History and American Studies Symposium
University of Mary Washington – Department of History and American Studies
Friday, April 22, 2022.
SESSION ONE. Monroe 210. 9 AM—Art, Politics, and Cinema in American Life
Moderator: Dr. Will Mackintosh
Bonnie L. Akkerman, “Courage and Cowardice as Depicted in WWI Films”
Carson Berrier, “How the AfriCOBRA Movement Art Helped Redefine the ‘Black Aesthetic’”
Antonio Hicks, “The Commodification of Black Power”
Along with much of the world, our community is shocked at Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, the humanitarian crisis of this war, and the effects it will have on global security and the global economy. To discuss these recent events, a panel discussion followed by Q&A about the war in Ukraine will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 4pm. Please contact Prof. Harris (sharris at umw.edu) for the zoom link.
This internship provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to become immersed in 18th-century history, agriculture, and industry.
Eligibility: This program is open to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of college as of June 6, 2022, and will not have graduated as of June 6, 2022.
Benefits: This is a paid internship, and interns receive reimbursement for travel expenses to and from Mount Vernon. The Historic Trades department generally takes interns on two field trips to historic sites in the region.
Requirements: This position requires the ability to work outdoors in hot and humid weather; to do rigorous physical activity including demonstrating 18th century farming methods, field work, and milling; to work in a dusty environment; to lift and carry 50 pounds; to work with 18th century tools and implements; to conduct hands-on activities; and to greet and talk with numerous guests of all ages.
For full information and application link, see here.
Questions? Contact: GWEntrepreneur@mountvernon.org
The American Historical Association is seeking undergraduate students to work remotely as interns during the spring 2022 semester. AHA interns work on a variety of projects and gain insight into historical and nonprofit work. Students will be matched with an AHA staff member who will mentor and oversee their work. They will have an opportunity to attend departmental and general staff meetings and to learn about the day-to-day work of the world’s largest professional association of historians.
Accepted interns will need to receive either a stipend or course credit from their home institutions; we understand this is not possible in many cases, but we cannot accept an intern who receives neither stipend nor course credit. Hours are negotiable, though we are estimating approximately a 10 hour/week commitment during the spring, depending on the student’s schedule.
In their cover letter, interested candidates should indicate any relevant experiences.
· 2 interns will work with the AHA marketing team to update records in the AHA’s database in order to increase the number of history faculty and graduate students the AHA can contact and recruit for membership. Because of the type of work involved, the ideal candidate for this internship is a history major or minor with an interest in nonprofit management, museum studies, marketing, economics, or business. Interns should also have a basic familiarity with online databases.
Application review will begin on Friday, December 10, 2021.
How to apply:
Click Apply next to the AHA Internship link. In the section labeled Supporting Documents, upload a single PDF with a cover letter, CV or resume, and the contact information for two references. Separate letters of recommendation are NOT required.
Please contact Alexandra Levy (email@example.com), AHA’s digital communications coordinator, with any questions.
History and American Studies Symposium
University of Mary Washington — Department of History and American Studies
Friday, December 3, 2021. All sessions will be held in Monroe Hall.
Seating will be limited and all audience members will be required to wear face masks for the event in keeping with campus safety policies.
SESSION ONE. 9 AM. Monroe 210 – Early Modern Perspectives: The Grim Sultan, 16th c. Kitchens, and Gift Giving at the Queen’s Court
Moderator: Professor Allyson Poska
Jarod Markle. “Yavuz Selim: Rise of the Grim Sultan”
Nancy Couturier. “Sixteenth Century Kitchens and Dining at Topkapı Palace and Hampton Court Palace: A Comparison”
Shannon Kehoe. “Gift Giving at the Court of Elizabeth I”
SESSION TWO. 9 AM. Monroe 111 – Education: Then and Now
Moderator: Professor Erin Devlin
Morgan Gilbert. “The Pupil Placement Board Records and Desegregation of Chesterfield County Public Schools”
Haylie Stevenson. “The Best Practices to Effectively Teach African American History in Virginia Public Schools with the Standards of Learning”
SESSION THREE. 9 AM. Monroe 110 – Giving the Middle Kingdom the Middle Finger?: ‘New Women’s’ Memoirs and Activist Blogs in China
Moderator: Professor Bruce O’Brien
Erica Banks. “New Women in 20th Century China”
Chris O’Neill. “Seeking Justice in Ai Weiwei’s Citizen Investigation”
SESSION FOUR. 10 AM. Monroe 210 – Civil Rights
Moderator: Professor Claudine Ferrell
Ashleigh Eileen Liang Foster. “The Fearsome Power of Love: Interracial Love as a Weapon Against White Supremacy”
Samuel Hartz. “’Under Color of Law’: Housing Segregation and Perpetual Poverty in Norfolk’s St. Paul’s Quadrant”
Sophia Hobbs. “Gum Springs, Then and Now: The Fight for a Hidden Treasure in Fairfax County”
SESSION FIVE. 10 AM. Monroe 111 – Witch Trials and Inoculation Controversies
Moderator: Professor Jason Sellers
Allison Love. “Diabolical Witches and Wizards: How the Devil Reinforced the Patriarchy in the Salem Witch Trials”
Emma Whitaker. “The 1721 Boston Inoculation Controversy”
SESSION SIX. 11 am. Monroe 210 – Selected Papers in U.S. History
Moderator: Professor Will Mackintosh
Hunter Dykhuis. “Perspectives on the Battle of Hampton Roads”
Janis Shurtleff. “A Sign of the Times: An Analysis of the Creation and Significance of the 1946 Film The Best Years of Our Lives”
Ashley Dimino. “History, Culture, and the Contributions of Animated Film with an Exploration of Indigenous Cultures Represented in Disney Animated Films”
SESSION SEVEN. 11 am. Monroe 111 – Cultural History and Global Perspectives
Moderator: Professor Nabil Al-Tikriti
Sydney Morrison. “Making Russian Music: Uncovering Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Musical Ideas through His Letters”
Patrick Mackay. “Blokadniki Experiences and American Media Coverage on the Siege of Leningrad”
Antonio DeGeorge. “International Perspectives on the Soviet War in Afghanistan”