Monthly Archives: March 2015

3rd Annual UWT Student History Conference & 24th Annual Phi Alpha Theta Initiation

Friday, March 13, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, GWP 101                                   

Sponsored by UWT’s IAS History Faculty

Faculty Senior Paper Advisors and Attendees: Drs. Johann Reusch (Conference Founder), Libi Sundermann, Julie Nicoletta, Michael Allen, Mary Hanneman, Luther Adams, Michael Honey, David Brumbach, Floyd Churchill, Alexander Morrow, Michael Brown, and Michael Sullivan.

 Panel 1, 9:00-9:50am: American Ethnic History

Chantel J. Dixon: “New Days Turning to Old: The University of Washington Black Student Union Establishment in 1967-1968”

Michael Patrick Hartman: “A Massacre at China Point?”

Brooks Colby Weimer: “Jackie Robinson: Beyond the Baseball Diamond” 

Panel 2, 10:00-10:50am: U. S. Judicial, Medical, and Immigration History 

Hunter Christian Blakney: “John Marshall & Judicial Nationalism”

Aeron Lloyd: “Mental Health for the Everyman: World War II’s Impact on American Psychology”

Jennifer Ngoc Nguyen: “Blood Sweat and Tears: The Vietnamese Refugee Exodus” 

Panel 3, 11:00-11:50am: English and American Colonialism

Benjamin Gibbons: “The Hinterland Connection: Natural Resources and the Growth of Spokane”

Reese Cole Hentges: “The Irish Ordnance Survey’s Six Inches to One Mile Map of Ireland: Anglicization and Otherness”

Tyler Grant Miller: “1898: The Start of American Imperialism, or its End?”

Andrew M. Wilson: “The Inuit Kayak: How Aleut Technology Shaped History”

Noon-12:00-12:15 pm, 24th Annual Initiation, UWT Alpha Zeta Gamma Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta 

Panel 4, 12:30-1:20pm: Migration, Expulsion, Human Rights and Public Memory

Irina Prokopovich: “Emancipation of Serfdom in Imperial Russia during the Long Nineteenth Century, 1721- 1917”

Agnes Melnik: “From USSR to America:  Russian and Ukrainian Immigration to the United States during the Soviet Era”

Kaylyn Brown: “The Expulsion of the Chinese from Tacoma: The Lingering Effects on the City’s Chinese Urban Landscape” 

Panel 5, 1:30-2:10pm: Progress and Resistance in European Military History

Sean Embly: “The Causes of German Naval Mutinies in World War One”

Reese Kittleson: “Nineteenth Century European Conscription: The Greatest Military Revolution”

Panel 6, 2:20-3:00pm: Social Theories and the European Mind

Kurt Webb: “Alienation and Revolution:  Rousseau’s Influence on Marx”

Julie Wiley: “The Impact of Evolutionary Theory on Sigmund Freud” 

Panel 7: 3:10-3:50pm: Strategies, Perceptions and Imaginations of Social and Political Control

Ian W Clogston; “The Use of Terror as a Political Tool in Revolutionary France: July 27, 1793 – July 28, 1794”

Katherine Enfield: “Detective novels and connections to the development of police in England”

Reception Follows for Panelists and Audience Members

Papers to be presented at Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, Chelan, WA, April 10-11:

Tyler Grant Miller: “1898: The Start of American Imperialism, or its End?”

Jordan Lee Woolston: “The Elwha and the Columbia: Western Settlement’s Impact on the Ecology and Indigenous Cultures of the Northwest”

News about the Public History Minor

Students interested in the Public History minor, should be aware that some of the required courses are offered only every other year.

THIST 470 The Material World: Art and Artifacts will be offered Spring 2015 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:50 p.m.  This course will not be offered again until the 2016-2017 academic year at the earliest.  Interested students should contact the instructor, Dr. Julie Nicoletta, if they have not taken either THIST 200 or THIST 201 and wish to take the course this spring.

THIST 430 Introduction to Public History will not be offered again until Winter 2016. After next year, the earliest it will be offered again will be the 2017-2018 academic year, so students should plan accordingly.

Julie Nicoletta, Ph.D.Chair, Division of Social & Historical Studies
Professor, Art & Architectural History and Public History
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
University of Washington Tacoma
Tacoma  WA  98402