“The Life of the Enslaved” Event at Caledon State Park This Weekend

As part of their Monthly “People of Caledon” series, Caledon State Park will present “The Life of the Enslaved” on February 23 at 2 p.m.  Through this living history presentation, guest first-person interpreter Shemika Berry will share what life was like at Caledon for those who were enslaved. Register for this free program by calling 540-663-3861 or stopping by the visitor center.

People of Caledon Program at Caledon State Park

This spring, Caledon State Park in King George, Virginia will be hosting monthly “People of Caledon” programs.  These programs will explore the daily lives of the people in the region  from pre-colonization through the steam engine era.  Check out the schedule below:

January 19, 2019 at 2pm—Boyd’s Hole Revisited.  Boyd’s Hole has been home to history from colonial times through the Civil War. Discover more about the port, spy camp, and inspection station through the people who frequented this area.

February 23, 2019 at 2pm—The Life of the Enslaved.  Through this living history presentation, guest first-person interpreter, Shemika Berry, will share what life was like for those who were enslaved residing here at Caledon.

March 30, 2019 at 2pm—Indigenous Culture.  Native Americans greatly impacted the history of Caledon State Park and King George County. Join us as we learn about tools, skills, and the ways of life for indigenous peoples of this area.

April 27, 2019 at 2pm—The Steamboat Era.  Before highways and cars, the easiest way to travel was often the waterways. The Potomac River was a major thoroughfare for transportation of goods and people and still is today. Caledon State Park is home to an old wharf that was part of the steamboat route on the Potomac. Join rangers as we learn more about life during the age of the steamboat.

 

Seniors: 485 Meeting on Monday, January 14th

FURTHER UPDATE: the mandatory 485 information session has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 16 at 4:00 PM in Monroe 210. See you there!

UPDATE: the 485 meeting has been CANCELED due to snow.  Stay tuned for information about when it will be rescheduled.

To all senior History and American Studies majors enrolled (or planning to enroll) in History 485 or American Studies 485 this spring: there will be a MANDATORY information session on Monday, January 14 at 5:00 PM in Monroe 210.  See you there, and welcome back!

Fall 2018 History and American Studies Symposium


Fall 2018 – History and American Studies Symposium

University of Mary Washington: Department of History and American Studies

Friday, December 7, 2018

 

 

SESSION ONE. 9 AM. Monroe 210 – From World War II to Wonder Woman: Military and Cultural Histories
Moderator: Dr. Claudine Ferrell

Francisco Palomo – “Aircraft Carrier Development of the Royal, United States, and Imperial Japanese Navies”

Madeleine McCullough – “The Codebreakers of World War II: The Talented Minds that Led to an Allied Victory in 1945”

Khayla McGowan – “Wonder Woman: How She Went from a Superheroine to a Superhero”

 

SESSION TWO. 9 AM. Monroe 111 – Japan and China in the 20th Century: Gender, Media, and Animation
Moderator: Dr. Krystyn Moon

Alyssa Ruhlen – “The Power of Perspective: Investigating the Empress Dowager Cixi and the Role of Print Media from 1898-1914”

Elise Trommer – “‘Does the Steel Princess Need an Escort?’ Representations of Gender in Japanese Animation, 1988-1995”

Kaylee Tye – “Women in the 1960s Depicted Through Chinese Cinema”

 

SESSION THREE. 10 AM. Monroe 210 – American Nativism: New Ideas of the Body Politic at the Turn of the Century
Moderator: Dr. Bruce O’Brien

McKenzie Dowdy – “The 1891 New Orleans Lynchings of Italian Immigrants: Racism, Nativism, and the Notion of Whiteness”

Kelsey Phillips – “Typhoid Mary: An Analysis of the Stereotypes of Female Irish Immigrants”

Sarah Jones – “Denis Kearney and His Impact on the Anti-Chinese Movement in Late-Nineteenth Century California”

 

SESSION FOUR. 10 AM. Monroe 111 – Selected Papers in U.S. and Global History
Moderator: Dr. Susan Fernsebner

Margaret Lewandowski – “Different Experiences of the Same Atrocity: A Multinational Comparison of Comfort Women Experiences”

Alex Friedrich – “A Failure in Justice: William Calley and the My Lai Massacre”

Maya Watson – “Racialized Notions of Beauty in the 20th Century”

 

SESSION FIVE. SESSION. 11 AM. Monroe 210 – The Middle Ages: Medicine, Gender, and Feuds
Moderator: Dr. Porter Blakemore

Jessie Whitmer – “Shifts in Medieval Medicine: The Progression of Medical Practices Throughout the Middle Ages”

Jason Elms – “Fixing the Feud: The Relation between Royal Authority and Feud in Medieval England, Iceland, and Norway”

Paige Hildebrand – “The Empress Matilda: Sex, Gender, and Leadership in Twelfth Century England”

 

SESSION SIX. 11 AM. Monroe 111 – Selected Papers on Colonialism and Diplomatic History
Moderator: Dr. Will Mackintosh

Lakelyn Wiley – “Intercolonial Conflict in West Africa: Sierra Leone and Liberia”

Nicole McCormick – “Queen Lili’uokalani’s Resistance to U.S. Colonization and Influence on the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement”

Zhen Chen – “Only Nixon and Mao: Framing U.S.-Chinese  Rapprochement Through the Individuals”

 

SESSSION SEVEN. 1 PM. Monroe 210 – Topics in U.S. History: Late 19th and 20th Century
Moderator: Dr. Erin Devlin

Nathan Harpine – “Voice in a Segregated Church: African American Clergy and Ministry in the Episcopal Dioceses of Virginia and Southern Virginia, 1870-1915”

Kaitryn Evans – “The 1920 New York State Assembly: A Case Study of the Undemocratic Expulsion of Five Socialist Members”

Allison Griffith – “African American Educational Opportunities in Prince Edward County: 1959-1964”

 

SESSION EIGHT. 1 PM. Monroe 111 – Medicine, Motion Pictures and Urban Spaces: Topics in U.S. History
Moderator: Dr. Jason Sellers

Andrew Snead – “Confederate Medicine: The Struggle to Save Lives”

Benjamin Masse – “Independent Cities: Why They Were Created and Kept, to Help Citizens”

Moscow and Washington Lecture Series: Andrew Friedman, November 27

The Department of History and American Studies is pleased to announce the fourth and final lecture of the Fall 2018 lecture series, “Washington and Moscow: Capitals of the Cold War Past and Present?” Prof. Andrew Friedman (Haverford College) will present his lecture, “Covert Capital: U.S. Empire, Northern Virginia and the Suburban Cold War.”

Abstract: The capital of the U.S. empire in the Cold War was not a city. It was an American suburb. This talk chronicles how the CIA and other national security institutions created a U.S. imperial home front in the suburbs of Northern Virginia after World War II, anchoring a new imperial culture and social world, and making U.S. geopolitics through the routines and spaces of everyday suburban life.

The lecture is open to the public and will be held Tuesday, November 27, 6pm in Monroe 346. Professor Friedman is author of Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013).

Native American Cultural Celebration events

Native American Cultural Celebration 2018

Indigenous Peoples: An Ongoing Tradition

For the past few centuries, indigenous people and their traditions have been inaccurately depicted due to numerous stereotypes permeating throughout history. In recent years, they have fought to showcase the diversity of indigenous cultures from the Americas. As their traditions continue to extend to new generations, they are enhancing the definition of what it means to be an indigenous person. Join the Native American Student Association and the James Farmer Multicultural Center for educational presentations and entertaining cultural performances.

Internship Opportunity: Federal Reserve Board

The Federal Reserve Board has an opening for a summer intern in the Records Management Program. The internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students. See below for the official description. The link to the Federal Job Search site at which the official announcement can be found is at the bottom of this description:

Records Management Intern Summer 2019 (OSEC)-21162
Primary Location: DC-Washington
Employee Status: Temporary
Overtime Status: Non-exempt
Job Type: Internship
Travel: No
Shift: Day Job
Years of Experience Required: 0
Education Required: Some College
Relocation Provided: No
Salary Grade Low: 20
Posting Date: Oct 22, 2018

Position Description:
The Records Management Program (RMP) promotes sound records management in support of the Board’s and OSEC’s strategic direction, and in compliance with federal records management laws and regulations. The program creates policies and provides services that result in the proper creation, management, and availability of Board documentation.

Position Requirements
The Records section in the Office of the Secretary of the Federal Reserve Board is seeking a summer intern assist Board staff on records management consulting services and other records management projects:
1. Draft training materials for Rapid Response sessions and the Board’s annual records training program;
2. Participate in records evaluation projects;
3. Draft records control schedules for submission to the National Archives and Records Administration;
4. Review Board SharePoint sites and Reserve Bank FedShare sites that are decommissioning to determine if records contained in the sites are eligible for destruction or should be preserved; and,
5. Manage the Federal Reserve Integrated Records Management Architecture (FIRMA) collections. FIRMA maintains electronic versions of Board records in compliance with legal recordkeeping requirements for federal agencies. Intern will add documents and determine the required metadata to facilitate access and conduct searches for documents to respond to FOIA and general requests.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or application, membership, or service in the uniformed services.

https://www.federalreserve.gov/start-job-search.htm