2018 Panelists Forum

Looking to get in touch with panelists and colleagues who are attending the 2018 PCB-AHA conference?  Post a comment below.

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10 thoughts on “2018 Panelists Forum

  1. Benjamin Hruska says:

    I am looking to join a panel dealing with public memory and acts of violence committed by nation-states against its citizens. My paper is looking at methods of remembrance of Tianianmen Square that take place in Hong Kong, as such actions of memory within the PRC is illegal.
    Thank you. Ben Hruska, [email protected]

  2. Lora Key says:

    I would like to join a panel, or help create one for the next conference. I work on Mexican Americans during World War II and after. I look at military service, service on the home front, and how those experiences shaped civil rights activism after the war. A panel could focus on military history, racial identity, urban history, or Mexican American/Chicano/a history. I am open to suggestions and ideas.

    • Juan Pablo Mercado says:

      Lora and Benjamin,
      if its not too late I have a paper that focuses on public art as a way to rethink the contributions/experiences of Mexican Americans during the WWII mobilization effort in Northern California. Please let me know if you are still interested?


      [email protected]

  3. Benjamin Hruska says:

    Lora, I also have a paper covering a topic of World War II and memory. My paper looks at a group of sailors who survived a sinking of their own aircraft carrier, which after the war they commemorated in various ways. My interviews with veterans in Arizona for this project included Mexican-Americans, which I could highlight for the talk.
    Here is my email if you would like to discuss working together on this theme.
    Thank you. Ben [email protected]

  4. Chris Foss says:

    Hi all,
    I am looking to form a panel on NAFTA, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the treaty’s final approval in 1993. I welcome papers discussing any and all aspects of U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade, immigration, and foreign relations, as well as unconventional approaches, as long as they can be related–to some degree, at least–to NAFTA. My own paper looks at public opinion about NAFTA in the Pacific Northwest and how it affected that rapidly globalizing part of the U.S. Please contact me at [email protected] if you are interested in joining me as a panelist or chair/commentator.
    Chris Foss,
    Instructor of History, University of Portland

  5. Tom Osborne says:

    I’m looking to form a panel on Greening the Golden State: Environmentalism in California History. I would do a PP presentation on my new book, Coastal Sage: Peter Douglas and the Fight to Save California’s Shore. One or two more presenters on environmental topics in California history would be welcome.

  6. David Ringrose, UCSD Emeritus and San Diego Maritime Museum says:

    I would be interested in a panel on the integration of world trade between ca 1450 and ca 1750. This would included European participation in long distance trade, but should also discus the importance of China, India, and Spanish America, and also address the role of long-distance trade diasporas such as the Armenians, Multani Indians, overseas Chinese, Chettiars, and Gujeratis. It could also include the place of trans-Pacific trade alongside the better studied intra-Asia, circum-Africa, and trans-Atlantic trades.

  7. I would be interested in putting a panel together or joining one that considers religious history in the North American American West during the long twentieth century. I would enjoy interacting with panelists whose papers touch on any of this rich history. My presentation focuses on evangelical Christianity and urban development in Colorado Springs during the 1960s and 1970s. Please contact me at [email protected].

    Greg Atkins
    PhD Candidate, Washington State University

  8. Theresa Iker, Stanford Ph.D. Student says:

    I am looking to form or join a panel on the intersections between law, family, and gender in the West. I would hope to do a presentation on my paper on the legal origins of no-fault divorce law in California from 1964-1970, with some discussion of the criticisms the legislation afterward faced through the 1980s. Please contact me at [email protected].

  9. Tim McMannon says:

    Sorry about the lateness of this post. The conference theme, “The Historian’s Scholarly and Public Roles,” seems to fit perfectly with History Seminar, which I created at my college in 2009 and have overseen ever since.  It is a weekly series of presentations on historical topics that is open not only to students (who can take it as a one-credit class) and college faculty and staff, but also to the local community.  It generates interest in history and offers a venue for faculty and staff members to present on topics of their choice, many of which do not fit well into regular classes.  It also allows me to bring to campus historians and authors we would otherwise not be likely to see. The History Seminar website is at, but it needs a bit of updating.

    Is there anyone doing something similar who would like to participate in a panel discussion or roundtable? If so, please contact me at [email protected].  

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