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Faykosh Presents at Alcohol and Drugs History Society Conference

Joe Faykosh, doctoral candidate in the Graduate Program in Policy History at BGSU, presented at the Alcohol and Drugs History Society conference, titled “Borders, Boundaries, and Contexts: Defining Spaces in the History of Alcohol and Drugs,” held at BGSU from June 18-21. Faykosh presented “A Place in the Party: Wets, Drys, and the Klan at the 1924 Democratic Convention,” part of his dissertation research, on a panel titled “Perspectives on US Prohibition” that also included Dr. Michael Brooks’ “‘Ham-Strung, Shackled, and Tied': the Ku Klux Klan and Prohibition Enforcement in Wood County, Ohio.” 

Among other BGSU faculty participating in the conference were: Dr. Scott Martin, Dr. Amilcar Challu, Dr. Apollos Nwauwa, Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle, Dr. Walt Grunden, Dr. Don Rowney, and Dr. Shirley Green, who chaired panels and served as commenters.

Faykosh Presenting "A Place in the Party" at the ADHS Conference

Faykosh Presenting “A Place in the Party” at the ADHS Conference

 

BGSU History Department well represented at Alcohol and Drugs History Society Conference (this weekend!)

The Department of History at Bowling Green State University will be well-represented when the Alcohol and Drugs History Society Conference meets this weekend (Thursday, June 18-Sunday, June 21) at Bowling Green State University’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union (BTSU). The conference includes panelists from all over the world, on a wide array of topics related to Alcohol and Drugs History.

Dr. Scott Martin, chair of the History Department at BGSU, serves as president of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society and is the coordinator of the conference. In addition, he is leading a plenary session on Thursday from 7-9 pm in 201 BTSU on “The Heroin/Opioid Epidemic in Northwest Ohio.” He will also chair a panel on “Medical Responses to Substance Abuse” on Saturday from 4-5:30 in 318 BTSU.

Dr. Don Rowney, professor emeritus at BGSU, will chair a panel on “Alcohol Policy in Soviet Russia and Beyond” on Friday from 9-10:30 in 318 BTSU.

Dr. Amilcar Challu, professor at BGSU, will chair a panel on “Drugs in North American Borderlands” on Friday from 9-10:30 in 315 BTSU.

Dr. Shirley Green, instructor at BGSU and Ph.D. alum, will chair a panel on “Crime and Law Enforcement in the History of Alcohol and Drugs” on Friday from 9-10:30 in 316 BTSU, with Dr. Matthew Daley, professor at Grand Valley State and Ph.D. alum of BGSU, presenting “Prohibition’s Hangover: Murder, Gangsters, and Gambling in Toledo, Ohio, 1920-1970.”

Dr. Apollos Nwauwa, professor at BGSU, will chair a panel on “International Drug Control: Colonialism and Its Aftermath” on Friday from 10:45-12:15 in 314 BTSU.

Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle, professor at BGSU, will chair a panel on “Gendered Spaces in Alcohol and Drugs History” on Saturday from 10:45-12:15 in 314 BTSU.

Dr. Walt Grunden, professor at BGSU, will chair a panel on “Defining Intoxicants and the Intoxicated” on Saturday from 10:45-12:15 in 316 BTSU.

Joe Faykosh, doctoral candidate at BGSU, will present a paper titled “A Place in the Party: Wets, Drys, and the Klan at the 1924 Democratic National Convention,” and Dr. Michael Brooks, professor at BGSU, will present a paper titled “‘Ham-Strung, Shackled, and Tied': the Ku Klux Klan and Prohibition Enforcement in Wood County, Ohio” on a panel titled “Perspectives on US Prohibition” on Sunday from 9:30-10:45 in 318 BTSU.

For more on the Alcohol and Drugs History Society Conference, visit the conference site. For the detailed conference program, please click here.

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Martin and BGSU History Host Alcohol and Drugs History Society Conference-June 18-21

Bowling Green State University will host “Borders, Boundaries and Contexts: Defining Spaces in the History of Alcohol and Drugs,” the eighth annual Alcohol and Drugs History Society Conference from Thursday, June 18-Sunday, June 21 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Dr. Scott Martin, chair of the Department of History, serves as  president of the society and is chair of the conference program.

The conference will present the research of scholars from 16 states and 15 countries across North America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Participants will seek to break down barriers in the historical study of drugs and alcohol, and encourage transnational approaches and methodologies that transcend the singular focus of alcohol or drugs. Topics include national Prohibition in the U.S.; drugs in North American borderlands; the evolution of concepts of addiction, alcohol and drugs policy in colonial contexts; and the national and international histories of regulating alcohol, coca, opium and psychedelic drugs.

The event is sponsored by: the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, BGSU Department of History, BGSU College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President at BGSU, and the BGSU Graduate College.

For more on the conference, including panel titles, participants, and other information, see the article in the BGSU NewsFeed or the conference website.

For more on Dr. Scott Martin’s research and teaching, visit his faculty page.

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Jackson Article Published in African and Black Diaspora

Dr. Nicole Jackson had an article published in African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal.  Her article, “‘A nigger in the new England’: ‘Sus’, the Brixton riot, and citizenship” appeared in the most recent volume, available for download here. From her abstract, “This paper situates the Brixton riot within the context of Section IV of the 1824 Vagrancy Act, which shaped the lives of Black youth in the 1970s and early 1980s, and demonstrates the level to which Black people were historically marginalized in English society in the post-World War II period.”

For more on Dr. Jackson’s research and interests, please visit her faculty page.

Dr. Nicole Jackson

Dr. Nicole Jackson

Grunden Presents at Conference on Chemical Weapons at Max Planck Institute

Dr. Walt Grunden recently presented at a conference commemorating the 100th anniversary of the use of chemical weapons in Belgium, conducted by the Max Planck Institute in Berlin. Grunden presented “No Retaliation in Kind: Japanese Chemical Weapons Policy in China and the Pacific,” on Japan’s use of chemical weapons against the Chinese in World War II. He examined interviews related to the Tokyo Trials of General Hideki Tojo and two other generals who had authorized widespread use primarily of “sneezing gas” similar to tear gas, plus mustard and other gases in Japan’s battles against the Chinese when the Chinese outnumbered or were beating them.

For more on Dr. Grunden’s presentation, and an interview conducted by the BGSU News, please visit: http://www.bgsu.edu/news/2015/06/chemical-weapons.html. For more on Dr. Grunden’s research and teaching, visit his faculty page.

Dr. Walt Grunden

Dr. Walt Grunden

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Nichter Books Forthcoming

Luke Nichter, Ph.D. alum from the Graduate Program in Policy History, will have several books released in the coming months:

·         Richard Nixon and Europe: The Reshaping of the Postwar Atlantic Alliance, published May, 2015 by Cambridge University Press.

·         Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and the Decline of the Eastern Establishment is now under contract with Yale University Press. This will be the first biography of Lodge, who found himself near the epicenter of so many significant 20th century events.

·         The Nixon Tapes: 1973, co-authored with Douglas Brinkley, will be published September, 2015 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The is the sequel volume to the New York Times bestseller The Nixon Tapes: 1971-1972 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014).  A written offer has been accepted for a Mandarin version to be published by the top Chinese academic publisher SDX/Sanlian.

Dr. Luke Nichter signing a copy of his book, The Nixon Tapes

Dr. Luke Nichter signing a copy of his book, The Nixon Tapes

Seven Masters Students Present at New Scholars Conference at Drew University

Seven Masters students representing the Graduate Program in Policy History at Bowling Green State University presented at the Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference at Drew University in Madison, NJ.

Michael Ginnetti presented “USeless and UNbelievable: How the U.S. and the U.N. Abandoned Rwanda to Genocide,” on a panel titled “Questions & New Perspectives Regarding International Law.” Victoria Harwood presented “Science vs. Theology: A Historiographical Review on the Work of Andrew D. White,” on a panel titled “Modern Uses and Responses to Religion.” Alex Sycher presented “Capital Punishment in Wood County, Ohio, 1820-1900,” on a panel titled “The Lens of Local Laws.”

Aaron Lewis presented “Reconstruction in America: From Origins to Revisionism,” on a panel titled “Revising the American Civil War.” Liz Adamo presented “Complicity and Resistance in French Women’s Colonial Nonfiction: The Case of Clotilde Chivas-Baron,” on a panel titled “Women on the Periphery.” Brian Yager presented “Northwest Ohio Political Sentiment during the 1863 Gubernatorial Election,” and Joe Lueck presented “‘Paying the Penalty for Lawlessness’: Major Stephen Cabot’s Account of the Boston Draft Riot,” on a panel titled “Recovering the Local Impact of the American Civil War.”

The students then departed for New York City for a couple days of sight-seeing and cultural exposure.

Masters Students at the Dean Hopper Conference in Drew University

Masters Students at the Dean Hopper Conference in Drew University

Graduate Awards Presented at “Excellence in History”

The Graduate Awards were presented by graduate coordinator Dr. Michael Brooks on Friday, April 24 at the “Excellence in History” celebration. The following were recognized:

Outstanding Teaching Assistant: Michael Ginnetti, for his work in Dr. Benjamin Greene and Dr. Rebecca Mancuso’s courses.

Outstanding Seminar Paper: Joe Lueck, for his paper “‘Gun Battle on Prospect': Competing Visions of Heroism in Dirty Thirties Bowling Green,” written for Dr. Rebecca Mancuso’s local history seminar.

Outstanding Departmental Citizen: Michael Ginnetti.

Outstanding Dissertation: Jay Perry, for his work, titled “The Chinese Question: California, British Columbia, and the Making of Transnational Immigration, 1847-1885.” Dr. Jay Perry was advised by Dr. Rebecca Mancuso (dissertation advisor), Dr. Scott Martin, Dr. Vibha Bhalla, and Dr. Eber Dena.

Joe Lueck receiving the Seminar Paper award

Joe Lueck receiving the Seminar Paper award

Michael Ginnetti receiving the Departmental Citizen and Teaching Assistant Awards

Michael Ginnetti receiving the Departmental Citizen and Teaching Assistant Awards

 

Phi Alpha Theta Inducts New Members at “Excellence in History”

Phi Alpha Theta inducted its newest members into the history honorary at the Department of History’s “Excellence in History” celebration on Friday, April 24 in the Student Union.

Current president Joe Faykosh provided some information on the organization and its activities from the present year, while recognizing current officers and the incoming president, Joe Lueck.

New members were: Liz Adamo, William Bosch, Kaysie Harrington, Rebecca Larntz, Aaron Lewis, Nanosh Lucas, Nichole McCrory, Anna Ocreto, Tanya Schardt, and Alexandra Schmidt.

Current officers were: President Joe Faykosh, Vice President Rachel Pawlowicz, Secretary Joan Eardly, Treasurer Alex Sycher, Historian Michael Ginnetti, and Archivist Travis Snyder. The group is advised by Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle.

President Joe Faykosh presents the Phi Alpha Theta cake with new member Ally Schmidt and Lanna Demers

President Joe Faykosh presents the Phi Alpha Theta cake with new member Ally Schmidt and Lanna Demers

Undergraduate Research Forum and Awards Presented at “Excellence in History”

The Department of History held its annual “Excellence in History” celebration on Friday, April 24 in Bowen-Thompson 207. Lindsey Bauman presented “Irish Women in America: An Exploration of Independence Supplemented by Poetry,” written for Dr. Rebecca Mancuso’s research seminar. Kasie Durkit presented “First Ladies Who Don’t Play by the Rules: Feminism in the East Wing,” written for Dr. Nicole Jackson’s seminar “The US Since 1945.”

The following undergraduates prepared research posters for the banquet: Briana Grooms on “Margaret Sanger”; Nichole McCrory on “Hitler’s Youth”; Daniel Rossignol on “President Truman’s Firing of General MacArthur”;  Tanya Schardt on “Col Patrick Guiney and 1SG Michael MacNamara: Two social classes, one need to tell of their exploits with the ‘Fighting Ninth'”; and Chad Warner on “Bowling Green State University: Affirmative Action, 1965-1979.”

The following awards were presented to undergraduates:

Gwyndolyn Pym Lougheed Canadian Studies Scholarship: Sara Strauss

Undergraduate Research Excellence in History: Lindsey Bauman

Stuart R. & Florence P. Givens Senior History Scholarship: Jarod Rose

John Schwarz Essay Award: Daniel Rossignol

Grover and Virginia Platt Memorial Scholarship: Nichole McCrory

Jo Enger Arthur Scholarship for Study Abroad: Alexis Rose Czajka and Sara Mayhew

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship: Elizabeth Hile and Jarod Rose

Outstanding Senior Award: Kasie Durkit

Daniel Rossignol Receiving the John Schwarz Essay Award

Daniel Rossignol Receiving the John Schwarz Essay Award

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Kasie Durkit receiving the Outstanding Senior Award

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