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Crossing Borders: International and Transnational Histories

HIST 407/507 Virtual Conference

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

A series of virtual presentations on undergraduate and graduate student research. All are welcome to attend. Join for either the entire conference or come and go. See schedule below.

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Presentation Schedule

3:30–4:20 PM, People Across Borders

Nikolai Perepelitza, “Managing Migration: The Italian General Commissariat of Emigration”

David Lerma, “Argentina’s Bicycle History: Through Italian Migration”

Odalis Aguilar-Aguilar, “Remembering Braceros and their contributions: How communal memory uncovers truth”

4:25–5:20 PM, Politics Across Borders

Will Blake, “Assessing Cold-War Democracy: Japan, The U.S., and the New York Herald Tribune World Youth Forum, 1952–1972”

Dalton Dodson, “Scandinavian Settlement Abroad: Earldom and Influence in the Northeastern Atlantic”

Veronica Jones, “Negotiating Removal Treaties: ‘Civilization’ in Conflict”

Andrew Vitt, “The Perspective of South Africa’s Apartheid in US media”

5:25–6:20 PM, Cultures Across Borders

Sam McClelland, “Cultural Difference in the Republic of Letters: Considering the Practice of the Alba Amicorum”

Mads Phythyon Miller, “Heathens, Witches, and Queers, Oh, My! A History of Trans and Queer Neopagan Subcultures in the 21st Century”

Ally Anderson, “Gender and Domestic Violence in Mexico between the 1910s to the 1920s”

Jason Ashcraft, “Extended Play: Challenging the Periodization of the “British Invasion” While Examining Cross-Class Relations in the United States”

Crossing Borders

The HIST 407/507 Crossing Borders course is a senior/graduate research seminar designed to guide students through the process of writing an original research paper on any topic from any part of the world that incorporates the histories of more than one country or cultural group.

For questions, contact Professor Julie Weise at