2006-07 Faculty Presentations

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

Conference Presentations

Berkhofer, Robert. “Forgery and Historical Consciousness.” History Colloquium, September 2006, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio.

Berkhofer, Robert. “Forgeries and Historical Consciousness in Medieval France.” International Medieval Society, June 2007, Paris.

Beyan, Amos J. “The Rice Growers and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.” Liberian Studies Association Conference, March 25, 2007, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana.   

Beyan, Amos J. “Contacts and Social Transformations: The Case for the Windward Coast’s New Social Arrangements and Making of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.” Great Lakes History Conference, October 2007, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Beyan, Amos J. Great Lakes History Conference-Panel Chair and Commentator-Session, Legal and Environment Influences on the Conduct of the Slave Trade, October 2007, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Borish, Linda. “Gender, Jews, and American Sports.” Association of Jewish Studies Annual Conference, December 18, 2006, San Diego, CA.

Borish, Linda. “Research, Writing, Teachingand (Co)Authorship in Sport History.” North American Society for Sport History, May 27, 2007, Lubbock, TX.

Chiarappa, Michael. “Fieldwork Initiatives Committee Roundtable: Rethinking the
‘Scholarship of Fieldwork’.” March 28-31, 2007, Savannah, Georgia.

Chiarappa, Michael. “American Society for Environmental History.” February 28-March 3, 2007, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Chiarappa, Michael. “Shared Waters: A Symposium on the Great Lakes,” September 14-15, 2006, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Dooley, Howard J. “1956: The Year that Shook the World.” Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, January 12, 2007, Honolulu, HI.

Dooley, Howard J. “The Battle of Algiers+50: A Re-appraisal of Film, History, and Analogy.” World History Association Conference, June 30, 2007, Milwaukee, WI.

Faires, Nora. Commentary: “Faith, Gender, and Nation: Religion and the Definition of Male and Female Citizenship in the Progressive Era.” Organization of American Historians, April 2007, Minneapolis, MN.

Faires, Nora. Co-Facilitator of Session on "Borderlands" at joint meeting of the Michigan and Ohio Canadian Studies Roundtable, March 2007, Monroe Community College, Monroe, MI.

Gray, Marion W. Place, Environment, Historical Experience, and Historical Memory.” Midwest German Historians’ Workshop, 3-4 November, 2006, Toronto, Ontario.

Heasley, Lynne. Organizer and symposium program chair, “Shared Waters: A Symposium
on the Great Lakes,” and the companion photographic exhibit “The Great Lakes Close Up:
Spirit and Science,” Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2005-2006.

Julien, Catherine. Symposium organizer (with Marco Curatola Petrocchi), 52nd International Congress of Americanists, Seville, Spain, July 17-21, 2006.

Kachun, Mitch. Chair and comment, panel on “Black Political Identities in the Atlantic World.” Society of Historians of the Early American Republic, July 22, 2006, Montreal, Quebec.

Kachun, Mitch. ““Big Jim” Parker, Leon Czolgosz, and the Assassination of William McKinley: Black Patriotism and Black Nativism at the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition of 1901.” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, March 29-April 1, 2007, Minneapolis, MN.

Kachun, Mitch. Moderator (also session organizer), Roundtable Discussion, “Julia C. Collins’s The Curse of Caste; or, the Slave Bride: Implications of the First Novel by an African American Woman.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, October 14, 2006, Oakland, CA.

Kachun, Mitch.  “’Doing the great work of freedom’: Regional Political
Mobilization at 19th-century African American Emancipation Celebrations” (also panel
organizer), Organization of American Historians Midwest Regional Conference, July 8,
 2006, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Lyon-Jenness, Cheryl. “’The One Great Thing We Think and Talk Of:’ The Civil War Letters of an Illinois Family.” Seventh Annual Conference on Illinois History, October 2006, Illinois State Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield, Illinois.

Lyon-Jenness, Cheryl. “Petunias by Post: The Post Office and America’s Nineteenth-Century Horticultural Boom.” First Annual Blount Symposium on Postal History, November 2006, Smithsonian Institution, National Postal Museum, Washington, DC.

Martini, Edwin. "Agent Orange: Constructing Landscapes of War and Memory," American Society for Environmental History, March 2007, Baton Rouge, LA.

Martini, Edwin. "Agent Orange and (Trans)Nationalism."Association for Asian Studies, March 2007, Boston, MA.

Martini, Edwin. "Agent Orange as International History." New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness, June 2007, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario.

Martini, Edwin. "Bringing the War Home: Agent Orange, Vietnam, and Times Beach." Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of American Foreign Relations, June 2007, Reston, Virginia.

Martini, Edwin. "Agent Orange: Toward an International and Interdisciplinary History." Great Lakes History Conference, October 2006 Grand Rapids, MI.

Palmitessa, James. "Towards a Bibliography of East Central Europe." Round Table Discussion, International Medieval Congress, July 9-12, 2007, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Palmitessa, James. "Overlapping and Intersections Networks in Prague at the Time of the Passau Invasion of 1611." Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, November 30-December 2, 2006, Prague.

Rubin, Eli. “Material Memory, Intergenerational Transmission, and the ‘GDR
Generation’” as part of panel on “Childhood and Socialism.” American Historical
Association Annual Conference, January,2007, Atlanta.

Rubin, Eli. “In der Schule des Geschmacks,” Panel Presentation; “Representing Dictatorship” (Roundtable Associated with the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies). German Studies Association Annual Meeting, October 2006, Pittsburg, PA.

Rubin, Eli. Great Lakes History Conference, Panel on Holocaust and Memory, Grand Valley State University, October 2006, Grand Rapids, MI.

Simon, Larry. “Alfons Bonhom? Alfonsus Bonihominis, O.P., and His Manuscripts in the Lands of the Crown of Aragon.” XIIè Colloqui de la North American Catalan Society, 11-13 May 2007, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Szylvian, Kristin. “The Failure of the Postwar Prefabricated Housing Industry.” Urban History Association,  October 2006, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Warren, Wilson J.  “Teaching American History Grant Initiatives in Michigan.” Michigan Council for History Education Conference, October 2006, Lansing, MI.

Warren, Wilson J. andJianping Shen. “Measuring Perceptions and Behaviors Related to Teaching History:  Developing and Using an Instrument.” Teaching American History Regional Project Directors’ Conference, Oct. 5, 2006, Eastern Region, Cleveland, OH.

Warren, Wilson J. “Adding Authenticity to the Teaching of Middle and High School American History.” Organization of American Historians Midwestern Regional Meeting, July 2006, Lincoln, NE.

Invited Presentations, Lectures, etc.

Borish, Linda. “Jewish Women in American Sport: Settlement Houses to the Olympics.” Selected for the Detroit Jewish Film Festival, Spring 2007; Presented on April, 30, 2007. Also presented in Cherry Hill, NJ at the Jewish Community Center on October 3rd, 2006, in Suffolk, NY at the National Jewish Sports Hall of fame and Museum on October 5th 2006, in Fort Worth, Texas at the Jewish Women in Americna Sport: Settlement Houses to the Olympics on March 6, 2007, and in Coral Gables, Florida at the University of Miami on March, 21, 2007.

Dobney, Fredrick J. “‘Put the Faculty in the Classroom Thirty Hours a Week’ and Other Solutions to the Problems of Higher Education,” August 23, 2006, Kent State University, Stark, Ohio.

Dooley, Howard J. “Flags of Their Fathers: Rethinking the Map of the Middle East.” Distinguished Speaker, Awards Banquet, April 4, 2007, Department of Geography, College of Arts & Sciences, Western Michigan University.

Julien, Catherine. “History and Archaeology.” Dumbarton-Oaks Roundtable on Inca
Chronology, May 19, 2007, Washington, D.C.

Julien, Catherine. “The compilation of the Comentarios of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de
 Vaca (1555).” Panel on the Language of Conquest and Territorial Exploration, 42nd
International Medieval Congress, May 10-13, 2007, Kalamazoo, MI.

Julien, Catherine. “El Virrey Toledo y los Incas.” Magisterial lecture, Convocation of the Humanities, Faculty of the Pontificia Universidad Católica, April 10, 2007, Lima, Peru.

Julien, Catherine. “John Rowe y el tiempo. [John Rowe and Time] Homage to John Rowe.” Graduate School, Pontificia Universidad Católica, April 18, 2007, Lima, Peru.

Julien, Catherine. “La etnohistoria comparada entre Andes y Amazonas: las sociedades jerárquicas del Lago Titicaca y del Pantanal en el siglo xvi.” [Comparative Ethnohistory of the Andes and Amazon: The hierarchical societies of Lake Titicaca and the Pantanal in the 16th Century]. Andes, Amazonas y sus Transformaciones; Comparaciones, conexiones, fronteras entre las tierras altas y bajas de Sud América, September 20-23, 2006, University of  St.Andrews, Scotland.

Julien, Catherine. “On the Beginning of the Late Horizon.” 52nd International Congreso of Americanists, Seville, Spain, July 17-21, 2006.

Kachun, Mitch. “Celebrating Emancipation and Contesting Freedom in Washington, DC.” Annual Conference of the US Capitol Historical Society, Washington, DC, April 27, 2007.

Kachun, Mitch. Keynote address, “Crispus Attucks in American Memory,” Research
and Creative Activities Day, Western Michigan University, April 20, 2007.

Maier, Paul L. “History, Archaeology, and Christianity,” two lectures at Concordia  University, Seward NE, March 21, 2007. 

Maier, Paul L. Baccalaureate address, Concordia University, Irvine CA, May 10.

Maier, Paul L. “New Horizons in the New Testament,” a four-part seminar at Sturgeon Bay. 
Maier, Paul L. “History, Archaeology, and Christianity,” a four-part seminar at Corinth MS, November 11, 2006; Portland OR, February 24, 2007; Fremont CA, April 1; and Scottsdale AZ, April 14.

Maier, Paul L. “Christ or Caricature?” a four-part seminar at Petoskey MI, July 29, 2006; a five-part seminar at Lutheran Retreat Center, Arcadia MI: July 31-August 4; a four-part seminar at Dallas TX, October 14; New Albany IN, October 21; Cookeville TN, October 29; Sacramento CA, March 3, 2007; and Baltimore MD, April 21.

Maier, Paul L. “Christianity – The First Three Centuries,” a four-part seminar at Trinity Lutheran Church, Frankfurt, Germany, April 28-29, 2007.

Maier, Paul L. “St. Paul and the Spread of Christianity,” a four-part seminar at Clarksville TN, November 4, 2006; Sierra Vista AZ, January 20, 2007; and Plano TX, February 3.  

Maier, Paul L. “Christianity and the Competition,” a four-part seminar at San Jose CA, August 5, 2006; Myrtle Beach SC, September 2; San Antonio TX, September 9; Freistadt WI, September 23; Austin TX, December 2; Honolulu HI, January14, 2007; Bella Vista AR, May 5; Tacoma WA, May 12; Overland Park KS,  May 30; and Los Gatos CA, June 2.

Maier, Paul L. “Christianity and Judaism:  A Two-Thousand-Year Saga,” Lutherans in Jewish Evangelism Conference, St. Louis MO, November 9, 2006.

Maier, Paul L. “Luther and the Reformation,” a four-part seminar at Sun City West AZ, January 27, 2007; Delray Beach FL, February 17; Colorado Springs CO, March 17; and Laurel MT, March 31. 

Steuer, Kenneth. "International Digitization Projects: Developing Working Relations with International Organizations." Western Michigan University Libraries in conjunction with A Century of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates: From Pre-World War I Peace Movements to the United Nations, October 18, 2007, Kalamazoo, MI.

Warren, Wilson. History Education and Meatpacking Industry presentations for St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, 15-16 March 2007.