The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

History Program Events

March 28 “Charting New Historical Trajectories:” the Fourth Annual PhD Program in History Graduate Student Conference

8:00-9:00 – Sign-in, light refreshments                   Room 5/114

9:00-10:40 – Fighting for Consensus: The Complicated Legacies of Empire, Room 5/307

Commentator: Dr. Katherine Pence       Chair: Victoria Calabrese

Lucy Breidenthal, “Romani Activism in Postwar Paris: Integration”, CUNY Graduate Center, History Department

Sangdong Tak, “The Nonprofit Sector in Korea: Its Geo-political location and the National Security Law”, CUNY Graduate Center, Sociology Department

Chelsea Schields, “Exchanging Culture in Empire’s Margins: Decolonizing or Recolonizing the Dutch Caribbean?” CUNY Graduate Center, History Department

10:50-12:30 – Restricted Rights, Circumscribed Choices: Women in Europe, Room 5/114

Commentator: Dr. Mary Gibson       Chair: Kat Mahaney

Diana Moore, “Transnational Women, Charity, and Italian State Building, 1850-1890”, CUNY Graduate Center, History Department

Michelle Smith, “Rethinking Cumann na mBan: Reorganization at home and abroad during the Irish Civil War”, New York University, World History

Allyson Gonzalez, “Maxa Nordau: Painting the Gendered Politics of the Hispano-Orient”, Brandeis University, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

10:50-12:30 – United Confrontations: Twentieth Century Challenges to the US Federal System, Room 5/307

Commentator: Dr. Josh Freeman        Chair: Nora Slonimsky

Micki Kaufman, “’Quantifying Kissinger: Using Text Analysis for Historical Research’”, CUNY Graduate Center, History Department

Ben Hellwege, “The Federal Government Can and Should Provide Maximum Leadership”, CUNY Graduate Center, History Department

Cameron M. Weber, “Art Statism? Or, the Political Economy of New Deal Art”, The New School, Economics and History

12:30-1:30 – Lunch Break

 1:30-3:10 – Narratives of Disease and Medicine in Historical Context, Room 5/307

Commentator: Dr. Lale Can      Chair: Joe Murphy

Secil Yilmaz, “Franchised Science, Royalized Practice: The Imperial Bacteriology Institute in the Late Ottoman Empire”, CUNY Graduate Center, History Department

Anat Mooreville, “A Parcel of Human Eyes”: Israeli Ophthalmic Expertise in Africa, 1959-1973,” University of California Los Angeles, History Department

1:30-3:10 – Urban Lessons: Histories of Marginalization in New York City, Room 5/114

Commentator: Dr. Gerald Markowitz                  Chair: Faye Haun

Sean Griffin, “‘Good Mortar and Better Men’: African American Freemasonry in New York”, CUNY Graduate Center, History Department

Sarah Litvin, “New York’s Jewish Blind in the Progressive Era”, CUNY Graduate Center, History Department

Barry Goldberg, “‘That Jewish Crowd’: Prejudice and Protest at the City College of New York”, CUNY Graduate Center, History Department

3:20-5:00 – Conflicting Identities: Religious Fault Lines and State Interventions, Room 5/307

Commentator: Dr. Martin Burke          Chair: Roy Rogers

Ky Woltering, “Inadvertent Pluralism: Church and Politics at the West German Kirchentag”, CUNY Graduate Center, History Department

Glen Olson, “Dysfunctional Empire: The Utah War and Sectional Politics”, CUNY Graduate Center, History Department

Jeff Diamant, “Transnational Transformations in Islam among African-Americans: Wallace Mohammad and the move toward Sunnism”, CUNY Graduate Center, History Department

3:20-5:00 – Man’s Effects: Social Interventions in Natural Processes, Room 5/114

Commentator: Dr. Clifford Rosenberg   Chair: Jeff Culang

Erin Wuebker, “The Next Great Plague to Go: Scientific Progress, Modern Medicine, and the Cultural Meanings of Venereal Diseases”, CUNY Graduate Center, History Department

Emily Marlowe, “A Fast Ride into the Depths of the Earth: Integrating Natural and Technological Wonders at Carlsbad Caverns National Park”, Drew University, History Department

Daniel Kanhofer, “‘England has made canals, let canals make America’: Emulating Great Britain in the Atlantic Canal Era”, New York University, History Department

5:00 – Refreshments and Reception                       Room 5/114

A special thank you to the Graduate Center’s Doctoral Student Council and the History Department for Co-sponsoring this conference.