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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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–December 6, 2019

 

History and American Studies Symposium

University of Mary Washington – Friday, December 6, 2019
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

SESSION ONE. 9 AM. Monroe 210 – Writing, Texts, and History
Moderator: Dr. Krystyn Moon

Carolyn Stough. “Gender and Perspective in Eighteenth-Century Women’s Travel Writing”

Justin Curtis. “Performing Imperialism: Dime Novel Representations of Wild West Folk Heroes”

Kyle Moore. “Shanghai as a Representation of China in 1930s Chinese Fiction”

 

SESSION TWO. 9 AM. Monroe 111 – Infernos and Fevers in United States History
Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey McClurken

Connor Carmichael. “The Great Conflagration of 1871: A Social History of the Great Fire’s Aftermath in Chicago”

Nicole Stell. “Presidential Illnesses of the Twentieth Century and the Role of the White House Physician”

 

SESSION THREE. 10 AM. Monroe 210 – Selected Papers in American Studies and U.S. History
Moderator: Dr. Erin Devlin

Cassiel Haynes. “Migrant Labor through the Eyes of Braceros”

Courtlyn Plunkett. “Americanization at Hull House”

Rebecca A. Akers. “Dolley Madison: The Real First Lady”

 

SESSION FOUR. 10 AM. Monroe 111 – Military History and World War II
Moderator: Dr. Susan Fernsebner

Jack Hagn. “Early United States Military Aviation: How American Aviation Stalled Out”

Devin Wright.  “Moral Courage: German Resistance against Hitler and the Nazis during World War II”

 

SESSION FIVE. 11 AM. Monroe 210 –  Religious History:  Of Mothers, Converts, and the Messiah
Moderator: Dr. Allyson Poska

Samantha Hampton. “Khadija: The Mother of the Believers”

Jacob Spencer. “Conversos and the Spanish Inquisition”

Alec Cameron. “Sabbatai Sevi: Kabbalah and the Messiah”

 

SESSION SIX. 11 AM. Monroe 111 – New Perspectives in American Studies
Moderator: Dr. Steven Harris

Ellora Larsen. “‘Only a Footnote in History’: Native Americans in Decline of the Western and the Rise of Red Power, 1950-1970”

Ginny Bixby. “The Complicated Legacy of a Segregationist: The Renaming of Mills E. Godwin Middle School”

Sherronda Robinson. African American Involvement in the ‘Just Say No’ Campaign.

 

SESSION SEVEN. 1 PM. MONROE 210 – Environment and U.S. History
Moderator: Dr. Porter Blakemore

Cole Hogan.  “History of the Rappahannock River”

William Roszell. “Urbanna Oyster Festival: A History of Celebration through the Festival”

Nick Skibinski. “Secessions in Succession: Contrasting South Carolina and Virginia in the Secession Crisis”

 

SESSION EIGHT. 1 PM. MONORE 111 – Famine, War, and Labor
Moderator: Dr. Nabil Al-Tikriti

Erica Piper. “Ukranian Resentment: The Famine of 1932-33 Recounted by Ukranian Peasants” [S. Harris]

Timothy Shinkle. “Soviet-Afghan War: Understanding the Complexity Surrounding the War through the Soviet Perspective”

Will Everett.  “A Long and Bitter Fight: The Interplay of Socialism, Organized Labor, and Nationalism during the Irish Revolution, 1912-1923”

 

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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Fall 2018 History and American Studies Symposium


Fall 2018 – History and American Studies Symposium

University of Mary Washington: Department of History and American Studies

Friday, December 7, 2018

 

 

SESSION ONE. 9 AM. Monroe 210 – From World War II to Wonder Woman: Military and Cultural Histories
Moderator: Dr. Claudine Ferrell

Francisco Palomo – “Aircraft Carrier Development of the Royal, United States, and Imperial Japanese Navies”

Madeleine McCullough – “The Codebreakers of World War II: The Talented Minds that Led to an Allied Victory in 1945”

Khayla McGowan – “Wonder Woman: How She Went from a Superheroine to a Superhero”

 

SESSION TWO. 9 AM. Monroe 111 – Japan and China in the 20th Century: Gender, Media, and Animation
Moderator: Dr. Krystyn Moon

Alyssa Ruhlen – “The Power of Perspective: Investigating the Empress Dowager Cixi and the Role of Print Media from 1898-1914”

Elise Trommer – “‘Does the Steel Princess Need an Escort?’ Representations of Gender in Japanese Animation, 1988-1995”

Kaylee Tye – “Women in the 1960s Depicted Through Chinese Cinema”

 

SESSION THREE. 10 AM. Monroe 210 – American Nativism: New Ideas of the Body Politic at the Turn of the Century
Moderator: Dr. Bruce O’Brien

McKenzie Dowdy – “The 1891 New Orleans Lynchings of Italian Immigrants: Racism, Nativism, and the Notion of Whiteness”

Kelsey Phillips – “Typhoid Mary: An Analysis of the Stereotypes of Female Irish Immigrants”

Sarah Jones – “Denis Kearney and His Impact on the Anti-Chinese Movement in Late-Nineteenth Century California”

 

SESSION FOUR. 10 AM. Monroe 111 – Selected Papers in U.S. and Global History
Moderator: Dr. Susan Fernsebner

Margaret Lewandowski – “Different Experiences of the Same Atrocity: A Multinational Comparison of Comfort Women Experiences”

Alex Friedrich – “A Failure in Justice: William Calley and the My Lai Massacre”

Maya Watson – “Racialized Notions of Beauty in the 20th Century”

 

SESSION FIVE. SESSION. 11 AM. Monroe 210 – The Middle Ages: Medicine, Gender, and Feuds
Moderator: Dr. Porter Blakemore

Jessie Whitmer – “Shifts in Medieval Medicine: The Progression of Medical Practices Throughout the Middle Ages”

Jason Elms – “Fixing the Feud: The Relation between Royal Authority and Feud in Medieval England, Iceland, and Norway”

Paige Hildebrand – “The Empress Matilda: Sex, Gender, and Leadership in Twelfth Century England”

 

SESSION SIX. 11 AM. Monroe 111 – Selected Papers on Colonialism and Diplomatic History
Moderator: Dr. Will Mackintosh

Lakelyn Wiley – “Intercolonial Conflict in West Africa: Sierra Leone and Liberia”

Nicole McCormick – “Queen Lili’uokalani’s Resistance to U.S. Colonization and Influence on the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement”

Zhen Chen – “Only Nixon and Mao: Framing U.S.-Chinese  Rapprochement Through the Individuals”

 

SESSSION SEVEN. 1 PM. Monroe 210 – Topics in U.S. History: Late 19th and 20th Century
Moderator: Dr. Erin Devlin

Nathan Harpine – “Voice in a Segregated Church: African American Clergy and Ministry in the Episcopal Dioceses of Virginia and Southern Virginia, 1870-1915”

Kaitryn Evans – “The 1920 New York State Assembly: A Case Study of the Undemocratic Expulsion of Five Socialist Members”

Allison Griffith – “African American Educational Opportunities in Prince Edward County: 1959-1964”

 

SESSION EIGHT. 1 PM. Monroe 111 – Medicine, Motion Pictures and Urban Spaces: Topics in U.S. History
Moderator: Dr. Jason Sellers

Andrew Snead – “Confederate Medicine: The Struggle to Save Lives”

Benjamin Masse – “Independent Cities: Why They Were Created and Kept, to Help Citizens”

History and American Studies Symposium–April 27, 2018

History and American Studies Symposium

University of Mary Washington – Department of History and American Studies
Friday, April 27, 2018

 

SESSION ONE. 9 AM. Monroe 210—Gendered Histories of Romance, Revolution, and Science Fiction

Moderator: Dr. Susan Fernsebner

Sophia Gutkowski, “’Two Hearts in Counsel:’ Romantic Friendships and Female Love in Antebellum America” (KM)

Gillian Miller, “A Vessel for Change: How Revolutionary Cuba and Nicaragua Influenced Women’s Lives” (AP)

Megan Lindsey, “Powerful Women and Toxic Men: Gender Issues as Represented in Nausicaä and the Valley of the Wind and Akira” (SF)

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Spring 2017 Symposium – Friday, 4/28

History and American Studies Symposium
University of Mary Washington – Department of History & American Studies
Friday, April 28

SESSION ONE. 9 AM. MONROE 210 — Studies in a New Military History
Moderator: Bruce O’Brien

Joseph Sartori – “Oak Ridge, Tennessee: The Secret City”

Helen Salita. “The Struggle for Survival:  Food Production, Preservation, and Conservation in Great Britain During World War II”

Emma Olson – “‘A Fate Worse Than Death’: PTSD from the American Civil War to the Vietnam War”

 
SESSION TWO. 9 AM.  MONOROE 211 – Global Perspectives on 19th and 20th century History
Moderator: Krystyn Moon

Jonathon Baker – “A Case Study of Hong Xiuquan’s Narrative as Presented by Hong Rengan, Theodore Hamburg, and Reverend Issachar Jacox Roberts”

Anna Kumor – “Doomed If You Do, Doomed If You Don’t: The Division of Cyprus in the 1960s”

Miguel Perez – “Interpreting Films in Regard to Historical Narratives: John Woo and the Transfer of Sovereignty, 1985-1997”

 

SESSION THREE. 9 AM. MONROE 111 – Selected Studies: Blackfoot Residential Schools and Modern Environmentalism
Moderator: Jason Sellers

Kelly Leann Miller, “The Voices Behind the Blackfoot Residential Schools” (J. Sellers)

Nancy Milroy – “American Deathways and Modern Environmentalism: Reuniting the Human and Natural Worlds via the Social and Physical Processes of a ‘Green’ Death”

 

SESSION FOUR. 10 AM. MONROE 210 – Media, Race, and Gender
Moderator: Susan Fernsebner

Ruby Hunter-Sowers – “Examining “Traditional” Masculinity and Femininity as Constructed through an Analysis of All in the Family’s Archie and Edith Bunker”

Daniel R. Reschke – “Parental Advisory: Whiteness, Masculinity, and Class in Heavy Metal during the Reagan Administration”

Corey Cooney – “A Case Study on the Importance of Intersectional Representation in Steven Universe

 

SESSION FIVE. 10 AM. MONROE 211 – Unemployment and the Mines of West Virginia: U.S. Labor History
Moderator: Nabil Al-Tikriti

Christian Trout –  “Coxey’s Army: Press Portrayals of Unemployment in the Gilded Age”

Neal Fanning  – “Mother Jones: Ascension of a Labor Agitator”

 

SESSION SIX. 10 AM. MONROE 111 – “How does a… grow up to be a hero and a scholar?”: Leading Figures in History
Moderator: Porter Blakemore

Megan Joslin – “Polarizing Politician: The Political Development of Alexander Hamilton”

Megan Green – “Martin Van Buren and His Use of Organizational Politics”

Mary McDaniel Moncure-Williams (Mackie) – “A Study of the Reputation of George Washington”

 

SESSION SEVEN. 11:00 AM. MONROE 210 – Famine, Captivity Narratives, and Native American—Colonist Relations: Three Studies
Moderator: Will Mackintosh

Cody Nester – “Colonial Oversights: How Famine Happened in Early British America”

Casey Mocarski, “Native American and Colonist Relations in Early Jamestown, 1607-1622”

Robbie Pratt, “The Creation of Truth: A Study of Puritan Rhetoric in Captivity Narratives”

 
SESSION EIGHT. 11:OO AM. MONROE 211 – Ancient and Medieval European History
Moderator: Jeff McClurken

Cooper Stroh – “The Cause of Hannibal’s Defeat in the Second Punic War”
Daniel Hawkins – “The Unbreakable Steed: Saxon Resistance to Frankish Religious and Political Rule in the Early Middle Ages”

Caitlin Jane McDonough – “The Origins of Regulation of Sexuality in the Medieval Church”

 

SESSION NINE. 11:00 AM. MONROE 111 – The ‘Great War’ in Military History
Moderator: Claudine Ferrell

Nathan George – “The Russian Role in the Start of the Great War, The Summer of 1914”

Kelly Wesselman – “Frozen Down to the Core: The Battle of Sarıkamış, 1914-1915”

Jacob Carter – “Tankity, Tankity, Tankity: The Evolution of Armored Tactics, 1919-1943”


12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch Break

 

SESSION TEN. 1 PM. MONROE 210 – Bodies, Gender, and Texts in Early Modern England
Moderator: Will Mackintosh

Christine Ortiz – “Breastfeeding and Women in Seventeenth Century England”

James Stewart – “A Maternal Duty: Mothers as Educators in Seventeenth-Century England”

Lauren Rainford – “‘Miss’representations: Gender Expectations of Single Women in Early Modern English Pamphlets and Ballads”

 

SESSSION ELEVEN. 1:00 PM. MONROE 211 – Topics in U.S. History
Moderator: Susan Fernsebner

Kristopher Hiser – “Grounded Aspirations: The Freedmen’s Struggle for Independence from the Planter Land Monopoly”

Ian Scott Wilson – “How the Republicans Rose and Slayed Woodrow Wilson”

Kelsey Brey – “The Perfect Storm: 1930s Race and Gender Relations Engulf the Scottsboro Verdicts”

 

SESSION TWELVE. 1:00 PM. MONROE 111 – Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Gender, Conflict, and Cinema
Moderator: Nabil Al-Tikriti

Kellyn Staneart “Women’s Roles in the Wars of the Roses”

Leah Kacoyanis – “The Film Depictions of Anne Boleyn”

 

SESSION THIRTEEN 2 PM. MONROE 210 – Gender in Early Modern, Modern, and Contemporary Studies
Moderator: Allyson Poska

Philip Leonard – “The Role of Exercise in Health, Masculinity and Society in Early Modern Europe”

Leah Boehman – “Coeducation at the University of Mary Washington: The Transition and History”

Shanna Davidson – “In Her Shoes: An Analysis of the Effects and Shift of Media Portrayal of Women and Nike’s Progressive Advertising”

 
SESSION FOURTEEN. 2 PM. MONROE 211 – Topics in Religious History
Moderator: Bruce O’Brien

Max Starr – “The Culture of Conversion in Anglo-Scandinavian England”

Matthew Jaster – “The Effect of Conversion on Scandinavian Women”

Victoria Anderson – “Reconstructing Norse Belief Through the Eyes of Later Christians”

 
SESSION FIFTEEN. 2 PM. MONROE 111. Selected Papers: U.S. Civil War History and West Virginia’s War on Coal
Moderator: Erin Devlin

Kristin O’Connell – “Psychological Effects and Suicide During the Civil War: An Analysis of Western State Hospital”

Madison Scovell – “Not so Typical Southerners: The Blackford Family During the Civil War”

Joshua Kassabian – “Strikes in the Mines of West Virginia: The War on Coal”