2010-11 Faculty Presentations

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

Conference Presentations

Berkhofer III, Robert F. “Forgery, Crime, and Punishment in the High Middle Ages.” American Historical Association, Boston, MA, January 2011.

Berto, Luigi. “Dukes, Bishops, and Power in Early Medieval Naples.” Annual Meeting of the Mediterranean Studies Association, Corfu, Greece, May 2011.

Berto, Luigi. “In Search of the First Venetians: Some Notes and Proposals for a Prosopographical Study of Early Medieval Venice.” 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2011.

Berto, Luigi. “Exploring Muslim Otherness in Early Medieval South Italy.” World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, Barcelona, Spain, July 2010.

Borish, Linda J. “Teaching, Researching and Using the Web for American Sport History: Historical Resources and Material Culture Sources.” North American Society for Sport History Annual Conference, Austin, TX, May 2011.

Cousins, James. “Higher Education and the Creation of Professional Identity on the American Frontier,” Organization of Educational Historians, Chicago, IL, September 2010.

Cousins, James.  “Clerks, Students, and the Problem of Legal Education in Early Kentucky.” History of Education Society, Cambridge, MA, November 2010.

Dooley, Howard. “Pacific Rim Paradigm: The Singapore Experience.” Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, January 2011.

Gray, Marion. “From ‘Appropriated Space’ to ’Dominated Space’:The Village of Steglitz in the Nineteenth Century.” German Studies Association, Oakland, CA, October 2010.

Haight, Bruce and J. Kelli Sweet, “The ABCs of Slavery Throughout History.”
Michigan Council for Social Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, November 2010.

Havira, Barbara. “The Catholic Music Education Series: For Character and for Worship.” History of Education Society, Boston MA, November 2010. 

Heasley, Lynne. “The Peace Corps, Africa, and Academic Scholarship: Enduring           Connections in Place and Time.” The Peace Corps and Africa, the University of
Wisconsin-Madison African Studies Program’s Special Conference for the 50th
anniversary of the Peace Corps, Madison, WI, March 2011.

Heasley, Lynne. “Experiential Rural History.” American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 2011.

Heasley, Lynne. “Environmental Historians, the Job Market, and Interdisciplinary Positions: A Roundtable.” American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 2011.

Strong, Anise. “Female-Authored Romantic Graffiti in Pompeii.” American Philological
Association. Houston, Texas, January 2011.

Warren, Wilson J. “Rural Midwest Industrialization.” Session on Declineand Other
 Stories: A Roundtable on the Post WorldWar II Rural Midwest. Agricultural History Conference, Springfield, IL, June 2011.

Invited Presentations, Lectures, etc.

Borish, Linda J. “Jewish Women in the American Gym: Basketball, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Early Twentieth Century.” Twenty-Third Annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium for theme of “Jews in the Gym: Judaism, Sports, and Athletics,” Creighton University, Omaha, NE, October 2010.

Borish, Linda J. “Jewish Women in American Sport: Settlement Hoses to the Olympics.” Documentary film. Presented at Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life, Yale University, ”Jews in Sports” week, New Haven, CT, April 2011.

Brandão, J. A. Moderator and discussant, “The French in Michigan.” Annual Conference of the Centre for French Colonial Studies, South Bend, IN, October 2010.

Brandão, J. A. “The Relation du sieur De lamotte Cadillac: A Mémoire in Search of An Author.” Newberry Fellows Seminar, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, November 2010.

Coryell, Janet. Chair and commentator, “Contesting Domesticity: Varieties of Women’s Political Voice in the Early Republic.” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY, July 2010.

Dooley, Howard. “The Great Arab Awakening: A Springtime of Hope for the Middle East.” Rajagiri College, Cochin, Kerala, India, March 2011.

Elder, E. Rozanne. “Shifting Theologies in the Late Twelfth Century.” Medieval Church and Culture Seminar, Oxford University, November 2010.

Gray, Marion. “The Pitfalls and Possibilities of Microhistory.” Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for the Study of History, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, May 2011.

Heasley, Lynne. Keynote for “Making it Home in the Kickapoo Valley: Wisconsin Cultural Tour for K-12 Teachers,” Wisconsin Arts Board, August 2010.

Heasley, Lynne. “Walking Sticks.” A photographic-painting collaboration with landscape painter Conrad Kaufman, Kalamazoo Art Hop, Kalamazoo, MI, March 2011.

Kachun, Mitch. Chair and commentator, “The Politics of Memory.” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, January 2011.

Kachun, Mitch. Chair and commentator, “The American Revolution in Antebellum Memory,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY, July 2010.

Martini, Edwin A. Chair and commentator, “The Global Footprint of the U.S. Military.” Annual meeting of the Society for the History of American Foreign Relations, MacLean, VA, June 2011.

Martini, Edwin A. Chair and commentator, “Ecologies of War: US Military Supremacy and the Limits of the 'Human.'” Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, San Antonio, TX, November 2010.

Strong, Anise. “Objects of Desire: Female Gazes and Male Bodies in Spartacus.” Film and History Conference, Milwaukee, WI, November 2010.

Warren, Wilson J. “Workers, Labor Unions and the Making of Meat: Iowa’s History in a Global Context.” The Richard Geiger History Lecture, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, November 2010. 

Xiong, Victor. “Urban Settlements of the Northern Qi.” Art and Material Culture of the Northern Qi Period Conference, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., June 2011

Xiong, Victor. “Ethnicity and Religion in Greater Ye and the Making of the Xiangtanghan Cave Complex in the Sixth Century.” Echoes of the Past Symposium, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, October 2010

Xiong, Victor. “Historiography East and West” and “Sui-Tang Chang’an.” Lectures at Xiamen University, China, June 2011.

Xiong, Victor. “Chang’an: The Great City of Medieval China.” Lecture at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, April 2011.

Yoshida, Takashi. “Memories and Lapses in Postwar Japan and America.” Lecture at John Carroll University, University Heights, OH, November 2010.