Fall ’22 HISA Research Symposium Schedule – All Welcome!

Department of History and American Studies Symposium – Fall 2022
University of Mary Washington
Friday, December 2, 2022.

All sessions will be held in Monroe Hall.

 

SESSION ONE. 9 AM. Monroe 210. New Perspectives on Local History
Moderator: Professor Erin Devlin

Olivia Foster. “Singapore, Michigan: The Life and Legacy of Michigan’s Most Famous Ghost Town”

Ashleigh Fritcher. “Rebuilding Idaho: A Case Study in Religion and Disaster Relief”

Caperton Beirne. “Significance of Historical Imagery in Civil Rights Protest in Richmond, Virginia”

 

SESSION TWO. 10 AM. Monroe 210. Native Americans, Land Management, and Political Legacies
Moderator: Professor Will Mackintosh

Delaney Dunnigan. “James Monroe’s Forgotten Legacy”

Katrina Smith. “The Taking of Indigenous Land for the Creation of Yellowstone National Park “

Lukas Trick. “Wanton Destruction and Unmitigated Evils: How Fire Suppression Policies Marginalized Native Americans in the Early Twentieth Century”

 

SESSION THREE. 10 AM. Monroe 111. Cultural Productions: 18th c. Japanese Puppet Theater and World War Two Propaganda
Moderator: Professor Susan Fernsebner

Kayla Savoie. “Gender and Passion in 1700s Japanese Puppet Theater”

Audrey Schroeder. “For the War: Propaganda and Public Opinion in World War II Era Films” [JM]

 

SESSION FOUR. 11 AM. Monroe 210. Culture, Race, and Politics in U.S. History
Moderator: Professor Steven Harris

Anthony Adams. “Northern Teachers, Northern Biases”

Sam Weinstein. “Equality in Sports: How Business Brought Integration”

Bryan Rivas. “Johnson’s Road to Victory in the 1964 Presidential Election”

Position Available: Digital Design Individual Placement, Civil War Defenses of Washington

Digital Design job advertisement with Appalachian Conservation Corps. Visit appalachiancc.org/individualplacements for more info

Student Aide Positions – James Monroe Papers

The Papers of James Monroe has posted three different student aide positions through the UMW Careers webpage <https://careers.umw.edu/>.

The Papers of James Monroe is a historical documentary editing project launched to collect and publish selected correspondence and other public and private papers of the fifth president of the United States. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the project is sponsored by the University of Mary Washington and administered under the James Monroe Museum. Our office is located on the UMW campus in Combs Hall in Room 121 in the Historic Preservation Department suite.

Historical Editing Aide

  • Position Description—The Papers of James Monroe seeks a currently enrolled University of Mary Washington undergraduate or graduate student to assist in preparing historical manuscripts for editing and publication. / Primary responsibilities will include transcription of the content of nineteenth-century handwritten documents (reading original cursive texts to produce digital typescripts).
  • Required qualifications—Ability to read cursive. / Computer savvy. / Commitment to the highest standard of scholarly work. Meticulous attention to detail. / Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Good communication skills. Openness to direction.
  • Preferred qualifications—Genuine interest in history, archives, editing, publishing, or a related field. / Proficiency in word processing (MS Word). / Proficiency in digital file management. / Familiarity with MS Windows OS.
Archives Collection Aide
  • Position Description—The Papers of James Monroe seeks a currently enrolled University of Mary Washington undergraduate or graduate student to assist in collecting documents for our project archive. / Primary responsibilities will include collection of digital images of historical manuscripts through online downloads, microfilm scans, and research requests; labeling and sorting of digital files; and maintenance of a digital archive.
  • Required qualifications—Ability to read cursive. / Computer and internet savvy. / Commitment to the highest standard of scholarly work. Meticulous attention to detail. / Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Good communication skills. Openness to direction.
  • Preferred qualifications—Genuine interest in history, archives, editing, publishing, or a related field. / Proficiency in online research and digital file management. / Familiarity with MS Windows OS.

Archives Management Aide

  • Position Description—The Papers of James Monroe seeks a currently enrolled University of Mary Washington undergraduate or graduate student to assist in migrating hard-copy documents in our project archive to digital. / Primary responsibilities will include scanning of photocopies of historical manuscripts for preservation as digital images, labeling and sorting of digital files, and maintenance of a digital archive.
  • Required qualifications—Ability to read cursive. / Computer savvy. / Commitment to the highest standard of scholarly work. Meticulous attention to detail. / Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Good communication skills. Openness to direction. / Availability to work on campus 8–10 hours each week during the academic year between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Preferred qualifications—Genuine interest in history, archives, editing, publishing, or a related field. / Proficiency in digital file management. / Familiarity with MS Windows OS.
All three positions will pay $12.00/hr. All will require 8–10 hours each week during the academic year. All are now open.

History & American Studies Club Meeting – Wed, 9/7, 6 pm

History & American Studies Club Meeting Wednesday, September 7th, 6 pm, Monroe 212

Werowocomoco Ancestral Lands Internships: Recent Grads Encouraged to Apply!

see http://appalachiancc.org/individualplacements

Senior 485 Info Session – Monday, 8/22, 5 pm

Mary Washington College Postcard image, circa 1930-1945

Mary Washington College, Greetings from Fredericksburg,” postcard, ca. 1930-1945. Boston Public Library. [Accessed 19 Aug 2022]

Welcome back!

The History and American Studies Department is holding an information session for all seniors who plan to take a HIST 485 or AMST 485 this coming Monday, 8/22.

The meeting will run from 5 – 5:45 pm in Monroe 210.

Dr. Ferrell will introduce the 485 senior thesis as well as provide helpful strategies and advice for all who will be writing one with their 485 mentors this fall. She will also discuss the History and American Studies symposium in which 485 students present their theses at the end of the semester.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Summer Internship: Booker T. Washington National Monument

Internship ad: appalachiancc.org/open-positions