EASTERN FACULTY AND STUDENTS AT 2019 MAKING HISTORY CONFERENCE

 

The annual Making History Conference, which brings together faculty and students from the History Departments at Eastern, Southern, Central, and Western Connecticut State Universities, took place Southern Connecticut State University last month. Professors Tom Balcerski and Joan Meznar joined several Eastern students on the program for this day-long academic event.  

In addition to helping arrange travel to and from New Haven from Eastern’s campus, Dr. Balcerski also led a practice session for presenters before the conference, helping them prepare to share their original work with a scholarly audience.  

Re-Tooling the Historical Methods Course Roundtable

The program included a roundtable, “Re-Tooling the Historical Methods Course,” chaired by Professor Meznar and Balcerski and including Eastern students Raven Dillon, Shannon Healy, Allen Horn, Uriva Simeon, and Cheyenne Tracy.  

Roundtable on Re-Tooling the Historical Methods Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentations by Eastern Students 

Other students presenting included Craig Hanford (“La Carretera Hiram Bingham:  The Road to an Economic Gold Mine”), Martha Ennis (“Mexican Migration in Connecticut:  Braceros and Beyond”), Brianna Alessio (“Shiba Yoshimasa’s ‘The Chikubasho’:  The Unspoken Influence of Shame and Honor on Samurai Culture”), Cassie Epes, (“The Ideal Woman:  Sexology, Sex Reform, and Engineering Marriage in Weimar Germany”), Theresa Johnson, (“Silhouette Art:  The Heart and Soul of Kara Walker’s Life”), and Dana Meyer (“Connecticut Revolutionary War Deserters:  An Experiment in Digital History”).  

(l-r) Martha Ennis, Southern Connecticut State University Professor Polly Beals, and Theresa Johnson

Further Information 

For Eastern’s official press release on the event, researched and written by our very own History major Raven Dillon, please follow the link below.  

Here is the link: http://www.easternct.edu/pressreleases/2019/03/29/eastern-students-present-at-csu-making-history-conference/ 

 A full program from the 2019 Conference can be found here:  

https://calendar.southernct.edu/index.php?eID=8406 

 For Eastern’s official press release on the event, researched and written by our very own History major Raven Dillon, please follow the link below.    

 http://www.easternct.edu/pressreleases/2019/03/29/eastern-students-present-at-csu-making-history-conference/