Thursday, March 5, 2015 - University of Nebraska Omaha

Thursday, March 5, 2015
PANELS:
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Session:
PRESERVATION AND COMMEMORATION
Panel sponsored by the Society for Military History
Room: Big Blue B
Chair:
Jerome Martin, Command Historian, US Strategic Command
Papers: Robert Roy Foresman, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“Walter Matthau Reporting: The Duster—How the Air Base News at the Kearney Army Air Field
during World War II Preserved History”
Erik Carlson, Florida Gulf Coast University
“Wildcat Memorial Cemetery on Anguar Island, 1944: First Attempt at Commemoration”
Kathy Mason, The University of Findlay
“Commemorating the War of 1812 in Ohio”
Commentator: Randy Mullis, US Army Command and General Staff College
REEXAMINING KINGS, CULTURAL ORIGINS, AND WORSHIP IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
Room: Elkhorn A
Chair: Anthony Aftonomos, University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Papers: Jennifer Lassley, University of Nebraska at Omaha
“A Prudent Process of Romanization in Judea and the End of Jewish Hellenism: The Rise of
Antipater the Idumaean and Herod the Great”
Andrew Woodworth, King’s College (London, U.K.)
“Ostrogotha: A Case Study of Ostrogothic Tradition and Innovation”
Robert Campbell, University of Nebraska at Omaha
“Minoan Artistic Impact in the Eastern Mediterranean”
Virginia Gallner, University of Nebraska at Omaha
“Asherah: Figurehead of a Folk Religion”
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PIONEERS IN HEALTH CARE AND SCIENCE
Room: Big Blue C
Chair and Commentator:
John Schleicher, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Papers: Barbara Hewins-Maroney, University of Nebraska at Omaha
“Dr. W.H.C. Stephenson (1832-1899): A Western Pioneer”
Kelli Gamel, Baker University (Baldwin City, Kansas)
“Not Just Another Nurse: Ella Nixon Hair and the Great War”
Michael Wilson, Baker University (Baldwin City, Kansas)
“A Strange Magnetism: The Arctic Expeditions and Research of Evelyn Briggs Baldwin”
ORPHANS AND MIGRANT CHILDREN
Room: Council Bluffs A
Chair and Commentator:
Mary Lyons-Carmona, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Papers: Heather Wright, Baker University (Baldwin, Kansas)
“The Orphan Trains in Kansas”
Ashley Dorn, University of Nebraska at Omaha
“Education and Citizenship: The Experience of Migrant Children in the Mid-Twentieth Century”
RIVER STORIES
Room: Big Blue A
Papers: Rick Elliot, University of Illinois at Chicago
“When the ‘Golden Ties of Commerce’ Get Sick: Caring for Mariners on the Mississippi River
during the Early Republic”
Harlan Seyfer, Plattsmouth Historic Preservation Board (Plattsmouth, Nebraska)
“A Brief Cartographic History of the Mouth of the Platte River”
Doug Meigs, University of Nebraska at Omaha
“Platte River Travelogues: 300 Years of Narrative along Nebraska’s Flat Water”
Patrick Dobson, Johnson County Community College (Overland Park, Kansas)
“John G. Neihardt, The River and I, and Progressive Era Use of Environment for Reform”
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PHI ALPHA THETA UNDERGRADUATE SESSION # 1
Room: Elkhorn B
Chair and Commentator:
Jeffery Wells, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Papers: Robert Lent, Hastings College
“The Change of the Media and the NFL between the Vietnam War and the War on Terror”
Emily Crumpton, Idaho State University
“Murder Becomes Her: Media Perceptions of Murderous Women in America from 1890 - 1920”
Phillip A. Lingle, South Dakota State University
“Martin Luther: Mass Media and the Reformation”
PHI ALPHA THETA GRADUATE SESSION # 1
Room: Elkhorn C
Chair and Commentator:
Kim Jarvis, Doane College
Papers: Alyssa L. Reil, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“The Younger Sister: Enculturation, Indigenization, and Religious Fellowship in the Missionary
Work of Kate McBeth”
Chris Mathiasen, University of Nebraska at Omaha
“Tribes on Display: Indian Congress at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898”
April White, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“Enduring Solidarity: Championing the Lives of Three Female Sculptors at the World’s
Columbian Exposition of 1893”
Thursday, March 5
11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Session:
INTEGRATING NEW TECHNOLOGY
Panel sponsored by the Society for Military History
Room: Big Blue B
Chair: William Kautt, US Army Command and General Staff College
Papers: Jesse Heitz, University of Cambridge
“The Iowa-Class from Vietnam to the First Gulf War, 1968-91”
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Sarah K. Jameson, Western Kentucky University
“American Soldiers’ Reactions to Modern Weaponry and Warfare in World War I”
Kenneth Knotts, University of Nebraska at Omaha
"They Kept the Trains Running: The U.S. Russian Railway Service Corps in the Allied
Intervention in Russia"
Commentator: Sean Kalic, US Army Command and General Staff College
NATIVE AND U.S. SOLDIERS IN 20TH CENTURY WARS
Room: Big Blue A
Chair: Thomas Render, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Papers: Steve Potts, Hibbing Community College (Hibbing, Minnesota)
“The Doughboys and the World They Made: Standing Rock’s Native Veterans,
1919-1935”
Edward J. Pluth, St. Cloud University, Emeritus
“Becoming ‘Good Soldiers’: Analysis of the War Department WWI Pamphlet, ‘Home Reading
Course for Citizen-Soldiers’”
John Little, University of South Dakota
“Between Cultures: Sioux Warriors and the Vietnam War”
Commentator: Kent Blansett, University of Nebraska at Omaha
COLD WAR DIPLOMACY AND FOREIGN RELATIONS
Room: Elkhorn A
Papers: Emily Mallinger, Briar Cliff University (Sioux City, Iowa)
“Sinister Secrets, Unforeseen Consequences: The 1962 Cold Discovery that Altered De Gaulle’s
France”
Bernard Lemelin, Laval University (Quebec City, Quebec)
“Unrelenting Critics of Foreign Aid during the Kennedy-Johnson Years: Democratic Senators
Wayne Morse of Oregon and Ernest Gruening of Alaska”
James D. Clark, Peru State College (Peru, Nebraska)
“The Iran-Saudi Rivalry in the Middle East”
Commentator:
Danielle Battisti, University of Nebraska at Omaha
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RELIGION, MEDICINE, AND WAR IN ANCIENT GREECE AND THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST
Room: Big Blue C
Chair: Erin Averett, Creighton University
Papers: Jeanne Reames, University of Nebraska at Omaha
“Appropriating Narratives of Empire: Alexander the Great and the Destruction of the
Branchidai”
Graham Wrightson, South Dakota State University
“Keeping your head: On Head Wounds, Alexander the Great, and survival rates from
cranial trauma in battle”
Jennifer Irving, University of Nebraska at Omaha
“The Evidence for the φαρμακὶς and Attitudes towards Them in Greek and Modern
Scholarship”
CULTURAL TENSIONS, VICE, AND LITERARY SENSATION IN PROGRESSIVE ERA IOWA AND
KANSAS
Room: Council Bluffs A
Papers: Julia Evans, Wartburg College (Waverly, Iowa)
“A War on Many Fronts: A Small Iowa Town Defends its Honor in the Face of World War I
Challenges”
Patrick Dobson, Johnson County Community College (Overland Park, Kansas)
“Walking Kansas City Streets: Moralists, Prostitutes, and the Pendergast Machine,
1920-1940”
Sharon E. Neet, University of Minnesota, Crookston
“Does Story Trump History? Emanuel and Marcet Haldeman-Julias and Girard, Kansas”
Commentator: Robert Zeidel, University of Wisconsin-Stout
PROGRESSIVE ERA ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERIMENTS
Room: Council Bluffs B
Papers: Lawrence H. Larsen, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Emeritus
Barbara J. Cottrell Larsen, National Archives of Kansas City (retired)
“Water for the Gilded Age Great West Cities”
Gregory A. Grimes, Independent Scholar, Grant, Alabama
“TVA and the Electrification of Alabama”
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Kurt E. Leichtle, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
“Boy Scouting and the Environment: Charles Sommers and the University of Scouting”
PHI ALPHA THETA UNDERGRADUATE SESSION # 2
Room: Elkhorn B
Chair and Commentator:
John Franklin, Graceland University (Lamoni, Iowa)
Papers: Cameron Green, University of Wyoming
“Propaganda: Manufacturing Cold War Consent”
Katherine Feldkamp, Truman State University
“The Alteration of American Poster Art: The Transition from Art Nouveau to World War
Propaganda”
Trey Giesenhagen, Hastings College
“Preparation and Recreation: The Role of Sport in the American Military, 1890-1920”
PHI ALPHA THETA GRADUATE SESSION # 2
Room: Elkhorn C
Chair and Commentator:
Joseph Weixelman, Wayne State College
Papers: Krist Jessup, University of Wyoming
“Tribunals on the Lawn: The Role of Gacaca Courts in Promoting Reconciliation in Rwanda after
the Genocide”
Christopher Parsons, University of Wyoming
“The Life and Death of the Irish Language along the Shores of Ireland’s Lough Ree”
Colby Turberville, University of Missouri-Columbia
“Carolingian Strategies for Solidarity and Empire: Pepin the Younger to Louis the Pious”
PHI ALPHA THETA HONOR SOCIETY LUNCHEON: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Speaker:
Title:
Dr. Michella Marino, Assistant Professor of History, Hastings College (Hastings,
Nebraska).
Professor Marino earned her doctorate in U.S. History from the University of
Massachusetts-Amherst. Her research interests include the social construction of
femininity and her teaching specialties include 20th century U.S., oral history, and sports
history.
“Five Strides Ahead: Roller Derby, Progressivism, and Gender Politics”
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Thursday, March 5
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Session:
MILITARY AFFAIRS IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
Panel sponsored by the Society for Military History
Room: Big Blue B
Chair: Terry Beckenbaugh, US Army Command and General Staff College
Papers: Jason Linn, California Polytechnic State University
“Attila’s Appetite: The Logistics of Attila the Hun’s Invasion of Italy in 452”
Seth Kendall, Georgia Gwinnett College
“The Senate and the politics of defeat in the year 90 BCE”
Chris Newman, Elgin Community College (Elgin, Illinois)
"Troy as an Early Version of Bent's Fort"
Commentator: Christopher Simer, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
A DIVERSE MEDIEVAL WORLD: VIRTUE, JEWS IN NARBONNE, AND RELIGIOUS WOMEN IN
BRITAIN
Room: Elkhorn A
Chair and commentator:
Lois L. Huneycutt, University of Missouri-Columbia
Papers: Jane Woodruff, William Jewell University (Liberty, Missouri)
“Choosing Continentia: Augustine and Roman Civic Virtue”
Brandon Taylor Craft, University of Missouri-Columbia
“Gallia, Nurse of Treachery: The Jews of Narbonne in the Revolt Against King Wamba”
Erika Lauren Lindgren, Wartburg College (Waverly, Iowa)
“Prosopography and material culture: Discovering the lives of religious women in medieval
Britain”
TWENTIETH CENTURY EUROPE: WAR, POLITICS, AND MEMORY
Room: Big Blue A
Chair and Commentator:
Douglas Biggs, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Papers: Kevin D’Alessandro, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“The Okhrana, the Socialist Revolutionary Party and the Revolution of 1905”
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Roy G. Koepp, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“The ‘Munich Soviet’ of 1919 and its Role in the Creation of the Radical Right in Bavaria”
Carol S. Lilly, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“What Did They Die For?: Grave Markers from the Wars of Yugoslav Dissolution in Serbia,
Croatia, and Bosnia-Hercegovina, 1991-1995”
PIONEERING WOMEN – IN IDEAS AND ON THE FRONTIER
Room: Council Bluffs B
Chair and Commentator:
Elaine M. Nelson, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Papers: Adeline Anderson, Midland University (Fremont, Nebraska)
“Abigail Adams: The Extraordinary Woman in her Ordinary Letters”
Michelle Critchfield, Baker University (Baldwin City, Kansas)
“Cutting a Trail: Women and History of the Santa Fe Trail in Douglas County, Kansas”
Sydney Johnston, Baker University (Baldwin City, Kansas)
“Homegrown Sexuality: Victorian Kansas and Sexual Reform”
SACRED UNDERSTANDINGS AND DEFENSE OF THE NORTH AMERICAN NATURAL WORLD
Room: Council Bluffs A
Chair: Brady DeSanti, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Papers: Rylee DeVito, Idaho State University
“Beyond Hallucinogens: The Cultural Significance of Mayan Mind-Altering Plants”
Maggie Moss, Independent Scholar, Cedar Falls, Iowa
“Malfeasance at the Mounds: Sacred and Profane at Effigy Mounds National Monument”
James R. Kates, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
“Coulee, Prairie and Forest: Hamlin Garland’s Conservation Impulse”
Commentators:
Brady DeSanti, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Sharon Neet, University of Minnesota, Crookston
RACE RELATIONS IN THE NEW WORLD AND FRANCE
Room: Big Blue C
Chair: Maria Arbelaez, University of Nebraska at Omaha
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Papers: Kassandra Nelson, Independent Scholar, Bellevue, Nebraska
“We are Now in Indian Territory: A Comparative Study of Men’s and Women’s Views of Indians
along the Overland Trail”
Benjamín N. Narváez, University of Minnesota, Morris
“Alliance and Discord: Slaves, Coolies, and Free People of Color in Nineteenth-Century Cuba”
Laura Renée Chandler, South Dakota State University
“Race, Nation and Empire in Anna Julia Cooper’s 1925 Sorbonne Thesis”
Commentators:
Maria Arbelaez, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Denny Smith, University of Nebraska at Omaha
PHI ALPHA THETA UNDERGRADUATE SESSION # 3
Room: Elkhorn B
Chair and Commentator:
Sara Crook, Peru State College
Papers: Dean Shissler, Peru State College
“The Kregel Windmill Company: Providing Water to the Great American Desert”
Robert Nickels, Chadron State College
“Dawes County and the Kinkaid Act 1900 – 1940: The Kinkaiders came, and then?”
Sara Umland, Doane College
“Homestead Act of 1862: Germans from Russia and their Descent to the United States Due to
Propaganda”
PHI ALPHA THETA GRADUATE SESSION # 3
Room: Elkhorn C
Chair and Commentator:
Linda Van Ingen, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Papers: Joshua Roeder, Wichita State University
“Lois Lane and Second-Wave Feminism”
Elizabeth Holder, University of Wyoming
“Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising: Women Crossing Borders”
Felicia Hammons, Wichita State University
“Collecting Gender: Post WWI Women Participating in Scientific Collecting”
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5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Workshop: “Digital Humanities in the History Classroom”
Jason Heppler, Stanford University
Room: Elkhorn A
This is a workshop – open to all conference persons - on teaching and using digital technology,
explaining ways to integrate digital approaches into the classroom. Heppler will explain how
integrating digital methods in the classroom introduces students to using primary sources and helps
students craft arguments and public presentations.
Jason Heppler is an Academic Technology Specialist in the Department of History, Center for
Interdisciplinary Digital Research, and the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis at Stanford
University. He is also a doctoral candidate in History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Friday, March 6
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Session:
VIETNAM AND COLD WAR
Panel sponsored by the Society for Military History
Room: Big Blue B
Chair:
Donald Bittner, Emeritus Marine Corps University
Papers: Christopher Scott Yelonek, Eastern Michigan University
“To Bomb or not to Bomb: Gerald Ford and military options in South Vietnam, 1975”
Jeanine Alexander, Moorpark Unified School District (Moorpark, California)
“The Press, the Military and the Politics of the Invasion of Cambodia”
Chris Newman, Elgin Community College (Elgin, Illinois)
“Did Ninjas Lose the Cold War?? Comparison Of Ninja Clans and the KGB”
Commentator: Samuel Hoff, Delaware State University
FARMERS AND GARDENERS IN ANCIENT ROME
Room: Big Blue C
Chair: Charles King, University of Nebraska at Omaha
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Papers: David Hollander, Iowa State University
“Vendors and Lenders: the Rural Supply of Goods and Services”
John Richards, Baker College (Baldwin City, Kansas)
“No Time for Farming: Shadow Tables and Sundials in Palladius’s
Opus Agriculturae”
Charles King, University of Nebraska at Omaha
“Visualizing Life in an Ancient Roman Mansion: Modern Film as a Metaphor”
LATE NINETEENTH AND EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY MIDWEST HISTORY
Room: Big Blue A
Chair: John Grigg, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Papers: John T. Bauer, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“A Reconstruction of 1870s Population Distributions in Nebraska”
Jeff Wells, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“Paul Vandervoort and the Dissolution of the People’s Party”
Douglas Biggs, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“’The Laughing Rolling Stock of the State:’ Ames, Iowa State College, and the
Ames&College Railway, 1902-1907”
Commentator: Harl Dalstrom, University of Nebraska (Emeritus)
TRANSFORMING RURAL AND URBAN LANDSCAPES
Room: Council Bluffs A
Papers: Zachary Bishop, Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, Illinois)
“From Pioneers to Proprietors: The Development of the Waupaca Chain o’ Lakes as a
Vacation Destination, 1865-1890”
Jill Jozwiak, University of Illinois at Chicago
“Crafting the Florida Landscape: Regional Identity and the Power of Art”
Francisco Alvarez-Evangelista, South Dakota State University
“Cartography in understanding architectural changes in South Central Los Angeles, 1869-1952”
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GILDED AGE-PROGRESSIVE ERA SPORTS AND SOCIAL REFORMS
Room: Council Bluffs B
Chair: David Ogden, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Papers: Clinton E. McDuffie, University of Missouri-Kansas City
“’Foot Ball’ Reform: How Violence and the Intercollegiate Football Association Shaped College
Football in the Late Nineteenth Century”
Chuck Vollan, South Dakota State University
“For God and Home and South Dakota: the South Dakota Woman’s Christian Temperance
Union’s Campaigns for Social Change”
Commentators:
David Ogden, University of Nebraska at Omaha
PHI ALPHA THETA UNDERGRADUATE SESSION # 4
Room: Elkhorn B
Chair and Commentator:
Vernon Volpe, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Papers: Jacey Tomhave, Morningside College
“Medical Field Amputations and Survival Odds during the Civil War”
Bonnie Loden, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
“Answering the Call for 100 Days”
Laurel Teal, Hastings College
“Roads Repair and Revolution: Local Government in County Clare during the Irish War of
Independence”
PHI ALPHA THETA GRADUATE SESSION # 4
Room: Elkhorn C
Chair and Commentator:
Kris Lawson, Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, Kansas)
Papers: Amanda Rasmussen, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“Hollywood Goes to War: Hollywood and Its Ascension in the Film Industry During the Great
War”
Sonja Jackson, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“Superpatriotism: The Effect of Wartime Propaganda and Hysteria on Anti-German sentiment in
Nebraska Before, During, and After WWI”
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PHI ALPHA THETA GRADUATE SESSION # 5
Room: Elkhorn A
Chair and Commentator:
Eric Colvard, Wayne State College
Papers: Nathan Varnold, Colorado State University
“Confederate Generals: The Importance of Political Thought to the Confederate Cause”
James Tidei, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“Among the Wounded: The United States Christian Commission during the Civil War”
Christopher Bonin, University of Nebraska at Kearney
"The Donation of Alexandria: Alexandria, VA in the War of 1812”
Friday, March 6
11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Session:
THE AFTERMATH OF WWII
Panel sponsored by the Society for Military History
Room: Big Blue B
Chair: Christopher Simer, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Papers: William A. Taylor, Angelo State University
“On the Basis of Ability Alone: The Gillem Board and its Impact on American Military
Service”
John Hess, University of Kansas
“Exporting America: The Amerika Haus and Reorientation in U.S.-Occupied Bavaria”
Captain John D. Prince, United States Air Force Academy
“Children of the Atom Splitters: Families, Culture, and Life under the Manhattan Project”
Commentator: Connie Harris, Dickinson State University
ROUNDTABLE: WHY IT MATTERS: INDIGENOUS HISTORICAL AND ECOLOGICAL IMPERATIVES IN
THE WAKARUSA WETLANDS DEBATE
Room: Big Blue A
Co-Chairs: Eric Anderson, Haskell Indian Nations University (Lawrence, Kansas)
Melinda M. Adams-Crow, Haskell Indian Nations University
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Presenters: Janelle Cronin, Haskell Indian Nations University
Allyson Prue, Haskell Indian Nations University
Cesalea Osborne, Haskell Indian Nations University
Austin Mann, Haskell Indian Nations University
REEXAMINING CHANGING EUROPEAN PERCEPTIONS
Room: Council Bluffs B
Chair and Commentator:
Martina Saltamacchia, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Papers: Andrew Kettler, University of South Carolina
“’The Devil’s Element,’ Cultural Constructions of Metaphorical Brimstone and Sulfuric
Instrumentality in Early Modern England”
Chris Newman, Elgin Community College (Elgin, Illinois)
“Analyzing the Papacy Using Complexity Theory”
COLD WAR ERA POLITICAL CONSERVATIVISM
Room: Big Blue C
Papers: Ron C. Judd, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“The Liberal Arts on Trial: 1930s Red-Scare Politics and the Firing of Western Washington
College of Education President Charles H. Fisher”
John K. Franklin, Graceland University (Lamoni, Iowa)
“Weaponizing Food for Peace: International Food Relief Programs in the Early Cold War”
Christopher A. Hickman, Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas)
“Free-Market Boosters, Impeach Earl Warren Billboards and the Warren Court’s Constitutive
Role in the Conservative Revival”
Commentator: Jerold L. Simmons, University of Nebraska at Omaha (Emeritus)
19TH CENTURY INDIAN POLICIES AND ENCOUNTERS
Room: Elkhorn A
Chair and Commentator:
Mark Scherer, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Papers: Vernon L. Volpe, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“Henry Clay Confronts Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal: Politics, Principle, or Policy?”
William L. Sherman, State Historical Society of Iowa Board of Trustees, Des Moines
“Indian Treaties and How the Indians Nearly Lost Iowa”
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Laura M. Enomoto, Trident University International (Cypress, California)
“The Necessity of Native Women in the Canadian Fur Trade”
LEADERS AND LEGACIES
Room: Council Bluffs A
Chair and Commentator:
Marilyn L. Grady, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Papers: Tania Reis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
“How One Woman Navigated Barriers in Early Century Medical Education:
The Journey of Amanda Sanford Hickey”
Katherine Najjar, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
“E. Alexander Powell’s Remarkable Journey to Tehran in 1922”
Jeffery Beavers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
“Education in Nazi Germany: A German Educator, Kurt Hiermann.”
PHI ALPHA THETA UNDERGRADUATE SESSION # 5
Room: Elkhorn B
Chair and Commentator:
Brandi Hilton-Hagemann, Doane College
Papers: Elise Twohy, South Dakota State University
“Trenton: The Battle that Saved American Independence”
Kasey Bresso, University of Wyoming
“Perpetual Death: Nuclear Weapons and Mutually Assured Destruction in Warfare Today”
Benjamin L. Schriever, University of Nebraska at Omaha
“The Great Walkout of 1947: The American Telephone Strike”
PHI ALPHA THETA GRADUATE SESSION # 6
Room: Elkhorn C
Chair and Commentator:
David Nesheim, Chadron State College
Papers: Virginia G. Dennison, Pittsburg State University
“The Forgotten Middle Class of Picher, Oklahoma, 1928-1931”
Rob Roy Foresman, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“The Beginning and End of the Northwestern League in Nebraska: The 1879 Omaha Green
Stockings”
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Henry Busby, University of Wyoming
“Zion’s Commercial Influence: The Role of the Mormon Community in Developing the Economy of
the Nineteenth-Century American West”
MVHC LUNCHEON: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Speaker:
Dr. Daniel Wildcat (Yuchi member, Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma)
Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas
Professor Wildcat writes on Indigenous knowledge, technology, environment, and
education. He is director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center
and recently formed the American Indian and Alaska Native Climate Change Working
Group, a tribal college-centered network. He is author, most recently, of
Red Alert! Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge (2009).
Title:
“Indigenuity in an Age of Global Environmental Crisis”
Friday, March 6
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Session:
OPERATIONS AND IDEAS IN THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD – REVOLUTION AND AMPHIBIOUS
Panel sponsored by the Society for Military History
Room: Big Blue B
Chair: Stephen Bourque, US Army Command and General Staff College
Papers: Major Ian T. Brown, Norwich University
“‘Getting the Barbican:’ Enniskillen as a Case Study in Riverine Amphibious Warfare”
Robert Dennis, St Ambrose University
“Decline of the Abenaki”
Andrew Prignano, Elmhurst College
“Thomas Paine's The Crisis and the American Revolution”
Commentator: Ethan Rafuse, US Army Command and General Staff College
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WOMEN AND CONFLICT
Panel sponsored by the Society for Military History
Room: Big Blue C
Chair: Evelyn Buday, Purdue University
Papers: Lisa L. Beckenbaugh, Trideum-Combat Studies Institute
“In Their Own Words: Women's Experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq”
Carole Butcher, North Dakota State University
“Proved to Be a Woman: Female Soldiers in the Civil War”
Jordin Clark, Elmhurst College
“The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo”
Commentator: Donald Bittner, Marine Corps University (Emeritus)
POST-WORLD WAR I DISLOCATIONS AND DELUSIONS
Room: Big Blue A
Chair: Dan Weis, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Papers: Michael A. Preut, Independent Scholar, Lawrence, Kansas
“Hungary in Crisis: The Making and Breaking of Eastern Europe in the Post-World War I Era”
Annalee Hollingsworth, University of Northern Iowa
“’These Things Breed War’: Representations of Super-Men and American Isolationism”
Torsten Homberger, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“Hamburg’s Nazis and the Brown Shirt”
Commentator: Bruce Garver, University of Nebraska at Omaha
ON THE NEBRASKA HOME-FRONT IN WORLD WAR II
Room: Council Bluffs A
Chair and Commentator:
Christopher A. Hickman, Tarleton State University
(Stephenville, Texas)
Papers: Mark R. Ellis, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“Casualties of War: Buffalo County, Nebraska and its World War Two War Dead”
Stacey Stubbs, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“’Dearest Babe:’ Letters from a World War Two Cavalryman”
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Amber Alexander, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“Training Teachers in a Mobilized World: The Impact of World War II on Nebraska State
Teacher’s College”
DISTURBING RACIAL AND CULTURAL ACTS
Room: Council Bluffs B
Chair: Jennifer Harbour, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Papers: Chad Gibbs, University of Nebraska at Omaha
“Religion as a Force in Cultural Genocide: Tibetan Buddhists and Native Americans”
Sean Rost, University of Missouri-Columbia
“The Stain Remains: The Lynching of James T. Scott and the Rise of the Ku Klux
Klan in Missouri’s ‘Little Dixie,’ 1923-1925”
Brent J. Ruswick, West Chester University (West Chester, Pennsylvania)
“The Ramapo Mountain People and the Lost Sequel to the Kallikak Eugenic Study”
Commentators:
Jennifer Harbour, University of Nebraska at Omaha
PHI ALPHA THETA UNDERGRADUATE SESSION # 6
Room: Elkhorn B
Chair and Commentator:
Lance Grahn, University of Central Arkansas
Papers: Theresa Droege, Hastings College
“A Comparison of Martina and Evert as Tennis Athletes: Money, Power, and Sex”
Caroline Boarini, University of Wyoming
“Maya Nationalism and Identity”
PHI ALPHA THETA GRADUATE SESSION # 7
Room: Elkhorn C
Chair and Commentator:
John Daley, Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, Kansas)
Papers: Margaret Nervig, University of Northern Iowa
“How Safe is Mexico? American Tourism and the Mexican Drug War”
Ross Wade, University of Wyoming
“Ethnic Fortification: Armenian Recolonization of Karabakh”
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Brittany Musil, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“The First American Crusade: The True Origins of the Religious Cold War”
PHI ALPHA THETA GRADUATE SESSION # 8
Room: Elkhorn A
Chair and Commentator:
Spencer Davis, Peru State College
Papers: Kimberly Orzel, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“The El Paso Home Front of World War II”
Kathryn McKee, University of Wyoming
“Renaming the Fort: Fort William, Fort John, and Fort Laramie”
Roulette Keevert, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“The Founding of Salt Creek, Wyoming”
FRIDAY EVENING RECEPTION: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Hors d’oeuvres (from the Greek Islands, Omaha), wine, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks, all
free-of-charge for conference registered persons.
KANEKO
1111 Jones Street
402-341-3800
One block south and one block west of Embassy Suites.
(Maps will be provided)
The major art exhibition on display is “FIBER,” an aggregate of six international textile and fiber art
exhibits. These include: fabric designs; Sudanese-American girls quilts; an international traveling,
juried exhibition of handwoven tapestry; fabric art of Holcaust survivor Esther Nisenthal Krinitz;
and fiber art by such artists as Nick Cave, Sheila Hicks and Jon Eric Riis.
Our reception room will have displayed a stunning Kimono exhibition by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada.
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Saturday, March 7
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Session:
DIFFERING APPROACHES TO THE CIVIL WAR
Panel sponsored by the Society for Military History
Room: Big Blue B
Chair: Mike Vogt, Iowa Gold Star Military Museum
Papers: Austin Schwartz, Southeastern Community College
“A Soldier in Sherman’s Army: An Examination of the Field Experiences during the Civil War”
Steven J. Ramold, Eastern Michigan University
“Forgotten Army: The Surrender of Confederate General Richard Taylor in Alabama,
1865”
Evelyn M. Buday, Purdue University
“Applying Game Theory to the Strategic Manipulation of European Leaders Made by
Jefferson Davis from 1861 through 1862”
Terrence Lindell, Wartburg College
“The Vacant Chair in Bremer County: Examining the Civil War Casualties of an Iowa
County”
Commentator: Tom Colbert, Marshalltown Community College
RESOURCE-FUL COMMUNITIES: THE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL DIMENSIONS OF LIFE WITH
EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES
Room: Big Blue A
Chair and Commentator:
Thomas Kiffmeyer, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky
Papers: Roulette Keevert, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“Sweet Crude for Dinner: Settling Families in the Oil Field”
Jake Eberlein, Immaculate Conception Academy, Post Falls, Idaho
“Mining for a Change: The Jesuit Response to Contamination of the Silver Valley”
Jinny Turman, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“Civic Republicanism and Grassroots Action in Lincoln County, West Virginia, 1974-1990”
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PASSIONATE SLAVERY SENTIMENTS
Room: Council Bluffs A
Chair and Commentator:
Patrick Bass, Morningside College (Sioux City, Iowa)
Papers: Scott Barton, East Central University (Ada, Oklahoma)
“The Worcester Disunion Convention of 1857”
Ryan A. Dresher, St. Charles High School (St. Charles, Minnesota)
“Minnesota Antislavery Attitudes and Enlistment in the Civil War”
PHI ALPHA THETA UNDERGRADUATE SESSION # 7
Room: Elkhorn B
Chair and Commentator:
Sandra Mathews-Benham, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Papers: Elizabeth Campbell, Hastings College
“The Old Boys Club Takes Over: How Men Became Accepted and Expected as Coaches of Women’s
Basketball”
Kaylee Greening, Hastings College
“Kicking Classes Down: Soccer and Social Class in the Second Half of 19th Century America”
Jacob VanGundy, Chadron State College
“Superman v Capitalism: A Class Analysis of Comics and Graphic Novels”
PHI ALPHA THETA UNDERGRADUATE SESSION # 8
Room: Elkhorn A
Chair and Commentator:
Kim Jarvis, Doane College
Papers: September Gering, South Dakota State University
“What Can Auction Bills and Old Farm Journals Reveal About the Past?”
Grace G. Synek, University of Nebraska at Kearney
“Interactions between Native Americans and Pioneers on the Overland Trail”
Abbie Harlow, University of Nebraska at Omaha
“Discovering Nebraska: A Pioneer’s History of Western Expansion”
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