History? It was made

A few years ago chairs of the History Departments at Eastern, Central, Southern, and Western decided to collaborate on organizing a joint conference, during which both history faculty and history students would present their research in order to increase our collaboration across campuses.

The collaborators (Department chairs Dr. Anna Kirchmann, Eastern; Dr. Troy Paddock, Southern; Dr. Katherine Hermes, Central)

The collaborators (Department chairs Dr. Anna Kirchmann, Eastern; Dr. Troy Paddock, Southern; Dr. Katherine Hermes, Central)

So far, such conferences were hosted by Southern (2015), and Central (2016), and were very successful. On March 24, 2017, Eastern welcomed the CSU Making History Conference on our campus. President Nuñez opened the conference and welcomed all the attendees to Eastern campus.

President Nuñez welcomes the attendees

President Nuñez welcomes the attendees

Attendees being welcomed

Attendees being welcomed

Close to 50 full time and part time faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students participated in the conference. The sessions took place in the Student Center and gathered a sizable, engaged audience.

Sizable engaged audience. How do we know they were engaged? Note the raised hands of both the speaker and the audience member front row.

Sizable, engaged audience. How do we know they were engaged? Notice that they are all looking at the front of the room, and note particularly the raised hands of both the speaker and the audience member front row.

Chair of the History Department Dr. Kirchmann commented, “All the presentations were well-researched and engaging. Faculty and students alike had a chance to network and to get to know their colleagues from other campuses. Everybody enjoyed talking history!”

And now for some posed and not-so-posed photos:

Eastern presenters: Top row from left: Dr. Stefan Kamola, Shayla Beausoleil, Jacqueline Ray,Abigail Allard, Alexa Potter, Gabrielle Archibald, Joseph White; bottom from left: Patrick Thompson, Joseph DeMarco, Hayden Judd, Rosie Welles, Dr. Scott Moore.

Eastern presenters: Top row from left: Dr. Stefan Kamola, Shayla Beausoleil, Jacqueline Ray, Abigail Allard, Alexa Potter, Gabrielle Archibald, Joseph White; Bottom from left: Patrick Thomson, Joseph DeMarco, Hayden Judd, Rosie Welles, Dr. Scott Moore.

Nametag? (Claire Tensa, Eastern)

Nametag? (Claire Tensa, Eastern)

Nationalism panel (From left: panel chair Dr. Bradley Camp Davis, Eastern; presenter Dr. Scott Moore, Eastern; presenter Joseph Demarco, Eastern; presenter Gabrielle Archibald, Eastern)

Nationalism panel (From left: panel chair Dr. Bradley Camp Davis, Eastern; Dr. Scott Moore, Eastern; Joseph DeMarco, Eastern; Gabrielle Archibald, Eastern)

Poster presentation: Alexa Potter, Eastern

Poster presentation: Alexa Potter, Eastern

Presenter Gabrielle Archibald, Eastern

Presenter Gabrielle Archibald, Eastern

Hand gestures make your point. Presenter Joseph White, Eastern

Hand gestures make your point. Presenter Joseph White, Eastern

Savages of the Sea poster, Eastern students

Savages of the Sea poster, Eastern students.

Presenter Rosie Welles, Eastern

Presenter Rosie Welles, Eastern

Poster: Patrick Thompson, Eastern

Poster: Patrick Thomson, Eastern

Dr. Stefan Kamola, Eastern; Dan Fischer, Southern

Dr. Stefan Kamola, Eastern; Dan Fischer, Southern; Emily Gebhardt, Southern

The next conference is planned to take place in the Spring 2018 at Western.