1:30: Registration begins (Room W307C)
2:00-3:30: SESSION I
Panel A: New Perspectives on the Civil War (Room N302)
Daniel Szokoly, University of Georgia: "Flight of the People: Native American Refugees in the Civil War"
John H. Miller II, PE, Georgia Institute of Technology: "Communication and Innovation: Comparison of Union and Confederate Implementation of Telegraph Technology in the American Civil War"
Nicolas Hoffmann, Georgia State University: "Dysentery and Defeat: A Tragic Medical History of the Civil War"
Commentator: James Roark, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of American History, Emory University
Panel B: Spiritual and Business Practices in Post-Industrial America (Room N304)
Jessica Burch, Vanderbilt University: ""The Consumer Fraud of the 1970s': Pyramid Schemes, Pyramid Sales, and the FTC's Creation of a New Legal Category of Fraud"
Nathan Saunders, University of South Carolina: "Church Shopping: Megachurch Critics Take on Consumer Culture"
James Dennis LoRusso, Emory University: "Zen-gineering a New Ethic of Work: Contemplative Practice in Postwar Silicon Valley"
Commentator: Bethany Moreton, Associate Professor of History, University of Georgia
3:45-5:30: SESSION II
Panel A: Religion, Culture, and Identity in the South (Room N302)
Brett J. Derbes, Auburn University: "Resurrecting a Historical Landscape: Religion, Education, and Social Gatherings at Hamner Hall and Park, 1858-2013"
Ansley Quiros, Vanderbilt University: "'Demonstration Plot for the Kingdom': Koinonia Farm and the Theological Civil Rights Movement in Georgia"
Jesse P. Karlsberg, Emory University: "Modernity and Historicization in Joseph Stephen James's Original Sacred Harp (1911)"
Matthew R. Blaylock, University of Tennessee: "Haywood County, North Carolina and the Building of Separation"
Commentator: Scott Matthews, Lecturer in History, Georgia State University
Panel B: Visual Culture since World War II (Room N304)
Krystle Stricklin, Florida State University: "Propaganda Portraits: Easing American Anxieties Through WRA Films"
Sahalie Hashim, University of Texas at Dallas: "TV and Education: Gateway to Cultural Elitism in 1950s America"
Gary G. DeSantis, Florida State University: "Profiles in Shame: An Analysis of Parks and Recreation"s Satirical Murals"
Commentator: Tanine Allison, ACLS Post-Doctoral Fellow, Film & Media Studies, Emory University
6:00-7:00: Keynote Address (Oxford Road Building, 3rd Floor Presentation Room)
Bethany Moreton, Associate Professor of History, University of Georgia: "Sanctifying Service: Spiritual Responses to Postindustrial Work"
7:00: Keynote Reception (Oxford Road Building, Living Room)
Saturday, November 16
8:30-9:15: Registration and breakfast (Room W307C)
9:15-10:45: SESSION III
Panel A: Race and Citizenship after the Civil War (Room N302)
Tamla T. Lee, University of Louisiana at Lafayette: "Madame Josephine Dubuclet Decuir and the Louisiana Courts, 1872-1878"
Marisela Martinez-Cola, Emory University: "The Bricks Before Brown v. Board of Education"
Jacob Bennett, Georgia State University: "How Privilege Paved the Way to Multiculturalism"
Commentator: Joseph Crespino, Professor of History, Emory University
Panel B: Transatlantic Religious Faith and Ideology in the American Colonies and Early Republic (Room N304)
Timothy E. Miller, Georgia State University: "Religious Faith of the Scotch-Irish Trans-Atlantic Immigrants"
Kelly Diehl Yates, University of Manchester: "'How awful it would be if a popish abjured pretender were forced on the British throne." George Whitefield's response to papal accusations and the Jacobite Rebellion"
Jamie Diane Wilson, University of South Carolina: "Transatlantic Encounters: One Antebellum Southern Intellectual's Transformation into a Prominent Pro-Slavery Champion"
Commentator: Lawrence Foster, Professor of History, Georgia Institute of Technology
11:00-12:30: SESSION IV
Panel A: Race, Politics, and Party-Building in the New South (Room N302)
Louis Fagnan, Emory University: "'We want to start a real, legitimate party': The Georgia Republican Party, 1948-1960"
Bryan Kessler, University of Mississippi: "White, Black, and Blue: The Battle over Black Police, Professionalization, and Police Brutality in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963-1967"
Danielle Wiggins, Emory University: "Elephants in Sweet Auburn: Evelyn J. Frazier and Atlanta's Black Republicans, 1966-1972"
Commentator: Susan Youngblood Ashmore, Associate Professor of History, Oxford College of Emory University
Panel B: Transnational Memory and Cultural Diplomacy (Room N304)
Jillian Staurowsky, University of North Carolina at Charlotte: "The Civil War Sesquicentennial in Charleston: The Challenges of Memory"
Julia Lange, University of Hamburg: "German Americana and the Holocaust: German American politics of memory since 1945"
Richard Harker, Georgia State University: "Re-imagining the American Museum: Transnational Museum Practice and U.S. Cultural Diplomacy"
Commentator: Angelika Bammer, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities, Emory University
1:45-3:15: SESSION V
Panel A: Local and Transnational Markets in the Progressive Era (Room N302)
Stacy Roberts, North Carolina State University: "From Railroads to Race Riots, Timberlands to Trucking: The Strawberry Industry in Chadbourn, North Carolina"
Hannah Weksler, Georgia Institute of Technology: "Progressive Poultry: Innovations in the Business of Chickens 1900-1920s"
Shane Tomashot, Georgia State University: "Maintaining the Post-War 'Free Market": The United States and the Western Imperial Political Economic Order of the Inter-War Era"
Commentator: Bill Winders, Associate Professor of Sociology, Georgia Institute of Technology
Panel B: The Local and the Transnational after World War II (Room N304)
Ashton W. Bagley, University of Georgia: "'You're My Teenage Fallout Queen': Public Opinion of Fallout and the Nuclear Test Ban Debate, 1945-1990"
Michael Camp, Emory University: "The Clinch River Breeder Debate and the Politics of Plutonium Nonproliferation, 1973-1983"
Andrea Ringer, University of Memphis: "'Purely personal and philosophical': Reaction and Response to Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller's 1970 Commutation of Death Row Inmates"
Commentator: Sandra Scanlon, Lecturer in American History, University College Dublin
3:30-4:30: SESSION VI
Panel A: Religion and Citizenship in the American Colonies and Early Republic (Room N302)
Christopher Sawula, Emory University: "`To Get Subsistence Without Being Burthensome": Alcohol, Laborers, and the Puritan Ethic"
Amanda Beyer-Purvis, University of Florida: "The Philadelphia Bible Riots of 1844: Contests Over the Rights of Citizenship"
Commentator: Kathryn Wilson, Associate Professor of History, Georgia State University
Panel B: Disease, Medicine, and the Military (Room N304)
Joyce Danielle Sharpe, Georgia Institute of Technology: "The Death of Jesse William Lazear: A Prelude to Modern Informed Consent"
Rebecca Michaud, College of Charleston and The Citadel: "The Most Forgotten Veterans: Women Vietnam Veterans and Post-War Adjustment"
Commentator: Elena Conis, Assistant Professor of History, Emory University
Colin Reynolds, PhD Candidate in History, Emory University
Scott Libson, PhD Candidate in History, Emory University