College of Arts and Sciences

The 8th Annual Undergraduate History Conference was held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the IPFW Alumni Center. Fifteen History (and Education, Psychology, and Women's Studies) majors presented their research on a wide variety of topics.

Check out the Conference Schedule below! Download a copy of the program HERE. Abstracts are available on Opus

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Panel #1: “CIA and the Cold War” 

Katie Sherrod (History), “Operation TPAJAX: The CIA's First Power Trip” 

Cody Fuelling (History/Secondary Education), “To the Brink: Turkish and Cuban Missiles during the Height of the Cold War”

Seth Carpenter-Nichols (History), “The Cuban Missile Crisis: Kennedy's Quest for Peace” 

Korey Nowels (Social Studies Education), “Combating an Independent Spirit: How the CIA's Sense of Operational Autonomy Has Stymied Congressional Oversight”

Chair/Moderator: Dr. Deborah Bauer (History)

Panel #2: “Heresy and War”

Aaron Ostermeyer (History),  “The Veneration of Icons in Byzantine Society” 

Alexander Welker (History), “The Spirit of Leningrad during World War II”

Andrew Hakes (History), “Babi Yar: A Closer Look at Holocaust in the Soviet Union”

Chair/Moderator: Dr. Suzanne LaVere (History)

Panel #3: “Explorations in American Culture”   

Carmen Hamilton (History/Psychology), “The Ouija Board: The Convergence of American Spiritualism and Capitalism in the Late-Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Centuries”

Fyodor S. Wheeler (History), “Empires of the Air: The Beginning of Radio”

Fiona Sackett (History), “‘At Least They Aren’t Wearing Pants!’: The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League”

Chair/Moderator:  Dr. Jeffrey Malanson  (History)

Panel #4: “Mexico: Domestic Transformations and International Relations”

Bre Anne Briskey (Psychology), “The Struggle for Recognition” 

Heather Dewey (History), “The Historic and Contemporary Literature of the Causality of Article 27 and Re-emergence of the Mexican Ejido” 

Nathan Garstka (History), “The Zimmerman Telegram” 

Chair/Moderator: Dr. Richard Weiner (History)

Panel #5: “United States as Works in Progress”

Brittney Pearson Kattau (Secondary Education - Social Studies), “Lynching and the Racial Oppression of Black America”

Delaney Cole (History), “The Little Rock Crisis: A Time of Defiance, Division and Unlikely Friendships”

Melissa Norton (History/WOST), “Ballad of Jimmy Carter: Southern Rock and Presidential Election of 1976” 

Katlynn Rushing (Legal Studies), “Roe v. Wade: An Analytical Response of the United States Supreme Court Decision” 

Chair/Moderator:  Dr. David Schuster (History)


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