2012-13 Faculty Presentations

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

Conference Presentations

Berto, Luigi. “Guardare ad Est e ad Ovest a Venezia durante l'alto Medioevo.” Venezia tra Oriente e Occidente, Venice, Italy, March 2013.

Berto, Luigi. “Memory, Use of the Past, and Ethnic Pride among Southern-Italy Lombards during the Ninth Century.” The Eleventh International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities Location, Budapest, Hungary, June 2013.

Berto, Luigi. “Praising and Criticizing Venetian Dukes in the Early Middle Ages.” Annual Congress of the Mediterranean Studies Association, University of the Azores—Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, Azores, Portugal, 16th Annual Mediterranean Studies Association Congress, May-June, 2013

Berto, Luigi. “Segreti a Venezia nell’Alto Medioevo: La visita di Ottone III e il ‘codice segreto’ della ‘Istoria Veneticorum’ di Giovanni Diacono.” Secrets and Discovery in the Middle Ages, the 5th European Congress of the Fédération Internationale des Instituts d’Études Médiévales, Porto, Portugal, June 2013.

Borish, Linda J. “American Jewish Sportswomen and the Boycott of the 1936 Berlin Nazi Olympics: Perspectives on Gender and Organizations.” Women and Sport in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries International Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2013.

Cousins, James. “The Education of a Yankee: Life and Learning in the Early American West.” Conference of the International Society for Educational Biography, San Antonio, Texas, April 2013.

Cousins, James. “Longitudinal Student Assessment and the ePortfolio.” Annual Meeting of the Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 2012.

Dooley, Howard J. “Karnataka to Kalamazoo: Fifteen Years of Twinning Programs between India and Michigan.” Asian Conference on Education, Osaka, Japan, October 2012.

Gray, Marion. “‘Enriching the Land’ with Urban Sewage: Rieselfelder on Berlin’s Southern Periphery.” German Studies Association, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 2012.

Gray, Marion. “Two Brandenburg Villages in Transition.” Southern Historical Association, European History Division, Mobile, Alabama, November 2012.

Hadden, Sally E. “Instruction, Suggestion, and Evolution: The Changing Character of Grand Jury Charges, 1783-1840.” Twenty-first Biennial British Legal History Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 2013.

Heasley, Lynne. “Anticipating the Future: The International Joint Commission and Water Policy Along the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Corridor,” Border Flows: A Binational Symposium and Workshop on Water Relations Along the U.S.-Canada Border, NiCHE, Kingston, Ontario, August 2012.

Heasley, Lynne. “Photography as Historical Inquiry.” American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, April 2013.

Kachun, Mitch. Moderator and Discussant, Roundtable: “Julia C. Collins’s 1865 Novel, The Curse of Caste; or the Slave Bride: Historical, Literary, Commemorative, and Genealogical Perspectives.” Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 2012.

Kachun, Mitch. “Who Was Crispus Attucks?: Constructing and Unpacking an Early
American Icon.” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2013.

Norman, John. Discussant:“New Studies of Nikon’s Patriarchate.” Southern Conference of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Savannah, Georgia, March 2012.

Norman, John. “The Society for Mutual Aid & Assistance to Russian Artists in Paris, 1877- 1917.” National Conference of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2012.

Palmitessa, James. “News Reports to Bohemia about the Turkish Wars in the Sixteenth Century and the St. Bartholomew’s Massacre.” Sixteenth Century Studies Annual Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 2012.

Strong, Anise. “Brian & Hypatia: Early Christianity as Greek Mythological Drama.” Film & History Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 2012.

Invited Presentations and Lectures

Borish, Linda J., “Jewish Women, American Sport, and Material Culture: Historical Perspectives.” The Design History Society Annual Conferee: The Material Culture of Sport, Brighton, UK, September 2012.

Coryell, Janet. Comment and Chair, “Revolutionary Acts?: Teaching the History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Religious Colleges.” Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 2012.

Cousins, James. “Portfolio-Based Assessment for Undergraduate History Majors.” Department of History, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, January 2013.

Hadden, Sally E. “State Constitutions, 1776-1800: New States Teach the Old Some Different Tricks.” Revolutionary Constitution or the Constitution Born of Revolution Conference, University of Auvergne Law School, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2013.

Heasley, Lynne. “Readings in Place.” Ninth Annual Kickapoo Country Fair, sponsored by CROPP/Organic Valley, LaFarge, Wisconsin, July 2012.

Kachun, Mitch. Visiting Scholar Presentation, Mellon-Sawyer Seminar, "The Age of Emancipation: Black Freedom in the Atlantic World." Robert Penn Warren Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, March 2013.

Kachun, Mitch. “First Martyr of Liberty?  Crispus Attucks in American Memory.” Conference in Recognition of the Retirement of Professor Robert L. Harris Jr., Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, April 2013.

Palmitessa, James. “Haus und Nachbarn in Prag an der Schwelle zur Frühen Neuzeit.” Das Haus im Kontext – in europäischer Perspektive, Internationale Tagung auf Schloβ, Beuggen, Rheinfelden, Germany, March 2013.

Pyenson, Lewis. “The Implicit Missing: How Shadows Led to the Rapid Acceptance of Relativity and Cubism.” Thinking Shadows: The Art of Memory and Morphogenesis of Ideal Entities; Humanities/Philosophy/Mathematics, University of Bologna, Italy, June 2013.

Rubin, Eli.“Amnesiopolis: Memory, Space, and Socialism in East Germany.” Graduate Colloquium, Centre for Metropolitan Studies, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, May 2013.

Rubin, Eli. “Amnesiopolis: From Mietskaserne to Wohnungsbau 70 in East Berlin’s Northeast.” German Studies Association Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 2012.

Strong, Anise. Invited Panel, “To Rape Or Not Rape Lucretia.” Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Iowa City, Iowa, April 2013.

Warren, Wilson J. “Ottumwa’s Important Contributions to the Growth of Industrial America.” Horizon Lecture Series, Ottumwa Public Library, Ottumwa, Iowa, July 2012.

Xiong, Victor. “Chang’an: A Quintessential Transnational City of the East.” Rice University,  Asia Center, Houston, Texas, November 2012.

Xiong, Victor. “Cities in Sui-Tang China.” Freer Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., March 2013.

Yoshida, Takashi. “Role of Museums and Cultural Institutions in Examining Issues Related to Peace.” Japan Society, New York, New York, April 2013.