2005-06 Faculty Presentations

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

Conference Presentations

Berkhofer III, Robert. Commentator in Panel on"Accountability in High and Late Medieval Governance.” International Congress of Medieval Studies, May 2006, Kalamazoo MI.

Beyan, Amos J. "Transatlantic Slave Trade Case for the Malaguetta Coast."  Liberian Studies Association Conference, April 17, 2006, Charleston, South Carolina. April 17, 2006.
 
Borish, Linda. “Jewish + Female = Athlete: Exhibition and Historical Perspective,” American Jewish History Biennial Scholars Conference, June 6, 2006, Charleston, SC.

Borish, Linda. “Jewish Girls, Gender and Sport at the Chicago Hebrew Institute: Athletic Identity in Jewish and Cultural Spaces,” Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference, December 18, 2005, Washington, DC.

Chiarappa, Michael. “New York City’s Oyster Barges: Architecture’s Threshold Role Along the Urban Waterfront.” Vernacular Architecture Forum, June 14-17, 2006, New York City, New York.

Chiarappa, Michael. “Returning to the Bay and River: Shad, Sturgeon, and the Delaware Estuary’s Fisheries Landscape.” American Society for Environmental History, March 29-April 1, 2006, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Coryell, Janet. Chair, “Southern Women and the Law in the Nineteenth Century,” and Participant, “Mentoring Workshop.” SAWH Seventh Conference on Southern Women’s History, June 2006, Baltimore, MD.

Dooley, Howard J. "1956 in World History: Global Perspectives of 50 Years", at 15th Annual World History Association Conference, June 24, 2006, California State University Long Beach.

Elder, E. Rozanne. “Redeeming the Whole ‘Man.’” 41st International Medieval Studies Congress, May 6, 2005, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

Faires, Nora. “Gendered Imperialism: The American Woman’s Club of Calgary, Alberta, Canada in the Interwar Years.” Conference on “History, Gender, and Migration in the 19th- and 20th- Century Atlantic World,” March 2006, Paris, École Supérieure and Université Paris I, Paris.

Faires, Nora. “Jewish Refugees in Autotown: Two Waves of Immigrants to Flint, Michigan.” European Social Science History Association, March 2006, Amsterdam.

Faires, Nora. “Newcomers in the ‘Old World,’” contribution to a round table on Leo Lucassen’s The Immigrant Threat: The Integration of Old and New Migrants in Western Europe, 1850-2002. Social Science History Association, November 2005, Portland, OR.

Faires, Nora. “Gendered Imperialism and Class Privilege: The American Woman’s Club of Calgary, Alberta, Canada—and Beyond.” Invitational conference on “History, Gender, and Migration in the 19th and 20th Century Atlantic World.” École Supérieure and Université Paris I, March, 2006, Paris.

Faires, Nora. “Jewish Refugees in Autotown: Two Waves of Immigrants to Flint, Michigan.” European Social Science History Association, March, 2006, Amsterdam.

Faires, Nora. “Newcomers in the ‘Old World.’” Contribution to a round table on Leo Lucassen’s The Immigrant Threat: The Integration of Old and New Migrants in Western Europe, 1850-2002. Social Science History Association, November, 2005, Portland, OR.

Gray, Marion W. "Frederick the Great's Colonies: Human and Environmental Engineering Projects of the Eighteenth Century." Midwest German Historians' Workshop, 21-23 October, 2005, Minneapolis.

Gray, Marion W. "Taxes, Settlers, Fields and Trees: Environmental Change in the Village of Schlalach 1760-1800." German Studies Association Annual Conference, 29 September-2 October, 2005.

Heasley, Lynne with James Feldman. “Recentering the ‘American Environmental History’ Survey: A Great Lakes and Canadian Studies Approach From Two Campuses.” American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting. March 29-April 2, 2006, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Lyon-Jenness, Cheryl. September 2005, “Cut-in Gardens or Simply Conifers? Assessing Midwestern Landscape Choices in the Gilded Age.” Ninth Annual Conference on Cultural and Historic Preservation, September, 2005, Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island.

Martini, Edwin. “Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary and International Journey.” Annual National Meeting of the American Studies Association, October, 2005, Washington, D.C.

Ramos, Frances. “Diverse Affiliations in the City of Angels: Promoting Urban Identity in Eighteenth-Century Puebla, Mexico.” Florida Conference of Historians, 5 May 2006, Miami Beach, Wolfsonian-FIU.

Rubin, Eli. "Plastics and Dictatorship in the German Democratic Republic: Toward an Economic, Consumer, Design, and Cultural History." German Historical Institute, Washington DC, Nov. 18, 2005.  Presentation as part of acceptance of 2005 Fritz Stern Dissertation Award for best dissertation in German History.

Rubin, Eli. “Kolonien des Eigensinns.  Material Memory, Destruction and Replacement in East Germany:  A Reflection in Stages.” Midwest German Historians Workshop, 29 October, 2005, Minneapolis. 

Rubin, Eli. “'Wohnung der Zukunft' or 'Massenverwahrung'?  The rise of functionalist architecture, material rupture, and the domestic space in the new apartments of East Germany." German Studies Association Annual Meeting, October 1 2005, Milwaukee.

Simon, Larry. “Historicity in Ramon Llull’s Blanquerna.” 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 4-7, 2006, WMU, Kalamazoo, MI.

Simon, Larry. “Genoese-Mallorcan Relation in the Thirteenth Century” at “Genoa, Columbus & the Mediterranean,” Ninth Annual International Congress of the Mediterranean Studies Association, Università di Genova, May 24-27, 2006, Genoa, Italy.

Simon, Larry. Co-organized with Donna M. Rogers (Dalhousie University) and John A. Bollweg (Western Michigan University), four sessions at the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Studies in Medieval Iberian Literature and Culture in Honor of David J., May 4-7, 2006, WMU, Kalamazoo, MI.

Invited Presentations, Lectures, etc.

Brandão, J.A. “Uneasy Allies and Reluctant Foes: Iroquois Policy Towards New France and New York in the Eighteenth Century.” Keynote presentation at “The Western Frontier: Plantation Society in Colonial New York, 1750-1775.” Johnstown, NY, November 18-20, 2005.

Faires, Nora. “First Calgary, and then the World: Investigating Gendered Imperialism through the Lens of the American Woman’s Club,” Department of History, March 2006, University of Calgary, Alberta.

Faires, Nora. “Individual Itineraries and Social Processes,” contribution to a Roundtable on Migration in the Great Lakes Borderland, February 2006, sponsored by Canadian Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.

Faires, Nora. Commentary: “New Perspectives on the Western Borderlands of Canada and the United States.” Canadian Historical Association, May 2006, Toronto.

Faires, Nora. Commentary: “Immigrants, Emigrants, Expatriates: Engaging the Foreign.” Organization of American Historians, April 2006, Washington, DC.

Faires, Nora. Commentary: “Race, Violence, and American Identity.” Great Lakes History Conference, October 2005, Grand Rapids, MI.

Faires, Nora. Commentary: “Look Both Ways Before Crossing.” Western Historical Association, October 2005, Scottsdale, AZ

Faires, Nora. “Blacks on the Border: Migration, Freedom, and Detroit as Portal and Destination.” Department of History, University of Calgary, March 2006, Alberta.

Faires, Nora. “Blacks on the Canada-US Border: Migration, Freedom, and Detroit as Portal and Destination.” Toronto Area Early Canada and Colonial North America Seminar Series, University of Toronto, March 2006, Toronto.

Faires, Nora. “Going Across the River: Black Canadians and Detroit Before the Great Migration.” Center for Canadian Studies, Duke University, December 2005, Raleigh.

Faires, Nora and Nancy Hanflik. “Collaborative Scholarship: The Crafting of Jewish Life in the Industrial Promised Land, 1855-2005.” Jewish Studies Program/Hadassah, Michigan State University, October 2005, East Lansing.

Heasley, Lynne. "Quelques Arpents de Neige" (Canadian environmental history working group), April 11-12, 2006.

Julien, Catherine. “The Art of Speaking Like an Inca to the Spanish King.” September 27, 2005, Kalamazoo College.

Julien, Catherine. “The Art of Speaking Like an Inca to the Spanish King.” Latin American Studies Colloquium, October 13, 2005, University of Toronto.

Julien, Catherine. “Geography, Ethnography, and the World of the Sixteenth-Century Andes." Conference on Geography, Ethnography and Perceptions of the World in Ancient Civilizations, March 17-19, 2006, Brown University.

Julien, Catherine. “La via pública y la creación de un paisaje imperial: el Qapac Ñan y las calzadas romanas [The public roads and the creation of an imperial landscape: The main Andean road and Roman roads]. II Meeting Qapac Ñan Scientific Committee Meeting, April 1-5, 2006, UNESCO, Paris.

Julien, Catherine. The Ethnopoetic Stucture of a Letter from Titu Cusi Yupanqui." XVII International Symposium, Latin American Indian Literatures Association, May 11-13, 2006, Columbus, Ohio.

Kachun, Mitch. “Julia C. Collins: A Rediscovered 19th Century African American Novelist.” March 28, 2006, Saginaw Valley Sate University.

Kachun, Mitch. “Festivals of Freedom: Nineteenth Century African American Emancipation Celebrations.” Eighth of August Celebration, September 14, 2005, Greeneville, Tennessee.

Kachun, Mitch. “Researching local community emancipation celebrations.” Eighth of August Celebration, September 15, 2005, Greeneville, Tennessee

Kachun, Mitch. “Williamsport’s Nineteenth Century Black Community.” 6th Annual Juneteenth Celebration, August 13, 2005, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Kachun, Mitch. “Nineteenth Century African American Emancipation Celebrations.” August 14, 2005, Lycoming County (Pa.) Historical Society and Taber Museum

Kachun, Mitch. “African American Emancipation Celebrations: Festivals of Freedom, 1808-2005.” May 1, 2005, Kalamazoo Valley Museum.

Kachun, Mitch. “Julia C. Collins: A Rediscovered 19th Century African American Novelist.” March 28, 2006, Saginaw Valley Sate University.

Kachun, Mitch. Workshop, “Researching local community emancipation celebrations.” Eighth of August Celebration, September 15, 2005, Greeneville, Tennessee.

Kachun, Mitch. “Williamsport’s Nineteenth Century Black Community.” 6th Annual Juneteenth Celebration, August 13, 2005, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Kachun, Mitch. “Nineteenth Century African American Emancipation Celebrations.” Lycoming County (Pa.) Historical Society and Taber Museum, August 14, 2005.

Maier, Paul. “History, Archaeology, and Christianity.” Three-lecture presentation at the Jerusalem Conference, Sherwood July 28-29, 2005, Little Rock, Arkansas.
[Same] one lecture at University of Michigan, April 5, 2006, Ann Arbor, MI.
[Same] two-lectures at Concordia University, April 7, 2006, St. Paul, MN.
[Same] two-lectures at Pennsylvania State University, April 9, 2006, State College, PA.

Maier, Paul. “Reconstructing or Deconstructing the Past?” Two lectures at Concordia University, May 9, 2006, Bronxville, NY.
[Same] May 11, 2006, University of Portland, OR.
[Same] May 17, 2006, Concordia University, Irvine, CA.
[Same] May 25-26, 2006, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.

Maier, Paul. “New Horizons in the New Testament.” Four-part seminar at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, July 23, 2005, Sturgeon Bay, WI; Zion Lutheran Church, July 30, Petoskey, MI; Zion Lutheran Church, October 8, Corvallis, OR; First Presbyterian Church, October 29, Ann Arbor, MI; Grace Lutheran Church, November 12, Henderson, NV; Preston Meadows Community Church, January 21, 2006, Plano, TX; Trinity Lutheran Church, February 25, Orlando, FL; and Shepherd of the Desert Community Church, March 4

Maier, Paul. “Christ or Caricature?” Four-part seminar at Mt. Olive Christian Church, August 6, 2005, Milpitas, CA; South Valley Community Church, August 7, Gilroy, CA; St. John Lutheran Church, November 5, Champaign IL; Redeemer Lutheran Church, December 3, Austin, TX; King of Glory Lutheran Church, December 10, Williamsburg, VA; Peace Lutheran Church, January 7, 2006, Okeechobee, FL; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sierra Vista, AZ: January 14; Bethel Lutheran Church, Hobe Sound FL: February 11; Cathedral of Faith, San Jose, CA: April 29-30; Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ridgewood NJ: May 10; Fountain of Life Community Church, May 20, Tucson, AZ; and American Association of Lutheran Churches Convention, June 22, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN.

Maier, Paul. “Christianity – The First Three Centuries.” Four-part seminar at Redeemer Lutheran Church, August 20, 2005, Springfield, MO; Senior Citizens Convocation, September 14, Estes Park CO; Grimsby Community Church, September 24, Grimsby ON Canada; Hope Chapel, “Stand to Reason” series, January 30, 2006 Hermosa Beach, CA; St. John Lutheran Church, March 25, Laurel, MT; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, May 27, Tacoma, WA; and St. John’s Lutheran Church, June 3, Mansfield, TX .

Maier, Paul. “St. Paul and the Spread of Christianity.” Four-part seminar at Bella Vista Lutheran Church, August 27, 2005, Bella Vista, AR; St. John Lutheran Church, September 10, Laurel, MT; St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, October 15, Arlington Heights, IL; and Christ the Rock Lutheran Church, March 18, 2006,Rockford, IL

Maier, Paul. “Christianity and the Competition.” Four-part seminar at Crown of Life Lutheran Church, February 4, 2006, Sun City West, AZ; Holy Cross Lutheran Church, April 1, Colorado Springs, CO; Trinity American Church, April 22-23, Frankfurt Germany; Trinity Lutheran Church, May 6, Villa Park, IL; and Peace Lutheran Church, May 13, Grass Valley, CA.

Maier, Paul. “Women in the New Testament.” Lutheran Women’s League rally, October 22, 2005, Memphis, TN.

Maier, Paul. “Luther and the Reformation.” Historic Trinity Church, October 30, 2005, Detroit, MI.

Maier, Paul. “Fueling the Flame.” Annual banquet of the Church Extension Fund, November 19, 2005, Palm Springs, CA.

Maier, Paul. “The Retrieval of Excellence.” Thrivent national convention, February 17, 2006, Tampa, FL.

Maier, Paul. “Archaeology and Apologetics: Digging for the Truth.” St. Louis Conference on Biblical Discernment, April 27-29, 2006.

Maier, Paul. “The Gnostic Gospels and The Da Vinci Code.” Atlantic District Pastoral Conference, May 2, 2006, Newburgh, NY.

Maier, Paul. “Modern Heresies and their Deceptions.” Deaconess National Convention, June 27, 2006, St. Louis, MO.

Ramos, Frances. “The Industry of Spectacle in Eighteenth-Century Puebla de los Angeles, Mexico.” Guest Speaker at Florida International University, History Department, 1 March 2006, Florida.

Rubin, Eli. Presentation as part of acceptance of 2005 Fritz Stern Dissertation Award for best dissertation in German History. German Historical Institute, Nov. 18, 2005, Washington DC.

Rubin, Eli. “Kolonien des Eigensinns. Material Memory, Destruction and Replacement in East Germany: A Reflection in Stages.”Midwest German Historians Workshop, October 29 2005, Minneapolis.

Stone, Judith. “The Gendering of French History: New Perspectives, New Dilemmas.” Lecture given for Department of Sociology and Kercher Symposium Series, October 2005.

Szylvian, Kristin. “`World’s Largest’: The Benton Harbor Fruit Market and the Southwest Michigan Fruit Belt,” Ft. Miami Heritage Society from 11/05 through 12/07.

Warren, Wilson. “Teaching American History Grant Initiatives in Michigan.” Michigan Council for History Education Conference, October 19, 2005, Lansing, MI.

Xiong, Victor. “The Life and Reign of the Emperor Yang of the Sui Dynasty.” Harvard University, Feb. 2006 China Humanities Seminar of the Dept. of EALC and Fairbank

Xiong, Victor. “The Life and Times of Sui Yangdi.” UCLA, 2005, Center for Chinese Studeies.

Yoshida, Takashi. “Remembering War, Commemorating Colonialism: A Comparative Analysis of Peace and War Museums in Japan, China, Taiwan, and South Korea. Brandeis University. March 30, 2006, Waltham, MA.

Yoshida, Takashi. “Remembering the ‘Greater East Asian War’: The World of Yasukuni Shrine Yûshûkan Museum.” Michigan State University. February 15, 2006, East Lansing, MI.