9/1 – Annual History Grad Student Research Conference

Professor Nick Cullather, Indiana UniversityPlease join us Tuesday, September 1 for the 9th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference!

The conference will be held in the Class of 1947 Room in the Babbidge Library.

1:30-3:00    Session 1: The Stories People Tell

Chair: Mary-Katherine Duncan

Brotherly Love, Sisterly Affection: Narratives of Race, Respectability, and Prostitution in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia – Carolyn Levy

Constructing Samuel J. Battle: Black “Firsts” and the Integration of the New York City Police Department – Matthew Guariglia

To Dance or Not To Dance? British Veterans and the Emotional Legacies of Armistice Day, 1918-1925 – Nick Hurley

Commentator: Jeffrey Egan


3:15-4:30     Session 2: Environmental Diplomacy in U.S. Foreign Relations History During the Cold War

Chair: Erica Willis

Exploring an Unknown: The American National Security Concerns of the International Indian Ocean Expedition – Marc Anthony Reyes

Lines in the Water: Territorial Sovereignty, Resource Nationalism, and U.S.-Ecuadorian Relations, 1968-1973 – Shaine Scarminach

Commentator: Olga Koulisis


4:30-5:00 Coffee Break



Introduction of Speaker: Frank Costigliola

“Turning a Thesis into a Story:  Writing to Get Published”

Keynote speaker: Nick Cullather, Professor of History and International Studies, Indiana University; Co-editor, Diplomatic History

Professor Cullather is an historian of United States foreign relations specializing in the history of intelligence, development, and nation-building. His current research investigates the early history of the CIA, and asks why a country so committed to pluralism and the marketplace of ideas staked its security on the novel notion of central intelligence.