War and Social Movements, May 10, 2019

Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Segal Theater
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10016
Friday, May 10, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

PROGRAM

Welcome: 8:45-9:00


Dr. Sarah K. Danielsson
Associate Professor, Department of History, Queensborough Community College / CUNY Bayside, New York
CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York
Dr. Ronald J. Van Cleef
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of History, Queensborough Community College / CUNY Bayside, New York

Panel I: Citizenship, Human Rights, and Mobilization: 9:00-10:30


Moderator: Dr. Mark D. Van Ells
Professor, Department of History, Queensborough Community College / CUNY Bayside, New York
Dr. Mattie Fitch
Assistant Professor of History, Department of History and Politics, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia
Promoting Rights and Preventing War during the French Popular Front
Dr. Larissa Kopytoff
Instructor, Department of History, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida
Soldiers, Citizens, Muslims: Rights and Restrictions in World War I-Era French Senegal
Dr. Nadine Ross
Academy Professor and Chief, Department of History, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
“Here I am. Send Me!”: Jewish Mischlinge, Afro-Germans, and the Fight for Reich Citizenship during World War II
Dr. Itai Sneh
Associate Professor, Department of History, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY, New York, New York
Street Level Human Rights and Cold War Realities Collide: European Iron Curtain Problematized
Spencer York
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
African-American Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Break: 10:30-10:45


Panel II: Antiwar Activism and Peace Movements: 10:45-12:15


Moderator: TBA
Dr. Joyce Apsel
Clinical Professor, School of Liberal Studies, New York University, New York, New York
The Anti-Nuclear Campaigns and Peace Museum Movement in Post-World War Two Japan: New Directions and Increasing Challenges
Dr. Millie Creighton
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Canada
Historic Context and Contemporary Social Movements Showing Japan’s Constitutional Peace Clause (Article 9) as Emblem of Worldwide Attempts to Eliminate or Deter War
Daniel Farrell
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Ohio
“Think of the Starving, Dying Dead at Andersonville”: Politicizing Death and the Fight Over Radical Reconstruction in the 1868 Election
Dr. Benjamin Schrader
Visiting Professor, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program, Bard College, New York City, New York
About Face: No Awards for Endless Wars


Lunch: 12:15-1:00


Panel III: Agendas, Strategies, and Outcomes: 1:00-2:30


Moderator: Dr. Timothy Keogh
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Queensborough Community College / CUNY Bayside, New York
Dr. A J Aiséirithe
Historian / Librarian, History and Genealogy Section, Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Abolitionists’ Civil War: Beyond Praise or Blame
Dr. Robert Corban
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Columbia University, New York, New York
‘The Land to Those Who Work It’: The First World War and the Fascist Agrarian Program of 1921
Dr. Diane Cypkin
Professor, Department of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts, Pace University, Pleasantville, New York
Marching for the Jews of Europe, Washington, D C, October 6, 1943, or the Consequences of the First Jewish Public Relations Campaign in America
Dr. Seth Offenbach
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Bronx Community College/ CUNY, Bronx New York
Supporting a “Stupid” War: Exploring the Pro-War Identity of Conservative Youth during the Vietnam War
Sarah Patterson
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University at Albany / SUNY Albany, New York
Cannon Fodder: The Impact of World War I on the Birth Control Movement


Break: 2:30-2:45


Panel IV: Women and Social Change: 2:45-4:15


Moderator: Dr. Clarence Jefferson Hall Jr.
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Queensborough Community College / CUNY Bayside, New York
Carmen Celestini
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Waterloo, Department of Religious Studies, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
The Power of Women in Early Conservative Christian and Conspiracy Movements After World War II and Beyond
Dr. Richard Samuel Deese
Senior Lecturer, Division of Social Sciences, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
A Catalyst for Change: Lola Maverick Lloyd Between the Wars
Dr. Lisa Greenwald
Social Studies Teacher, Stuyvesant High School, New York, New York
French Women’s Support for the FLN and the Birth of a Feminist Consciousness
An Thuy Nguyen
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Maine, Brewer Maine
The Vietnam War and Women’s Social Movement in Southern Vietnam, 1968-1975


Break: 4:15-4:30


Panel V: Identity and Collective Action: 4:30-6:00


Moderator: Dr. James David Nichols
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Queensborough Community College / CUNY Bayside, New York
Dr. Giuseppe Acconcia
Researcher, Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
The Kurds of Syria: From Popular Committees to Fighting Units
Dr. Michael King
Historian/Education Coordinator, Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum, Seattle, Washington
Surrealism and the Rif War: A Reappraisal of the Movement’s Marxism
Dr. Jeffrey M. Shaw
Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island
The Rise of the Ogden National Liberation Front
Jana Stoklasa
PhD. Candidate, Institute for the Teaching of Democracy, Lebniz University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Recycling Counter-Culture: The So-Called Radical Decree and De-Nazifying West Germany
Dr. Robert F. Zeidel
Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Pursuit of Ethnic Loyalty: World War I Americanization Campaigns in Iowa and Their Threat to Civil Liberties

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