On Friday, April 8, 2016, the History Department held its History Professionals Day, an annual event that brings approximately 30 history and social studies teachers to BGSU for a morning of workshops and lectures on the latest developments in a variety of historical fields and topics. Dr. Nicole Jackson presented on “Civil Rights in the US: From Reconstruction to the Present,” Dr. Becky Mancuso on “The Underground Railroad’s Canadian Connection,” and Dr. Amilcar Challu on “Environmental History.” In addition, BGSU’s Director of Pre College Programs and College Credit Plus Coordinator (and BGSU History MA alumnus) Michael Ginnetti reported on new initiatives to aid teachers gaining the graduate credit hours in History required for College Credit Plus certification. The teacher-participants responded well to all of the presentations. “Love the diversity of topics,” noted one teacher, “and the collection of primary sources that I can definitely use in the classroom.”
The 2016 BGSU Latino Issues Conference was held Thursday, March 24, 2016. It was an all-day conference that featured BGSU student presentations and a keynote luncheon with speaker Jennine Capo Crucet, award winner author of Make Your Home Among Strangers.
History undergraduates and graduate students presented their work in a panel entitled Music, Literature, and Criticism.” Matthew Wright presented on Afro-Mexican soldiers at the time of Mexican independence, discussing the importance of race and ethnicity at a critical juncture in time.
Kaysie Harrington and Josh Holloway spoke on the famous Catalina de Erauso and Thomas Hall whom both dressed and lived as the opposite sex for military and personal reasons. Harrington tackled the issue from the perspective of gendered honor norms, while Holloway discussed it from a broader political economic perspective, presenting Catalina as the foot soldier of an expanding global empire. Nanosh Lucas, a Dual History-Spanish MA student finally presented on food in nineteenth century Mexico and New England, seeing cookbooks were an integral part of an emerging capitalist culture of the time.
The Latino Issues/Encuentro Latinoamericano Conference illuminates on the diversity and successes of BGSU students and their ability to reach out to the community presenting history that would otherwise go untold.
Monday, November 2, 2015
6:00pm Reception — 141 Williams Hall
6:45pm Lecture — 314 BTSU
Free and open to the public
Organized by the Department of History, with the sponsorship of the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society’s Latin American and Latino/a Studies Cluster
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.
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.
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 Dr. Scott Martin’s research and teaching, visit his faculty page.
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.
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.
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.
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