History and American Studies Symposium–Friday, April 30

History and American Studies Symposium

University of Mary Washington – Department of History and American Studies
Friday, April 30, 2021. All sessions will be on zoom.

 

SESSION ONE. 9 AM—Court Politics and Education in Medieval Europe and the Ottoman Empire

Moderator: Dr. Erin Devlin

Nic Ford, “Education in Medieval Europe: Influences, People, and Institutions”

Dalton Harley Coffey, “Capitularies of the Carolingian Period and their Impact on Carolingian Governance”

Jean-Pierre Maldonado, “The Spanish Monarchy: Campanella’s Blueprint for World Empire laid out by the Ottoman Sultanate”

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How to Register for HIST / AMST 485

Wondering how to register for a 485?

Students wishing to register for HIST 485 or AMST 485 cannot do so through regular online registration. Registration for these senior thesis independent studies requires a form signed by the instructor and the department chair.

All steps–meeting with the instructor to receive approval of a topic, signatures, and submission–can be handled remotely.

Once a student has an instructor’s okay for a topic, they should email that info to Prof. Ferrell (cferrell@umw.edu) who will fill out the form, handle signatures, and submit the form to the registrar.

 

Image: Abel & Company, photographer. New York City book campaign / Abel & Company, Inc., commercial photographers, 903 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. New York, 1919. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016646295/.

History and American Studies Symposium – December 4, 2020

 

Department of History and American Studies
University of Mary Washington
Fall 2020 Symposium – Friday, December 4

The Department of History and American Studies will present its Fall 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium on Zoom on Friday, December 4, 2020. For more information, please contact Dr. Susan Fernsebner (sfernseb@umw.edu).

 

9:00-9:50 AM

SESSION ONE. “The American Dream, Social Injustice, and Ideologies of Dissent: Selected Papers” –  Moderator: Dr. Erin Devlin

Mariah Morton. “I Love Lucy: Family and Gender Roles in the 1950s”

Gianna Banish. “Exploring the Transformation of Malcolm X Ideology”

Cody Bowler. “Watts and Rodney King: More Than Riots”

 

SESSION TWO. “Historical Studies on World War I and II” – Moderator: Dr. Porter Blakemore

Sarah Pietrowski.A Comparative Analysis of the Responses of the United Kingdom and the United States to the Jewish Refugee Crisis Prior to World War II”

Michael Mallery. ““The Experiences of Thomas Callaway in the Second World War”

Megan Mydlow. “Admiral Nimitz: His Strategic Mindset and Leadership Role in the Pacific Theater”

 

10:10-11:00 AM

SESSION THREE. “Dragon Myths, Medieval Literacy, and the Role of the Tournament: Selected Papers in European History” – Moderator: Dr. Bruce O’Brien

Kassie Phillips. “The Conceptual Evolution of the Dragon: The Convergence of Greek, Germanic , Celtic, and Christian Mythologies and the Modern Dragon”

Matthew Abbot.  “Early Medieval European Literacy: Francia and England”

Daniel Noel. “The Role and Effects of the Tournament in Medieval Western Europe”

 

SESSION FOUR.  “Of Bound Feet and Flying Witches: Topics in East Asian Studies” – Moderator: Dr. Susan Fernsebner

Katie Molina. “Western Influences in the Anti-Footbinding Movement, 1860-1912”

Alison Poisson. “Gender & Miyazaki’s World: Witches, Feminists, and Other Scary Things”

 

11:20 AM – 12:10 PM

SESSION FIVE. “Gender, Race, and the Environment: Themes in U.S. History” – Moderator: Dr. Jason Sellers

Christina M. Cowart. “Breaking Through the Barriers: Women in Early Jazz”

Thomas Bascom. “Race, Citizenship, The Frontier, and American Identity in 20th Century Scouting Movements”

Justin L. Binns. “Undamming America: A Regional Case Study”

 

SESSION SIX. “Selected Papers in United States History” – Moderator: Dr. Allyson Poska

Jordan Petty. “Glass Nast: How Nineteenth-Century Cartoonist Thomas Nast Is a Window into Postbellum America”

Paul Hogue. “Tulsa Race Riot: Accessing Economic Envy and Fear of Interracial Sex in Jim Crow Era Oklahoma”

Kimberly Eastridge. “The Patriarchy Discussed Through I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, and Leave It to Beaver.”

 

SESSION SEVEN. “New Military Histories: Local and Global” – Moderator: Dr. Nabil Al-Tikriti

Lauren Frye. “Culpepper, VA: Caught in the Crossroads”

Maddie Shiflett.  “‘On the Verge of Liberty’: The Impact of Advocacy and Federal Policy at the Point Lookout Contraband Camp”

Dennis Gill. “NATO’s Long, Bloody Road to the Kosovo War”

 

12:30-1:20 PM

SESSION EIGHT. “The Inscribed Canvas of History: Sweethearts, Notorious Dictators, and Prison Tattoos” – Moderator: Dr. Steven Harris

Shannon Payne. “London’s Sweethearts or Most Notorious Criminals: The Kray Twins”

Tara Scroggins. “Converging Lives: A Comparative History of Hitler and Stalin”

Cathryn Kinde. “Sex, Stars, and Stalin: An Examination of Russian Prison Tattoos in the Soviet Era”

 

SESSION NINE. “Topics in 19th and 20th Century History” – Moderator: Dr. Claudine Ferrell

Amanda Huber. “Dr. Charles West and the New World of Pediatric Medicine”

Anne-Marie Guelcher. “‘Something Beautiful’ – The Horses, Heroes, and History of Operation Cowboy and Race to Save Austria’s White Gold”

Corey Harrison. “American ‘Devil Dogs’: Newspapers and Perceptions of the Marine Corps in World War I”

 

History and American Studies Symposium–April 26, 2019

 

History and American Studies Symposium 

University of Mary Washington – Department of History and American Studies
Friday, April 26, 2019

 

SESSION ONE. 9 AM. Monroe 210—Fashion, Feminism, and Female Quakers

Moderator: Dr. Claudine Ferrell

Allison McCrumb, “Fashion in the Confederacy during the Civil War: A Case Study of Richmond”

Kira Lampani-McElfresh, “Feminism in the National Florence Crittenton Mission, 1883-1930”

Maddie Coughlin, “Eighteenth-Century Female Quaker Ministers and Colonial Quaker Women’s Culture”

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History and American Studies Symposium–Spring 2015

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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Senior Thesis Meeting on Monday (8/27)

All History and American Studies majors who are doing their senior thesis this Fall 2012 semester are required to attend a meeting this coming Monday, 8/27, at 5:00 pm in Monroe 346.

Our department chair, Dr. Jeffrey McClurken, will introduce the assignments, policies, and expectations for the senior thesis at this meeting.

For syllabi, see our History 485 and American Studies 485 pages here at the department website. And don’t forget our History Resources page, which can be a great help as students move through the process of project design, research, as well as literature review, research paper, and presentation assignments.

Departmental Symposium Schedule — April 27, 8 AM-4 PM

History and American Studies Symposium
Spring 2012
University of Mary Washington – Department of History and American Studies

Friday, April 27, 2012

 

SESSION ONE. 8 AM. Monroe 210 – Ideology and Motivation in Warfare
Moderator: Dr. Porter Blakemore

Kathleen Hughes—Motivation to Fight: Combat Soldiers in Vietnam [CF]

Lindsey Smith—Armed with the Quran and a Kalashnikov: A Study in the Ideologies that Influenced Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, and the Key Events that Led to 9/11 [NA]

Rebecca Welker—”Put the Boys In”: Young Soldiers in Civil War Fiction [KM]

 

SESSION TWO. 8 AM. Monroe 211 – Constructing Social Identities
Moderator: Dr. Will Mackintosh

Lindsay Kyle Cutler—Wampum and Dice: Contested Indian Identity at Foxwoods Casino and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center [JR]

Aubrey Elliott—The Weakness of the Visigoths during the Moorish Invasion of 711 [NA]

Sara Krechel—Sex, Luxury, and Power:  The Stereotype and Reality of Ottoman Imperial Harems in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century [NA]

SESSION THREE. 8 AM. Monroe 111 – Topics in History
Moderator: Dr. Jeff McClurken

Olivia Colville—Mother of Mercy: The Marian Cult of the Twelfth Century (BO)

James Montgomery—The Storming and Plunder of Badajoz 1812: Conditions Which Led to Atrocities (AP)

Kathryn O’Keefe—Inquisitorial Authority in the Spanish Basque Witch-trial [AP]

 

SESSION FOUR. 9 AM. Monroe 111 – Victims and Perpetrators of Terror and Coercion
Moderator: Dr. Allyson Poska

Jessi Bell—“I Didn’t Think I Would Suffer So Much:” Exploitation of Migrant Women in Latin America, 1980-Present [AP]

Daniel Garcia—Information Overload: A History of Stasi Informers and Their Impact on the East German Political System [SH]

Catherine Kennedy—The Civil Rights Movement, Hurricane Betsy, and Hurricane Katrina: How American Memory is Constructed through Photography and the Media [JR]

 

SESSION FIVE. 9 AM. Monroe 210 – The Media and Other Cults of Information
Moderator: Dr. Matthew Johnson

Sarah Eye—Undecipherable Turns of Phrases: The Ancient Greeks and the Delphic Oracle [BO]

Ashley Lightburn—The Panic of 1907: The Media’s Interpretation [JM]

Eric Lugg-Paramore—The Change in Function of the Roman Imperial Cult from Augustine to Theodosius I [BO]

 

SESSION SIX. 10 AM. Monroe 210 – The Politics of Memory
Moderator: Dr. Nabil Al-Tikriti

Denise Acors—Bound by Memory: The Evolution of the Inextricably Linked Memories of the Jews and the Resistance of World War II in France [SH]

Matthew Gonzalez—The Past Is Not Dead [NA]

Kayla Lester—Liberating the Liberty Bell: The Use and Reshaping of Collective Memory at Independence Historic National Park [KM]

 

SESSION SEVEN. 10 AM. Monroe 211 – Veterans, Governesses, and the Great Blue Yonder
Moderator: Dr. Claudine Ferrell

Shellye L. Burrow—A Study of Agnes Porter: The Ideal Eighteenth Century Governess [AP]

Samantha Warring—Into the Wild Blue Yonder: The Advocacy of General Billy Mitchell for an Independent Air Force [PB]

 

SESSION EIGHT. 11 AM. Monroe 210 – Crime and Punishment in Europe
Moderator: Dr. Bruce O’Brien

Sarah Bachmann—Infanticide and Petty Treason in Early Modern England [AP]

Lauren Birkhold—Fanya Kaplan and the Origins of the Red Terror [SH]

Katelyn McManus—Le Pouvoir du Pouf: How Marie Antoinette Revolutionized Fashion and France [SH]

 

SESSION NINE. 11 AM. Monroe 211 – Race and Racism in the US
Moderator: Dr. Jess Rigelhaupt

Andrew Frisk—Enduring Legacies: Thomas Jefferson’s “Indelible Lines of Distinction” and the Emergence of Racism in America [JM]

Diana Hoins—African American and Italian Lynching in the American South: A Comparison  [CF]

Andrew Becken—Not Really Free Labor: Hired Slave Labor for Industrialization in Antebellum Virginia   [WM]

 

LUNCH. 12pm.

 

SESSION TEN. 1 PM. Monroe 210 – Women and Power
Moderator: Dr. Bruce O’Brien

Jocelyn Lewis—The Ideal of the Univirae and the “Emancipation” of the Roman Matron within Augustan Rome [BO]

Kirsten van der Noordaa—Andean Women: Confronting a Cultural Collision (AP)

Cassandra Trumbetic—Women’s Fluctuations in Power during the Twelfth Century: A Critique of Empress Matilda and Eleanor of Aquitaine [BO]

 

 

 

SESSION ELEVEN. 1 PM. Monroe 211 – National and Imperial Identities and Their Consequences
Moderator: Dr. Nabil Al-Tikriti

Will Devlin—The Evolution of Turkish Nationalism from the Ottoman Empire through Atatürk’s Turkish Republic [NA]

Josh Heigle—American Opposition to Jewish Immigration during the Nazi Era [PB]

Michael Roche—T.E. Lawrence: Legendary Leader or Political Puppet [NA]

 

SESSION TWELVE. 1 PM. Monroe 111 – Women and War
Moderator: Dr. Steven Harris

Mallory Baker—American Quaker Women and First Wave Feminism [WM]

Claire Brooks—Nursing in Civil War Virginia [JM]

Jamie L. Waite—The History of The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association during the Civil War [KM]

 

SESSION THIRTEEN. 2PM. Monroe 210 – Gender, Technology, and Advertising
Moderator: Dr. Krystyn Moon

Kyle F. Allwine—A Bug in the System: Women’s Involvement in the Early Development of Computers [JM]

Charles Girard—”Fuck Yeah” Trans* People: Trans* People on Tumblr [KM]

Morgan Mangold—Cleaning Your Counter-Tops and Lady Parts All-In-One: Lysol Advertising and the Secret Language of Birth Control (1920-1960) [KM]

 

SESSION FOURTEEN. 2 PM. Monroe 211 – Understanding American and European Military History and Propaganda
Moderator: Dr. Porter Blakemore

Jonathan Doblix—Justifications Advocating General Robert E. Lee’s Orders on July 3, 1863 [PB]

Carol Killian—World War I Poster Art and the Influences of Propaganda in the United States and Great Britain [PB]

Dylan McCartney—Between Us We Shall Use Him Up: Hooker, Sedgwick, and the Loss of Control at Chancellorsville, 2nd May 1863 [PB]

 

SESSION FIFTEEN. 2 PM. Monroe 111 – American Cultural Representations of Nation and Masculinity
Moderator: Dr. Will Mackintosh

Riley Baver—1984 Los Angeles Olympics: A Success Story [CF]

John McNair—Alternative Outlaws: The Hells Angels and the Creation of the American Biker Mythos  [CF]

MacKenzie Woodruff—Ia Drang The Reason We Lost The War  [CF]

 

SESSION SIXTEEN. 3 PM. Monroe 210 – Digital History
Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey McClurken

James Farmer Lectures — Laura Donahue, Caitlin Murphy, Michelle Martz, Kelsey Matthews

James Monroe Museum Political Cartoon Archive — Heather Thompson, Rachel Icard, Rachel Luehrs, Andrew Becken

Historic Buildings of UMW — Cameron Carroll, Cassandra Trumbetic, Kay Washechek, Kayle Partenheimer, Samantha Warring

Southeastern Virginia Historical Markers — Sarah Eye, Lindsay Smith, Ryan Montgomery, Michael Powers

 

SESSION SEVENTEEN. 3 PM. Monroe 211 – Spies, Musicians, and Superheroes in Popular Culture
Moderator: Dr. Jess Rigelhaupt

Brian Auricchio—Popular Culture’s Revolutionary Potential: Kanye West and Ideology  [JR]

Amanda Sorby—The Spy Who Lived Forever: An Examination of the Life and Legacy of Mata Hari in American Pop Culture [SH]

Cameron Bither—Defender and Dissenter: Captain America and the Historical Role of the American Superhero  [KM]