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History Graduate Student Conference

September 23, 2018

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 23, 2018

UM-UNB Conference

September 21 – 23, 2018

Program of Events

Friday, 21 September 2018, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall

6:00 pm: Light refreshments and registration

7:00 pm: Keynote presentation:  Dr. Lisa Todd

“Studying Sexual and Racial ‘Mixture’ in the Shadow of War and Genocide: German Southwest Africa, 1904-1913”


Saturday, 22 September 2018, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall

8:00-8:30 am: Registration and Breakfast

8:30-9:30 am: Religion and Race in Colonial North America

Chair: Eric Toups

  • Kevin March, McGill University, “Languages Barbarous and Regular:” Native Dialects in the Jesuit Relations, 1632-1650.
  • Eric Toups, University of Maine, “Duplicity is pushed too far in the proceedings of this Father:” Jesuits, First Nations, and Imperial Diplomacy at French Detroit, 1728-1751.
  • Lucretia Grindle, University of Maine, “The Long Echo: Racism, Policy, and the Future in the War of 1812.”


*5 minute break*


9:35-10:20 am: Women, Germany, and the Second World War

Chair: Dr. Lisa Todd

  • Emily Wood, University of New Brunswick, “A Blessing:” The Effects of a Lost Menstrual Cycle in the Nazi Camp Systems.
  • Emily McPherson, University of New Brunswick, “The Utilization of Women’s Wartime Experiences: Gender and the Public Memory of the Second World War in a Divided Germany, 1945-Present.”


*10:20-10:35 am: 15 minute refreshment break*


10:35 am-11:50 pm: Confronting Colonialism

Chair: Lucretia Grindle

  • Courtney Mrazek, University of New Brunswick, “North America, 1600-1800: An Ecology of Competing Systems of Knowledge.”
  • Carlie Manners, University of New Brunswick, “Rebellion, Fear, and Infantilizing Spiritual Power: English Travellers Discourse on Afro-Creole Spirituality and Practice, 1650-1850.”
  • Lola Remy, Concordia University, “Making the Map Speak: Indigenous Animated Cartographies.”
  • Saleem Khan, University of New Brunswick, “Colonization, Decolonization, and UN Peace Operations in Africa.”


*BREAK FOR LUNCH – 11:50 am – 1:35 pm*


1:35-2:35 pm: Women and Politics

Chair: Dr. Mary Freeman

  • Sarah Domareki, University of Maine, “Love, Loss, and Writing the Self in the Intimate Diaries of Henriette Dessaulles (1860-1946) and Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942).”
  • Leslie Szabo, Concordia University, “The Case of Marguerite Pitre: Sympathy, the Media, and Capital Punishment in Canada.”
  • Emma Schroeder, University of Maine, “An Exploration of Spatial, Feminist Politics at the Women and Life on Earth Conference, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1980.”


*2:35-2:45 pm: 10 minute break*


2:45-3:45 pm: 20th Century Resistance

Chair: Dr. Jennie Woodard

  • Derek Garcia, Concordia University “Singing, Resistance, and Identity: Corridos, Sediciosos, and Mejicotejanos.”
  • Dave Hazzan, York University “New York Babylon and the Birth of Punk Rock.”
  • Katelyin Stieva, University of New Brunswick, “A Victory, A Loss, or a Draw?: Assessing the efficacy of the FBI’s COINTELPRO methods against the Black Panther Party in Chicago.”


*3:45-4:00 pm: 15 minute refreshment break*


4:00-5:15 pm: Micro-, Macro-, and Method

Chair: Dr. Howard Segal

  • Delaina Toothman, University of Maine, “Politics of Water in Texas, 1500-1917.”
  • Alan Jones, University of New Brunswick, “Juden Raus.” Konrad Adenauer’s Response to the Swastika Epidemic of 1959-1960.”
  • Bryan Gordon, Concordia University, “Collection Memories: An Oral History of Collecting, Hoarding, and Sentimental Objects in Twentieth-Century Maine.”
  • Ben Griffin, University of New Brunswick “From seizing pigs to seizing liquor: Canadian Municipal Policing and Law as Ideology from the late 18th Century to World War II.”


6:30 pm: Meet at the Common Loon Pub in Orono for Dinner, 36 Main St., Orono, ME, 04473


Image Credit: Patten Lumbermen’s Museum Archive

Sunday, 23 September 2018, Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall


8:30-9:00 am: Refreshments


9:00 AM-9:45 AM: Anthropological Louisbourg

Chair: Ian Jesse

  • Jessica Hinton, University of New Brunswick, “Incomplete Narratives: Highlighting the inconsistencies between historic, archaeological, and bioarchaeological date of the Block 3 skeletal assemblage from the fortress of Louisbourg.”
  • Mattia Fonzo, University of New Brunswick, “Parasite Abundance as a result of Diet, Sanitation, and Medicinal Practices at the 18th Century Fortress of Louisbourg, NS.”


*5 minute break*


9:50 AM-10:35 AM: Public New Brunswick

Chair: Dr. Mark McLaughlin

  • Elisa Sance, University of Maine, “Public Schools and Ratepayers in Late Nineteenth Century New Brunswick: a linguistic divide?”
  • Bliss White, University of New Brunswick,  “Highs and Lows: Technocrats, Reform, and Engineering Modernity during New Brunswick’s Era of Equal Opportunity, 1950-83.”


*10:35-10:50 pm : 15 minute refreshment break*


10:50 AM-11:50 AM: Thinking About Borderlands

Chair: Dr. Liam Riordan

  • Richard Yeomans, University of New Brunswick, “The Strange Ordeal of Gilliam Butler: Loyalist Dissent and New Brunswick’s Border Question, 1784-1787.”
  • Brittany Goetting, University of Maine, “Blessing of Peace to Our American Continent:” The Baptist Borderlands of Maine and Nova Scotia, 1790-1830
  • Ian Baird, University of New Brunswick, “New Brunswick Anglican Involvement in WWI”



September 23, 2018
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Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium
Barrows Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04468 United States
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