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]

 


New History/AMST 485 Schedule posted

For those of you working on your History or AMST senior thesis this semester, the syllabi for this semester are now posted [HIST 485 and AMST 485].

There will be a mandatory meeting for all students doing their History 485 or American Studies 485 this semester at 5 PM on the first day of classes, Tuesday, January 17, at 5 PM in Monroe 346.

Talk to your thesis adviser or Dr. McClurken if you have any questions.

Mandatory 485 Meeting on Tuesday

Don’t forget that if you’re working on your AMST 485 or HIST 485 this semester that you need to attend the meeting with Dr. McClurken in ANXA 114 on Tuesday, January 11 at 5 PM.  We’ll be out in plenty of time for people to make 6 PM classes.

http://home.umwhistory.org/history-485/

Fall Symposium Schedule Now Available

The schedule for our fall History and American Studies Symposium is now available. See this link or our History Symposium page above for the full schedule of panels and presentations for our upcoming event on Friday, December 3rd. This symposium is open to all who may be interested in attending.

HIST 485/AMST 485 Meeting

Anyone considering doing HIST/AMST 485 this year should come to a meeting on Tuesday, August 24, from 5 to 6 pm in ANXA 114. If you are doing 485 in the fall of this year, this is a mandatory meeting.

Contact Dr. McClurken with any questions.

Summer 485 Syllabus Now Available

The syllabus for summer session History 485: Historical Research is now available. It can be found here or via the “History 485” page listed above. A copy of the syllabus can also be downloaded at that page. We wish all students composing their 485 theses this summer a productive research season.

Student Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Farrah Tek,  who presented her senior thesis, “Victims Participation in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC): A Look at the Revolutionary Process,” at the History and American Studies Symposium this spring, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship.

With this award, Farrah Tek will work alongside the Victim Units of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia [ECCC] and use the vast resources of the Documentation Center of Cambodia [DC-CAM] to produce scholarly research.  Legal scholars have examined the logistics and practicality of victim participation on an international and domestic scale.  Tek will look at how victims, as civil parties, influence the process, procedure, and outcome of the tribunal.  Her research will take a grass-root and anthropological perspective, interviewing victims themselves.  With this approach, she hopes to study the topic from a new angle and look at the cultural implications of a United Nations-sponsored court on Cambodian society.  This project will continue the work of her thesis paper that she composed this past semester with Dr. Carter Hudgins (UMW History) serving as advisor.