Graduate Student Conference
Department of History
The Ohio State University
19th April 2013
168 Dulles Hall
8:15am: Breakfast & Opening Remarks
Panel One: Fluid Communities: Negotiating Religion, Politics, and Warfare in the Early Americas
Chair: Robin Judd
- Jonathon Romaneski, "Religion of Rebellion: The Great Awakening and the Enlightenment in Lexington and Concord, 1740-1775"
- Dani Anthony, "'They deserve to be harshly punished': Ethnicity and Governance in 16th-century Peru"
- Timothy Leech, "'A Constitutional Army': The Massachusetts Provincial Congress and the Decision to Establish the Continental Army"
Discussant: Cameron Jones
10:15am-10:30am: Coffee break
Panel Two: Fragile Contacts Across Borders: Transnational Perspectives on Politics and Humanitarianism
Chair: Stephanie Smith
- Sara Halpern, "Guardians of Humanity?: The Joint Distribution Committee's Bargain with the International Refugee Organization over Jewish Refugees in Shanghai"
- Andrew Skabelund, "Tightropes and Balance Beams: U.S. Foreign Policy towards French North and West Africa in the 1950s"
- Hideaki Kami, "Between Diplomacy and Human Migration: Jimmy Carter's Policy toward Cuba and Origins of the Mariel Refugee Crisis"
Discussant: Timothy Leech
Panel Three: Contested Ideas of Ethnicity and Nation: Views from the Local Level
Chair: Margaret Newell
Cameron Shriver, "The Northwestern Confederacy: Local Life and Federal Politics in a Native Region, 1788-1795"
- Jessica Wallace, "Creating a Wartime Community: Fort Loudoun's Overhill Cherokees and British Colonists during the Seven Years War"
- Reyna Esquivel-King, "A New Hero: Examining Representations of Urbanization and Modernization in Atuad del Vampiro (1953)"
- Megan Uhrig, "The Andean Exception: Indigenous Social Movements in Peru"
Discussant: Nick Crane
2:30pm-2:45pm: Coffee break
Panel Four: Changing Ideas of Race Across the Atlantic
Chair: Theodora Dragostinova
- Jim Harris, "The Interconnection of Race and Nationality in the Interwar Anthropology of Sir Arthur Keith"
- Sandy Bolzenius, "The Trouble with Black Wacs: Gender, Race, and Military Discipline during World War II"
- Leticia Wiggins, "Institutionalizing Activism, Deconstructing Borderlands: La Raza in the Midwest, 1970-1978"
Discussant: Mark Boonshoft