Title: Graduate History Forum
Calendar: Department of History Calendar
Date: 6:00 pm 03.07.2014 - 5:00 pm 03.08.2014
Location: 1401 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL, United States
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What: UAB Graduate History Forum
When: March 7-8, 2014 (see below for schedule)
Where: Heritage Hall 420 and 422, 1401 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL
Price: Free
Contact: uabgha@gmail.com

UAB’s Graduate History Forum will take place on March 7 and 8, 2014. (See below for schedule.)

The keynote lecture will be given by Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Professor of History at Louisiana State University and author of Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia, on Friday, March 7, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, in the Spencer Honors House. Dr. Sheehan-Dean’s lecture is free and open to the public. Food will be provided.

The Graduate History Forum provides M.A. and Ph.D. students with an opportunity to present their scholarship, exchange ideas, make professional contacts, and develop new teaching skills. Conference participants will have the option to attend interactive workshops on innovative teaching techniques (such as Team-Based Learning) or thesis/dissertation writing.

All panels will take place on Saturday, March 8. UAB history graduate students and undergraduate students are welcome to attend the presentations. A detailed schedule will be posted shortly.

Questions should be directed to Ashley Foster and Jennifer Stitt at uabgha@gmail.com.


Friday, March 7: Spencer Honors House
5:45 p.m. -- Registration
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. -- Keynote Speaker (Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean)

Saturday, March 8: Heritage Hall
8:15 - 9:00 a.m. -- Breakfast, Heritage Hall Main Lobby

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. -- Panel 1, Heritage Hall Room 420
National Identity: Colonialism and Competing Claims of Selfhood, Moderated by Robert Jefferson, Ph.D., and Glenn Feldman, Ph.D.
* “Thine Brother: William Drennan and the Implications of an Irish Selfhood”—Ashley Foster, University of Alabama at Birmingham
* “Beyond the Census: Colonial Ethnography on India‟s North-West Frontier”—Zak Leonard, University of Chicago
* “'The Whole Family of Man‟: Alexander Crummell‟s Cosmopolitan Vision”—Jennifer Stitt, University of Alabama at Birmingham

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. -- Panel 2, Heritage Hall Room 422
A Divided Home-front: The American Civil War, Moderated by Harriet Amos Doss, Ph.D.
* “Desperate Laws: Conscription in the Confederate Courts and on the Homefront”—Nicholas Mosvick, University of Mississippi
* “Confederate Cohorts: Class and Unity Among North Carolina Soldiers in Civil War Camps”—Peter Thomas, University of North Florida
* “Conceived in Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation”—Patrick Jones, University of Alabama at Birmingham

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. -- Panel 3, Heritage Hall Room 420
Mapping Military Strategies through Time and Space, Moderated by Brian Steele, Ph.D.
* “The Wars of Julian „the Apostate‟: A Consideration of His Strategy and Tactics”—Nikolaus Overtoom, Louisiana State University
* “Controlled Chaos: Spatiotemporal Patterns within Missouri‟s Irregular Civil War”—Andrew Fialka, University of Georgia

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. -- Panel 4, Heritage Hall Room 422
Culture and Economy in the American South, Moderated by Robert Corley, Ph.D.
* “'A Bountiful Harvest for the Granary of the Lord‟: Southern Baptist Eschatology and its Mode of Production”—Kris Steele, University of Central Florida,
* “The Labor War: Alabama Iron Production and the Confederate States Navy”—Jonathan Steadman, University of North Alabama

12:30 - 1:45 p.m. -- Lunch
* Lunch Workshop 1: Team-Based Learning Collaborative, Heritage Hall 420, led by Andrew Keitt, Ph.D., UAB Associate Professor of Early Modern Europe
* Lunch Workshop 2: Becoming a Professional Historian, Heritage Hall 422, led by Jordan Bauer, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Houston

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. -- Panel 5, Heritage Hall Room 420
Public Preservation and Urban Commercialization in America, Moderated by Pamela King, M.A.
* “Sharing Power: The Benefits of Reshaping the Narrative for Luxury Historic Hotels”—Ginna Foster Cannon, Middle Tennessee State University
* “From 'Itches and Dumps‟ to Airdromes and Palaces: The Corporatization of Motion Picture Exhibition in Brooklyn”—David Morton, University of Central Florida

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. -- Panel 6, Heritage Hall Room 422
Intellectual and Cultural Representations of Revolution in Europe, Moderated by Carolyn Conley, Ph.D.
* “Lust, Obsession, and Living in the Shadows: How Dracula and Phantom of the Opera become historical commentaries on the social class, gender roles, and sexual mores of the 'long nineteenth century‟”—Kathryn Beasley, Florida State University
* “Overcoming the Fall: The Work of Samuel Hartlib in the Scientific Revolution of Early Modern England, 1640-1660”—Timothy Miller, Georgia State University
* “When Reasonable People Are Alarmed: Riot and English Identity in the 18th Century”—Nicole Watkins, University of Alabama at Birmingham

3:30 - 4:00 p.m. -- Conclusion, Heritage Hall Room 420