Events listed are reflective of present semester.
Sunday, January 21, 2018 ~ Senior Research Conference ~ Sam Mather 201, 202, 215, & 306
3:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, February 23, 2018 ~ History Senior Majors Comps Due ~ Seitz House Room 10
Friday, February 23, 2018 ~ History Majors Reception ~Piñata in the Pub ~ Peirce Pub
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ~ Spring Majors Meeting ~ Horn Gallery
Guest Speaker: History Major Rebecca Fischman, '09
4:10 pm - 5:30pm
Friday, May 18, 2018 ~ History Department Senior Reception ~ Seitz Lawn
Rain Location: Horn Gallery
History seniors will present their research to one another and to members of the Kenyon community who attend. Our senior majors are assigned to one of the panels, which are organized according to commonalities among paper topics. Each panel is chaired by a faculty member and will contain three or four papers. Presenters have about 10 minutes to speak. Individual Senior Major Presentations state the argument of their senior paper and provide some key highlights of their work.
After the presentations are complete, there will be some time for questions.
This is always an intellectually enjoyable time. Kenyon College community members are invited to attend.
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Panels for Senior History Conference, Sunday, January 21, 2018
Opening Ceremonies – 3:00p.m. – Samuel Mather 201
SESSION 1 – 3:15-4:25PM
Panel 1 ~ Codes of Conduct in the European Middle Ages – Alex Novikoff, Chair, SMA 215
Jack Knowlton: Thomas Becket: ‘Quite the Turbulent Priest’
Colton Orr: Vintner's of God Examining the rise of the Cistercian order through theological, social, and economic lenses.
Luke Hernandez: Twelfth Century Letters as Intellectual Treatise: Reading Letters of Abelard and Heloise
Indi Rinearson: The Wars of the Roses, English Aristocracy, and How They Shaped Each Other
Panel 2 ~ Modern Europe & the Middle East: Fighting for Freedom – Eliza Ablovatski, Chair, SMA 201
Louise Foster (Weezie): ‘We ceased waiting for Godot’: Charter 77, The Helsinki Final Act, and the Political Philosophy of Vaclav Havel
Cormac Jewell: The Trouble of Northern Ireland: EU Intervention and Peace Building in Northern Ireland, 1973-1998
Maxwell Warren (Max): Mikhail Gorbachev's Perestroika and the Changing Role of Soviet Management
Megan Carr: From the River to the Seams: Embroidery, Women's Committees and the Palestinan National Identity During the First Intifada
Panel 3 ~ Social & Political Hierarchies in Modern Asia –Peter Samuels, Chair, SMA 306
Erich Kaletka: ‘Performative Paramountcy': Hierarchy and Political Life in Hyderabad India, 1918-1960
Tess Austin: Interpretations of Minjok: Reviewing Sin Ch'aeho's legacy in the 21st Century
Matthew Williamson: The Fly in the Ointment: Dr. Radhabinod Pal and His Historic Dissent
Colleen Moore: The Veerappan Effect: Terror, Torture, and Human Rights in the Modern Narrative of Banditry in India
SESSION TWO – 4:30-5:40PM
Panel 1 ~ Issues in American Environmental and Economic History – Patrick Bottiger, Chair, SMA 215
Nick Leibowitz: Corn, Commerce and Conflict: Mandan, Hidatsa and Political Economy in the North Plains
Matthew von Roemer: Conservationism in the Progressive Era: The National Park Idea
Will Rossiter: A Progressive Push from American Farmers
Panel 2 ~ Gender, slavery, and identity in the Early Nineteenth Century U.S. –Glenn McNair, Chair, SMA 201
Jake Berry: The Pursuit of Identity: Confederate Nationalism in Texas, 1861
Lee Griesmer: Theological Debate: The Baptist Split in Antebellum America Over the Slavery Question
Olivia Cucinotta: Manipulating the Feminine Ideal: How Women Developed Their Political Voice in Antebellum America
Panel 3 ~ Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in Twentieth Century U.S. History – Frankie Gourrier, Chair, SMA 306
Natalie Kane: ‘We Are Here and Ready’: A Feminist Perspective on the American Theatre Wing during the Second World War
Meera White: Blackness and Black Identity: Constructing Identity in the Negro Digest/Black World
Quashae Hendryx: American Law Enforcement: The Unwavering Pursuit to Neutralize the Black Panther Party
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