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April 25, 2013 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Drew University Department of History




The History Happening:


Student Research Presentations from the


History Capstone Seminar


Thursday, April 25, 2013, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm


Ehinger Center, Crawford Hall


Moderator:  Dr. Lillie J. Edwards, course instructor

 (Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon)

 1:40 – 2:00     Khemani Gibson

 “The Silver Burden: American Racism, West Indian Labor and the Panama Canal, 1904-1914” with comments by Dr. Wyatt Evans

 2:00  – 2:20     Emilia Domanowski

 “The Hidden Truths of the Public Health Movement” with comments by Dr. Fran Bernstein

  2:20 – 2:40      Stephanie Danckert

 “The Dark Side of Victorian Society:  Jack the Ripper and His Effect on Victorian Society’s Culture” with comments by Dr. Robert Ready


 3:00 – 3:20      Kyle Mariboe

 “The Methodist Episcopal Church and the Roman Catholic Church Positions on Slavery and Abolition” with comments by Dr. Chris Anderson

 3:20 – 3:40      Claire Du Laney

 “Redeeming a Failure of the Imagination: 20th Century Humanist Reaction Against Modernism as Illustrated by Dorothy L. Sayers” with comments by Dr. Darrell Cole

 3:40 – 4:00      James Halkyard

 “Comparison of Propaganda Effects on Civilians in WW I” with comments by Dr. James Carter

 4:00 – 4:10 –Break and Refreshments

 4:10 – 4:30      John Gregson

 “Cola di Rienzo:  The Creation of a Liberal Hero” with comments by Dr. John Muccigrosso

 4:30 – 4:50      Peter Wade

 “The Mummification & Decay of a Dictatorship” with comments by Dr. Chris Taylor

 4:50 – 5:10      Michelle Opdyke

 “Cross-dressing’s Role in Fortifying Elizabethan Gender Structure” with comments by Dr. Frank Occhiogrosso




April 25, 2013
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm