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HIS - History

03
Apr
2024

WSSA Welcoming Reception

04-03-2024 6:30 PM -7:30 PM
Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes

05
Apr
2024

WSSA President's Luncheon

04-05-2024 11:15 AM -1:00 PM
Garden Terrace

Pastries and coffee.

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

05
Apr
2024

HIS-01 Understanding the Present through Examining the Past

04-05-2024 11:30 AM - 04-04-2024 12:50 PM
Chula Vista

Coordinator: Monica S. Gallamore Ph.D.
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Affiliation: Virtual Identities and Self Promoting Section, PCA/ACA

Coordinator: Stanford K. Lester MA, MLIS
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Affiliation:
Independent Scholar

Coordinator: Melissa Langley Biegert, Ph.D.
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Affiliation:
Austin Community College

 

Moderator: Monica S. Gallamore, Ph.D., WSSA

 

Anatomy of a Letter: Humanizing History Through the Final Words Home of a Goliad Defender
    - Dr. Melissa Langley Biegert, Austin Community College
“Savage” Race: The Crime of Color in Nineteenth-Century France
    - Dr. Holly Collins, Baylor University
Giving Relevance to the Seemingly Irrelevant: role-playing as a pedagogical tool
    - Christopher Ohan, Texas Wesleyan University

05
Apr
2024

San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm Fieldtrip

04-05-2024 2:30 PM -5:30 PM

Field Trip to the San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm at Mission San Juan


Please join us for an amazing local experience on Friday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Sign up at the Registration Desk by 1:00 p.m. to guarantee a spot on this local trip.

 

 

The San Antonio Food Bank’s farm at Mission San Juan is actually on a National Park site. All of the San Antonio Missions, besides the Alamo, are run by the National Park System, and ours is an unusual land use agreement where we’re able to cultivate on some of its land. When the Spanish colonists arrived and established the missions almost 300 years ago, they started farming that land using acequias, which were diversion ditches inspired by Roman and Moorish irrigation techniques. We continue the same tradition by farming this land, where a portion is irrigated using the historic methods of the Spanish and the indigenous. We also focus on cultivating more drought tolerant crops that can withstand rising temperatures. What food we grow ends up going to the community in South Texas that needs it through our Food Bank distribution programs.

05
Apr
2024

HIS-02 Seeing Twentieth-Century History through Popular Culture and the LGBTQ+ Community

04-05-2024 4:30 PM - 04-04-2024 6:00 PM
Frio

Coordinator: Monica S. Gallamore Ph.D.
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Affiliation: Virtual Identities and Self Promoting Section, PCA/ACA

Coordinator: Stanford K. Lester MA, MLIS
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Affiliation:
Independent Scholar

Coordinator: Melissa Langley Biegert, Ph.D.
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Affiliation:
Austin Community College

 

Moderator: Melissa Langley Biegert, Ph.D., Austin Community College

 

Everett Goes to War: The Newspaper Comic Strip The Outbursts of Everett True and World War I
    - Dr. Richard A. Voeltz, Cameron University
The State of Same-Sex Marriage in Indian Country: A Case Study
    - Savannah Waters, Oklahoma State University
Dancing Towards Freedom: An Analysis of Ballet Dancers Defecting from the USSR during the Cold War
    - Claudia Suarez, Florida International University
‘The Gay Academic Unmasks’: Transformation and Community in the first Gay Academic Conferences
    - Dr. Monica S. Gallamore Ph.D., WSSA

05
Apr
2024

A Facebook Concert

04-05-2024 8:00 PM -9:00 PM
Presidential Suite

Coordinator: Lisa Ossian
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Affiliation: Indian Hills Community College

 

The Kinkaider's Song:  A Homesteader Ballad from the Nebraska Sandhills

 

   - Tom Isern, North Dakota State University

 

The family of prairie folksong tracing lineage to the gospel hymn, “Beulah Land,” is prolific. “Beulah Land” is about a place, the blissful afterlife. Prairie singers borrowed its melody and motifs to localize them to their own places on the plains, sometimes as joyful paeans to a bountiful country, other times as sardonic commentaries on a hard land. “The Kinkaider’s Song” is exceptional in that it is traceable to a particular time and place: the Kinkaider picnic of 16 August 1911, a gathering of homesteaders at the Will Davis grove, a seven-year-old tree claim near Anselmo, in northern Custer County, Nebraska. Fourteen-year-old Matilda Matthews was there and wrote for a regional newspaper, the Atkinson Graphic, “We composed a song, ‘The Kinkaider’s Song,’ and sang it.” The song resounding through the Davis grove in 1911 arose from the historical circumstances of the Kinkaid Act of 1904, which allowed homesteads of a full section, 640 acres, rather than a quarter-section, 160 acres. Its sponsor and heroic proponent, Congressman Moses P. Kinkaid, was present when the Kinkaiders sang their anthem in his honor. From there the song passed into oral tradition and the mysterious canon of Great Plains balladry. Recently discovered, the original text and circumstances of “The Kinkaider’s Song” illustrate the capacity of digitized source materials to move ballads previously anonymous into the realm of known authorship and context--an important development in the interpretation of Great Plains folksong.

06
Apr
2024

WSSA Breakfast & Give Back

04-06-2024 7:30 AM -9:30 AM
Regency ABC

Pastries and coffee.

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

06
Apr
2024

AS-01 (HIS, MENA)The Impact of China on Regional Religious Practice, Philosophy, and International Relations

04-06-2024 11:30 AM -12:50 PM
Pecan

Coordinator: Barbara Greene
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Affiliation: Tokyo International University, Japan

 

Moderator: Jamil Akhtar

 

The Road to Peace? Is China a Peacemaker or a Competitor?
    - Yun-Ju Huang, Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies, National Chengchi University, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
The Mechanism of the Karma of the Inscribed Triad Buddha Statues from the Longxing Temple Hoard
    - Shengyue Zhu, University of California Berkeley
Influence of Asian Philosophy on Quranic Interpretation
    - Jamil Akhtar, Assistant Professor, University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan

06
Apr
2024

WSSA President’s Reception

04-06-2024 6:30 PM -8:00 PM
Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes