Eighth Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference

November 5, 2011

Sponsored by the Loyola University Chicago

 History Graduate Student Association

Schedule of Events for November 5, 2011

History Graduate Student Association Officers

President: Peter Kotowski

Vice-President: Steven Catania

Treasurer: Christopher Ramsey

Secretary: Amelia Serafine

Media Coordinator: William Ippen

HGSA Faculty Advisor

Dr. David Dennis

HGSA Conference Organizers and Volunteers

Lillian Hardison, Devin Hunter, Kelsey Walsh, Lisa Cushing Davis, Nathan Jeremie-Brink, Annie Cullen, Dan Ott, Melissa D’Lando, Nicole Perez, Andrew Raffaele, Kristin Emery

The HGSA Conference Organizing Committee would like to thank all of the departmental staff, faculty, and student volunteers for their participation and assistance with this event. We especially want to thank all of the students from outside of Loyola and the Chicago area who have traveled great distances to attend and whose participation have made this event a success.

Thank you.

We would like to invite all conference participants and volunteers to our post-conference reception.  It will take place from 4:45-5:45 in Regents Hall and will include complimentary drinks.

The cover image is an engraving of the conspirators involved in the Gunpowder Plot which occurred on November 5, 1605.   It was made by the Dutch artist Crispin van de Passe the Elder

Greetings, Fellow Graduate Students!

On behalf of the Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Association and the Department of History, I would like to welcome you to the Eighth Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference. The mission of Loyola’s History Graduate Student Association is to represent the interests of the history graduate students to Loyola faculty, staff, and administration, as well as to cultivate academic excellence and community amongst graduate students.

Our eighth annual conference brings together history graduate students who are working on a variety of topics ranging from the Atlantic World to race and space in the urban community.  In addition to panels on Saturday, this year we are pleased and honored to welcome Dr. Linda Clemmons of Illinois State University, who is delivering our keynote address immediately following lunch.  The conference allows graduate students to engage with the past, but also with each other.  

I would also like to thank the commentators both from Loyola and those who are unaffiliated with Loyola and are here simply for the joy of interacting with graduate scholars.

Again, welcome to Loyola and thank you for your participation in our conference.


Peter Kotowski, President

Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Association

8:00-8:45 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

Kasbeer Hall, Corboy Law Center

9:00-10:45 a.m.

Indian Worlds and Public Spheres

Corboy Law, Room 206

Papers:        “Yaqui and Mayo Adaptability: Resistance and Survival During the Mexican Revolution”

“Fourth is Now Perfectly Good Indian: Newspaper Reporting on the Plan de San Diego”

                “George Washington’s Attitudes toward Native Americans:                                         Evolution or Stasis”

Comment: Dr. Theodore Karamanski, Loyola University Chicago

Moderator: Lisa Cushing Davis, Loyola University Chicago

Power in the Atlantic World

Corboy Law, Room 208

Papers:        “The Best Poor Man’s Country?  Indentured Servitude in Pennsylvania, 1650-1750”

“The Quartering Act, Taverns and New York City’s Radicalization: A Reinterpretation of the Imperial Crisis, 1765-1770”

“Unhappy Wretches: Interpretations of Emotions in the Ordinary of Newgate’s Account”

Comment: Dr. John Donoghue, Loyola University Chicago

Moderator: Nathan Jeremie-Brink, Loyola University Chicago

Commemoration and Conflict in the Twentieth Century

Corboy Law, Room 209

Papers:        “It’s Just Ambivalent like the War: Success and Failure in the Memory of the Korean War Project”

“The Damndest of the Damned?  Pink Triangle Victims, a Hierarchy of Suffering, and the Idea of a ‘Homocaust’”

“Exposing the Politics of Commemoration: The Chicago Police Department and Fred Hampton”

Comment: Dr. Patricia Mooney-Melvin, Loyola University Chicago

Moderator: Elliot Pope, Loyola University Chicago

Urban Communities

Corboy Law, Room 211

Papers:        “Urban Renewal, From Pop to Bourgeois: Jazz in Milwaukee Goes Small-Time”

“Putting Power into Flowers: Men and Women of the Chicagoland Floriculture Industry, 1840-1915”

“The United Center as ‘Good Business’: Stadium Development and the Politics of Urban Revitalization on Chicago’s Near West Side”

Comment: Dr. Michelle Nickerson, Loyola University Chicago

Moderator: Devin Hunter, Loyola University Chicago

11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

The Actions of Activism

Corboy Law, Room 211

Papers:         “With God on Their Side: The Catholic Revolution Against the Arms Race”

        “Moral Inquiries on the Situation of Man and Brutes: The Role of Religion in the Formation of Animal Welfare Organizations in Britain and America”

        “Just Like a Spoke Wheel?  Barbara Deming, Sixties Radicalism, Sexuality, and Environmentalism”

Comment: Dr. Prudence Moylan, Loyola University Chicago

Moderator: Annie Cullen, Loyola University Chicago

Race and Space in the 20th Century Urban Midwest

Corboy Law, Room 206

Papers:        “A Loophole of Retreat: The Ida B. Wells Homes and the Fight for Public Ownership on Chicago’s South Side, 1935-1941”

“Union Integration, Social Integration: The Stockyards Organizing Drive and the Polish Laborers of Packingtown during Chicago’s 1919 Race Riot”

“Obtaining the Dream: One African American Neighborhood’s Struggle for Homeownership”

Comment: Dr. Harold Platt, Loyola University Chicago

Moderator: Amelia Serafine, Loyola University Chicago

The Late 18th-Century Atlantic World

Corboy Law, Room 208

Papers:        “All Those Luxury Goods: Consumer Culture in the French West Indies, 1740-1780”

“Transatlantic Medicine and Madness in the Middle Passage: Slave-Ship Surgeons and African Melancholia in the British Parliament, 1789-1792”

“The Suppressed Jesuit and American Revolutionary Reexamined: Fr. John Carroll as an Example of Atlantic History”

Comment: Jenna Nigro, University of Illinois – Chicago

Moderator: Peter Kotowski, Loyola University Chicago

The Pacific World

Corboy Law, Room 209

Papers:        “By a Copper Wire Every Inch of the Distance: Colonial Cables, Muslim Datus, and American Empire in the Philippine Borderlands, 1900-1905”

“To Get Rich is Glorious: Late Qint Conceptualizations of Business and their Effects in a Socio-Economic Context on the Chinese-American Community of the Late 19th Century”

“I Know When I am Licked: The Pacific Mail Steamship Company’s Defiance of the La Follette Seamen’s Act”

Comment: Dr. John Pincince, Loyola University Chicago

Moderator: Dan Ott, Loyola University Chicago

12:45-2:30 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Address

Kasbeer Hall in Corboy Law

Welcome: Dr. David Dennis, Loyola University Chicago

Keynote Address:

“To put God’s thoughts into their speech:” Antebellum Missionaries, Race, and the “Civilization” of the Dakota Language

Dr. Linda Clemmons, Illinois State University

2:45-4:30 p.m.

Culture on Display

Corboy Law, Room 206

Papers:        “Welcome to the Spectacle: Looking at the Working Class, the Self-Acting Machines, and the Indian Court at the Great Exhibition of 1851”

“National Identities on Display: Haiti and Brazil at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893”

“From Fraud to the Freak Show: Displaying Human Oddities at P.T. Barnum’s American Museum”

Comment: Dr. Sandra Frink, Roosevelt University

Moderator: Melissa D’Lando, Loyola University Chicago

War and Literary Culture

Corboy Law, Room 208

Papers:        “Hoop Skirts and Chick-Lit: Sentimental Literature and the Southern Woman’s Imagination in the Civil War”

“Child’s Play: Noble Expressions in the Great War”

“Tom Dula’s Women: How an Alternative Storyline Developed Outside the Archives”

Comment: Dr. Susan Hirsch, Loyola University Chicago

Moderator: Nicole Perez, Loyola University Chicago

Totalitarian Culture

Corboy Law, Room 209

Papers:        “Where Imagination Ran Wild: German Visions of a Pan-Turkic Solution”

“Mosley, Pelley, and Franco: American and British Fascism during the Spanish Civil War”

“Professionalism in French Football during the 1930s and 40s”

Comment: Dr. Marek Suszko, Loyola University Chicago

Moderator: Andrew Raffaele, Loyola University Chicago

The Humanities in the Digital Age

Corboy Law, Room 211

Papers:        “The History of Digital Family History, 1938-Present”

“Curb(side) Your Enthusiasm”

“The Corrupt Network: Exploring Corruption and Progressivism in Turn of the Century Grand Rapids: Michigan through the Digital Medium”

Comment: Dr. Kyle Roberts, Loyola University Chicago

Moderator: William Ippen, Loyola University Chicago

4:45-5:45 p.m.


Regents Hall in Lewis Towers