2017 Conference–Dallas


Theme Histories of Memory, Memories of History

We are very pleased to publish the schedule for the 2017 S-USIH Conference, which will be held October 26-29, 2017, at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center.

All conference participants must be S-USIH members. You can join here.

You can secure hotel reservations at the conference rate of $159.00 per night by using this reservation link.

In July we will be posting a link for conference registration (separate from S-USIH membership.)  The conference registration fee will be $125.

In the meantime, if you are scheduled to participate in this year’s conference, please take a moment to check the listing for your panel/presentation.  Your name/affiliation(s) as listed below will appear in the same format on the published conference program. If you need to make any corrections, please email [email protected] no later than July 31, 2017.



Thursday, October 26, 2017

5:00 PM                                   Conference registration opens

5:30 – 6:45 PM                        Welcome Reception

7:00 – 9:00 PM                        Opening Plenary Roundtable 

“Public History and the Future of the Past”

Moderator:  Sara Georgini, Massachusetts Historical Society

Brenda Tindal, Levine Museum of the New South

Valerie Wade, African-American Library at the Gregory School

Krishna Shenoy, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Whitney Stewart, University of Texas at Dallas

Friday, October 27, 2017

8:00 AM – 9:40 AM                 Session I

“Religious Ideas: A State-of-the-Field Roundtable based on 19th and 20th Century American History” (roundtable)

Moderator:  Gale Kenny, Barnard College

Emily Conroy-Krutz, Michigan State University

Daniel Hummel, Harvard University

Peter Cajka, Notre Dame

Jacob Hiserman, Baylor University

“The Forgotten Legacy of Colorado’s Chautauqua Movement” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Kate Carté Engel, Southern Methodist University

Gregory Atkins, Washington State University, “’No Chautauqua for this City: The Legacy of Failure in Colorado Springs”

Beau Driver, University of Colorado, “’The Strongest Corps of Instructors Ever Offered in Colorado’: The Colorado College Summer School and the Garden of the Gods Chautauqua of 1902”

Graeme Pente, University of Colorado, “The Colorado Chautauqua: White, Middle-Class Empire on the Plains”

“Humanisms in Twentieth Century American Culture” (panel)

Chair/Comment:  Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, Syracuse University

Paul Murphy, Grand Valley State University, “Two Humanisms – Separate and Distinct, Conservative and Progressive – and the Belief in an American Mind”

Stephen P. Weldon, University of Oklahoma, “Intellectuals and the Role of Liberal Religion as a Change Agent in 20th-Century America: The Example of American Humanism”

Emily J. Griffin, University of Oklahoma, “Post-War Industrial America and the Shaping of the Humanistic Worldviews of Kurt and Bernard Vonnegut”

“The Character of Liberalism in Crisis” (panel)

Chair: Catherine Liu, University of California, Irvine

Andrew Elrod, University of California, Santa Barbara, “A Middle-Aged New Deal: Memories of Roosevelt’s Government at the Midcentury Crisis of Liberalism”

Ronald A. Foresta, University of Tennessee, “Body and Soul: Liberal Intellectuals and the Mid-Twentieth Century Character Crisis”

Kyle Edward Williams, Rutgers University, “Are Corporations Persons? Corporate Personality and the Liberal State”

David Östlund, University of Michigan, “’Valentino-Taylorism’ and social peace: Radical efficiency engineering in Denkverkehr with the social settlement ethos in the shadow of WWI”

Comment: audience

“Modern Moral Causes in Context” (panel) (a/v)

Chair: Lilian Calles Barger, Independent Scholar

Chris Babits, University of Texas at Austin, “Curing the Fallen: Women Conversion Therapists, Freudianism, and Prayer in the 1970s and 1980s”

Alexander Steele, University of Minnesota, “Black Lives Matter: History, Memory, and the Politics of Dissent”

Adam Shapiro, “Does the March for Science Have an Intellectual History?”

Comment: audience

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM               Morning Break


10:00 AM – 11:40 AM             Session II

“The Public Sphere in the Gilded Age: What Really Happened?” (roundtable)

Moderator:  Heather Cox Richardson, Boston College

Jeremy C. Young, Dixie State University

Gregg Cantrell, Texas Christian University

Brian M. Ingrassia, West Texas A&M University

“Liberal Utopias at Midcentury” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Howard Brick, University of Michigan

Elizabeth Borgwardt, Washington University in St. Louis, “Liberal Utopias, the Nuremberg Center, and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’”

Jamie Martin, Georgetown University, “Rethinking American Planning for the Postwar World Economy, 1940-44”

Patrick Iber, University of Wisconsin, “U.S. Cultural Diplomacy and the Idea of World Government”

Duncan Moench, University of Texas, “The Creation of ‘Consensus’: Anti-German Hysteria and the Lost Languages of Middle-American Politics”

Annuit Coeptis: Forms of Civil Religion in the Midst of Crisis, 1953-2012” (roundtable)

Moderator: Ethan Schrum, Azusa Pacific University

Hilde Eliassen Restad, Bjørknes College

John D. Wilsey, Princeton University

James M. Patterson, Ave Maria University

Fred W. Beuttler, University of Chicago

Lauren F. Turek, Trinity University

“Seeing Like a State: How Governments Understand Environmental Problems and Articulate Environmental Solutions” (panel)

Chair/Comment:  Richard M. Mizelle, University of Houston

Anthony Chaney, University of North Texas at Dallas, “Resistance and Invisibility: A Sunbelt City’s Relationship with Its River and Its Forest”

Natalie Schuster, Frostburg State University, “Disaster Discourse: Developing Disaster Relief Policy within the Limits of the Administrative State”

Keith Woodhouse, Northwestern University, “’Is It Worth It?’: Environmental Impact Statements and the Limits of the Administrative State”

“The Presentist Turn: Politics and History in the Age of Trump” (panel)

Chair/Comment: James Livingston, Rutgers University

Asaf Almog, University of Virginia, “’Men of their Time’: the Founders and Race”

Max Matherne, University of Tennessee, “Searching for Jackson in the Age of Trump”

David Shorten, Boston University, “Studying American ‘Isolationism’ in the 21st Century United States”

Nicole Hemmer, Miller Center at the University of Virginia, “Competing Presentisms in the Study of the Recent Past”

11:40 – 1:30 PM                      Presidents’ Lunch / Plenary Session

 “Remembering Thomas Haskell” (roundtable)

James Kloppenberg, Harvard, Chair

Thomas Bender, New York University

Amy Kittelstrom, Sonoma State University

Richard Teichgraeber III, Tulane University

Thomas LeBien, Harvard University Press

1:30 PM – 3:10 PM                 Session III

“Religion and Nationalism in Early America” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Emily Conroy-Krutz, Michigan State University

Katherine Carté Engel, Southern Methodist University, “The Shallow Roots of American Religious Nationalism”

Ben Wright, University of Texas at Dallas, “Nationalism, Denominationalism, and the Benevolent Empire”

William Black, Rice University, “Cumberland Presbyterians and the Project of the Christian Nation”

“Contesting Memory in Literature and Law” (panel)

Chair: Lauren F. Turek, Trinity University

Christopher Hickman, Tarleton State University, “Public Constitutionalism and the Active Past of the Warren Court’s Antagonists”

Yoav Fromer, Tel Aviv University, “’The Liberal Imagination’ in Action: Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Lionel Trilling and the Literary Origins of Politics”

Erik Moore, University of Oklahoma, “Defining Rights: Human Rights and Conflicting Interpretations of the Nicaraguan Contra War”

Mark Thompson, University of Texas at Dallas, “Love in a Time of Modified Capitalism: Eros and Political Ideology in the Fiction of Isabel Paterson and Ayn Rand”

Comment: audience

“Eggheads and Idiots: The Problem of ‘Anti-Intellectualism’ from McCarthy to Trump” (panel)

Chair/Commenter: Nicole Hemmer, Miller Center at University of Virginia

Matthew Linton, Brandeis University, “Once More With Feeling!: Reason and Emotion in China Studies from McCarthyism to the Vietnam War”

Catherine Liu, University of California, Irvine, “Collapsing Public Spheres: Authoritarianism, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life”

Bryn Upton, McDaniel College, “So Ironic (Not): The Post-Ironic Turn and the New Anti-Intellectualism”

Tim Lacy, Northwestern University, “The Negation of the Negation: How Critical Liberalism Created a Flawed Talisman and Touchstone for Anti-Intellectualism”

“Legacies of Campus Reform” (panel)

Chair: Andrea L. Turpin, Baylor University

Mario Rewers, Vanderbilt University, “American Students and American Studies: A Semi-Intellectual History”

Peter Ekman, Harvard University, “Forgetting the Future Metropolis: History, Inference, and Disavowal at the Harvard-MIT Joint Center for Urban Studies, 1959-1975”

David Busch, Carnegie Mellon University, “Historical Memory as Activism: The International Student Conference and Remembering the Role of Students in Anti-Colonial Struggles”

Comment: audience

“How to Publish Intellectual History” (roundtable)

Moderator: Kevin Schultz, University of Illinois, Chicago

Susan Ferber, Oxford University Press

Tim Mennel, University of Chicago Press

Brandon Proia, University of North Carolina Press

Ermine Algaier, Managing Editor, William James Studies

3:10 – 3:30 PM                        Afternoon Break


3:30 PM – 5:10 PM                 Session IV

“Destroying Reason: The Creation of Modern Intoxication” (panel)

Chair/Comment:  Christopher C. Morris, University of Texas at Arlington

Kristen D. Burton, Loyola University New Orleans, “Inventing Intoxication: Alcohol, the Enlightenment, and Making ‘The Disease of the Mind’”

Bradley J. Borougerdi, Tarrant County College, “From Medical Wonder Drug to a Noxious Intoxicant: Constructed Cannabis Cultures in the United States”

Lisa Barnett, Texas Christian University, “From the ‘Drunken Indian’ to ‘Peyote Fiend’: The Semantic Evolution of Peyote as an Intoxicant”

“Changing Interpretations of Democracy in the Early American Republic” (panel)

Chair: Amy Kittelstrom, Sonoma State University

Reeve Huston, Duke University, “Fragmenting American Democracy, 1825-1828”

Johan Neem, Western Washington University, “The Fate of Democracy in a Global Era”

Manisha Sinha, University of Connecticut, “Abolition Democracy: A Radical History of Reconstruction”

Comment: Seth Cotlar, Willamette University

“Liberal Intellectuals and the Politics of Intervention in World Wars I and II” (roundtable)

Moderator: Lisa Cobbs, Texas A&M University

Elizabeth Borgwardt, Washington University in St. Louis

Charles Edel, Naval War College

David Greenberg, Rutgers University

Christopher McKnight Nichols, Oregon State University

Jeremi Suri, University of Texas at Austin

“Fundamentalists v. Feminists? Reevaluating the Role of Women and Gender in Conservative Protestant Political Engagement” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Daniel K. Williams, University of West Georgia

Andrea L. Turpin, Baylor University, “Women Between Fundamentalism and Modernism: Fusing Conservative Theology and Progressive Politics in the Presbyterian Church and the YWCA”

Elizabeth H. Flowers, Texas Christian University, “From Eve’s Curse to Eden’s Blessing: Submission, Complementarianism, and the Gendering of Inerrancy”

Karen K. Seat, University of Arizona, “The Symbiosis of Social and Fiscal Conservatives: Gender and Human Care in a Neoliberal World”

“Imagining the Black Rural South: Law, Memory and Space in African-American Intellectual History” (panel sponsored by the African American Intellectual History Society)

Chair/Comment: Cherisse Jones-Branch, Arkansas State University

Alec F. Hickmott, Amherst College, “Black Land / Black Power / Black Capital: Theorizing African American Property in the Sunbelt South”

Teona Williams, University of Michigan, “Islands of Freedom: The Struggle to Desegregate Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks 1934-1941”

J.T. Roane, Smith College, “’I like my fish fried hard’: Chesapeake Fisheries and Black Social Life in Twentieth-century Tidewater Virginia”

Robert D. Bland, University of Pittsburgh, “Forgetting Forty Acres and a Mule: Black Land Loss and the Memory of Reconstruction in the Post-Civil Rights Era, 1945-1980”

5:30 – 6:45 PM                        Reception


7:00 – 9:00 PM                        Friday Plenary Roundtable    

Toward Democracy as Faith or Doubt”

Moderator: Christopher Cameron, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Caleb McDaniel, Rice University

Amanda Porterfield, Florida State University

Manisha Sinha, University of Connecticut

Daniel Wickberg, University of Texas at Dallas

Respondent: James Kloppenberg, Harvard University

Saturday, October 28, 2017

8:00 AM – 9:40 AM                 Session V

“U.S. Women and Transatlantic Intellectual Cultures in the Nineteenth Century” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Sarah Gardner, Mercer University

Paul Gutacker, Baylor University, “Church Fathers and ‘Nursing Mothers’: Adaptations of Religious Historiography by Antebellum Women Historians”

Jonathan G. Koefoed, Belhaven University, “Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Transatlantic Romanticist”

Joel Iliff, Baylor University, “The Sable Wings of Skepticism: Antebellum Southern Women, German Thought, and Intellectual Crises of Faith”

Sara S. Frear, Houston Baptist University, “Seeing Farther: Mary Virginia Terhune Interprets Darwin for Her Readers”

“How to Make an ‘American Century’: Religion and the Shaping of the Modern Public Sphere” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Ray Haberski

Sara Georgini, Massachusetts Historical Society, “Making the Mapparium”

David Mislin, Temple University, “‘A Great Time to Be Alive’?: The Midcentury Protestant Establishment and the Memory of the Past”

Rachel Gordan, Brandeis University, “’Introduction to Judaism’ Literature”

“Hannah Arendt and the American Novel of Ideas” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Susan H. Trout, Belmont University

Richard H. King, University of Nottingham, “Goodness and Innocence: A Literary Exploration”

Peter Kuryla, “Representing Politics and the Politics of Love: Novels of the Civil Rights Movement”

Anthony Hutchison, University of Nottingham, “The Postwar Pax Romana Historical Novel and the Crisis of Man”

“The (Re)Gendering of the American Mind” (panel)

Chair: Kimberly Hill, University of Texas at Dallas

Ronnie A. Grinberg, University of Oklahoma, “Prisoners of Masculinity: The New York Intellectuals and Second Wave Feminism”

Robert H. Abzug, University of Texas at Austin, “The Men in Rollo May’s Life”

L.D. Burnett, University of Texas at Dallas, “’The Grail Cannot Pass Beyond the Great Seal’: Women Professors, the Western Canon, and the Anti-Feminist Backlash in Film and Fiction”

Comment: audience

“Re-Reading and Re-Thinking American Philosophy” (panel sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy)

Chair: Andrew Seal

Doug Anderson, University of North Texas, “What William James Actually Said about Truth”

John Kaag, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, “The ‘I’ in History: How Personal Narrative Functions in Biographical Research”

Erin McKenna, University of Oregon, “Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Story and Context in Philosophy”

Comment: audience

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM               Morning Break


10:00 AM – 11:40 AM             Session VI

“Markers of Memory in the Long 19th Century” (panel) (a/v)

Chair: Leslie A. Butler, Dartmouth College

Erin Bartram, University of Hartford, “’Jane’s mind desires intensely demonstration in all things’: Experiments in Imperfect Happiness in Antebellum America”

Lauren Davis, University of Texas at Dallas, “Free Women of Color and Counter-Domesticities of the Circum-Caribbean: Plaçage, Passing, Broken Marriages, and Religious Vocation as Alternatives to the Cult of True Womanhood in New Orleans, 1765-1865”

Nicolette Gable, College of William and Mary, “Memories of History in the Mauve Decade”

Ermine Algaier, Monmouth College, “Historicizing Alice’s ‘Valuable & Much Prized by W.J.’ Bibliography: A Nostalgic Reading”

Comment: audience

“Deep in the Mind of Texas: Unsung Texas Intellectuals, 1865-1965”

Chair/Comment: Robert H. Abzug, University of Texas at Austin

David Weinfeld, Virginia Commonwealth University, “Zionist, Pragmatist, Texan: The Case of Constance Pessels”

Karen Kossie-Chernyshev, Texas Southern University, “Lillian Jones Horace (1880-1965) and Zora Neale Hurston (1890-1960): Twin Towers of Black, Southern, Female Intellectual Engagement in Comparative/Contrastive Review”

Cynthia Morales, Texas State University, “Alonso S. Perales: Defender of His ‘Race’”

“An Intellectual History of the Voiceless, Nameless, and Faceless: Or, How Black History Reshaped American History” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Amy Louise Wood, Illinois State University

Stephen G. Hall, Alcorn State University, “’The Most Romantic and Tragic of Continents’: Revisioning Africa in W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Negro

Andrew Hartman, Illinois State University, “W.E.B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction and the New (Marxist) Historiography”

Nick Witham, University College London, “Shaping a Field: John Hope Franklin’s From Slavery to Freedom (1947) and the Development of African American Studies”

Robert Greene II, University of South Carolina, “The Radical Kings: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Left’s Use of Political Memory”

“In a Mirror, Darkly: Religion, Empire, America” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Philip Goff, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, IUPUI

Tracy Laevelle, Creighton University “A Fatal Experiment: Missionary Science and ‘Providential Colonialism’ in Nineteenth-Century Hawaii”

Cara Burnidge, University of Northern Iowa, “Woodrow Wilson’s ‘Spiritual Mediation’ and American Empire”

Raymond Haberski, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, “Competing Affections: The Challenge of Peace and Moral Debate Over Empire”

“Faith in an Anxious Age: Religious Thought in Mid-Twentieth-Century America” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Molly Worthen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Daniel K. Williams, University of West Georgia, “Believing in God in the 1950s: Rational Defenses of Faith among Evangelicals, Mainline Protestants, and Catholics in the Early Postwar Years”

John W. Compton, Chapman University, “Holding the Vital Center: The National Council of Churches and the Postwar Welfare State”

Benjamin P. Leavitt, Baylor University, “Experiments in Education: Robert Lincoln Kelly, the Council of Church Boards of Education, and Religious Instruction in Early Twentieth-Century Colleges and Universities”

11:40 AM – 1:30 PM               Lunch break / Annual Business Meeting

1:30 PM – 3:10 PM                 Session VII


“Black Modernity – An Incomplete Project” (panel)

Chair/Comment:  Jennifer M. Wilks, University of Texas at Austin

Marlene Daut, University of Virginia, “Baron de Vastey, Sovereignty, and the Atlantic World”

Carla L. Peterson, University of Maryland, “Urbanity and Taste: The Making of Black Modernity in the Antebellum North”

Laura E. Helton, Pennsylvania State University, “’The most enthusiastic antiquarian of them all’: Arturo Schomburg and the Material Culture of Black Modernity”

Julius B. Fleming, University of Maryland, “’Of Time, Space, and Revolution’: Performance and the Making of Modern Blackness in the U.S. South”

“Gender, Reproduction, and Democratic Citizenship” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Susan J. Pearson, Northwestern University

Leslie A. Butler, Dartmouth College, “Woman Questions as Democracy Questions”

Gail Bederman, University of Notre Dame, “’I might as well…kill one of My Masters Childer’”

Trent MacNamara, “Birth Control on the Radio: Popular Ideas in a Democratic Movement”

“The Life and Afterlife of William James’s ‘The Moral Equivalent of War’: Contexts, Reception, Legacy” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Trygve Throntveit, University of Minnesota

Marilyn Fischer, “James’s Moral Equivalent of War: A Minor Variation on a Common Theme”

Alexander Livingston, Cornell University, “In Search for a Moral Equivalent of War: Pragmatism and Pacifism in the American Radical Tradition”

Paul Croce, Stetson University, “William James’s Psychological Prelude to Politics: What Place for Moral Equivalents in American Polarization on the Potomac and the Jordan?”

“Feminist Disruptions in Theory” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Andrew Hartman, Illinois State University

Matthew Brown, University of Texas at Dallas, “William Moulton Marston’s Feminist-Scientific Critique of Freud”

Elesha Coffman, Baylor University, “Margaret Mead, Betty Friedan, and the Boundaries of Feminism”

Lilian Calles Barger, Independent Scholar, “From Subjectivity to Revolution: Radical Feminism and the Uses of Marcuse”

Gregory Jones-Katz, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, “The ‘Female’ School of Deconstruction and the Transformation of Feminism, 1969-1993”

“Teaching U.S. Intellectual History” (guided discussion)

Sarah Gardner, Mercer University, “How can we integrate primary texts in American intellectual history into our introductory courses?”

Ben Alpers, University of Oklahoma, “What can new pedagogical approaches offer the teaching of intellectual history?”

Tim Lacy, Newberry Library, “How do we, as instructors, successfully aid our students in separating ideas from ideology, emotion from reason, and the past from the present when teaching on topics dealing with recent history?”

Ruben Flores, University of Kansas, “How should intellectual historians think about teaching USIH in a global context?”

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM                 Afternoon break


3:30 PM – 5:10 PM                 Session VIII

“Democracy and Christianity in the American Political Arena” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Elesha Coffman, Baylor University

Benjamin E. Park, Sam Houston State University, “Self-Rule in a Godly Society: Antebellum Challenges to Protestant Democratic Culture”

Matthew Bowman, Henderson State University, “Robert Bellah and the Cults: Civic Religion, Liberal Protestantism, and Democracy in an Age of Anxiety”

Lily Santoro, Southwest Missouri State University, “Scientifically Creating Righteous and Fit Christian Citizens”

“Pluralism and Democracy in the Twentieth Century” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Anne Kornhauser

Andrew Seal, Yale University, “Pluralism and Its Problems: Reconstructing the Postwar Critique of Liberal Social Science”

Tom Arnold-Forster, Cambridge University, “Populism and Pluralism after the Scopes Trial”

Merve Fejzula, Cambridge University, “Cultural Pluralism and American Democracy in Black Diasporic Thought”

“Race and the Politics of Freedom” (panel)

Chair: Benjamin Alpers, University of Oklahoma

Felix Harcourt, Austin College, “’A Historical Fraud’: Public Memory and the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s”

Aarón E. Sánchez, Mountain View College, “Liberating Aztlán: Between American Liberal Politics and the Global Politics of Liberation”

Sharron Conrad, University of Texas at Dallas, “Playing the ‘Civil Rights Game’: Black Intellectual Responses to President Johnson and the Civil Rights Act of 1964”

“Remembering and Forgetting that Old-Time Religion in the Age of Trump” (roundtable)

Moderator: L.D. Burnett

Jeff Sharlet, Dartmouth College

Randy R. Potts, freelance writer

Molly Worthen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Wassim Daghrir, University of Sousse

“Words Matter: How Historians Write and Teach About History” (guided discussion)

Michael Landis, Tarleton State University, “Can we keep using the label ‘compromise’ to describe the critical legislative packages of the antebellum era?”

Sarah Handley Cousins, Nursing Clio, “How can we historicize disability in teaching the Civil War?”

Lindsay M. Chervinsky, Southern Methodist University, “How can historians move beyond originalism or the ‘history repeats itself’ narrative when exploring issues of legacy and precedent in political institutions?”

Stephanie McKellop, University of Pennsylvania, “What does it do to the narrative we are constructing about our subjects when we use words that imply oppression and lack of agency or empowerment and the presence of self-determination?”

5:30 PM – 6:45 PM                 Reception


6:45 PM – 7:00 PM                 Awards & Recognitions


7:00 PM – 8:30 PM                 Keynote:  Annette Gordon-Reed,

                                                “Slavery, Family, and Memories of Monticello”



Sunday, October 29, 2017


8:00 AM – 9:40 AM                 Session IX


Dissident Communities and Mid-Century American Counterculture (panel)

Chair/Comment: Michael Kramer, Northwestern University

Vanessa Cook, Queen’s University, “The New Left as a Free Speech Movement”

Rivka Maizlish, University of Wisconsin, “Liberation, Dissent, and the American Folk Festival Tradition: 1927-1959”

Benjamin Serby, Columbia University, “Authenticity and Community: The Gay Liberation Counterculture of the Early 1970s”

“The Sixties Narrative Anew” (panel) (a/v)

Chair: Julie Willett

Kenneth J. Bindas, Kent State University, “The Moon Landing and Memory: What Is the Master Narrative and What Does It Tell Us About American Identity?”

Stephen Fagin, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, “The Power of Memory: Oral History and the Kennedy Assassination”

Scott Kamen, University of Toledo, “The Birth of Social Democratic ‘Identity Politics’: The Americans for Democratic Action, the New Politics Movement, and the Tensions of Contemporary Liberalism”

Comment: audience

“Circulation of Ideas in Early Republic and Antebellum America”

Chair: Michael Landis, Tarleton State University

Rebecca Brenner, American University, “Mr. Jefferson’s Library & Mr. Madison’s War”

Samuel Davis, Temple University, “’Which all should labor to remove’: Colonization and Removal in the Old Northwest”

Daniel Roeber, Florida State University, “Delivering Religion at Reduced Rates: The Post Office and Religion in the Early Republic”

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM               Morning Break


10:00 AM – 11:40 AM             Session X

“’The Excitement of the Mind’: Gold Rushes and Intellectual History” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Andrew R. Graybill, Southern Methodist University

David Charles Goodman, University of Melbourne, “Public Versus Private Welath: Fundamental Choices in Gold Rush History”

Andrew C. Isenberg, Temple University, “The Real Wealth of the World: Progress and Environmental Costs in the Circum-Pacific Goldfields”

Benjamin Mountford, La Trobe University, “The Pacific Gold Rushes and the Struggle for Order”

Stephen Tuffnell, Oxford University, “Engineering Gold Rushes: Expertise, Technology, and the Apparatus of Globalization”

“The 1970s: Return, Recognition, and Redistribution in Feminist Theory and Practice” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Shilyh Warren, University of Texas at Dallas

Michael Eng, John Carroll University, “Affect and the Perpetual Crisis of the Contemporary Neoliberal University”

Kimberly Lamm, Duke University, “Neoliberal Crisis, Feminist Film Aesthetics, and Reflective Nostalgia”

Hillary Miller, California State University, Northridge, “Less Blood, More Mailer: The Wooster Group’s Town Hall Affair and Feminist Returns”

“Liberals Against the Left: History and Historiography” (panel)

Chair/Comment: Sandra Mendiola Garcia, University of North Texas

Robert Buzzanco, University of Houston, “Liberal Militarism from Wilson to Obama”

Jose Angel Hernández, University of Houston, “Historicizing Mexican Expulsions amid the ‘Deporter in Chief’: Historical Temporalities and Contingencies”

Julie Willett, Texas Tech University, “Liberal Playboys, Radical Feminists, and the Mixed Consciousness of the Chauvinist Pig”

Chad Pearson, Collin College, “Assessing the anti-New Left Roots of ‘Rise of the Right’ Scholarship”