr – “The Culture of Conversion in Anglo-Scandinavian England”

Matthew Jaster – “The Effect of Conversion on Scandinavian Women”

Victoria Anderson – “Reconstructing Norse Belief Through the Eyes of Later Christians”

 
SESSION FIFTEEN. 2 PM. MONROE 111. Selected Papers: U.S. Civil War History and West Virginia’s War on Coal
Moderator: Erin Devlin

Kristin O’Connell – “Psychological Effects and Suicide During the Civil War: An Analysis of Western State Hospital”

Madison Scovell – “Not so Typical Southerners: The Blackford Family During the Civil War”

Joshua Kassabian – “Strikes in the Mines of West Virginia: The War on Coal”

Talking History: Dr. Porter Blakemore (4/17)

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HISA Majors Banquet – Friday, April 28

The Seventeenth Annual Department of History and American Studies

MAJORS BANQUET

Sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta

will be held at

BROCK’S RIVERSIDE GRILL

on

Friday, April 28, 2017
5:30 pm

 

Join your friends and professors to celebrate the end of the year at a festive gathering, featuring:

  • Cash bar and delicious dinner in downtown Fredericksburg
  • Recognition of majors’ achievements
  • Announcements of scholarship recipients
  • Presentation of Department’s annual awards

Cost: $15 majors & prospective majors; $20 faculty and guests

Payment: See Mrs. Patton in Monroe 228 BY APRIL 21ST.

Note: This date is firm. Late requests cannot be honored.

Dress: Business attire is recommended.

Talking History: Dr. Will Mackintosh (3/20)

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Talk: Dr. Lisa Kirschenbaum (3/22, 7 pm)

In Honor of Women’s History Month
The Program in Women’s and Gender Studies and the Department of History and American Studies present

Dr. Lisa Kirschenbaum

(Professor of History, West Chester University)

“Intimate Revolution: Communist Women and the Spanish Civil War”

March 22, 7pm, Combs 139

Dr. Kirschenbaum is the author of Small Comrades: Revolutionizing Childhood in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932 (2000), The Legacy of the Siege of Leningrad, 1941-1995: Myth, Memories, and Monuments (2006), and International Communism and the Spanish Civil War: Solidarity and Suspicion (2015). She will share intimate stories of women communists in the Spanish civil war (1936-1939) exploring how communist commitments shaped personal lives and personal relationships influenced political understandings.

For more information contact Dr. Allyson Poska aposka@umw.edu

Talking History: Professor Jason Sellers Speaks on Environmental History (2/20)

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Talking History – Spring ’17 Schedule

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