2008-09 Faculty Presentations

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

Conference Presentations

Berto, Luigi. "Cristiani e musulmani nell'Italia meridionale altomedievale. Coesistenza cooperazione e conflitti." Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'Études Médiévales, IVe Congrès européen d'études médiévales, Coexistence et Coopération au Moyen Âge, Palermo, Italy, June 23-27, 2009.

Berto, Luigi. "Storia e memoria nella Montecassino medievale." Incontro di Studi, University of Venice, Venice, Italy, December 8-9, 2008.

Berto, Luigi. "Non audaces sed fugaces. The Image of the Byzantines in Early Medieval South Italy." Global Encounters, Legacies of Exchange and Conflict: 1000-1700. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, November 14-15, 2008.

Beyan, Amos J. "Black and White Kentuckians in the Making of Liberia, 1822-1861." Liberian Studies Association Conference, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, March 2008.

Borish, Linda J. "American Jewish Women's Voices in Sport History: Heritage and Identity in Documentary Film and Research." The International Society of the History of Physical Education and Sport Conference, Tartu, Estonia, July 2008 (Presenter, Moderator, and Session Leader).

Borish, Linda J. "Imaging and Representing American Jewish Sportswomen: Jewish Women in American Sport: Settlement Houses to the Olympics Documentary Film." Imaging America, Great Lakes American Studies Association Conference, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN, March 19, 2009.

Brandão, J. A. "An Unreasonable Offer: Iroquois Policy towards the Hurons and Mahicans to 1663." Thirty First Annual Rensselaerswijck Seminar, Albany, NY, September 13, 2008.

Brandão, J. A. "Edge of Empire: Michilimackinac and the Fur Trade to 1716." 51st Annual Michigan in Perspective: The Local History Conference, Detroit, MI, April 17-18, 2009.

Chiarappa, Michael J. "The Road to Michigamme, The Ripple from Silver Lake: Folklife and the Representation of Michigan's Upper Peninsula." American Folklore Society Conference, Louisville, KY, October 22-26, 2008.

Dooley, Howard. "Panama versus Suez: The Great Canals from Highways of History to Global Competitors." 7th Annual Hawaii Conference on the Arts and Humanities, January 10, 2009.

Dooley, Howard. "Doctors, Dunes, and Derricks: American Medical Missionaries in Arabia." 18th Annual World History Association Conference, Salem State College, Salem, MA, June 26, 2009.

Elder, E. Rozanne. "Dialectics in the Conflict of Abelard and Bernard." Sixth Annual Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey, July 15-18, 2008.

Faires, Nora with Dirk Hoerder. "Migration, People's Lives, Shifting and Permeable Borders: The North American and Caribbean Societies in the Atlantic World." Workers, the Nation-State, and Beyond: The Newberry Library Conference on Labor Across the Americas, Chicago, IL, September 2008.

Faires, Nora. "Gendered Americanism: U.S. Women Constructing Identities in Canada during the Twentieth Century." Conference on Transnational Perspectives on Women's History in the Americas, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, United Kingdom, May 2009.

Haight, Bruce, with Kimberly Adams and Cynthia Bloom. "The Story of Rice and South Carolina: A Balanced Approach." National Conference for Geographic Education, Dearborn, MI, October 2008.

Heasley, Lynne. "The Paradox of Abundance: Co-Construction of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin." American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting, Tallahassee, FL, February 25-March 1, 2009.

Julien, Catherine. "Spanish Reform and Change in the Potosí Hinterland." Colonial Latin America Conference, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, May 1-2, 2009.

Julien, Catherine. "Andean Indigenous Forms." The Plenary Conference of the Oxford History of Historical Writing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, September 12-14, 2008.

Kachun, Mitch. "History, Memory, and Contemporary Celebrations of Juneteenth." Civil War Sesquicentennial Conference, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, February 6-7, 2009.

Kachun, Mitch. "Emblematic Patriot or Token Black?: Crispus Attucks in American History Textbooks." Southern History Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 2008 (Presenter and Session Organizer).

Maier, Paul. "Walter A. Maier, 1893-1950." American Academy of Religion Convention, Chicago, IL, November 3, 2008.

Martini, Edwin. "Bodies of Evidence: Agent Orange and the Global Environmental Imaginary." Agent Orange: Landscape, Body, Image Conference, Riverside, CA, May 2009.

Martini, Edwin. "All Those So Unfortunate: Agent Orange, Science, and the Politics of Experience." Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Seattle, WA, March 2009 (Session Organizer).

Martini, Edwin. "Exposed With Pride: Operation Pacer Ho and the Incineration of Agent Orange." Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, Albuquerque, NM, October 2008.

Rubin, Eli. "The Battle of Berlin and its Aftermath as a Material Rupture." German Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, October 2009.

Rubin, Eli. "The Socio-histoire du Politique and the History of Post War Socialism in Eastern Europe." American Historical Association Annual Conference, New York, NY, January 2009 (Panel Commentator).

Simon, Larry. "Muslims, Jews, and Greeks in Fourteenth-Century Mallorca: Sources for a Study of  Mediterranean Slavery." Twelfth Annual International Congress of the Mediterranean Studies Association, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, May 27-30, 2009.

Steuer, Kenneth. "International Relations through Sports: The Inter-Allied Games of June-July 1919." Society of Historians in American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Annual Conference, Falls Church, VA, June 27, 2009.

Szylvian, Kristin M. "Public History in the Service of a Working Waterfront." International Planning History Society, Chicago, IL, July 2008.

Szylvian, Kristin M. "Putting the Harbor Back in Benton Harbor." Urban Planning Association, Houston, TX, November 2008.

Warren, Wilson J. "Why is the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Important?" Kyoto-Shiga Fulbright Alumni Association Meeting, Kyoto, Japan, October 26, 2008.

Warren, Wilson J. "American Workers and Labor Unions." Tohoku Association for American Studies Annual Meeting, Sendai, Japan, February 14, 2009.

Warren, Wilson J. "Academic Life in the United States." Pre-Departure Orientation Program, U.S. Graduate and Undergraduate Programs for Japanese Students, Sponsored by Fulbright Japan, Osaka International Convention Center, Osaka, Japan, June 27, 2009.

Yoshida, Takashi. "Can Patriotism Promote Peace?: The Role of Museums in Disseminating the History of Imperial Japan and Facilitating Reconciliation in East Asia." The 6th International Conference of Museums for Peace, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, October 8, 2008.