19th Annual History Across the Disciplines Conference at Dal: Contested Space: Navigating Perspectives of Place, Personhood and the Pas

The Dalhousie Graduate History Society will be hosting the 19th Annual History Across the Disciplines Conference from 31 March-1 April 2017. This year’s theme is “Contested Space: Navigating Perspectives of Place, Personhood and the Past.” Conference presentations will take place in the Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue, Dalhousie University.

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Friday, March 31st: Welcome & Keynote (Rowe 1014)

5:30pm – Registration Begins

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Keynote Address

Diana Lewis – “Canada 150: An Indigenous Perspective”

8:00pm: Meet and Greet – Dalhousie University Club

Saturday, April 1st: Conference Panels (Rowe 1009)

9:30-10:30 – 20th Century Military and Diplomatic History

Moderator: Dr. John Bingham

Breanna Denton – “Cold Warriors, Colonizers, and the Contemporary: Determining the Causal Dynamic in the Shaping of Modern Society”

Vlad Malaska – “Canadian and American Aviation, 1910-1930”

Liam Caswell – “Rising the Sun: British Political and Public Support for Japanese Hegemony in Korea and Manchuria During the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905”

Deborah George – “Dr. Cluny MacPherson: Reflections on the Life of a Newfoundland Physician and Soldier”

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10:45-11:45 – Religion, Politics, and Society in Early Modern England

Moderator: Dr. Krista Kesselring

Cynthia Panneton – “Origins and Interpretations of Prophecy: the first years of George Fox’s prophethood 1647-1656”

Andrew J. Sedge – “The Image of the Prostitute in Commonwealth England, 1649-1660”

Eric Franklin – “A Perfect Union: The Accession of James VI to the English Throne and Early Modern English National Consciousness”

12:00-1:00 – North American Settler Societies

12:00-1:00. Moderator: Dr. Shirley Tillotson

Nick Haisell – “Discursive Nationalism: Indigenous ‘Othering and the Imagined Community in Nova Scotia, 1845-1876”

Alex Martinborough – “The Bill of Union and Early Expressions of Settler Nationalism in Upper Canada, 1822-1828”

Aaron Clarke – “Joseph Galloway’s America: An Abandoned American Precursor of Canadian Independence”

1:00-2:00 – Lunch

2:00-3:00 –  Colonialism and Decolonization

Moderator: Dr. Ajay Parasram

Saambavi Mano – “The Politics of Motherhood: Examining the Use of Strategic Essentialism by the Madres de Plaza de Mayo”

Sanober Umar – “Mapping the Borders of Communal Identity and Citizenship in Post-Colonial India”

Mike Smith – “Scripture and Slavery in Seventeenth Century Barbados”

3:00-4:00 – Identity and History

Moderator: Dr. Barbara Pearce

Rose Clancey – “Sketching Myself In: One Trans Grad Student’s Attempt to Find Herself in History”

Mercedes Peters – “Impacts of the Indian Act on Mi’kmaw Women Through Their Eyes 1930-1960: A Mi’kmaw Approach to History”

Kirby Ross – “Women and the War at Home: Pictou County and the New Woman Worker of Shipbuilding”

4:15-5:15 – Education and Social Movements in Nova Scotia

Moderator: Dr. Justin Roberts

Stefanie Slaunwhite – “The Intricacies of Integration: The Case of Graham Creighton High School”

Holly Ritchie – The Stubborn Scots: An examination of how the Scottish Presbyterian Secession Church used education as a tool against Anglican dominance in Nova Scotia, 1789-1848.

Heather-Ann Caldwell – New Left Student Movements at Dalhousie University

5:30-6:30 – Early Modern Space, Identity, and Material Culture

Moderator: Dr. Colin Mitchell

Rae Stauffer – “Early Modern Edinburgh: Identifying the Spatial and Social Relationships in the ‘Guid Toun’”

Samantha Summers – “Otherness and Outremer: Transient Identities, New Worldviews, and Cartography in the Crusades”

Ben Cable – “Palace Life and Material Culture in Early Modern Parma and Piacenza”

6:30-8:30 – Dinner and Conference Closing

 

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About Corey Slumkoski

Corey Slumkoski is an associate professor of history at Mount Saint Vincent University and the Digital Communications Editor for Acadiensis.
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