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Graduate Student Conference 2019


Don’t miss the Department of History’s Annual Graduate Student Research Conference, featuring exciting new research being done by first-year graduate students:

Saturday, June 8, 2019
9:00 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
375 McKenzie Hall
Free and open to the public

Schedule of Events

9:00 am–9:30 am

Coffee & Refreshments (provided)

9:30 am–11:00 am

Panel I: Restrictive “Liberations”: Training, Relocation, and Captivity’s Legacy in Transnational Context
Commentator: Dr. Brett Rushforth

“African Activism in Redefining Bondage Practices in Sierra Leone, 1796-1855”
Aziza Baker

“‘These People Shall Be Free’: Intermountain Slaveries and the Indian Student Placement Program in Utah”
Jack Evans

11:00 am–11:15 am

Break & Snacks (provided)

11:15 am–12:45 pm

Panel II: Ideas and Professional Networks in Modern Europe
Commentator: Dr. John McCole

“‘Agglutinating a Family’: Friedrich Max Müller and the Turanian Language Family Theory in Nineteenth-Century European Linguistics and other Human Sciences”
Preetham Sridharan

“‘Alchemical Bonds: Social Media and Medical Networks in the Alba Amicorum”
Samuel McClelland

“Mediating Malthus: Population in the Didactic Works of Maria Edgeworth, Jane Marcet, and Harriet Martineau”
Christopher Simmerman

12:45 pm–1:30 pm

Lunch (provided)

1:30 pm–2:45 pm

Panel III: White Lies: Museums and Reform
Commentator: Dr. Jeffrey Ostler

“‘An Opportunity Unembarrassed’: Alaska and the Indian Reform Movement, 1867-1885”
Ian Halter

“Imperialist Nostalgia: Guilt, Survivance, and Native Museums”
Ariana Persico

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