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National and International Presentations by 5 WIU History Faculty this Fall

Oct 14, 2008

The faculty of WIU's History Department have had a busy Fall thus far. In late September and the first part of October, five of our faculty members made scholarly presentations at national or international conferences.

On September 26, Dr. Richard Filipink, Assistant Professor of History, presented his research paper, "'Primarily a Political Problem:' Constructing the Image of the Kennedy Presidency, 1961-Present," at the interdisciplinary national conference, "JFK: History, Memory, and Legacy," held at the University of North Dakota. Dr. Filipink's research was funded in part through a University Research Council grant that he was awarded in Spring 2008.

Dr. Febe Pamonag, Assistant Professor of History, presented her research paper on "Strategies for Promoting Japanese Women's Higher Education, 1890s-1920s" at the Annual International Conference of the Japan Studies Association of Canada, held this year at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, on October 2. Dr. Pamonag's research was funded in part through a University Research Council grant that she was awarded in Spring 2008.

On October 4, Dr. Peter Cole, Associate Professor of History, presented his research paper, "Neither Color, Nor Nationality: The IWW Organizes Across the Color Line in South Africa and the United States," at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, held this year in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Cole's research was conducted in part during his sabbatical year in South Africa in 2007-08.

Dr. Jennifer McNabb, Assistant Professor of History, presented her research paper, "Imperfect Unions: Meanings of Marriage in Northwest England, 1540-1640," as part of a panel she organized, entitled "Microcosm and Macrocosm: Contextualizing the Particular in Early Modern Britain," for the North American Conference on British Studies, which met this year in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 5. Dr. McNabb's research on this project was funded in part through a University Research Council grant she was awarded in Spring 2007.

Dr. Barclay Key, Assistant Professor of History, presented his research paper, "Theologies of Resistance: Exclusivism, Lawlessness, and Segregationist Rhetoric in Churches of Christ," at the Southern Historical Association's national conference in New Orleans on October 12, 2008.

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