5th Annual CSU Making History Conference

Friday, March 22, 2019

Engleman Hall

The Southern Connecticut State University History Department will proudly host the 5th Annual CSU Making History Conference on Friday, March 22, 2019.  

The goal of this conference is to bring together full-time and part-time faculty and students (undergraduate and graduate) for a day-long exploration of historical questions.

8:15 - 9:15 a.m.        Registration
9:00 a.m.                   Breakfast - EN B 121 A

9:15 - 10:30 a.m.      Session One
PANEL A - EN B 206    CHAIR: PROFESSOR CHRISTINE M. PETTO, SCSU
Stephen Arel, Chelsea Echevarria, Gabriel Benjamin, CCSU
“Uncovering Their History: African, African American, and Native American Burials in Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground, 1640 - 1815”
                 
PANEL B - EN B 220    CHAIR:  PROFESSOR POLLY BEALS, SCSU
Cassie Epes, ECSU
“The Ideal Woman:  Sexology, Sex Reform, and Engineering Marriage in Weimar Germany”
Theresa Johnson, ECSU
“Silhouette Art:  The Heart and Soul of Kara Walker’s Life”
Morgan Moore, WCSU
“The Assassination of Fashion Designer Gianni Versace:  A Historiographic Interpretation”

PANEL C - EN B 121 B    CHAIR:  PROFESSOR TOM RADICE, SCSU
Brianna Alessio, ECSU
“Shiba Yoshimasa’s ‘The Chikubasho’:  The Unspoken Influence of Shame and Honor on Samurai Culture”
Steven Michael Brown, SCSU
“Roots that Bind:  Slavery in Southeast Asian Culture”
Jason W. Smith, SCSU
“Reefs, Wrecks, and Repasts:  Americans, Fijians, and the Problems of Maritime Empire on a Saltwater Frontier”

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.        Session Two
PANEL A - EN B 206    CHAIR:  PROFESSIOR SIOBHAN CARTER- DAVID, SCSU
Megan Baker, Anthony Burgess, Nicholas Coppola, Matthew Crisci, Brennen Records, Keith Pomposi, SCSU
“Political, Economic, and Labor History Projects”

PANEL B - EN B 220    CHAIRS:  PROFESSOR JOAN MEZNAR & PROFESSOR
THOMAS BALCERSKI, ECSU
Raven Dillon, Shannon Healy, Allen Horn, Uriva Simeon, Cheyenne Tracy, ECSU
“Roundtable:  Re-tooling the Historical Methods Course”

PANEL C - EN B 121 B      CHAIR:  PROFESSOR CHRISTINE M. PETTO, SCSU
Craig Hanford, ECSU
“La Carretera Hiram Bingham:  The Road to an Economic Gold Mine”
Ryan Plourde, SCSU
“From Chicago to Paterson. The Wobblies:  1905 - 1913”
Nathanial Walker, WCSU
“We Might Be Sorry About the Oil:  National Identity and Petropolitics in Canada”
Martha Ennis, ECSU
“Mexican Migration in Connecticut:  Braceros and Beyond”

12:00 - 1:15 p.m.      Lunch

1:15 - 2:30 p.m.        Session Three
PANEL A - EN B 206    CHAIR: PROFESSOR SIOBHAN CARTER-DAVID, SCSU
Eric Berlepsch, Ryan Cafaro, Travis DeGrandi, Johnnason Kin, Michael McClean, Phillip Weidman
“Social and Cultural History Projects”
                 
PANEL B - EN B 220    CHAIR:  PROFESSOR JASON W. SMITH
Eve Galanis, CCSU
“Connecticut’s LGBTQ+ History:  Curating a Travelling Exhibit”
Dana J. Meyer, ECSU
“Connecticut Revolutionary War Deserters:  An Experiment in Digital History”
Nate Scianiffe, SCSU
“The History of the Yale Bowl”
Lucas Hoffman, SCSU
“William Lanson:  New Haven African-American Leader, Entrepreneur, and Engineer”
Joseph Skiffington, SCSU
“New Haven in Nineteenth-Century Landscape Painting”

PANEL C - EN B 121 B    CHAIR:  PROFESSOR CARMEN COURY, SCSU
Jared Dennehy, Jordan Levin, Jamie Kelly, SCSU
“The Art of Skilled Oral History Making”





 


Location

Engleman Hall
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
USA

Contact

Dr. Christine Petto, Chair, Department of History