HOTCUS 2019 Schedule
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Day 1 (June 12)
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13.00-14.45Registration - John Foster Building Student Common Area
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14.45-16.15
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Panel 1A (G04)Panel 1B (G07)Panel 1C (2.04)Panel 1D (G13)
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America and 'the other'A history of violencePolitics in an age of fractureThe contested spaces of American cinema
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Chair: Matthew HillChair: Emma TitleyChair: Karen Patricia HeathChair: Mark Walmsley
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Anna Marta Marini: Aliens: reality vs discursive representation of Mexican (un)documented workers in the USMiguel Hernandez: "God give us men!": White masculinity and the development of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920sPatrick Andelic: Tribune of the ‘Wine and Cheese Liberals’: Mo Udall’s 1976 Presidential Campaign and the New Suburban DemocratsLucy Hulls: "‘The Popcorn Evil’: Senator Walker and the Medford Mail Tribune’s anti-popcorn crusade, 1946-1949
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Jan Pajor: The United States and the question of recognition of the Republic of China, 1912-1913Rohma Khan: Violent Work: South Asian Laborers and Anti-Asian Aggression in New York CityBen Quail: Press and Partisan Politics: Johnson, Trump and the MediaMegan Hunt: Boo, Bull, and Birmingham: To Kill a Mockingbird and Racial Protest in Alabama’s Magic City
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Kevin Yuill: The 1924 Immigration Act: Establishing the Pacific as Racial FrontierFraser McCallum: Sacred or Profane?: Reflections on the Site of a Presidential AssassinationDafydd Townley: ‘Contrary to the national interest': the Ford administration and the campaign to discredit the Pike Committee’Antonia King: “You were curious about black, and I was curious about white” - interracial relationships and racial politics in Spike Lee’s ‘Jungle Fever’.
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16.30-18.00Plenary: Prof. Donna Murch (Rutgers)Lecture Theatre G1
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19.00-22.00Conference dinnerTate Gallery Liverpool
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Day 2 (June 13)
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9.00-11.00
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Panel 2A (G04)Panel 2B (GO7)Panel 2C (2.08)2D has now been moved to the 3.30pm session
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The US and the greater Middle EastReassessing ReaganPolitics, policing and punishment
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Chair: James BrocklesbyChair: Malcolm CraigChair: Mark Eastwood
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Hulda Kjeang Mørk: The role of “The Green Peril” in US-Iranian-Israeli relations 1963-1969William Bauer: Not Dammed Indians: The Dos Rios Dam and the Politics of Indian Removal in 1968Paper withdrawn
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Liam O'Brien: Trying to Win the Peace: A Reappraisal of the George H.W. Bush Administration’s Post-Gulf War Iraq Policy, April 1991 – January 1993.Mark McLay: Poverty Won: Ronald Reagan and American PovertyLizzie Evens: Women of the New York Police Department and abortion investigations in the 1910s and 1920s
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Conor Tobin: The United States and the “Afghan Stalin”: The Carter Administration’s Relations with President Hafizullah Amin of AfghanistanSarah Thompson: Ready for Take Off?: Public Memory and the Renaming of Reagan National AirportKendra Gage: Where is the Justice?: California Police Executions of Black Men and the Longer History of Protecting and Hiding the Executioners
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Darius Wainwright: Education, Socio-Economic Development and the Promotion of the American Way of Life in Iran, 1953-1960Paper withdrawnDavid E. Ruth: Behind Dixie's Iron Curtain': Capital Cases and Civil Rights Mobilization in the Early Cold War
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11.00-11.30Coffee breakMoot Room
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11.30-13.00
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Panel 3A (G04)Panel 3B (G07)Panel 3C (2.04)Panel 3D (G13)
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Forging Critical Public Identities: Black Women's Voices in the 1960sPresidents and foreign policy in the long 1970sRace, place, and immigrationReligion in American Life
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Chair: Jane RhodesChair: Kendrick OliverChair: Miguel HernandezChair: Uta Balbier
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Cynthia Blair: Staging Resistance: The Comic Strategies of Jackie “Moms” MableyTodd Carter: Callaghan, Ford & Carter: Personal Diplomacy, friendship and the US-UK Special Relationship in the 1970sOliver Ayres: Fred Trump, the Ku Klux Klan and the Racial Battle for Suburban Space in Interwar AmericaPhillip Byers: Black Church, Black Power: The Persistence of Religion in the Black Freedom Struggle
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Laurie B. Green: Critical Broadcasts: Poor Women’s Televised Narratives of Hunger in the Late 1960sTimothy Peacock: Legacies of Skylab's Fall: Environmental Diplomacy and the Reshaping of America's Space SecurityKatherine Reed: Journeys and Dreams: Graffiti at Ellis Island Immigration Station, New York, c. 1901Dawn-Marie Gibson: The Garveyite Child: Minister Louis Farrakhan’s early life and career
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Lynn M. Hudson: Marie Battle Singer: The making of a black psychoanalystTom Tunstall-Allcock: Diplomatic Healing: The Personal Diplomacy of Gerald FordRobert Kane: Lodge’s World: Democracy, Immigration Restriction, and National Security in the United States during the Early Twentieth CenturyJeffrey Rosario: National Apostasy in Jesus’ Name: Biblical Prophecy and Dissent Against American Empire, 1900-1902
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13.00 - 14.00LunchMoot Room
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14.00 - 15.00HOTCUS Annual General MeetingLecture Theatre G1
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15.00 - 15.30Coffee breakMoot Room
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15.30 - 17.00
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Panel 4A (G04)Panel 4B (G07)Panel 4C (2.08)Panel 4D (G13)
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Varieties of urban activismSex in AmericaRace, the arts, and America's imageRegion and Liberalism in the Black Freedom Struggle: Re-Casting the Opposition
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Chair: Mark McLayChair: Emma DayChair: Megan HuntChair: Jeanne Theoharis
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Nicole Gipson: “Not In My Back Yard!”: Homelessness, Community Backlash, and Citizen Participation in Washington, D.CJen Grove: Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Sex: Alfred Kinsey’s collection of global erotica and the challenge to mid-20th century American sexual normsMolly Geidel: Auteurs of the Alliance for Progress: James Blue and Gordon Parks in the Kennedy YearsStefan Bradley: Upending the Ivory Tower: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Ivy League
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Joe Merton: “We’re the victims here”: crime, victimhood, and the changing politics of expertise and authority in 1970s New YorkSarah Jones: Sexual Science and ‘Little Blue Books’: Popular Sexology in Early Twentieth Century AmericaEithne Quinn: Charlton Heston, Race, and Hollywood Film Industry Politics (1960 to 1980)Say Burgin: The Race Beat-Down: The White Press and Black Power
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Katie Myerscough: Pride and Prejudice: Conversations about Progressive Era PriviesPaper withdrawnCara Rodway: Green Pastures, Blue Pencil: Race, Religion and Theatre CensorshipPaper withdrawn
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Day 3 (June 14)
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9.00-10.00HOTCUS pedagogy roundtable
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10.00-10.30Coffee breakMoot Room
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10.30-12.30
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Panel 5A (G04)Panel 5B (G07)Panel 5C (2.08)Panel 5D (G13)
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America's global roleThe [very] long Civil Rights eraCreative cultures [was previously Panel 6D]Intersections of Poverty
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Chair: Tom Tunstall AllcockChair: Louise ClairChair: Sam BurgessChair: Joe Merton
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Maria Luz Arroyo: At the Forefront of Humanitarian Work: American Relief Aid during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939E. Howard Ashford: Cast Down Your Buckets and Cast Your Ballot: African American Voting in the Aftermath of Constitutional Disenfranchisement in Tennessee and Mississippi 1890-1900Emily Brady: “For The Brothers and Sisters, Who Will Know Whom I Mean”: The Anthropological Lens of African American Women Photographers 1925-1968David Ballantyne: Opportunities Found and Lost: Southern Senators and the War on Hunger
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Norberto Barreto: “Road That Goes to Wrong Place”: Corruption in Foreign Aid to Peru, 1955-1961 Kate Ballantyne: We Shall (Slowly) Overcome: Rural West Tennessee Freedom StrugglesVaibhav Singh: Agents of change: American typographic enterprise in the Depression Era and the technological transformation of South Asian printSabrina Tindall Cherry: Race and Racism at the Intersection of Education, and Healthcare, and the Criminal Justice System in the U.S.
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Dean Clay: American Humanitarianism and the Congo Free State, 1903-1909Tim Galsworthy: Laying claim to Lincoln: Contested pasts and contested presents in civil rights-era AmericaGeorgia Vesma: Bodily agency, emotional articulacy and the disabled veteran’s voice in Operation Last PatrolThemis Chronopulous: Housing Costs and Low Income Populations in the United States
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Fabian Hilfrich: “America First:” The Liberal WayNoah Remnick: Fear of a Black Pupil: Desegregation, Massive Resistance, and the Origins of the School-to-Prison PipelineMitchell Robertson: Volunteerism and the War on Poverty
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12.30-13.30Lunch - Moot RoomWomen in American Studies Lunch
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13.30-15.00
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Panel 6A (G04)Panel 6B (G07)Panel 6C (2.08)Panel 6D [was previously panel 5C] (G13)
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Citizens, citizenship, and dissent in AmericaPlace, Conflict, and American Encounters OverseasFandom and the Politics of Sports Womens agency, womens voices
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Chair: Chloe SmithChair: Jess MasonChair: Patrick AndelicChair: Say Burgin
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Mark Boulton: Paying the Price of Freedom: Political Debates over Benefits for U.S. Military Veterans in the Twentieth CenturyJames Brocklesby: "The USA, the Cold War and the Indian Ocean"Christopher Birkett: Batting for Welfare Reform: Bill Clinton, Baseball, and the American Work EthicLauren Eglen: Black Women's Internationalism in the Pages of Freedomways Magazine, 1961-1985
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John Tiplady: “They have declared me a man without a country”: Citizenship and Political Dissent in the Shadow of McCarthyism, 1957-65.Louise Clare: ‘War does not begin with its outbreak. It begins with the use of words': Media and cultural influences in the prelude to the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas WarAndrew Fearnley: Learning to do “The Wave”: Being a Sports Spectator in the Late Twentieth Century United StatesPaper withdrawn
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Mark Walmsley: Speaking through others: Exploring the relationship between homophile activists and “liberal” professionalsChristian O'Connell: ‘I really had a Roman holiday’: African Americans Remember Italy during WWIIRivers Gambrell: ‘Football is perhaps my second vocation’: Richard Nixon’s Institutionalized Sports Fandom (1970-72)Samuel Taylor: Commissions on the Status of Women: Sustaining the Feminist Movement
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15.00.00-15.30Coffee breakMoot Room
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15.30-17.00
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Panel 7A (G04)Panel 7B (G07)Panel 7C (2.08)
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The politics of popular cultureConservatism in media and politicsThe African American Freedom Struggle After 1965: Complicating the Rise and Fall Narrative'
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Chair: Christian O'ConnellChair: Fraser McCallumChair: Megan Hunt
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Ellie Armon Azoluay: Zora Neale Hurston’s Jacksonville Sessions: Segregation, Surveillance and Marginalization Oliver Elliott: Edith Efron and the rise of Conservative media skepticismGareth Davies: How Black Suffering Becomes Visible: The Racial Politics of Disaster During the 1960s
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Thomas Mills: Beatlemania and the Cultural Politics of 1960s AmericaTom Packer: The New Southern Conservatism and the Triumphs of the Second Reconstruction Sage Goodwin: Creating Heroes and Villains: Television News Coverage of Civil Rights and Black Power
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Liz Smith: The Age of Aquarius? Protest and Censorship in Alice Childress’s Wedding Band: a Love/ Hate Story in Black and WhiteDominic Barker: Reshaping conservatism: Reagan, the Creative Society, and welfare reformMatthew O'Brien: “We’re Gonna Fight Racism with Solidarity:” The Impact of the Original Rainbow Coalition and Grassroots Activism, Chicago 1968-1975
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