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February 6, 2015 at 10:45 pm

10th Annual Graduate History Conference, Feb. 6-7

The 10th Annual Graduate History Conference is a celebration of the Contemporary History Institute’s 30th anniversary, with a keynote on Feb. 6 and presentations on Feb. 7.

The goal for the conference is to foster a dialogue between current graduate students and alumni. Beyond building relationships between current and former students, the conference is intended to provide graduate students  with information regarding the transition from student to professional historian.

The conference opens on Friday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. with a keynote address by Dr. Steven Conn of Ohio State University, speaking on “The Anti-Urban Impulse, or Why Americans Don’t Like Their Cities” in the Nelson Commons Ballroom.

On Saturday, Feb. 7, registration opens at 8:15 a.m. in Baker 237, and a wide array of topics will be covered in sessions running all day until 5 p.m. at various locations in Baker Center and Alden Library.

Session 1, 9-10:50 a.m.

Panel 1: “The Modern World” – Baker 230

Chair: Robert Davis, School of Advanced Military Studies, “The Fog of Grand Strategy”

Brad Eidahl, Ohio University, ”A Real Problem: The End of the Apertura and the Rise of Fransico Javier Cuadra in Pinochet’s Chile”

Panel 2: “Society and Politics” – Baker 231

Chair: William Knoblauch, Finlandia University, “Containing the Day After: The Reagan Administration’s Co-Option of an Antinuclear Media Event”

Chad Holmes, West Virginia University, “Navigating Troubled Waters: Debtor Petitioning in the Early Republic”

Session 2, 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

Panel 3: “The Military and Historical Memory” – Baker 231

Chair: Stephen Taaffe, Austin State University, “American Combat Generals in the Korean War, 1950-1951”

Alex Lovelace, Ohio University, “Ike’s Troubleshooter”

Kelly Brown, Ohio University,: “Everybody Here is Crazy: Images of the Physically and Psychologically Disabled on Television’s M*A*S*H”

Steven Remy, Brooklyn College CUNY, “On Massacres, Military Commissions, and Memory: Untangling Post-Nazi German History”

Panel 4: “Women, Gender and Sexuality”- Alden Library 319

Chair: Carolyn Lewis, Grinnell College, “A Right to Choose? The Chicago Maternity Center and the Home Birth Movement in the 1960s and 1970s”

Alecia P. Long, Louisiana State University, “Crime Against Nature: New Orleans, Homosexuality, and the Search for Conspirators in the Assassination of JFK”

Scott Kaufman, Francis Marion University, “Rosalynn Carter and the Office of the First Lady”

Bonnie Hagerman, University of Virginia, “Race, Gender, and Film: Black Sportswomen on the Big Screen”

Lunch, 12:50-2 p.m.

Session 3, 2:10-4 p.m.

Panel 5: “U.S. Foreign Diplomacy” – Baker 230

Chair: Marc Selverstone, University of Virginia

Jeff Bloodworth, Gannon University, “Carl Albert”

Alessandro Brogi, University of Arkansas, “Why We Should Re-Evaluate U.S.-Western European Relations in the 1970s”

Michelle Mayhew, Ohio University, “Chasing Progress: Industrialization, Sustainable Development, and the Alliance for Progress in Peru”

Panel 6: “Society and Culture” – Alden Library 319

Chair: Svetlana Paulson, Southern Arkansas University, “American Recollections of Daily Life in Dual-Power Petrograd”

Mark Benbow, Marymount University, “Liquid Bread”

Raymond Haberski, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis: “Steven  Spielberg and the End of Film Criticism”

Jasper Verschoor, Ohio University, “Futuribles: Anticipating the Future after the End of Ideology”

Session 4, 4:10-5 p.m.

Panel 7: “Professional Development” – Baker 231

Chair: Eryn Kane, Ohio University

Commentators: Carolyn Lewis, Robert Davis, Stephen Taaffe, Svetlana Paulson, and Mark Selverstone

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