March 1, 2018 at 11:45 pm

13th Annual History Graduate Student Conference, March 2-3

The History Graduate Student Association hosts the 13th Annual History Graduate Student Conference at Ohio University on March 2-3.

The program combines a keynote lecture with a series of panel presentations that showcase some of the cutting-edge, in-progress work of graduate students in the discipline of history from a variety of universities. The events are free and open to the public.

Keynote Address: Friday, March 2, at 5 p.m. in Walter Hall Rotunda

Dr. Coleen Woods

Dr. Coleen Woods

The conference opens on Friday, March 2, at 5 p.m. in Walter Hall Rotunda with a keynote address by Dr. Colleen Woods, speaking on “The International Solidarity of Anti-Communist Nations: Covert Warfare, Race, and the Politics of Intra-Asian Aid.” Woods is a faculty member of the History Department at the University of Maryland. She specializes in the history of the United States in a global context during the twentieth century, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia and the Philippines. Dr. Woods’s keynote lecture will discuss the Freedom Company, a paramilitary organized created by a group of Filipino veterans and US CIA agents to wage covert, anti-communist warfare in Southeast Asia.

Panel Presentations: Saturday, March 3, 9:30am-11:30 a.m. (Bentley Hall, 2nd Floor)

Session 1: 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

  • Panel: Literature, Identity, and Ideology

Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session 2: 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Panel 1: Challenges in Regional and Local Environments
  • Panel 2: Perspectives in American Security 

Session 3: 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

  • Panel 1: Past and Present Problems in Asian Security
  • Panel 2: Politics and Religion in Sub-Saharan Africa

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