Mini-Conference for Junior Historians

Mini-Conference for Junior Historians

The History Department recently held a “Mini-Conference for Junior Historians,” an opportunity for nine history majors to present publically preliminary reports on their thesis projects for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Students and faculty gathered early on Saturday, April 11, to hear a keynote address from Dr. Daniel Davy, Assistant Professor of History. The students’ presentations were divided into three sessions over the course of the morning: 19th Century America, 20th Century Europe and Medieval and Renaissance Europe. The topics ranged from “The Legend and Legacy of Andrew Jackson,” to “Family First: Youth Propaganda within the Third Reich,” to an overview of the life of the 11th century Viking king Cnut, “Cnut: History Told by Bards.” The conference concluded with a closing address from Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Dr. Michael Breidenbach.

“Overall,” conference organizer Professor Mary Blanchard said, “the Department was very pleased with the preliminary reports and we are looking forward to watching these thesis projects develop next Fall.”

Below: A selection of photos from the Mini-Conference, April 11, 2015.