February 27, 2014 at 4:15 am

Students Present Papers at Undergraduate History Conference: April 16-17

The Eight Annual Undergraduate History Conference kicks off Wednesday, April 16, with a plenary talk by Dr. Jessica Roney at 5:30 p.m. in the Lindley Room at the Ohio University Inn. Student presentations follow in Thursday, April 17.

8th_history_final 170pxRoney will discuss “Setting Up for Themselves: Voluntarism, Democracy & Citizenship in Revolutionary America.”

Student Panel Schedule

Student panels run from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, in Bentley Annex Conference Room 431.

9:30 – 9:40 a.m.—Conference Opening, Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor and Chair of History.

9:45 – 11:45 a.m.—What rebels & heroes were made of in post-revolutionary to post-Civil War United States, chaired by Dr. Brian Schoen

  • Ryan Bartlett, “The Crown of Oceanus: American Privateers during the Revolutionary War”
  • Daryl Presson, “The Contribution of the Renicks in Ohio’s Cattle Country”
  • Corey Brown, “Changing Perspectives on General Custer”
  • Kayla Speakman, “Defending Their Land: The Battle over the Black Hills”

1:00 – 2:45 p.m.—Sex, Gender & Empowerment in World History, chaired by Dr. Miriam Shadis

  • Katie Conlon, “Egypt for Which Egyptian? Feminist Reactions to Western Influence in Post-Colonial Egypt: 1919-1956”
  • Lindsay Schneider, “OU’s First Female Dean: Irma Voigt”
  • Kyle Serrot, “Sexual Deviance: Same-sex relations on the compounds of the Witwatersrand Goldmine of South Africa”

3 – 5 p.m.—Political culture & the politics of culture from WWII to the Cold War Era, chaired by Dr. Chester Pach

  • Eric Buckenmeyer, “Emperor Hirohito: the Supreme Commander and his Rogue Military”
  • Sam Miner, “Crushing Liberalism: Liberal Politicians in Nazi Germany and Communist East Germany”
  • Eric Michael Burke, “’NOT ONLY OF SIGHT AND SOUND, BUT OF MIND’: Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone in the Kennedy Era”
  • Mary Norton, “America’s Cross: Religion and American Foreign Policy in the Early Cold War”

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