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March 24 – The Sixth Annual Graduate Center History Student Conference


CHALLENGING ASSUMPTIONS: Negotiating Spaces, Identities, and Sources Across the Historical Disciplines

Conference schedule (Pdf Version – History Conference Schedule_2017)

8:30-9:30 – Sign-in, light refreshments, Room 5/114


9:30-10:50 – British Imperial Relations with Neighbors and Natives, Room 5/409

Commentator: Dr. David Gordon       

Chair: Jarrett Moran

Phelim Dolan, “Racializing the Irish in Gheeraerts’ Portrait Captain Thomas Lee

Jiwon Han , “Eighteenth Century Anglo-Dutch Finance and British ideas of credit: From the experience of financial crises of 1763 and 1772”

Adedamola Seun, Rhodes University, South Africa “(Mis)representing Illness? Interrogating Colonial/Western Responses to Indigenous Representations of Malaria in Southwestern Nigeria, 1861-1960”


11:00-12:30 – Inside and Out of Urban Spaces, Room 5/409

Commentator: Dr. Thomas Kessner     

Chair: Rafael Portela

Andy Alger “Public Housing and the Social Construction of Space in Baghdad, 1952 – 1958”

Evan Turiano “Non-enforcement of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law in the Rural North, 1850-1861”

Amy Kraizman, “Historical Shifts Surrounding Victory Day Commemorations”


11:00-12:30 – Experiencing Sexuality in the 20th Century, Room 9/206

Commentator: Dr. Julia Sneeringer

Chair: Davide G. Colasanto

Yulia Barycheuskaya, “Watching Perestroika in the late Soviet movies Little Vera and Intergirl

Stephanie Makowski, “Dusky Doughboys and Good Time Girls: Interracial Relationships in WWII Britain”

Sarah Kiani, Visiting research scholar at the Graduate Center – CUNY / Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin. “Challenging narratives of liberation : Homosexuality in the GDR in a comparative perspective (1970-1990)”


12:30-1:30 – Lunch Break


12:45 Keynote Address, Dr. Peter Vellon, Queens College Room 5/114

“Negotiating Race and Whiteness:  The Italian Immigrant Press and the Creation of Identity”


1:30-3:10 – Gendering Culture and Social Roles in the United States, Room 9/206

Commentator: Dr. Kathleen McCarthy

Chair: Miriam Liebman

Madeline S. DeDe-Panken, “’Useful Devotions:’ Women’s Botanical Clubwork, 1870-1920”

Adam Kocurek, “Giuliani’s Quality of Life Campaign and Gay Responses”

Rebecca Traynor, “‘Doctor and Missus: The assumed Philosopher”


1:30-3:10 Aspects of Eighteenth-Century France,  Room 5/489

Commentator: Dr. David Troyansky

Chair: Andrew Kotick

Katrina Wheeler, “Enlightened Psalms: Huguenot Preaching in the Eighteenth Century”

Sophie Tunney, “Why the French Invaded Ireland”

Kikuko Tanaka, “The French Revolution/May ’68: Form, Content and Context of The Ignorant Schoolmaster by Jacques Rancière”


3:20-5:00 – Conflict Resolution: The Case for Including Military History

Roundtable, Room 5/114

Chair: Scott Ackerman

Luke Reynolds

Micki Kaufman

CJ Kirkpatrick

Dr. Benjamin Hett


5:00 – Refreshments and Reception, Room 5/114


All participants are students at the CUNY Grad Center unless otherwise indicated.

Hosted by The History Department of the Graduate Center, CUNY

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