CFA: MA position. Urban Studies

CFA: MA position. Urban Studies (Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan

 

The University of British Columbia, Okanagan, is accepting applications for its MA in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies in Urban Studies.  One funded position is available as part of the project “Cities and Regions in Transition after World War II: the case of Rijeka/Fiume,” funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. [Read more…]

Congratulations to Brexton O’Donnell

Brexton O’Donnell, a history major in Dr. Kimberly Kutz’s Civil War in Popular Culture course, is going to have his book review of Bruce Levine’s The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution that Transformed the South published in The Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era, Volume 4, Issue 1 (2014).

Cheers to Brexton on his forthcoming publication!

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]

 


Applications for 2012-2013 Departmental Scholarships now open

Each scholarship application requires a 250-word essay about why one should be considered for that scholarship. See below for more information on the individual scholarships and the application essays. Applications for the 2012-2013 school year are accepted here through Monday, April 2, 2012.

Oscar H. Darter Scholarship in History by the Class of 1940
The Oscar Darter Scholarship honors former faculty member and historian Oscar Darter and is awarded to a rising junior or senior interested in world history and who holds the high standard of achievement demonstrated by Dr. Darter.

Joseph C. Vance Memorial Scholarship in History
The Joseph Carroll Vance Scholarship honors former department chairperson and historian Joe Vance and is awarded to a rising senior who is concentrating in American history. Preference is given to those with financial need.

James Farmer Scholarship
The James Farmer Scholarship is awarded annually to a rising junior or senior major in the Department of History and American Studies. The criteria for the Farmer Scholarship, as stated by the Board of Visitors resolution establishing the award, are:

1. The recipient must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in his or her major.
2. The recipient will be “an individual who exemplifies in daily life, intended career field, and commitment of service to others the ideals espoused and practiced by Dr. James Farmer through his lifetime as one of the world’s leading advocates of human rights.”

The application for this scholarship requires you to explain why you think you would be a good candidate for the Farmer Scholarship.

Hamlin A. Caldwell, Jr. Scholarship in History
The Hamlin A. “Ham” Caldwell, Jr. Scholarship is awarded annually to a rising junior or senior major in the Department of History and American Studies. The scholarship requires:

1. The recipient have and keep an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in his or her major.
2. The recipient be an individual whose academic work and career preparation reflect the concerns Professor Caldwell expressed for social justice and environmental issues and to the free, open and intelligent discussion of public policies and legislative actions related to them.

The application for this scholarship requires you to explain your career goals and how you think your academic coursework is preparing you to participate in the discussion of public policies that touch on social justice and environmental issues.

William B. Crawley, Jr. Scholarship

The scholarship shall be awarded to a student with a declared major in history. Terms of the selection process are:

1. The recipient have at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 system in his or her major.

2. Special consideration shall be given to female students.

3. In the event that no applicant completely meets the above criteria, the University shall be permitted to award the scholarship to the student most closely meeting the spirit of the criteria.