Student History Conference: Details

Women, War, and the History of Emotions in France in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era

The Department of History is pleased to announce our 20th annual Student History Conference on Friday, February 24th, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Conference events take place at the L.A. Pittenger Student Center and are FREE and open to the public.

This conference showcases some of the best scholarship produced by our undergraduate history majors and history grad students. The event closes with awards for the best paper in each category. Each year this is a terrific opportunity for students and faculty mix, mingle, and share big ideas.

Our Keynote Address at 11:00 a.m. is the 27th Annual Burkhardt Lecture. This years topic, “Women, War, and the History of Emotions in France during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era” is presented by Whitney Walton, Professor of History at Purdue University.

At noon Professor Ingram will be hosting an Information Session on the Masters of Arts in History which can prepare you to enter a PhD program or for a career in teaching. Learn more by clicking here. If you pre-register for the information session, you will save $30 off your application to Ball State’s Graduate School!

You can download the full conference agenda (tentative) by clicking below:
Twentieth Annual Student History Conference Program 2017

8:30   Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:05   First Panel Sessions

  • The New Right and the New Left during the “Long Sixties”
  • Gender and Sexuality in the 20th-Century United States
  • Diaries of Everyday Life in Britain during the Two World Wars

11:00 27th Annual Dorothy L. and Richard W. Burkhardt Lecture

“Women, War, and the History of Emotions in France during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era”
presented by Whitney Walton, Professor of History, Purdue University

12:00 History Master of Arts Information Session

1:30   Second Panel Sessions

  • Perspectives on Deep History, Intellectual History, and Women’s History
  • New Social Histories of the 19th-Century United States
  • The Future of the Past: The State of Local History at Indiana’s Bicentennial

3:05   Third Panel Sessions

  • Cold War Era Crises Viewed from the Bottom Up and the Top Down
  • “Great White Men” Reconsidered in Legend, Farce, and Fact
  • Social Norms in Late Medieval England and the 20th-Century United States
  • Innovative Digital Histories of Indiana’s Natural and Cultural Resources

4:40   Reception and Awards Ceremony

The Conference is organized by the Department of History. Funding is provided by the Department of History, the Honors College, the Center for Middletown Studies, the Office of the Associate Provost for Research, and the Office of the Dean of the College of Sciences and Humanities.

We hope to see you there!

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