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HGSA Mini-Conference 2019


HGSA 2019 Conference Schedule

April 13, 2019

Woodburn Hall


10:00-10:30 - Breakfast, Announcements (Room 101)


10:30-11:40 - AHA Career Diversity Initiative Workshop (Room 101)

Patrick Lewis - Managing Editor of Scholarly Resources and Publications at the Kentucky Historical Society


11:40 - 12:15 - Lunch (Room 102)


12:20 - 1:45 - Research Presentations

20th Century Politics and Society (Room 101) - Judge - Dr. Jim Siekmeier, Moderator - Dr. Mark Tauger

“Nuclear Executives: The Presidency at the intersection of Politics and Popular Culture During the Cold War” - Andy Vargas


“The Role of the League of Nations in the Jewish Refugee Crisis: Shifting Historiography on the International World Order of the Interwar Period” - Ann Flemming


“Sizzling Spit, Fiddling Fests, and Farming Tourists: Tourism, Economic Development, and Social Change in Appalachia, 1946-1970” - Elisabeth Moore


19th Century America (Room 102) - Judge Zac Cowsert, Moderator - Tristan Williams

“Deciphering the Shoddy Crisis: Knowledge, Trust, and Material in the Brooks Brothers Scandal” - Bobby Novak


“Empire on Trial: Sideshows, Imperialism, and the 1904 World’s Fair” - Peter D’Arpa


1:50 - 2:45 - Research Presentations

Local History  (Room 101) - Judge - Dr. Jennifer Thornton, Moderator - Tristan Williams    

“Pink Suede in Coal Country: Growing Up LGBTQIA in Appalachia” - Calder Thorne


 “Troubled Borderland: The Union’s Struggle for Autonomy and Sovereignty in Western Virginia” - Shannon Rowe


Local History (Room 102) - Judge Dr, Ken Fones-Wolf, Moderator - Lloyd Tomlinson

“‘To Be Resolved:’ The Marsh Creek Dunker’s Wartime Progression from Ancient Order” - Savannah Rose


“All Aboard: The Influence of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad on Sectionalism and Statehood in Western Virginia” - Kristen Wilkes


3:00 - 3:45 - AHA Career Diversity Initiative Workshop (Room 101)

Dr. Angela Sirna - Southeast Regional Historian of the National Parks Service


4:00 - Awards (Room 101)