2002-03 Faculty Presentations

The Department of History faculty at Western Michigan University regularly presents their research.

Conference Presentations

Angelov, Dimiter. "Plato, Aristotle, and Byzantine Political Philosophy." The Greek Strand in Medieval Islamic Political Thought, Institute for Advanced Study, June 2003, Princeton.

Berkhofer III, Robert. "Mapping Sacred and Commercial Space at Saint-Vaast-d'Arras." Medieval Academy of America, April 2003, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Borish, Linda. Panel Commentator and Chair: "Engendered Visions: Building Local Physiques and National Icons in an Embodied World." American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, Nov. 2002.

Borish, Linda J. Panel Commentator and Moderator: "Sport, Recreation, and Place: Writing Midwestern Sport Histories." North American Society for Sport History Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, May, 2003.

Borish, Linda J. Panel Commentator and Moderator: "The Cultural Significance of Sport," Great Lakes American Studies-MidAmerica American Studies Association Conference, Iowa City, IA.

Borish, Linda. Panel Commentator and Chair: "Professional Sport in the City of Big Shoulders, 1883-1930," American Historical Association, January 2-5, 2003, Chicago, IL.

Brandão, J. A. "Competing Dreams: Native-Native and Native-Dutch Relations in the Era of Beverwijck." Twenty-Fifth Annual Rensselaerswijck Seminar, Albany Institute of History and Art, Sept. 21, 2002, Albany, NY.

Brandão, J. A. "Native Contributions to Euro American Culture: Questioning the Pradigm." Fourth Annual Seminar on the Atlantic, University of Genova, April 2003, Genova, Italy.

Chiarappa Michael J. "The Priorities of Official and Customary Coregionid Management on the Great Lakes: An Historical Overview." International Symposium on the Biology and Management of Coregionid, Aug. 2002, Rovaniemi, Finland.

Coryell, Janet. "Reconstituting Women's Political Voice in the Early Republic." Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting, July 2003, Columbus, OH.

DeBarros, Juanita. "'Improving the Standard of Motherhood': Infant Welfare Work in the British Caribbean." Association of Caribbean Historians, April 27- May 3, 2003, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

De Barros, Juanita. "Dirt and Disease in the Urban Anglophone Caribbean." "Postcolonialism Today: Theoretical Challenges and Pragmatic Issues," September 2002, Toronto.

Faires, Nora. "Poverty and Race in a Great Lakes City: African Canadian Migration to Detroit during the Late Nineteenth Century." Canadian Historical Association, May 29, 2003, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Faires, Nora. "Portraying Jewish Life in Autotown." Social Science History Association, October 2002, St. Louis.

Faires, Nora. "Poverty and Race in a Great Lakes City: African Canadian Migration to Detroit during the Late Nineteenth Century." Conference on "Border Cities/Border Cultures," University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, November 2002, Milwaukee, WI.

Faires, Nora. "'A Favourable Crisis?' Evangelicalism among German Immigrants in Mid Nineteenth Century Pittsburgh." Organization of American Historians, April 3, 2003, Memphis.

Gray, Marion W. Position Paper: "The Village of Schlalach in the Last Third of the Eighteenth Century: Center and Periphery from an Environmental-Historical Perspective." Midwest German Historians' Workshop, November 8-10, 2002, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Heasley, Lynne. "Walking Contested Land: Participatory Ways of Doing Environmental History in West Africa and the American Midwest." American Society for Environmental History, March 27, 2003, Providence.

Julien, Catherine. "Hernando de Ribera's Twice-Told Tale". Fellow's Lunch, John Carter Brown Library, Providence, RI.

Julien, Catherine. "Identidad y afiliación por suyu en el imperio incaico." Simposio sobre la arqueología y etnohistoria incaica, August 16-18, 2002, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima.

Kachun, Mitch. "Leon Czolgosz, 'Big Jim' Parker, and the Assassination of William McKinley: Black Patriotism and Black Nativism at the 1901 Buffalo Pan-American Exposition." Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association Annual Meeting, April 17, 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kachun, Mitch. "'A Beacon to Oppressed Peoples Everywhere': National Freedom Day and the Rhetoric of Freedom in the 1940s." American Historical Association, January 2-5, 2003, Chicago.

Lyon-Jenness, Cheryl. "My Dear Friend Kennicott: Rural Women Write to an Illinios Nurseryman." Rural Women's Studies Association.

Palmitessa, James. "Corpus Christi Processions in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Prague: Towards an Understanding of Urban 'Community.'" 38th International Congress of Medieval Studies, May 8-11, 2003, Kalamazoo, MI.

Palmitessa, James. "Defenestratio: Ritual Performance and Emotion between the Middle Ages and Modernity." International Conference on Material Culture and Emotions, Oct. 7-8, 2002, Institute for the Study of Material Culture of the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Krems, Austria.

Palmitessa, James. "Reconciling the History of Prague with the History of the Holy Roman Empire: Shifting Dialogues." Midwest German Historians' Workshop, November 8-10, 2002, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Podruchny, Carolyn. "Linguistic Encounters: A Nineteenth-Century French-Ojibwe Dictionary." Annual Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory, October 2002, Quebec City, Canada.

Podruchny, Carolyn. Panel Commentator, "(Re)Appropriated Indian Voices." Annual Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory, October 2002, Quebec City, Canada.

Podruchny, Carolyn. "Peopling Georges-Antoine Belcourt's Unpublished Nineteenth-Century French-Ojibwe Dictionary: Surveying Terms of Ethnic and Group Identity." 34th Algonquian Conference, October 2002, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Podruchny, Carolyn. "Miraculous Escapes in Voyageur Oral Tradition: Jean Cadieux's Song, Story and Wood-Carved Lament." Ninth Annual Conference of the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, June 8, 2003, New Orleans, LA.

Sabra, Adam. Panel Commentator: "Comparative Approaches to Early Medieval Egypt," American Historical Association, January 2-5, 2003, Chicago, IL.

Sabra, Adam. "Gifts to God and Charity for the Poor: The Cheritable Role of Medieval Islamic Endowments." Foundations in the Big Cultures of Old Europe Conference, June 13-14, 2003, Humbolt University, Berlin.

Sabra, Adam, and Richard McGregor. Conference Co-Organizer "Le developpement du soufisme en Egypte a l'epoque mamelouke." Institut Francais d'Archeologie Orientale, 26-29 May, 2003, Cairo, Egypt.

Sabra, Adam. "Illiterate Sufis and Learned Artisans. the Circle of `Abd al-Wahhab al-Sha`rani." Le developpement du soufisme en Egypte a l'epoque mamelouke, Cairo, Egypt, 26-29 May, 2003.

Sabra, Adam. "Public Policy or Private Charity?: The Ambivalent Character of Islamic Charitable Endowments." Stiftungen in den grossen Kulturen des alten Europa, Humboldt Universtät zu Berlin, June 13-14, 2003, Germany.

Sabra, Adam. "The Rise of a New Class?: Land Tenure in Fifteenth Century Egypt." International Congress of Medieval Studies, May 8-11, 2003, Kalamazoo, MI.

Warren, Wilson. "Meatpacking's Economic Impact on Rural Midwestern Communities during the Twentieth Century." Newberry Library Rural History Seminar, The Industrial Countryside in the Great Lakes Region, May 3, 2003, Chicago, IL.

Warren, Wilson J. "Strengthening a Social Science Education Program Through a Collaborative Approach to a Teacher Work Sample Requirement." American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, January 25-27, 2003, New Orleans.

Warren, Wilson J. "Using the Online Census for Historical Research." Michigan Council for the Social Studies, March 18, 2003.

Whaley, Gray H. "Oregon versus Illahee: Native and Euro-American Emigration to Western Oregon, 1830-1856." Western History Association, October 7, 2002, San Antonio, Texas.

Xiong, Victor. "Designing Art under the Tang Dynasty." Discussant. Association for Asian Studies, March 30, 2003, New York.

Invited Presentations, Lectures, etc.

Angelov, Dimiter. "The Emperor Theodore II Laskaris (1254-1258) as an Intellectual and Political Thinker." Byzantine Seminar, Center for Byzantine Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, Nov. 2002, University of Birmingham.

Berkhofer III, Robert. "Inventing Tradition: Creativity, Forgery, and Historical Conscience in Medieval France." The Premodern Colloquium, Dec. 2002, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Brandão J. A. "Creating a Useable Indian: Edward Curtis and Native America in the Early Twentieth-Century." Holland Museum, Nov. 2002, Holland, MI.

Chiarappa, Michael J. "Preserving Fishtown: Ecological Memory and the Vernacular landscape." Vernacular Architecture Forum, June 2003, St. Pierre/Miquelon, France.

Coryell, Janet. "Julia's Kansas Adventure." Butler County Historical Society, March 2003, El Dorado, Kansas.

Coryell, Janet. "'We Won't Succumb to Yankee Scum': Music in the Civil War." Central Michigan University History Department's Civil War Speaker Series, March 2003.

De Barros, Juanita. "'Spreading Sanitary Enlightenment': Race, Identity, and the Emergence of a Creole Medical Profession in British Guiana." "History and Identity in Latin America and the Caribbean," Tulane University, February 7, 2003, New Orleans.

Heasley, Lynne. "History of Property and Nature in the Kickapoo Valley, Wisconsin." February 28, 2003, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Heasley, Lynne. "GIS Maps and Historical Narrative," February 14, 2003, California State University-Chico.

Lyon-Jenness, Cheryl. "From Pomology to Petunias: Grand Rapids in the Golden Age of Horticulture." Grand Rapids Historical Society and the Gerald R. Ford Museum.

Maier, Paul L. Ten interview segments on the national network television special, "What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?" PAX Television network, December 25, 2002.

Yoshida, Takashi. "The Past as Present: WWII Museums and Memorials in Japan, China, South Korea, and Taiwan." Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, June 19, 2003, New York.

Yoshida, Takashi. "Teaching the Asia-Pacific War in Japanese Secondary Schools." Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affiars, Jan. 3, 2003, New York.