Five History Faculty Make International and National Conference Presentations in November

Dec 2, 2009

Four members of the WIU Department of History gave presentations on their research at prestigious international and national conferences during the month of November 2009. A fifth served as chair and discussant for a panel of research papers presented at an international conference held the same month.

Dr. Virginia Leonard, Professor of History, presented her paper on "Hugo Chávez and the New Left in Latin America" at the 27th Annual Conference of the Association of Third World Studies, held in Cape Coast, Ghana. Prof. Leonard won a Provost's Travel Award to help offset the expenses involved in her travel to Africa for this conference.

Dr. Scott W. Palmer, Professor of History, presented his research on "The Russian Origins of Strategic Air Operations" at the National Conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, which met in Boston, Massachusetts this November.

Dr. Peter Cole, Associate Professor of History, gave a presentation entitled "The Wire on the Waterfront: Race, Unions, and the Downfall of Baltimore's Working Class" at the National Meeting of the American Studies Association, held in Washington, D.C., this year.

Dr. Greg Hall, Associate Professor of History, presented his research on "Jay Fox: Anarchist, Organizer, and Labor Journalist" at the Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, held in Long Beach, California.

In addition, Dr. Roberto Mazza, Assistant Professor of History, served as Chair and Discussant for a paper session on "Co-optation and Resistance: Indigenous Responses to Ottoman State-Building" at the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, which gathered in Boston this November.

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