2003-04 Faculty Presentations

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

Conference Presentations

Angelov, Dimiter. "The Donation of Constantine and the Sylvester Legend in Late Byzantium," 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 6-9 May, 2004, Kalamazoo, MI.

Berkhofer III, Robert. "Abbatial Authority over Lay Agents," International Medieval Congress, July 15, 2003, Leeds England.

Berkhofer III, Robert. “Virtual Canterbury Cathedral Website: Future Directions for a WMU Teaching Project.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 2004, Western Michigan University.

Beyan, Amos. Panel Chair and Commentator "The Post-Bellum Legacy of the American Colonization of Africa." Great Lakes History Conference, November 2003, Grand Valley State University.

Beyan, Amos. "The Malaguatta and Rice Coast and the Transatlantic Slave Trade in West Africa." 28th Annual Great Lakes History Conference, November 2003, Grand Valley State University.

Beyan, Amos. "The Historiography of the American Colonization Society and its Legacy to 2004." 36th Annual Conference of the Liberian Studies Association, March 25-28, 2004, Durham NC.

Brandão, J. A. and Michael Nassaney. “Aspects of Society and Material Culture at Fort St. Joseph from the Written Record.” Conference of the Society for Historical and Underwater Archaeology, January 7-11, 2004, St. Louis, Missouri.

Brandão, J. A. and William A. Starna. “The Newly Re-discovered Deed and Map of 1701: A Reconsideration and Historical Appraisal.” Annual Conference on Iroquois Research, October 3-5, 2003, Renesselaerville Institue, Renesselaerville, New York.

Faires, Nora. "Migration and Borderlands." Michigan Canadian Studies Roundtable, 2 April, 2004, University of Windsor, Ontario.

Faires, Nora. "Staking Narrative Claims." Roundtable presentation on Dirk Hoerder's book, Creating Societies: Immigrant Lives in Canada. European Social Science History Conference, 24-27 March, Berlin, Germany.

Faires, Nora. "After the Underground Railroad: Race, Poverty, and Migration in a Great Lakes City." American Historical Association, January 9, 2004, Washington, DC.

Faires, Nora. "'Talented and Charming Strangers from Across the Line': Gendered Nationalism, Class Privilege, and the American Woman's Club of Calgary." Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, November 22, 2003, Portland, Oregon.

Frankel, Richard. Position Paper, "Conspiracies, Cabals, and Catastrophe: Self-Perception of German History and the Paranoid Style of Politics." Midwest German Historians' Workshop, Oct. 17-19, 2003, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Gray, Marion W. Position Paper: "Catastrophe: The Napoleonic Crisis and the Anchoring of Bourgeois Gender Norms." Midwest German Historians' Workshop, Oct. 17-19, 2003, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Heasley, Lynne. “Landscapes in Motion: Rural Change in a Midwestern Property Mosaic.” Meeting of the East Lakes and West Lakes Divisions of the Association of American Geographers, October 16-18, 2003, Kalamazoo, MI.

Heasley, Lynne. "A Workable Beauty: Aesthetics and Sense of Place in the Rural Midwest." American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting, 31 March- 4 April 2004, Victoria, British Columbia.

Julien, Catherine. "El eje del lago." 51st International Congress of Americanists, July 8-11, 2003, Santiago, Chile.

Julien, Catherine. "Las dos relaciones de Hernando de Ribera." Primer Congreso Sudamericano de Historia, August 19- 20, 2003, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

Julien, Catherine. "History and Anthropology on the Eastern Bolivian Frontier." 51st International Congress of Americanists, 8-11 July, 2003, Santiago, Chile.

Julien, Catherine. "Spanish Use of Inca population Records in the Granting of Encomiendas." Symposium, Archives and Empires: Government, Record Keeping and Society in Inca and Spanish Peru, 2-4 April, 2004, University of Notre Dame.

Kachun, Mitch. "Antebellum African Americans, Public Commemorations, and the Haitian Revolution: A Problem of Historical Documentation." Great Lakes History Conference, November 2004, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Kachun, Mitch. "Crispus Attucks in American Memory, 1770-1850." British American Nineteenth Century Historians, Annual Meeting, October 2003, Madingley Hall, Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

Kachun, Mitch. "The Curse of Caste; or, the Slave Bride: A Rediscovered Nineteenth-Century Novel by an African American Woman." Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, January 11, 2004,

Kachun, Mitch. “Interrogating the Silences: Reconstructing the Life and Work of Julia C. Collins.” Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, November 2004, Atlanta, GA.

Lyon-Jenness, Cheryl. “Picturing Progress: Assessing the Nineteenth-Century Atlas Map Bonanza.” Mapping in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region, June 2004, Central Michigan University and Michigan Historical Review, Mount Pleasant, MI.

Lyon-Jenness, Cheryl. “Planting the Prairies: John Kennicott and Horticultural Advocacy in Nineteenth-Century Illinois.” Conference on Illinois History, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, October 2003, Springfield, Illinois.

Norman, John. “Late Imperial Icons and Iconography.” National Convocation of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, November 2003, Toronto.

Palmitessa, James. Position Paper: "Friendship, Love, Sex and Language in Central Europe (then and now)." Midwest German Historians' Workshop, Oct. 17-19, 2003, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Palmitessa, James. “Society and Religion in Bohemia: New Directions of Research.” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, October 30- November 2, 2003, Pittsburgh.

Podruchny, Carolyn. "Putting Up Poles: Power, Navigation and Cultural Mixing in the Fur Trade." 35th Algonquian Conference, October 25, 2003, London, Ontario.

Sabra, Adam. “Soldiers and Scribes: Patronage and Bureaucracy in the Mamluk Empire.” International Congress of the European Middle Ages, July 2004, Leeds, England.

Simon, Larry. “Genoese and Pisan Trade and Interaction with Islamic and Christian Mallorca.” 39th International Congress of Medieval Studies, May 6-9, 2004, Western Michigan University.

Simon, Larry. “Towards a Prosopography of Post-Conquest Mallorca’s Cathedral Chapter: The 1276 Will of Master Joan.” Annual Meeting of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, April 1-4, 2004, University of California, Los Angeles.

Stone, Judith. “Gender Identities and the Clerical/Anticlerical Conflict.” Society for French Historical Studies, June 2004, Paris.

Szylvian, Kristin. Panel Presentation: "It's Worth the Time: Making Exhibitions Relevant to our Audiences." Michigan Museum Association, October 2, 2003, Marquette, MI.

Warren, Wilson J. "Teaching History through Technology." Michigan Council for History Education Conference, October 23, 2003, Lansing.

Warren, Wilson. "A Brief History of Western Michigan University's Preparation of Secondary History Teachers." Organization of American Historians Conference, March 27, 2004, Boston, MA.

Yoshida, Takashi. “History Education and Reconciliation: The Choice Between Examining Japanese Wartime Aggression and Revitalizing Nationalism.” History Education and Reconciliation Final Researchers’ Meeting, Dec. 13, 2003, New York.

Yoshida, Takashi. "Sowing Nationalism, Reaping Skepticism: The Renovation of Yushukan War Museum." 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, San Diego, CA, 4-7 March, 2004.

Yoshida, Takashi. "War Over Words: Changing Descriptions of Nanjing in Japanese History Textbooks." 8th Annual Asian Studies Conference Japan, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, 19-20 June, 2004.

Invited Presentations, Lectures, etc.

Angelov, Dimiter. "Byzantine Ideological Responses to the Latin Capture of Constantinople." International Congress "The Fourth Crusade and Its Consequences," at the Academy of Athens, Greece.

Angelov, Dimiter. "The Donation of Constantine and Hierocratic Theories in Late Byzantium." The Medieval Seminar, Department of Medieval History, University of St Andrews, February 2004, Scotland.

Angelov, Dimiter. “East and West in Travel Accounts.” Harvard Olympia Summer Seminar, July 2003, Harvard University.

Berkhofer, Robert. “Inventing Traditions: Forgery, History, and Charters in Medieval France.” French Historical Studies, June 2004, Paris, France.

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

Coryell, Janet. "The Trouble with Women's History: Identity, Ideology, and Integration." Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Haight, Bruce. "John Peterson: African Historian," 1 April, 2004, Kalamazoo College.

Julien, Catherine. “Amazons, Pygmies and Moors.” American Studies and Global and International Studies, April 18, 2004, Western Michigan University.

Kachun, Mitch. “The Politics of Celebration: African American Freedom Festivals, 1808-2004.” Center for Research in Festive Culture, Newberry Library, April 8, 2005, Chicago.

Maier, Paul. “History, Archaeology, and Christianity.” Concordia Seminary, Oct. 4-6, 2003, St. Louis, MO.

Maier, Paul. “The Art of Apologetics.” Parish Leadership Institute, April 23, 2004 St. Louis, MO.

Maier, Paul. “Conflict and Concord in the Early Church.” Concordia Seminary Extension Seminary, June 21-23, 2004, Wichita, KS.

Palmitessa, James. “ Prague as an Integral Force in Society and Religion in Bohemia, ca. 1500-1627: Historiographic Review.” International Symposium: “Embodiments of Power: Building Baroque Cities in Austria and Europe,” Center for Austrian Studies, Sept. 8-10, 2003, University of Minnesota/Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis.

Warren, Wilson. “’Tied to the Great Packing Machine’: Ottumwa’s Meatpacking Workers.” Ottumwa Women’s Club, May 11, 2004, Ottumwa, IA.