The Shapers Of Memory: The Theatrics Of Islamic Historiography, 2018 Troy University
The Shapers Of Memory: The Theatrics Of Islamic Historiography, Aaron M. Hagler
This paper employs and describes an experimental methodology of viewing medieval Arabic authors through the lens of stage actor performance theory. In particular, it argues that semi-canonical writings, such as al-Ṭabarī’s History of the Prophets and Kings, become the “script” that later authors, such as Ibn al-Athīr and Ibn Kathīr “perform” as actors. This methodology is novel, and argues that by examining the changes authors made to narratives presented in earlier Arabic texts, we can draw important conclusions about the authors’ opinions of the relative importance of narrative elements, the authors’ literary-narrative strategies for endowing memories with meaning, and ...
Nfl Cheerleaders, 2018 University of Central Florida
Nfl Cheerleaders, Richard C. Crepeau
On Sport and Society
The National Football League is one of those American entities that likes to think of itself as quintessentially American, embodying the very best of America. It has gone the extra mile to wrap itself in the flag and other markers of American “patriotism,” particularly those that cast a favorable light on the league and cost little or nothing in the way of effort and commitment. Image is the thing, substance is superfluous.
Nameless In Worthy Deeds: The Scarabbean Society, Victor Davis, And The Concentrated Nature Of Campus Power, 2018 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Nameless In Worthy Deeds: The Scarabbean Society, Victor Davis, And The Concentrated Nature Of Campus Power, Jarrod Nelson
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
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Architecture Of The San Francisco Bay Area: The Influence Of The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 2018 Dominican University of California
Architecture Of The San Francisco Bay Area: The Influence Of The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Orion Weinstein
Senior Theses and Capstone Projects
Just hours after the 1906 Earthquake, Jack London arrived in San Francisco and wrote an article for Collier's Magazine, “The Story of an Eyewitness.” He famously reported, “San Francisco is gone...Nothing remains of it but memories.” The earthquake and subsequent fire left most of San Francisco in ruins; commercial buildings, humble residences and grand estates destroyed. The City was a blank slate and in the process of rebuilding, there was the opportunity to utilize new architectural styles as well as create new architecture; significantly, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915 (PPIE) provided the impetus as well as the ...
Interview With Danielle Dybbro, 2018 San Francisco State University
Interview With Danielle Dybbro, Danielle Dybbro
Madison Historical Review
Interview with Danielle Dybbro, Winner of the 2018 James Madison Award for Excellence in Historical Scholarship
Digital History Profile, 2018 Vanderbilt University
Digital History Profile, Angela Sutton
Madison Historical Review
This year at the Madison Historical Review, we chose to profile an exciting digital history project out of Vanderbilt University. We interviewed Angela Sutton who is a historian and Postdoctoral fellow in Digital Humanities at Vanderbilt University, where she helps manage projects with the Slave Societies Digital Archive (SSDA). Her publications about the archive and its contents can be found in sx archipelagos (Issue 2, September 2017) and the Afro-Hispanic Review (coming out later in 2018).
Note From The Editorial Board, 2018 James Madison University
Note From The Editorial Board, Rachel Carey, Trevor Cooper, Daniel Dawson, Joshua Goodall, Blake Bergstrom, Craig Schaefer, Brandon Durbin
Madison Historical Review
The Editorial Board of the Madison Historical Review is proud to present the fifteenth volume of our annual publication of graduate historical research. We are excited by the number of works we received this year that all show the vast amount of scholarship being produced across the country by our peers. The Madison Historical Review serves as one of the only graduate student-operated journals that features the works of our fellow historians-in-training. This year, the journal features three articles that cover vastly different aspects of the past, and help to convey the wide array of current historical scholarship being produced ...
The Winter War: Its Causes And Effects, 2018 Cedarville University
The Winter War: Its Causes And Effects, Ethan D. Beck
Channels: Where Disciplines Meet
The Russo-Finnish War of 1939-1940, also known as the Winter War, forms a curious portion of World War II history that bears further study. Occurring during the “Phony War”—the period of calm following Hitler’s invasion of Poland—the Winter War offers a glimpse into the attitudes of the major powers as the growing necessity of the coming war becomes increasingly clear during 1939 and 1940. Specifically, the Winter War provides insight into Soviet imperialism and its concerns over German aggression, and forms a crucial portion of the German decision to invade Russia in the summer of 1941. Without ...
Interview With Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, February 20, 2009, 2018 Chapman University
Interview With Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, February 20, 2009, Kyle Kordon
"On February 20, 2009 I interviewed Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, the son of the late Soviet Premier, Nikita S. Khrushchev. The following is the transcript of that interview. This is the second of two interviews that I conducted with the younger Khrushchev. This interview was conducted after the beginning of the spring semester in 2009 of my senior year. The purpose of this interview was more focused than the first as I had done extensive research on my undergraduate thesis topic. We discussed a number of events that pertained directly to Nikita Khrushchev's 1959 visit to the United States. We ...
Interview With Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, April 18, 2008, 2018 Chapman University
Interview With Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, April 18, 2008, Kyle Kordon
"On April 18, 2008 I interviewed Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, the son of the late Soviet Premier, Nikita S. Khrushchev. The following is the transcript of that interview. This was the first of two interviews that I conducted with the younger Khrushchev at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The topic of the interview was very broad. Its original purpose was for a research paper for a Russian History class that I took in the spring of 2008 at Chapman University, instructed by Dr. William Cumiford. My goal was to discuss as many topics as possible in order to gain some ...
Fighting On Borrowed Wings: The Combat Experiences Of Americans Serving With French And British Units During The First World War, Kyle Nellesen
During the First World War there were hundreds of Americans who enlisted in the air forces of both France and Great Britain. Through the use of primary documents from these pilots, this paper focuses on the unique experiences of the nearly six hundred men who flew under the command of America’s allies. This includes the discussion of the myths of air combat which envisioned it as a chivalrous battle in the clouds while the reality as experienced by pilots was extremely dangerous and anything but glamorous. The differences in each air force, French, British, as well as the United ...
The Malleus Maleficarum And King James: Defining Witchcraft, 2018 Chapman University
The Malleus Maleficarum And King James: Defining Witchcraft, Elizabeth Mack
Heinrich Kramer’s Malleus Maleficarum was a medieval treatise on witchcraft, describing the nature of witchcraft and the appropriate punishment for accused witches. After disappearing into obscurity in the early sixteenth century, it resurfaced during the rise of the early modern witch hunts. The reprinting of the Malleus at this time has often led to the belief that the medieval text played a large role in this rise in witch hunts. However, a comparison of the Malleus to later works shows a shift in the definitions of witchcraft during the early modern era. This is especially evident in the work ...
Khrushchev Comes To America: The Advent Of Mutual Understanding, 2018 Chapman University
Khrushchev Comes To America: The Advent Of Mutual Understanding, Kyle A. Kordon
Soviet-American relations during the Cold War can be characterized by a series of highs and lows that were perpetuated by a handful of specific events. Nikita Khrushchev’s visit to the United States in September 1959 was one of such events. This trip culminated in the development of mutual understanding, an idea that was both a cultural and a political exchange, which set the stage for better relations between the two nations during that period of the Cold War. Even though historians neglect the impact of Khrushchev’s visit, without these initial steps later breakthroughs might not have been possible.
Soviet Stooge Or Spanish Socialist? The Political Ideology Of Juan Negrín, 2018 Chapman University
Soviet Stooge Or Spanish Socialist? The Political Ideology Of Juan Negrín, Jessica Jones
During the Spanish Civil War, Dr. Juan Negrín was asked to create a new government for the Spanish Republic. In May 1938, he gave a speech delineating his aims for the Republic through his Thirteen-Point Program. As the last Prime Minister of the Republic, Juan Negrín was criticized for being a Communist sympathizer and a puppet of Joseph Stalin. This paper focuses on deconstruction Juan Negrín’s Thirteen-Points to argue that he was not a puppet of Stalin, nor was he creating a new government that involved Communist policies. This paper concludes that Juan Negrín was not a puppet of ...
The Bum Blockade: Los Angeles And The Great Depression, 2018 Chapman University
The Bum Blockade: Los Angeles And The Great Depression, Hailey Giczy
This paper focuses on the Bum Blockade, a little known policy implemented by Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief James Edgar Davis in early February 1936 to keep migrants out of California with a border patrol and to deport migrants already inside California to other states. This research is designed to analyze the scope and public perception of the LAPD’s treatment of Dust Bowl migrants both inside and outside of its formal jurisdiction. This topic has been mostly overlooked in past examinations of this time period, and is crucial to understanding the reactions of many local authorities in the ...
The Battle Of The Somme: How The 18th Division Avoided Disaster, 1 July 1916, 2018 Chapman University
The Battle Of The Somme: How The 18th Division Avoided Disaster, 1 July 1916, Paul Fellman
This paper focuses on the unique ability of the British 18th Division to attain all of its allocated goals on July 1, 1916, the first day at the Battle of the Somme. The history of that day is burdened by the dismal failure of the British Army and ashocking 60,000 British casualties. Although recent scholars have breathed new life into discussion concerning the Battle of the Somme, they have largely ignored the story of the 18th Division and its commanding general, Sir Ivor Maxse. Historians tend to neglect two crucial elements which heavily influenced the 18th’s success—the ...
Greed At The New York Stock Exchange And The Levitation Of The Pentagon: Early Protest Theatre By Abbie Hoffman And Jerry Rubin, Ashley Duree
This paper focuses on the theoretical and scholarly influences upon Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin in the years prior to 1967, and how that affected their motivations and decisions regarding their pre-Yippie activism in the fall of 1967. It focuses on two events: the August demonstration at the New York Stock Exchange and the National Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam’s March on the Pentagon in October (specifically on Jerry Rubin’s role and Abbie Hoffman’s intent to levitate the Pentagon). In providing details about these two events in relation to their theoretical and scholarly influences, this ...
"Vivez Sans Temps Morts, Jouissez Sans Entraves:" Language And Identity In The May '68 Student-Worker Action Committees, John Cowles
This paper attempts to recast and distance the interpretation of May '68 away from popular historiographical trends in which the movement is treated as a "generational revolt" or a "cultural revolution" that allowed France to develop into a modern, liberal society. The character of the relationship between militant students and workers remains the most complicated and understudied element of the uprising. Thus, the actions taken by student and worker militants at the occupied Sorbonne constitute the most radical element of the movement, and represented the only cases in which the radical language produced by activist students achieved form, namely in ...
Bean Na H-Éireann: Feminism And Nationalism In An Irish Journal, 1908-1911, 2018 Chapman University
Bean Na H-Éireann: Feminism And Nationalism In An Irish Journal, 1908-1911, Brittany Columbus
Bean na h-Éireann is credited with being the first nationalist-feminist paper of Ireland, however scholars who generously award this title are mistaken. The articles of Bean na h-Éireann not only avoid commentary in favor of the women’s movement but actually hinder the women’s agenda by conforming to the preexisting ideas “women’s issues” such as clothing, consumerism, household duties and childcare. This paper analyzes the articles during the entire length of publication (1908-1911). Rather than encourage the women of Ireland to expand their roles in the nationalist movement, writers force their readers to stay within the confines of ...
From Swing King To Swing Kids: The Jazz Era Of ‘Big Band Orchestras’ In World War Ii, 2018 Lynchburg College
From Swing King To Swing Kids: The Jazz Era Of ‘Big Band Orchestras’ In World War Ii, Katie Victoria Burnopp
Student Scholar Showcase
Known as the ‘King of Swing’, clarinetist and band leader Benny Goodman (1909-1986) threatened the Nazi cause during WWII. With intent of improving music pedagogy, the purpose of this research was to investigate swing music during World War II. The particular problems of this study were to: (1) identify how the swing music of Benny Goodman (1909-1986) influenced adolescents in the United States of America, United Kingdom, and Germany; (2) explore the Nazi party view on ‘swing’ music of the era; (3) examine how the music of Charlie and his Orchestra became used as a tool for Nazi propaganda; and ...