The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Non-GC Events

New York State Association of European Historians conference on October 6-7

New York State Association of European Historians

67th Annual Meeting

6 October7 October 2017 

St. Francis College

180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201


Friday, 6 October 2017


NYSAEH Executive Board Meeting

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

First Floor Conference Room


Registration and Welcome Reception

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Callahan Center



6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Callahan Center


James S. Valone Keynote Address

7:00 pm

Callahan Center


Remembering the Reformation: Thomas Wolsey as Exemplar of Late Medieval Catholicism

  1. Patrick Hornbeck, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair of Theology, Fordham University




Saturday, 7 October 2017


Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Callahan Center


Concurrent Session 1

8:45 am – 10:15 am


Practicing Power and Violence in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Room 5404

Chair/Commentator: Lyn Blanchfield, SUNY Oswego


Nasty or Nice? Aristocratic Women and the Practice of Power in Medieval France

Yvonne Seale, SUNY Geneseo


‘Flowing Wounds’ Peasant Long Knives and Interpersonal Violence in southern “Germany” in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries

Clif Hubby, New York University


Don Francisco de Portugal, Earl of Vimioso

Pedro Machado, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa



Post-War Germany

Room 6402

Chair/Commentator: David Marshall, Suffolk County Community College


Cold War Diplomacy, Modern Dance, and the Cultures of the World: Martha Graham and Eleanor Lansing Dulles’ Collaboration in 1957 Berlin

Camelia Lenart, University at Albany, SUNY


“Which Germany do you come from?”: Historical Legacies, Trade Linkages, and German-Libyan relations in the 1960’s

Nicholas Ostrum, Stony Brook University



You Tell Us Yours and We’ll Tell You Ours: International Communication in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries

Room 6403

Chair/Commentator: Jennifer Sovde, SUNY Canton


Defeating Phylloxera: British Colonies and European Exchanges in Environmental Knowledge, 1860-1910

Chelsea Davis, George Washington University


Thou Shalt Not Kill: Pacifism and Religious Dialogue in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom in post-WWI Europe

Lauren Jannette, George Washington University


The Conservative Lady: German and French Ideas of Gender in the Second World War

Ashley Valanzola, George Washington University



The Ottoman Empire and Turkey

Room 6404

Chair/Commentator: Murat Yasar, SUNY Oswego


Abdulhamid II’s Authoritarianism as a Framework for Republican Turkey

Mustafa Gokcek, Niagara University


Missionaries, Consuls, and Trade Diasporas: Organizational Immigration and Ottoman Law in the U.S. Consular District of Trebizond (1886-1921)

John K. Bragg, New Jersey City University


Celal Nuri and the Turkish Language Reform

York Norman, Buffalo State College




Mid-Morning Break

10:15 am – 10:30 am





Concurrent Session 2

10:30 am – 12:00 pm




Italy: Identity and Modernity

Room 6402

Chair/Commentator: Maureen MacLeod, Mercy College


“True Democracy” and “True Religion”: Catholicism, Revolution, and National Identity in Late Eighteenth Century Italy

Glauco Schettini, Fordham University


Networks of Emotional Support, Political Engagement, and Revolutionary Activity in the Italian Left, 1850-1880

Diana Moore, The Graduate Center, CUNY


The Birth of Espresso and Italian Modernity

Wendy Pojmann, Siena College



Ideologies in early 20th Century Europe

Room 6403

Chair/Commentator: Richard Fogarty, SUNY at Albany


The Prophets of Autarchy: National Economy and International Autonomy in the ‘Associazione Nazionalistica Italiana’ 1910-1922

Robert Corban, Columbia University


Hunger and the spectre of creeping Bolshevism during the Paris Peace Conference in 1919

Phillip Dehne, St. Joseph’s College


Building ‘The Perfect Fascism’: The Spanish Monarchical Doctrine (1931-1941)

Verónica Royo Romanillos, European University Institute




Internationalism and Economics in Post-war Europe

Room 6404

Chair/Commentator: David Valone, Quinnipiac University


Economic Diplomacy and Transatlantic Relations: Monetary and Energy Policies in an Age of Crisis, 1975-1983

Andi Shehu, European University Institute


Europeanization of the Aerospace Sector: The British Trade Unions and the ‘European Solution’

Sara Venditti, Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli



Lunch and Business Meeting

12:00 pm 2:00 pm

Callahan Center



Concurrent Session 3

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Social, Cultural, and Economic Exchanges in Early Modern Europe

Room 5404

Chair/Commentator: Eric Platt, St. Francis College


Maritaggio Processions in Reformation Rome: The Confraternity of the SS. Rosario

Nilab Ferozan, McMaster University


Studying and Mapping Jewish Confraternities in Seventeenth-Century Italy

Andrea Yaakov Lattes, Independent Scholar


Marseille and Seventeenth-Century Commercial Exchanges: Cross-Cultural Influences in Mediterranean Trade

Arazoo Ferozan, McMaster University


Movement of Ideas and Law

Room 6402

Chair/Commentator: Joseph Cope, SUNY Geneseo


The concept of the ‘civilizing mission’ and German, Polish, and Ukrainian orientalism in a global perspective (1841-1918)

Elżbieta Kwiecińska, European University Institute


European Law Impact on America: How Transnationalism informs U.S. Jurisprudence

Itai Sneh, John Jay College


Combatting Judicial Bias in Nineteenth Century France: The Impact of the Movement to Abolish the Judge’s Résumé

James Donovan, Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto



Fighting and Writing the Great War: Martial Music, Battles, and the Literary After-Life of the 1914-1918 War

Room 6403

Chair/Commentator: Barbara Blaszak, Lemoyne College


The Bloody Fields of Flanders: WWI and the Highland Bagpipes in Battle

Lisa Farber, Pace University


One Hundred Years Later: Perspectives on the Battle of Passchendaele

Michael Marino, College of New Jersey


Fox-Hunting Men and Doomed Youth: Revisiting the Literary Landscape of the Great War

Michael Rosenfeld, Pace University


20th Century European Colonialism, Arab Reverse Migration, and the Nationalist Right: Historical Context and Perspectives

Room 6404

Chair/Commentator: David MacGregor, St. John Fisher College


Imperial Encroachment: Italian colonial policy in Yemen, 1915-1934

Frederick Dotolo, St. John Fisher College


The French colonial rule in Algeria and its implications on immigration in France: Issues and Challenges

Merouane Lakehal-Ayat, St. John Fisher College

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