History and American Studies Symposium–Spring 2015–Preliminary Program

History and American Studies Symposium

University of Mary Washington – Department of History and American Studies
Friday, April 24, 2015


SESSION ONE. 9 AM. Monroe 210—World War II and Its Aftermath

Moderator: Dr. Nabil Al-Tikriti

Sarah Palmer—“Illimitable Schemes for Relief”: International Humanitarianism and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (PB)

Jordan Harmer—Postwar Japanese Society Through Osamu Tezuka’s Manga (SF)

Ike Copperthite—Russian Women in the Red Army in World War II (PB)

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Majors Banquet & Awards (4/24): Reserve a Seat Now!

15th Annual Department of History and American Studies


Friday, April 24, 2015

5:30 pm

at Brock’s Riverside Grill

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

– Delicious dinner and cash bar in a great location in downtown Fredericksburg

– Recognition of majors’ achievements

– Announcement 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 17th

Dress: Business attire recommended

Talk this Week (3/25): Dr. Rachel Maines on Hobby Science in Gendered Spaces

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Dr. Krystyn Moon Presents at the Social Research Colloquium

photoDr. Krystyn Moon shared her latest research today in a presentation entitled “The Immigration Bureau and the Origins of International Education, 1880s-1930s.” Speaking before a full audience at UMW’s Social Research Colloquium, she spoke on issues of late nineteenth and early twentieth immigration, ethnicity, and education.

Dr. Moon is currently associate professor and director of the program of American Studies at the University of Mary Washington. She is author of the book Yellowface: Creating the Chinese in American Popular Music and Performance, 1850s-1920s.

Career event Monday, 16 March: Daniel Steen on law school and legal careers

Steen career event

Talk Thursday (2/19): Professor N.D.B. Connolly on Property Politics in the Jim Crow Era

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Today (2/18): Talking History with Dr. Nabil Al-Tikriti

Talking History with Professor Nabil Al-Tikriti

“Pseudo-Idris, Idris, and Being Wrong in the Digital Age”

Wednesday, February 18th, 4:00-5:00 PM, Monroe 210

Join the Department of History and American Studies as we continue our series of conversations about faculty research. Questions? Email wmackint@umw.edu