History and American Studies Symposium, April 22

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”

[Read more…]

History and American Studies Symposium – Friday, December 3rd


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”

 

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”

[Read more…]

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”

[Read more…]

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!