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Local Stories, National Narratives: A Conference in Honor of John L. Brooke

Hudson, proof by William Guy Wall, image of two men holding nets standing near water
June 2 - June 3, 2023
3:00PM - 6:30PM
Friday Location: Ohio Union Student-Alumni Council Room; Saturday Location: Ohio Union Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room

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2023-06-02 15:00:00 2023-06-03 18:30:00 Local Stories, National Narratives: A Conference in Honor of John L. Brooke Registration   John L. Brooke embodies the characteristics of a superlative historian, incomparable mentor, and transformative educator. Winner of the Merle Curti Award for Intellectual History from the Organization of American Historians, the National Historical Society Book Prize for American History, the Bancroft Prize for American History, and the SHEAR Best Book Prize (twice!), John’s scholarship has earned him more than just the highest accolades in his field; it has influenced a generation of scholars who look to him for inspiration and mentorship. Whether as a dissertation advisor or informal mentor, John recognizes that encouragement is as important as instruction and has fostered relationships that help students flourish as scholars and as people. While this Conference is a testament to the impact John has had in the fields of American social and political history (not to mention global environmental history), it is even more a tribute to the personal impact he has had in the lives of those who have benefited from his generous tutelage.   (Download a copy of the program)   PROGRAM Friday, June 2 Friday Location: Ohio Union Student-Alumni Council Room 3:00-4:00 Registration & Coffee 4:00-4:15 Introductory Remarks Scott Levi, The Ohio State University 4:15-6:00 Opening Plenary Comments: Michael W. Zuckerman, University of Pennsylvania Mitchell Snay, Denison University Mary Kupiec Cayton, Miami University Kent “Kip” Curtis, The Ohio State University   Saturday, June 3 Saturday Location: Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room 8:00–9:00 Coffee (provided) 9:00–10:30 Session 1: Politics and the State Chair: Lindsay Schakenbach Regele, Miami University Comments: Mark Boonshoft, Virginia Military Institute Dillon L. Streifeneder, SUNY at New Paltz Matt White, The Ohio State University 10:30–11:00 Coffee Break 11:00–12:30 Session 2: Community and the Local Chair: Todd Estes, Oakland University Comments: Alison Clark Efford, Marquette University Nathan Kozuskanich, Nipissing University Kevin Vrevich, Wesleyan University Scott King-Owen, Bexley City Schools 12:30–1:30 Lunch (provided) 1:45–3:15 Session 3: Religion Chair: A. Glenn Crothers, University of Louisville Comments: Hunter Price, Western Washington University Heather S. Nathans, Tufts University Timothy C. Leech, Independent Historian 3:30–5:00 Session 4: Civil Society and the Public Sphere Chair: Johann Neem, Western Washington University Comments: Larry A. Skillin, Saint Ambrose University David Dzurec, University of Scranton Emily J. Arendt, Montana State University Billings 5:30–6:30 Toasting John, Varsity Club, 278 W. Lane Ave. Friday Location: Ohio Union Student-Alumni Council Room; Saturday Location: Ohio Union Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room Department of History history@osu.edu America/New_York public

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John L. Brooke

John L. Brooke embodies the characteristics of a superlative historian, incomparable mentor, and transformative educator. Winner of the Merle Curti Award for Intellectual History from the Organization of American Historians, the National Historical Society Book Prize for American History, the Bancroft Prize for American History, and the SHEAR Best Book Prize (twice!), John’s scholarship has earned him more than just the highest accolades in his field; it has influenced a generation of scholars who look to him for inspiration and mentorship. Whether as a dissertation advisor or informal mentor, John recognizes that encouragement is as important as instruction and has fostered relationships that help students flourish as scholars and as people. While this Conference is a testament to the impact John has had in the fields of American social and political history (not to mention global environmental history), it is even more a tribute to the personal impact he has had in the lives of those who have benefited from his generous tutelage.

Hudson, proof by William Guy Wall, two men holding nets standing near a body of water

 


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PROGRAM


Friday, June 2

Friday Location: Ohio Union Student-Alumni Council Room

3:00-4:00 Registration & Coffee

4:00-4:15 Introductory Remarks
Scott Levi, The Ohio State University

4:15-6:00
Opening Plenary Comments:
Michael W. Zuckerman, University of Pennsylvania
Mitchell Snay, Denison University
Mary Kupiec Cayton, Miami University
Kent “Kip” Curtis, The Ohio State University
 

Saturday, June 3

Saturday Location: Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room

8:00–9:00 Coffee (provided)

9:00–10:30 Session 1: Politics and the State
Chair: Lindsay Schakenbach Regele, Miami University
Comments: Mark Boonshoft, Virginia Military Institute
Dillon L. Streifeneder, SUNY at New Paltz
Matt White, The Ohio State University

10:30–11:00 Coffee Break

11:00–12:30 Session 2: Community and the Local
Chair: Todd Estes, Oakland University
Comments: Alison Clark Efford, Marquette University
Nathan Kozuskanich, Nipissing University
Kevin Vrevich, Wesleyan University
Scott King-Owen, Bexley City Schools

12:30–1:30 Lunch (provided)

1:45–3:15 Session 3: Religion
Chair: A. Glenn Crothers, University of Louisville
Comments: Hunter Price, Western Washington University
Heather S. Nathans, Tufts University
Timothy C. Leech, Independent Historian

3:30–5:00 Session 4: Civil Society and the Public Sphere
Chair: Johann Neem, Western Washington University
Comments: Larry A. Skillin, Saint Ambrose University
David Dzurec, University of Scranton
Emily J. Arendt, Montana State University Billings

5:30–6:30 Toasting John, Varsity Club, 278 W. Lane Ave.

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