April 1, 2017 at 11:00 pm

11th Annual Undergraduate History Conference, April 5-7

The Ohio University History Department hosts its 11th Annual Undergraduate History Conference April 5-7.

The conference opens on Wednesday, April 5, at 5 p.m. with a plenary session and awards ceremony at the Friends of the Library Room, 319 Alden Library. Assistant Professor Sarah Kinkel will give a lecture on “Revolutionary Leadership: The Top Ten Talents of George Washington.”

College of Arts & Sciences Department of History artwork with civil war cannonIn addition, the History Department will announce this year’s inductees into the Phi Alpha Theta honor society as well as the 2017 winners of the Randolph Stone Historical Writing Contest and a variety of departmental scholarships and fellowships.

Three panels of student presentations are scheduled for Friday, April 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Baker Center 235.

The History Department invites all members of the university community to come learn with them and support students in this initial foray into the historian’s profession.

Conference Program

Wednesday, April 5

5 p.m. (Friends of the Library Room, Alden 319)

Plenary Address: Dr. Sarah Kinkel on “Revolutionary Leadership: The Top Ten Talents of George Washington”

Prizes, Awards, Announcements

  • Randolph Stone Historical Writing Contest
  • Department of History Scholarship Awards
  • Phi Alpha Theta Induction


Friday, April 7

9:30 – 9:40 a.m.: Conference Opening
Dr. Michele Clouse

9:45 – 11:45 a.m.: Panel 1, Empires in Transition
Chair: Dr. Jaclyn Maxwell

  • Grace Zaher, “Civic Culture in the Roman Empire”
  • Francisco Cintron, “Markers of Difference: Tracing and Reshaping the Borders of Visigothic and Roman Identity from the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries”
  • Conor Fogarty, “The Compradors: Navigating an Uneasy Exchange between Superpowers”
  • Alexander Walker, “Corruption and Power in China”

1 – 3 p.m.: Panel 2, Violence and Collaboration in the Modern World
Chair: Dr. Ziad Abu-Rish

  • Ryan Kline, “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: White Intimidation’s Effect on Black Institutional Unity during Radical Reconstruction in Georgia”
  • Jack Walter, “Great Conflict in the Great Lakes: Race Relations in the Urban North during World War II”
  • Heather Sabruno, “Women in Nazi Germany: The Roles and Motivations of Female Enablers and Perpetrators”
  • Michael Mangan, “Petrol Bombs and Bullets: The British Army and Catholic Sentiment at the Beginning of the Troubles, 1969-71”

3:15 – 5 p.m.: Panel 3, From Old World to New World
Chair: Dr. Sarah Kinkel

  • Grace Konyar, “Empowering Popularity: The Fuel behind a Witch Hunt”
  • Anthony Negrini, “The French and Spanish Society of Jesus”
  • Taylor Shaw, “Tactical Changes in the American Revolution”


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