The History Graduate Society at the University of Florida will be hosting its annual Interdisciplinary Symposium Tomorrow (Saturday), April 16 from 9:30-3:15 in Pugh Hall. This year’s theme is Migrations in World History: Peoples, Ideas, and Commodities. From the Crusades to the Syrian refugee crisis, this conference ultimately hopes to foster global perspectives by examining movements, transmissions, and connections across geographic and temporal boundaries.
Dr. Timothy D. Fritz of Mount St. Mary’s University will deliver the keynote address, “Atlantic Religion and American Loyalty: Church, Race, and Migration in the Early South” at 11:30 am in Pugh Hall Ocora.
A schedule of events is below.
The HGS Symposium is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.
The HGS Symposium is co-sponsored by the UF Department of History, UF Student Government, the Center for European Studies, and by courtesy, the UF Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.
History Graduate 2016 Symposium
Migrations in World History: Peoples, Ideas, and Commodities
Saturday, April 16
9:30-3:15 in Pugh Hall
Light refreshments will be available to participants throughout the day.
First Session: 10:00-11:15
From Bodies to Berries: Controlling Movement in the Atlantic World (LLC Conference Room)
Chair: Rebecca Devlin
Marked for God: Anglican Imperialism, Codrington Plantation, and “Extraordinary Disorders”
Matthew Blake Strickland, University of Florida (History)
Migrations of Propaganda and of Imperial Designs in Atlantic Borderlands, 1763-1800
Rebecca Earles, University of Florida (History)
Bridging Divides: A Florida Foundation Species Impact on Human Migration, Survival, and Market Exchange—Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)
Aaron Ellrich, University of Florida (Art + Art History)
More than Meets the Eye: Politics, Art, and the Aesthetics of Power (SPOHP Conference Room)
Chair: Anna Lankina
Aesthetics and Ammunition: An Examination of Futurist Art in Fascist Italy, 1918-1920
Andrea Zabala, University of North Florida (History)
The Latin American Presence in Contemporary American Avant-garde Aestheticism: A Study of Jorge Luis Borges’s “El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan” and Carole Maso’s AVA
Carolyn Bradley, University of Florida (English)
"The Only Weapon We Have Found:" Moderation and Civil Rights Protest in North Carolina, 1962-1968
Madison Cates, University of Florida (History)
11:30-12:30 Keynote Address (Pugh Hall Ocora)
Atlantic Religion and American Loyalty: Church, Race, and Migration in the Early South
Dr. Timothy D. Fritz, Mount St. Mary’s University
12:30-1:45 Lunch Break
Second Session: 1:45-3:00
War and Migration: From Medieval to Modern (LLC Conference Room)
Chair: Alana Lord
The Psalter of Queen Melisende and the Question of Artistic ‘Influence’ in the Crusader States
Mark Hodge, University of Florida (Art + Art History)
Run to the Hills: Refugees and Demographic Movements in a Napoleonic Siege
Francesc Morales, University of Florida (Spanish and Portuguese)
Migrants, Refugees, & Displaced Persons: The Fears of Post-War Europe
Dr. Alice Freifeld, University of Florida (History/Center for European Studies)
3:00-3:15 Coffee and Final Remarks (Pugh Hall Ocora)