Program

Mankato City Center Hotel and the Blue Earth County Public Library

 

Thursday, September 20

 10:00-11:30am

Monuments and Memory

Chair:  Greg Kaster, Gustavus Adolphus College

  • From Mankato to New Ulm:  The Issues of Public Memory and the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862,  John Legg, Virginia Tech
  • Minnesota’s Columbus Memorial:  Race, Memory, and Colonialism on the State Capitol Grounds, Peter DeCarlo, Minnesota Historical Society
  • Historians Respond to Contested History, Kellian Clink, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Comment:  Rick Lybeck, Minnesota State University, Mankato

 

Midwestern Political History

Chair:  

  • “To Lighten the Suffering of the People”: Socialist Mayor Daniel Hoan Confronts the Great Depression, Daryl Webb, Cardinal Stritch University
  • A Tale of Two Minnesota Women: Their Paths Toward Domestic Terrorism as Members of the Symbionese Liberation Army, Rachael Hanel, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Liberals, the Corn Belt, and the Making of the Congressional Populist Caucus, Cory Haala, Marquette University

Comment: Catherine McNicol Stock, Connecticut College 

 

Gender and Bodies

Sponsored by the Women’s History Interest Group

Chair: Kristin Mapel Bloomberg, Hamline University

  • Why is My Body Less Holy Than a Man’s?”: An Examination of Sexuality, Gender, and Agency among Female Ascetics in the Patristic Age, Eliza Kolbo, University of South Dakota
  • “Toward a More Perfect Knowledge”: Man-Midwives as Authorities on Childbirth in Eighteenth Century England, Elizabeth Branscum, St. Olaf College
  • The Best Female Swimmers Who Are Pleasant To Look At In Bathing Suits: St. Olaf College's Synchronized Swimmers, Femininity, Athleticism, and Performance, 1940-1970, Judy Kutulas, St. Olaf College

Comment: Kristin Mapel Bloomberg, Hamline University

 

Ancient Greek Military History

Sponsored by the Society for Military History

Chair: Gaius Stern, San Jose State University 

  • The Ionian Rebellion as Insurgency, Dan Powers, University of Utah
  • Alexander I’s Bodyguards: the Origins of the Macedonian Sarissa Phalanx, Graham Wrightson, South Dakota State University
  • The Four Hundred and the Ten Thousand: Greek Bodyguards and the Revolt of Cyrus the Younger, Jeffrey Rop, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Comment: Gaius Stern, San Jose State University 

  

Women, the Great War and Gender Integration

Sponsored by the Society for Military History

Chair: Connie Harrie, Dickinson State University 

  • "The Ties That Bind”: Mounds-Park Nurses and the Great War, Johannes Allert, Rogers State University
  • "If I Perish”: Minnesota Nurses of the Great War, Melinda Heikkinen, Norwich University
  • More Than Ever Before: The 1992 Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces, William Taylor, Angelo State University 

Comment: Debra Mulligan, Roger Williams University 

 

American Intellectual & Constitutional History

Chair:  Billie J. Kingfisher, Jr. (a member of the Mnikowju Band of the Oyate Oceti Sakowin located on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota), South Dakota Oral History Center

  • The Francis Parkman Problem: A Revaluation of the Continued Legacy of an American Historian, Jonathan J. Hedeen, Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • “The Behavioral Revolution” in American Political Science, Josh Berkenpas, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • The Strange Career of Substance Due Process: Interpretive Revolutions in U.S. Constitutional History, Thomas Tandy Lewis, St. Cloud

Comment:  Perry Hornbacher, Bismarck State College

 

Thursday, September 20

1:30-3:00pm

 

Roundtable: From the Wide Missouri to the Northwest Angle: An Odyssey in Regional History with William E. Lass

Chair: Harl Dalstrom, Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska at Omah

  • David Malaher, retired; Centre for Rupert's Land Studies
  • Deborah Miller, retired, Minnesota Historical Society
  • Steven J. Potts, Hibbing Community College
  • Daardi Sizemore Mixon, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Response:  William E. Lass, Professor Emeritus,Minnesota State University, Mankato

 

Indigenous Women

Sponsored by the Women’s History Interest Group

Chair:  Molly P. Rozum, University of South Dakota

  • They Walked the Buffalo, Jayne Kinney, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Native American Women: Coercive Sterilization, Power, and Hegemony, Baylee Staufenbiel, University of Wyoming
  • Building Community in the Twin Cities: Indigenous Women and Leadership, 1950-1985, Colette Hyman, Winona State University and Audrey Thayer, Leech Lake Tribal College

Comment:  Dennis J. Smith, (Assiniboine Tribe, Fort Peck), University of Nebraska at Omaha

 

Airpower Past, Present and Future: The History of Warfare in the Third Dimension

Sponsored by the Society for Military History

Chair: Chris Rein, Combat Studies Institute

  • "Retaining a Military Presence: Omaha and Ft Crook, Jerome Martin, US STRATCOM
  • Abandoning the Oil Plan: Carl Spaatz and the Second Iasi-Kishinev Offensive, Luke Truxal, University of North Texas
  • Drone Warfare: Back to the Future of Air Control, Tony Mullis, Angelo State University

Comment: John Abbatiello, US Air Force Academy

 

World War II and the Cold War

Chair: Ry Marcattilio McCracken, Independent Historian, Mankato

  • The Question of Memel: Geostrategy, Race, and the German Foreign Office, Benjamin R. Nestor, Marquette University
  • Native Americans in World War II: Perceptions of Native American Patriotism, Kylie Gower, University of Wyoming
  • Shedding Light on the Day the Sun Rose Twice: The Discovery and Release of the Health Effects of the Trinity Test in the Tularosa Basin, Katie Ruth, Hastings College

Comment:  Kimberly Redding, Carroll University

 

Higher Education History

Chair: Terrence Lindell, Wartburg College

  • A Digital “Historical Gaze” of Chinese Students in Iowa, 1911-1930, Shu Wan, University of Iowa
  • Riding “With the Students of the North Dakota Agricultural College”:  A Journey through Documentary Film and North Dakota State History, Heather McIntosh, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • The Doctorate of Arts and the Golden Age of Higher Education, Andrew F. Larson, University of North Dakota

Comment:  Mark Harvey, North Dakota State University

 

Civil Rights History

Chair: Angela Jill Cooley, Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • Black Freedom and Unfreedom in Post-Civil War Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Brie Swenson Arnold, Coe College
  • The Black Campus Movement at Concordia College Moorhead, 1965-1980, Richard Chapman, Concordia College
  • Rice and Resistance: Asian American Culinary Culture and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, Tim Hogue, Marquette University    

Comment:  Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire 

 

Thursday, September 20

3:30 – 5:00pm

 

Thinking about Midwestern History: A Consideration of Finding a New Midwestern History (University of Nebraska Press, 2018)

Moderator: Jon Lauck, University of South Dakota

  • David Pichaske, Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Jon Butler, Yale University
  • Annette Atkins, St. John’s/College of St. Benedict
  • Timothy R. Mahoney, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Zachary Michael Jack, North Central Colle

 

Scandinavian History

Chair:

  • The Wrong Melchior: Swedish Historiography and an Error Repeated for 300 Years, David Jessup, Gustavus Adolphus College and St. Olaf College
  • The History of Norwegian Education as Depicted in Norwegian Fiction, Rennesa Jessup, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • A Norwegian Immigrant’s Satirical Cartoons of Norway and the First World War, Anna M. Peterson and Race Fisher, Luther College

Comment:

 

Race and the Military

Sponsored by the Society for Military History

Chair: Lawrence McDonnell, Iowa State University

  • Black Soldiers, White Laws: The 1917 Houston Riot, Courts-Martial, and Executions, John Haymond, US Army
  • Integration: Why Implementation Moved More Swiftly in the Marines than in the Army, Jeremy Maxwell, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Manning an Army at War: Racial Integration in Eighth US Army during the Korean War, Richard Cranford, US Army

Comment: William Taylor, Angelo State University

 

Ongoing Problems in Teaching World History

Chair:  Jennifer McCutchen, Texas Christian University

  • Islam in the Curriculum as a Reflection of Islamophobia, Jameel Haque, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Latin America from Colonization to Globalization: Entrenched Eurocentric Narratives in World History Texts, Chad McCutchen, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Competing Narratives of North American Native History in World History Textbooks, Jennifer McCutchen, Texas Christian University
  • African Exceptionalism: Re-examining Africa in World History, Agnes Odinga-Olouch, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Comment:  Audience

 

Thursday, September 20

3:30-4:30 (Blue Earth County Library)

 

Family Histories

Library Auditorium

Chair:  Oscar Chamberlain, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire

  • Growing up on Sunnyside Farm: A 1880s Childhood, Kimberly K. Porter, University of North Dakota
  • Is Racism In Our DNA?: The Sewards, Slavery, and Family Identity, Leah Rogne, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Comment:  Audience

 

20th-Century Women, Gender, and Cultural Representations

Sponsored by the Women’s History Interest Group

Undergraduate Student Session

Library Conference Room

Chair: Maria Bevacqua, Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • From the Joy Zone to the Gayway: Presenting Women at the 1915 and 1939 Fairs, Alexis Kaenel, Carroll College
  • Hillary Clinton in Beijing: Feminism and the First Lady, Crystal Brandenburgh, Iowa State University

Comment:  Maria Bevacqua, Minnesota State University, Mankato

 


Friday, September 21

8:30-10:00am

 

Dakota History

Chair:  Chelsea Mead, Minnesota State University, Mankato  

  • The Dakota in the War of 1812, Mary Elise Antoine, Wisconsin Historical Society, Prairie du Chien
  • Omdaśkiśka; or to Speak Unintelligibly: Santee Dakota Counterhegemonic Responses in the Treaty and Settlement Era, Kevin Mason, Waldorf University
  • Sisseton Archeology in the Dakota Homelands, Ty J. Warmka, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Comment:  Elise Boxer, University of South Dakota

 

Roundtable: Oral History #1: Engaging Students

Moderator: Angela Jill Cooley, Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • Katie M. Brunner, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • David Engen, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Emma Schlei, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Leah White, Minnesota State University, Mankato

 

The US Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater of World War II

Sponsored by the Society for Military History

Chair: William Taylor, Angelo State University

  • Marine Brig. Gen. Roy S. Geiger: Determining the Reasons for Success as Joint Air Commander on Guadalcanal, Arthur Kerle, Norwich University 
  • Why Tarawa? A Reappraisal, Martha Sloan, Norwich University 
  • Marine Corps Tactics Training in Preparation for Iwo Jima: Superior Training, or just Marines?  Jessica Colon, Norwich University
  • Comment: Jeremy Maxwell, University of Southern Mississippi

 

Novel History – Researching The Bluenose

Student-Faculty Collaborations

Chair: Joy Lintelman, Concordia College

  • Joy Lintelman, Concordia College
  • Vincent Reusch, Concordia College
  • Maria Tommerdahl, Concordia College
  • Karissa Chouinard, Concordia College

 

Women and Gender in 19th-Century America

Sponsored by the Women’s History Interest Group

Chair:  Brie Swenson Arnold, Coe College

  • Equality Means Equal Pay: Moses Harman at the Indiana Teachers’ Convention, 1857, Charles J. Reid, Jr., University of St. Thomas
  • The Matriarchy on the Plains: Female Leadership in the Creation of Wyoming’s Public Schools, Jennifer Helton, Ohlone College            
  • A Dakota Hospital: How Irish Nuns and an East Coast Philanthropist established a South Dakota Hospital System, Margaret H. Preston, Augustana University

Comment:  Colette Hyman, Winona State University

 

Friday, September 21

10:30am-12:00pm

 

Dakota-US War of 1862

Chair:  Billie J. Kingfisher, Jr., South Dakota Oral History Center

  • Joseph R. Brown’s “Farmer Indians” Prior to the Minnesota Uprising, Dave Grettler, Northern State University           
  • Alexander Berghold, Nadja Kramer, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • A Continuation of the 1862 Dakota Conflict: Frontier Mankato Newspaper Coverage of the Capture, Trial and Hanging of an Alleged Dakota Criminal in 1865, Charles Lewis, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Comment:  Audience

 

 “The Scourge of Rome”: Hannibal as Military Leader

Sponsored by the Society for Military History

Chair:  David Hollander, Iowa State University

  • A Two-Edged Sword:  Hannibal’s Use of Geography in the Second Punic War, Ho Yee (Sam) Lam, University of California, Berkeley
  • Why Won’t They Surrender? Rome and Carthage Fighting to the Finish in the Second Punic War, Gaius Stern, San Jose State University
  • Hannibal: A Legend or a Pawn, Jacob Salstrand, South Dakota State University

Comment: David Hollander, Iowa State University

 

Roundtable: From Normal School to University: Celebrating Anniversaries

Moderator: Betsy Glade, St. Cloud State University

  • Robert W. Galler, Jr., St. Cloud State University
  • Betsy Glade, St. Cloud State University
  • Robert Gough, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire
  • William E. Lass, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Daardi Sizemore Mixon, Minnesota State University, Mankato

 

Colonial and Revolutionary Warfare

Sponsored by the Society for Military History

Chair: Brian North, University of Wisconsin

  • Intrepid and Loyal: The Highland Regiments in the French and Indian War, Richard Loutzenheiser, University of Dundee
  • Washington’s Crossing and the Battle of Trenton: Twelve Decades of Historiography 1898-2017, James Finn, Norwich University
  • Robert Rogers and British Empire in the Northwest, John Grenier, US Army I Corps Command Historian

Comment: George Eaton, US Army, Rock Island Arsenal Command Historian

  

Transportation History

Chair:  Dustin Malone Gann, Midland University

  • Procuring a Right-of-Way: James J. Hill and Northern Indian Reservations, 1886-1888, Dennis J. Smith (Assiniboine Tribe, Fort Peck), University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Railway Valuation in the Great Plains: Balancing Theory and Practice in Progressive Regulation, Scott E. Randolph, University of Redlands
  • Government, Technology, Neighbors: Comparing the Experiences of the Winters of 1880-1881 and 1948-1949 on the Northern Plains, Daniel Fischer, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Bridging South Dakota, One Expletive at a Time, Steven J. Bucklin, University of South Dakota

Comment:  Daniel L. Rust, University of Wisconsin-Superior

 

Intellectual History

Chair: Timothy Grundmeier, Martin Luther College

  • Dramatic Elements in the Bellum JudaicumOn Perceptive Reality and Historical Causality, Robert Vogt, University of Wisconsin at Stout
  • The Existence of Dragons as an Early Modern Epistemological Problem, Hans Peder Broedel, University of North Dakota
  • Herder and Historicism, David A. Meier, Dickinson State University

Comment:  Justin Biel, Minnesota State University, Mankato

 

At the Intersection of Memory and Identity: Grave Markers, Monuments and Cemeteries

Student-Faculty Collaborations

Chair:  Kathleen Blue, Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • Ethnography of the Dead: The Use of Grave Markers in the Reconstruction of Identity, Trisha Walker and Kathleen Blue, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Ours for a Little While: Child Identity and Representation in Two Southern Minnesota Cemeteries, Kayla Jackson, Rachel Vang, Samantha Zahn, Emily Ruoff, and Kathleen Blue, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • The First Grave: An Analysis of Place and Identity as Evidenced in Two Minnesota Cemeteries, Kathleen Blue, Minnesota State University

 

Friday, September 21

2:00-4:00pm

 

Tribal Histories of Societal Adaptation and Cultural Persistence

Undergraduate Student Session

Chair: Robert W. Galler, Jr., St. Cloud State University

  • New Perspectives on Dakota People and Their History, Jennifer Sonterre, St. Cloud State University
  • Adaptation and Persistence by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakotas, RaeAnn Arns and Hannah Heidebrink, St. Cloud State University
  • Various Experiences and Tribal Agency of the Dakota People, Mohamed Mohamud, St. Cloud State University
  • Ojibwe History: Stories of a Dynamic, Adaptable and Resilient Culture, Joshua DeRoode, St. Cloud State University
  • The Oklahoma Cherokees: Stories of Adaptation, Tribal Leadership, and Cultural Persistence, Nicolas Raboin, St. Cloud State University
  • Otoe-Missouri History: Stories of Adaptation and Persistence, Jenevieve Jaax, St. Cloud State University

Comment:  Audience

 

Northern Plains Political History

Chair: James Naylor, Brandon University

  • The South Dakota Statehood Movement: Populism, Progressivism, and People, Thayme Watson, University of South Dakota
  • Volunteers or Protestors?:  The Voices of the French Canadians of the West on the First World War, Rebecca Lazarenko, Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta
  • Reason on the Rez in the Age of Joe McCarthy:  Senate Judiciary Chair William Langer’s (R-ND) Hearings on Juvenile Delinquency, Ft. Yates, New Town, Rolla and Bismarck, ND, October 11-14, 1954, Charles M. Barber, Professor Emeritus, Northeastern Illinois University
  • Operation Meat:  The Beginning of South Dakota Governor Bill Janklow's 'Pork War' on Canada, Matthew Remmich, University of South Dakota
  • An Examination of Cuban American Interest in the SDSU Basketball Trip 1974-2017, Dustin A. Manzey, South Dakota State University

Comment:  Audience

 

Asia Histories

Chair:  Agnes Odinga-Olouch, Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • A History of Siberia in Five Animals, Spencer Abbe, North Dakota State University
  • Understanding Mahatma’s First Satyagraha in Champaran, Abhi Sinha, University of Minnesota, Morris
  • A Lost Chance or No Chance—Assessing the UN Efforts to End the Korea War in Late 1950 and Early 1951, Tao Peng, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Who Owns the Land of the Eternal Blue Sky?: Undermining Commons Land in Twentieth-Century Mongolia, Anthony Dutton, Valley City State University           

Comment:  Audience

 

Cultural History

Chair: Charles K. Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • “The White Red Men”: The Improved Order of Red Men in Minnesota, 1875-1918, Edward J. Pluth, St. Cloud State University, 
  • South Dakota: A Hotbed for Jazz in the Roaring ‘20’s, Stephen R. Cusulos, Minneapolis
  • Selling the Mustang: J. Walter Thompson's Market Segmentation Advertising Campaign, Adam Peterson, Marquette University
  • Sheena is a Punk Rocker: Leather Jackets and Milwaukee Punk Rock, Sean O'Farrell, Marquette University

Comment:  Audience

 

The World War: Global Conflict Abroad and at Home

Sponsored by the Society for Military History

Chair: Jerome Martin, US STRATCOM

  • Taunton, Massachusetts: The Christmas City in the Great War, Dave Mulligan, Independent Scholar
  •  Raiders on the Cheap: German Auxiliary Cruisers in the World Wars, 1914-1945,Jeff Schultz, Luzerne Community College
  • The British Commonwealth at War in the Pacific, Robert Nash, Independent Scholar
  • Stalingrad was Tough, but Sicily is Tougher Yet: The Battle for Troina: 31 July – 6 August 1943, Alan Anderson, King’s College London

Comment: Katherine Reist, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

 

Roundtable: Oral History #2: Telling Local Stories

Moderator:  Christopher R. Corley, Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • Rachael Hanel, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Billie J. Kingfisher, Jr., South Dakota Oral History Center
  • Kimberly Porter, University of North Dakota
  • Anduin Wilhide, University of Minnesota

 

Modern Middle East in Context

Undergraduate Student Session

Hotel Conference Room

Chair: Jameel Haque, Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • Can Ataturk’s Legacy Still be Seen in Modern Turkey? Dylan Ek, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Palestine and the British Mandate 1920-1948, Zach Simonson, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Crime-Terror Nexus Theory: Global Connections, Troy O'Neill, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Shifts in United States Public Opinion: Iraq 1980-2018, Carson McGivern, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • War in 2003: Bush’s Policy Shifts, Stephanie Robertson, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Transnational Feminist Approach and the Feminist Movement in Egypt, Emma Schlei, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Reconstructing Gender: Scholarly Presentation of Gender Roles in 19th Century Jerusalem, MaraSoupir, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Comment:  Audience


 

Saturday, September 22

9:00-10:30am

 

Normal Schools

Chair: Robert Gough, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire  

  • Manitoba Normal Schools as Instruments of Social Stratification, Mel Prewitt, Scott Community College
  • Making the Black Hills Bloom: Fayette L. Cook, Spearfish Normal School, and Horticultural Development on the Northern Great Plains, 1885 – 1922, John Henris, University of Arkansas, Monticello
  • “The Largest Ladies’ Band in the World”: The Iowa State Normal School Ladies’ Band, 1904-1942, Scott Muntefering, Wartburg College

Comment:  William E. Lass, Professor Emeritus, Minnesota State University, Mankato

 

Modern Warfare: Military Forces and Grappling with Unanticipated Challenges

Sponsored by the Society for Military History

Chair: Joseph Fitzharris, University of St. Thomas

  • Facing Cold War Armageddon: How Did the United States Decide on the Pentomic and New Look Army, Brian North, University of Wisconsin
  • A Framework for Hybrid Warfare, Ayodele Otaiku, Nigeria Defence Academy 
  • The Sum Total: Understanding the IN in CounterInsurgency, Dean Shumate, Independent Scholar

Comment: Tony Mullis, Angelo State University

 

The Great Depression

Chair: J. Michael McCormack, Bismarck State University

  • The Great Depression Takes Hold: Grocery Prices in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, 1930-1932, Sue C. Patrick, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire - Barron County
  • Hailed Hillsides, Tempestuous Tornados, and Pastures of Plague: The Environmental Challenges of the Nebraska Sandhills during the Great Depression, 1929- 1941, Drew Folk, Mullen, Nebraska, PhD, Oklahoma State University

Comment:  Scott E. Randolph, University of Redlands

 

Immigrants and Migration

Chair:  David Jessup, Gustavus Adolphus College and St. Olaf College

  • Minnesotan Suomalaiset:  A Historical Look into Early Finnish Immigrants within Minnesota, Dane S. Virnala, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • German Americans in an Iowa County during the First World War, 1917-1918, Terrence J. Lindell, Wartburg College
  • The Easterlin Hypothesis and a Memory Book: Cultural Diversity in Two Lands, the Danube Plain and America, Fred Schumacher, Gheen, Minnesota

Comment: Robert Zeidel, University of Wisconsin at Stout

 

Saturday, September 22

11:00am-12:30pm

Library Auditorium

 

The Limits of Activism in the Early Twentieth Century Midwest

Chair:  Jeff Kolnick, Southwest Minnesota State University

  • Minnesota’s Persistent Populists: W. A. Hotchkiss and the Reform Press Association, Jeff Wells, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Meta Berger: Gender, Socialism, and Public Service in Wisconsin, Tracie Grube Gaurkee, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • “Men of proved loyalty, ability, and influence”: Selecting the Minnesota Commission on Public Safety Peace Officers during World War I, Andrew McGuire, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Comment:  Jeff Kolnick, Southwest Minnesota State University

 

Islamic World

Chair: Jameel Haque, Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • To Tame a Land: The Conditions that Predicated and Expounded Upon The Great Game in Afghanistan, Buck Thornton, University of Minnesota at Duluth
  • The First “American Among the Riffi”: Paul Scott Mowrer’s October 1924 Interview with Abd-el-Krim, Shannon E. Fleming, Chicago
  • Decolonizing African Histories: The Swahili, Peter Grunwald, University of Minnesota at Duluth

Comment:  Anthony Dutton, Valley City State University

 

Built Landscapes

Chair:  Kurt Leichtle, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin at River Falls

  • Historic Valley Campus "Walking Tour" for Minnesota State, Mankato, Heather Harren, Blue Earth County Historical Society
  • Celebrating the Past and the Possible: Exploring the Connections between late 19th century Public Spectacle and Efforts to Remake Omaha, Dustin Malone Gann, Midland University
  • Wesley College, Memory, and the Past at the University of North Dakota, Joseph Kalka, University of North Dakota, William Caraher, University of North Dakota, and Susan Caraher, Global Collective of Punk Archaeologists

Comment: Audience

 

The Postwar Era: To the Victors Go the Headaches

Sponsored by the Society for Military History

Chair: Thomas Hanson, US Army Command and General Staff College

  • Feeding Germany: The Improvisation Before the Marshall Plan, David Mills, US Army Command and General Staff College
  • Planning is Everything: The Role of Expertise in the US Occupation of Japan, Chris Johnson, US Army Command and General Staff College
  • The Kielce Pogrom of July 1946, David Cotter, US Army Command and General Staff College

Comment: Thomas Hanson, US Army Command and General Staff College

 

“The Scourge of Europe:” Roman Military History

Sponsored by the Society for Military History

Chair: Graham Wrightson, South Dakota State University

  • Julius Caesar: Speed, Surprise and Innovation at Pharsalus, Avery Sage, South Dakota State University
  • A Sensory History of the Battle of Strasbourg, Conor Whately, University of Winnipeg
  • Belisarius, Nathan Stafford, South Dakota State University

Comment: Graham Wrightson, South Dakota State University

 

Civil War and Reconstruction

Chair: Oscar Chamberlain, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire

  • Falsifying Robert E. Lee, Christopher Martin, Homeschool Connections Online
  • Divisive Departures: African American Denominations and Civil War Reconciliation, Jeremy Solomon, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Comment:  Greg Kaster, Gustavus Adolphus College

         

Saturday, September 22

2:00-3:30pm

 

Telling Soldiers' Stories

Library Auditorium

Chair:  Steven J. Bucklin, University of South Dakota

  • "My bed is here”: The Line of Posts South of the Minnesota River, Thomas G. Shaw, Minneapolis
  • A Hidden History of War: Vietnam and the Combat Snapshot, Jennifer Tiernan, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • A Career of Public Service: Using Oral History to Document the Life of Minnesota’s Gen. John W .Vessey, Jr., Thomas Saylor, Concordia University, St. Paul

Comment:  Audience

 

Suffrage Roundtable

Sponsored by the Women’s History Interest Group

Moderator:  Lori Ann Lahlum, Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • Kristin Mapel Bloomberg, Hamline University
  • Jane Curry, Women's Vote Centennial Initiative
  • Jennifer Helton, Ohlone College
  • Ruth Page Jones, Independent Historian, Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Molly Rozum, University of South Dakota

 

Exploring Five Decades of St. Cloud State University’s First 175 Years, 1920-1970

Chair: Robert W. Galler, Jr, St. Cloud State University

  • St. Cloud State Teachers College in the 1920s, Kasey Solomon, St. Could State University
  • Good Times in Hard Times: Excitement and Activity at St. Cloud  State in the Age of the Great Depression, Kyle Imdieke, St. Could State University
  • Huskies go to War, Kayla Stielow, St. Could State University
  • The Funnies: What Comics Add to the Understanding of the History of St Cloud State Teachers College, Blake Johnson, St. Could State University
  • Voices, Lance Sternberg, St. Could State University

Comment: Betsy Glade, St. Cloud State University

 

Military Education in the Modern Era: Educating the Force

Sponsored by the Society for Military History

Chair: Alan Anderson, King’s College London

  • Teaching Soldiers: 20th Century Historiography of Military Training Pedagogy, Taylor Hamblin, Georgia Morse Middle School, Pierre, SD, and University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • The Sioux Uprising Staff Ride: How the Army Uses Staff Rides to Educate Soldiers, Chris Rein, Combat Studies Institute

Commentator: Thomas Hanson, US Army Command and General Staff College