Student Achievements

 

Spring 2011 Publications

Jonathan Brooks
“From Freedom to Bondage: The Jamaican Maroons, 1655-1770"
Explorations: Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities for the State of North Carolina
Vol. 5 (November 2010)

Chris Bell
Hill Center of Durham, NC Regional Education Model: 2009-2010
Annual Report of First-Year Evaluation Results (HillRAP-Reading), Brunswick County, NC
Watson School of Education, UNCW, Wilmington, NC
Published on Watson School & Hill Center website
March 3, 2011


Presentations


Gabriel Seth Koch
“From Colony to Colonizer: Britain's Imperial Relationships with Rome and India”
Graduate English Association Conference
UNCW, Wilmington, NC
April 16, 2011


Kimberly B. Sherman
"Changing Tides: The Decline of Rice Culture on the Lower Cape Fear, 1865-1900"
Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History
Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA
April 8-9, 2011

Josh Shiver
"Life Giving and Death Dealing: North Carolina Blockade Running in an International Context."
Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference
Francis Marion University, Florence, SC.
April 9, 2011

Chance Hellman
“African American Churches in Rural North Carolina:  The Role of the Church in Southern Black Communities during the First Half of the Twentieth Century”
North Carolina Association for Historians
Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC.
March 25-26, 2011


Samanatha Mayhew
"A Child is of no Use at all in Wartime. You Have to Be a Soldier: Nationalism, the Great War and Children in Great Britain and Germany.”
Phi Alpha Theta Conference
Francis Marion University, Florence, SC
April 9, 2011

“Nazi Germany and the Holocaust”
Mr. Bob Brennan's Western Civilization HST 102 class
Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC
April 21, 2011

Chris Byrum
"The Destruction of the Other: Collectivization, Peasants, and Discourse in Stalin's Russia"
Phi Alpha Theta Conference
Francis Marion University, Florence, SC
April 9, 2011

Erica Hague
"Have You Played Atari Today?: A Material Culture Study of the Atari 2600"
14th Annual Brian Bertoti Conference
Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA.
March 25-26, 2011

"Have You Played Atari Today?: A Material Culture Study of the Atari 2600"
Phi Alpha Theta Conference
Francis Marion University, Florence, SC
April 9, 2011


Charlotte Egerton
"Notions, Novelties and Neighborhood Icons: S. H. Kress stores in North Carolina"
History Graduate Student Association Conference
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Feb. 26, 2011

"Reconstructing Hayti: A virtual model of a lost African American neighborhood in North Carolina"
National Council on Public History Conference
Pensacola, FL
Apr. 6-9, 2011


Kara Deadmon
"'Nice Girls Don't.': The Feminine Tattoo in the New Millennium"
International Conferenceon the Fantastic in the Arts
Orlando, FL
16-20 March 2011

Sara Brunkhorst
"Making an Alternative Past: Steampunk and Participatory Consumerism”
International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. 
Orlando, FL
16-20 March 2011

"Making an Alternative Past: Steampunk and Participatory Consumerism”
Mid-America American Studies Association Conference
University of Wisconsin, Madison
April 7-11, 2011


Jennifer Scott
"Straight History: Missing Interpretation of Homosexuality in American Historic Homes and Sites"
17th Annual Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
March 3-4, 2011

"Crafting an Identity: The Changing Role of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Image in the Rural African American Community"
North Carolina Association of Historians
Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC
March 25-26, 2011


"Change for Art: Repackaging Art Experiences through the Art*o*Mat."
Mid-America American Studies Association Conference
University of Wisconsin, Madison
April 7-11, 2011


Awards
Charlotte Egerton
$300
National Council on Public History 2011 Student Travel Award

 

Fall 2011

Matthew Shannon (S 09) had his article, “’Contacts with the Opposition:’ American Foreign Relations, the Iranian Student Movement, and the Global Sixties” published in the most recent edition of The Sixties Journal.

Chris Byrum (S 11) has been employed as a lecturer in the history department at UNC Charlotte.


Fall 2010 Presentations

Faith Parke
“Soviet Youth and Consumer Culture"
Conference on Cold War Cultures: Interdisciplinary and Transnational Perspectives
University of Texas, Austin, Texas
September 30 - October 3, 2010

Faith Parke
"Emerging from the Underground: Soviet Youth Culture in the Age of Glasnost and Perestroika"
Southern Historical Association Conference
Charlotte, NC
November 4-7, 2010

Spring 2010 Presentations

Faith Parke
"More than 'Window Dressing': Americanization of Soviet Youth in the 1980s”
Phi Alpha Theta Carolinas Regional Conference
Conway, SC, Coastal Carolina University
April 10, 2010

Chris Byrum
“Gorbachev, the NEP, and the Fall of the Soviet Union”
Phi Alpha Theta Carolinas Regional Conference
Conway, SC, Coastal Carolina University
April 10, 2010

Joshua Shiver
"Buffoons in Blue: Politics and Failure in the First Fort Fisher Expedition"
Phi Alpha Theta Carolinas Regional Conference
Conway, SC, Coastal Carolina University
April 10, 20

Marlin Earp
"The Turn of the Tides: The Lower Cape Fear's Role in the Secession of North Carolina"
Phi Alpha Theta Carolinas Regional Conference
Conway, SC, Coastal Carolina University
April 10, 2010

Julia Yannetti
Preserving a Sense of Place:  Citizen and City Efforts to Save Sunset Park, Wilmington, North Carolina
American Society for Environmental History and the National Council on Public History
Portland, Oregon
March 10-14, 2010

Meaghan Nappo
“The Interpretation of the Gay Rights Movement in Public History”
National Council on Public History
Portland, Oregon
March 10-14, 2010.

Marzia Borsoi
"The Italian Jews in Egypt: a Complex Identity"
Middle East Council of the University System of Georgia’s Student Middle East Symposium
Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA
Saturday, April 17, 2010

Theresa Jackson
“Between Fatherland and Holy Land: Iraqi Jews and the Formation of Modern Israel, 1940-1950”
Middle East Council of the University System of Georgia’s Student Middle East Symposium
Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA
Saturday, April 17, 2010

Matt Skiba
Latin American History Graduate Student Conference
"Overt and Discreet Violence: Ruptures and Continuities in Latin America and the Caribbean"
Columbia University, New York City, NY
March 5-6, 2010

Publications
Jim Brisson
“'This Civil Government was Crumbling Around Me:' The Kirk-Holden War of 1870."
North Carolina Historical Review
Scheduled for publication January 2011

Jim Brisson
Book Review
Murder in the Courthouse: Reconstruction and Redemption in the North Carolina Piedmont by Jim Wise
North Carolina Historical Review
Slated for publication: October 2010

Awards 2010

Matt Parnell

2010-2011 Fulbright US Student Award to Egypt

Shannon SanCartier
2009-2010 Cashman Award, UNCW Department of History
Best MA Thesis

Traci Tate
2010 UNCW Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
$250 prize

Jennifer Scott
Ralph Brauer Graduate Fellowship 2010-11
UNCW
$870 Award


Jim Brisson
Third Prize, Student Essay Contest
North Carolina Museum of History
“’This Civil Government Was Crumbling Around Me’: The Kirk Holden War of 1870
Spring 2010, Raleigh, NC

Faith Parke
2009-2010 UNCW Brauer Award $800
To be shared with other students to go
to the National Archives in May 2010.

 

Spring 2009 Presentations:

Tim Bracken
“Cold Steel: Retracing the Lineage of the Bayonet in the American Civil War”
Phi Alpha Theta Carolinas Regional Conference.
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
March 28, 2009

Keith Clark
“Redefining Empire: American Rhetoric and the First Indochina War”
Panel Discussion “Sending Shockwaves Through the Periphery: The Repercussions of Post-Colonial Nationalism”
North Carolina Association of Historians Annual Conference
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
March 27-28, 2009

Chris Moreland
"Resisting the Reformation in England: The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Prayer Book Rebellion”
History Graduate Student Association Conference
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
February 21, 2009

Matt Shannon
"In the Vanguard: The Iranian Student Movement and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1963."
Graduate History Association Forum
University of North Carolina Charlotte
April 3-4, 2009.

“’Are Your Students Infected?’: U.S. Foreign Policy, Iranian Students, and the Nixon Administration, 1969-1973”
Panel Discussion “Sending Shockwaves Through the Periphery: The Repercussions of Post-Colonial Nationalism”
North Carolina Association of Historians Annual Conference
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
March 27-28, 2009

"American Foreign Policy and Iranian Student Dissent in the Age of Global Protest, 1967-1669."
James A. Barnes Club Conference
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
March 21, 2009

Christine Jamet
"Museum Going Habits of Community College Students"
National Council of Public History
Providence, RI
2-5 April, 2009

Matthew Skiba
"Intervention as the 'Only Solution': Collective Self-Deception and the United States in the GuatemalanCoup of 1954"
CIA & US Foreign Policy: Reform, Representations and New Approaches to Intelligence Conference
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
February 20-21, 2009

"Inevitable Intervention: Collective Self-Deception and the United States in the Guatemalan Coup of 1954"
History Graduate Student Association Conference: "Conflict and Consensus"
University of Maryland, College Park
February 6, 2009

Matt Jacobs
“The Limits of Informal Empire: The United States, the Cold War, and Latin America, 1945-1959”History Graduate Student Association Conference: "Conflict and Consensus"
University of Maryland, College Park
February 6, 2009

Katie Perry
"Detesting Brutality: British Parliament and the State of Emergency in Kenya, 1952-1960"
History Graduate Student Association Conference
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
February 21, 2009

Greg Seltzer

"The American Ambulance in Paris, 1870-1871"
History Graduate Student Association Conference
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
February 21, 2009

Rob Morrison
"Divided Loyalties: American Catholics, American Protestants, and the Spanish Civil War."
North Carolina Graduate Student History Conference
North Carolina State University, Raleigh
21 February 2009

Becky Zimmer
“All But Forgotten: The Battle of Wyse Forks”
Ohio Academy of History Conference
University of Akron, Ohio
April 3 - 4 2009



Summer 2009 Publications

Matthew Skiba
"The Role of Republican Spain and the Spanish Civil War in Reaffirming Mexican Hispano-American Identity, 1931-39." Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives. 2009 George Watt Prize Winner, $500. http://www.alba-valb.org/participate/essay-contest

Jobs & Internships

Kawan Allen

Temporary Position: Park Guide at the National Mall and Memorial Parks, Division of Education and Interpretation, National Parks Service. Summer 2009.

Fall 2009 Presentations

Erica Hague
"Public Assassination on the Small Screen: A Shocking Murder Forgotten in Time?”
Panel: "Violence and Democracy in Twentieth Century Japan.”
Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA).
Miami University, Oxford, OH
October 16-18, 2009
[Erica's presentation also won the $200 Sidney DeVere Brown Prize and will be published in the Wittenberg East Asian Studies Journal.]

 

 

Accepted for Publication:

Greg Seltzer
"The American Ambulance in Paris, 1870-1871"
Madison Historical Review
Spring 2009

Jim D. Brisson
Book Review:Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the Civil War by David J. Eicher. University of Nebraska Press, 2007.
Southern Historian
Forthcoming, Spring 2009

“How did Yellow Fever Invade Wilmington n 1862?”
Tar Heel Junior Historian
Forthcoming: Spring 2009.

Matt Jacobs
Book Review: The Great War in the Heart of Dixie: Alabama during World War I. Edited by Martin T. Oliff. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2008.
On Point magazine.
Forthcoming, Spring 2009.

Becky Zimmer
Book Review: Battle: The Nature and Consequences of Civil War Combat. Edited by Kent Gramm. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2008.
On Point magazine
Forthcoming: Spring 2009.

Matt Shannon
“Are Your Students Infected? U.S. Foreign Policy, Iranian Students, and the Transnational Sixties, 1969-1973."
Journal for the North Carolina Association of Historians
Forthcoming: Winter 2009 

Awards



Ralph Brauer Graduate Student Fellowship
Colleen Griffiths - $600
Taryn Cooksey - $600
Greg Seltzer - $600
For research in National Archives, May 2009

Student achievements

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