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History Faculty Present Research at Conferences

Oct 6, 2009

Four members of the History Department's faculty presented papers at academic conferences recently.

Dr. Lee Brice, Associate Professor of History, presented his paper, "Wealthy Corinth Revisited: Preliminary Results of a Die Study of Corinthian Drachmas," at the XIV International Numismatic Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, in September 2009.

Dr. Virginia Boynton, Professor of History, presented her paper, "We Are the Government: The Illinois Woman's Committee during World War I," at the Thirty-first Mid-America Conference on History, hosted by the University of Oklahoma, in Norman, Oklahoma, in early October 2009. Dr. Boynton also chaired and provided formal comments for the papers included in the conference session on "Educating America: Problems of the Twentieth Century."

Dr. Virginia Leonard, Professor of History, presented her paper, "Hugo Chavez and the New Left in Latin America," at the North Central Council of Latin Americanists, hosted by Simpson College, in Indianola, Iowa, in early October 2009. Dr. Leonard also chaired and served as disscussant on the conference session on "Federalism and Democracies? Agentina, Mexico, and the US." In addition, Dr. Leonard mentored two History graduate students, Roger Mohr and Aaron Davis, and an undergraduate student, Nate Munier, who also gave reseach presentations at the regional conference.

Dr. Jennifer McNabb, Associate Professor of History, presented her paper, "Contesting and Negotiating Meanings of Marriage in Early Modern England: A Regional Perspective," at the Mid-America Conference on History, hosted by the University of Oklahoma, in early October 2009. Dr. McNabb also chaired and provided formal comments for the papers in the conference session, "Putting the 'Spin' on England." In addition, Dr. McNabb mentored two graduate students, Beth Carlson and Abby Lagemann, who gave presentations on their own research at the regional conference.

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