9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT) SESSIONS

Unfree Labor Regimes in Texas


Chair: Linda English, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Max Flomen, West Virginia University

Alternative Emancipations in the Texas Borderlands, 1820-1850

James David Nichols, CUNY Queensborough

A Fate Worse than Debt: Peonage and Indenture in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Paul Barba, Bucknell University

Slaving Confluences in the Age of Anglo-Texan Supremacy

Comment: Katherine Walters, Texas State Historical Association

Yazzie/Martinez and the Past, Present, and Future of Education in the West


Chair: Flannery Burke, Saint Louis University

Regis Pecos (Cochiti Pueblo), The Leadership Institute at the Santa Fe Indian School

Brian S Collier, University of Notre Dame

Patricia Latham, Transform Education NM Coalition

Glenabah Martinez, University of New Mexico

Rebecca Blum Martinez, University of New Mexico

Comment: Audience

Multiculturalism, Museums, and Academic Centers in the 21st-Century West

Sponsored by Westerners International


Chair: Patricia LaBounty, Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Michael R. Grauer, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Caballeros y Vaqueros: Origins of Western Horse Cultures

Jeremy M. Johnston, Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Reintroducing William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody to the Current Public

Alex Hunt, West Texas A&M University

A New Center on the High Plains: Doing it in Public

Brenden Rensink, Redd Center for Western Studies, Brigham Young University

Multiculturalism and Diversity in the Intermountain West

Comment: Audience

New Insights on Settler Conflicts with Indigenous Peoples


Chair: Martin Rizzo, University of California, Riverside

Katherine Scott Sturdevant, Pikes Peak Community College

Daughters and Fathers: A Secret Family Tradition Informs Sand Creek

Gregory E. Smoak, American West Center, University of Utah

Stories of War and Diplomacy: Oral History and New Understandings of the Navajo-Mormon Conflict of the 1860s

Rodger Craige Henderson, Pennsylvania State University

Historiography of the Baker Massacre of Piegans (Piikunis) on the Marias (Bear) River, Montana Territory, January 23, 1870

Dmitri Brown (Santa Clara Pueblo), University of California, Davis

The Railroad in Tewa Country: Pueblo Visions of Colonial Infrastructures

Comment: Jennifer O’Neal (Chinook, Cree, and Cow Creek), University of Oregon

Memory and Civil Rights Among African American and Latinx Activists


Chair: Herbert G. Ruffin II, Syracuse University

Katherine Bynum, Arizona State University

Memory, Police Violence, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Dallas

Monica Martinez, Brown University

Tracing the Long Legacies of Anti-Mexican Violence

Omar Valerio-Jiménez, University of Texas at San Antonio

Hispanos Recall the U.S.-Mexican War in Civil Rights Struggles

Comment: Susan Lee Johnson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Conversations on Construction of Western Identity: Public Engagement through Fashion


Chair: Amy Renee Haines, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Rebecca Scofield, University of Idaho

Cowboy Drag: Teaching on the Construction of Hypermasculinity and Fashion

Carolyn E. Brucken, Autry Museum of the American West

Dress Codes: An Exhibition at the Autry

Tracey Ellen Panek (Nga Puhi Tribe (Aotearoa)), Levi Strauss & Co.

Documenting Denim: Outfitting the West in Levi’s®

Heather Bergh, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Prostitutes and Photography in the American West: Autonomy and Class in Fashion

Comment: Virginia Scharff, University of New Mexico

Crash: Collisions and Contestations in the 19th-Century Southwest


Chair: Anthony P. Mora, University of Michigan

Ian Anson Lee, University of Texas at El Paso

Conquest and Racial Uncertainty: Civilian Warfare in New Mexico, 1848-1852

M. Grace Hunt Watkinson, Arizona State University

"Worthy of Imitation": Violence, Power, and Identity in the 19th-Century U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

María Guadalupe Vallejo, University of Texas at El Paso

Transition in the Borderlands: Conflict, Compromise, and the Strategies Enacted in the Incorporation of South Texas Land Grants with the State of Texas, 1848-1900

Comment: William S. Kiser, Texas A&M University-San Antonio

New Directions in Land Grant History


Chair: Karen R. Roybal, Colorado College

Bryan W. Turo, NextWave Safety Solutions

Networks of Speculation in the Spanish and Mexican Land Grants of the Hispano Borderlands

Jacob Swisher, Colorado State University

(Re)bordering the Sangre de Cristo Grant: Migrations, Border Contests, and the Making of an American Landscape, 1848 to 1878

L.M. García y Griego, University of New Mexico

“As Mexico would have done”: Trials and tribulations of Surveyor General-led Land Grant Adjudication in New Mexico, 1854-1891

Jacobo D. Baca, University of New Mexico

Recovering a Shared History: Pueblos, Nuevomexicanos and Land Speculation in New Mexico, 1876-1920

Comment: Audience

Surveys and Maps: Imagining the North American West's Landscapes, Conflicts, and Peoples


Joan Boudreau Presentation (Separate file from rest of session recording)


Chair: Jay H. Buckley, Brigham Young University

Joan Boudreau, Smithsonian Institution

Traditions, Goals, Results of Mid-19th-Century Exploring Surveys: The United States Exploring Expedition, and United States and Mexican Boundary and Pacific Railroad Surveys

Joshua Christopher Mika, University of Oklahoma

Narrating Removal, Mapping Civilization: the New Mexico Territorial Press and the Navajo, 1858-1868

Gary C. Stein, Independent Historian (retired)

‘Anything You Know Regarding the Natives’: Dr. James Taylor White’s 1901 Yukon River Ethnographic Questionnaire

Comment: Audience 

Empire, Expansion, and Imagination in the Early American West


Chair: Stephen Aron, University of California, Los Angeles

Lawrence Celani, University of Missouri

State Formation, Expansion, and the Politics of Slavery in Territorial Missouri

Heesoo Cho, Washington University in St. Louis

The Many Pacific Worlds and How to Get There: Thomas Jefferson and the Pacific in Early America

Nicholas Gianfranco DiPucchio, Saint Louis University

Spanish American Independence and the Discourse of U.S. Pacific Expansion, 1815-1825

Comment: Samuel Truett, University of New Mexico

The Consequences of Conquest: From the American Great Plains to the Georgian Caucuses and the Philippines


Chair: Mark Celinscak, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Christopher Rein, Air University Press

The Second Colorado Cavalry and the Conquest of the Central Plains

Mikheil Barnovi, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

The Raids of Dagestani Mountaineers and American Indians: The Life on the borderlands in the Eastern Georgian Kingdom and Kansas-Nebraska

Carole Butcher, North Dakota State University

The Night General: Henry Ware Lawton

Comment: Audience

The Quest for the West: Gender, Race, and Military Service in American Civil War Remembrances


Chair: Stephen Kantrowitz, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Lindsey R. Peterson, University of Southern Mississippi

Soldier and Settler: Race and Gender in Western Civil War Commemorations

Shae Cox, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

“So Far Away From ‘Dixie Land’”: Place and Confederate Identity Construction

Cecily Zander, Pennsylvania State University

Never Invited to Join in the Parade: Indian Wars Veterans and Civil War Veterans

Comment: Gary W. Gallagher, University of Virginia

Diversifying Environmental Histories of the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands - “Los de la Tierra y los que llegaron”: Non-Human Environmental Histories Across Borders


Chair: Rachel St. John, University of California, Davis

Ligia A. Arguilez, University of Texas at El Paso

Rooted Outside of Time: The Biography of a 10,000-Year-Old Mojave Desert Creosote Bush

Kimberly Sumano Ortega, University of Texas at El Paso

Animales que llegaron y Animales de la tierra: The Role of Animals in the Making of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

Will Wright, Montana State University

Migrating Monarchs: Catalina Aguado, Butterflies, and the Politics of Scientific Discovery

Comment: Mary E. Mendoza, Pennsylvania State University

Yuman Crossings: Mobility, Identity, and Persistence in the First Half of the 20th Century


Chair: Jeffrey P. Shepherd, University of Texas at El Paso

Naomi Sussman, Yale University

Writing a Common History: Cahuillas, Quecháns, and Kumeyaays in the Mission Indian Federation

Kevin Whalen, University of Minnesota, Morris

Archive and Community: Perspectives on Quechan and Mojave Migration in Southern California, 1900-1940

Maurice Crandall (Yavapai-Apache Nation), Dartmouth College

Sovereign Mobility: Yavapai Motion as Foundational Narrative

Comment: Christian McMillen, University of Virginia

Negotiating Racial Boundaries in the 19th-Century American West


Chair: Darren Parry (Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation), Tribal Chairman, Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation

Paul Reeve, University of Utah

“I felt that he had negro blood in him”: Nelson Holder Ritchie, DNA, and Latter-day Saint Racial Passages

R.Isabela Morales, 9/11 Memorial & Museum

"I Never Expect to Come South Again": An African American Migrant in 19th-Century Colorado

Jenny Hale Pulsipher, Brigham Young University

Negotiating Belonging: A Mixed-Race Woman in 19th-Century Utah Territory

Comment: Martha A. Sandweiss, Princeton University

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT) SESSIONS

The New Sensation Sweeping the Nation: The Rise of Contingent Faculty and the Future of Western History

Sponsored by the WHA Committee on Contingent and Adjunct Faculty


Chair: Carol Lee Higham, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

John R. Gram, Missouri State University

Matthew Luckett, Sierra College and California State University, Dominguez Hills

Catharine Rohini Franklin, Texas Tech University

Comment: Audience

Water in the West


Chair: Matthew Fockler, Augustana College

Kevan Malone, University of California, San Diego

Emergency Connections: Environmental Diplomacy and Urban Sustainability in the Tijuana-San Diego Borderlands, 1965-1980

Daniel Milowski, Arizona State University

Where Water Must be Hauled and Sold: Seligman, Arizona and the Engineered West

Jon England, Arizona State University

Changing the Climate: Climate in Mormon Collective Memory

Comment: Erika M. Bsumek, University of Texas at Austin

Lightning Talks: Condensed Graduate Research Presentations II

Sponsored by the WHA Graduate Student Caucus


Chair: Maribel Estrada Calderón, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Emiliano Aguilar, Northwestern University

“The kind of unity we need is like la hormiga”: Navigating Machine Politics and Corruption in Pursuit of Community in East Chicago, Indiana. 1919-1980

Alexander Benjamin Craghead, University of California, Berkeley

Urban history as Western history: Urban renewal as frontier expansion

Nathan Ellstrand, Loyola University Chicago

Reclaiming the Patria: Sinarquismo in the United States, 1937-1946

Nicole R. Batten, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Modern Memory and the American West: Monuments, Memorials, and Commemoration in Remembering a Western Identity

Dustin Cohan, University of Wisconsin-Madison

From Veracruz to the Upper Midwest: How Mexican Immigrants Saved America’s Dairyland and Financed Change in Rural Mexico, 1994-2004

Alyssa Kreikemeier, Boston University

Beneath Big Skies: Air in the Making of the Modern West

Comment: Benjamin H. Johnson, Loyola University Chicago

          Lindsey Wieck. St. Mary’s University

Latinx Leisure Culture in the American West


Chair: Romeo Guzmán, California State University, Fresno

Alex Nuñez, University of Arizona

A Catcher's Mask: Relational Race Formation, Mexican Americans, and Baseball's Color Line

Cary Cordova, University of Texas at Austin

Fiery Dances, Beguiling Spanish Songs, and Stimulating Latin Drinks: Women’s Work in San Francisco’s Latin Nightclubs, 1930s-1940s

Comment: José M. Alamillo, California State University Channel Islands

Restoring American Chinese Subjectivity and Reviving Pacific Coast Chinatowns: New Approaches from Merced, California


Chair: David Igler, University of California, Irvine

Madelyn Lara, University of California, Merced

Chinatown Declared a Nuisance: Creating a Public Health Crisis in Merced, California, 1883-1908

Sarah Jordan Lee, University of California, Berkeley

Clean Sweeps and Chain Gangs: Racialized Policing and Imagined Place in Merced, California, 1880-1892

David Torres-Rouff, University of California, Merced

Chinese Inclusion: Taxpayer Citizenship in Merced, CA, 1870-1900

Verenize Arceo, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Communal Gardens, Defensive Design, and Urban Apartheid in Chinatown: Merced, California, 1870-1910

Comment: William Gow, Stanford University

West by Southwest: Learning from the Frontera and Native Homelands


Chair: Anne F. Hyde, University of Oklahoma

Karen R. Roybal, Colorado College

“Let’s Talk about Sex, Baby”: A Humanities-Based Approach to Studying Gender & Sexuality in the SW Borderlands

Santiago Ivan Guerra, Hubert Center for Southwest Studies, Colorado College

Bridging Past and Present of Southwest Borderlands Studies: A Dialogue Between History and Anthropology

Charlotte Philippe Wall, Colorado College

Kitsch as Object and Method: Popular Culture Stereotypes of Indigenous Peoples along Route 66

Zunneh-bah A. Martin (Diné and Modoc), University of New Mexico

Hózhó̹ Náhasdlíí: Diné Way of Life and Healing from Socionatural Trauma in Diné Bikéyah

Eric Philippe Perramond, Colorado College

Decolonizing Cultural Landscapes in the Southwest over Time

Comment: James F. Brooks, University of Georgia

In Search of the Racial Frontier: The State of African American History in the American West

Sponsored by the WHA Committee on Race and the American West (CRAW)


Chair: Ronald Coleman, University of Utah

Quintard Taylor, University of Washington

Shirley Ann Wilson Moore, California State University, Sacramento

Albert S. Broussard, Texas A&M University

Comment: Audience

Power Dynamics and Collaborations Between and Among the Ute and Comanche, Cherokee, and Yokuts


Chair: Liza Black (Cherokee Nation), Indiana University

Sondra G. Jones, Brigham Young University

The Ute-Comanche Connection: Conflicted Cousins in the Comanche Migration onto the Southern Plains

Austin Stewart, Lehigh University

The Origins of the Old Settlers: Mobility, Warfare, and Settlement Patterns Among Cherokee Emigrants in the Late            18th-Century Trans-Mississippian West

Martin Rizzo, University of California, Riverside

Captain Coleto and the Yokuts: Social and Political Stratification within California Mission Communities

Comment: Audience

Writing for the Masses: How Historians and Journalists in the West are Bringing the Past to Bear on the Present


Chair: Leisl Carr Childers, Colorado State University

Alessandra Link, Indiana University-Southeast

Working with Made by History

Adam M. Sowards, University of Idaho

Working with High Country News on Reckoning with History

Emily Benson, High Country News

Editing Reckoning with History in the High Country News

Genevieve Carpio, University of California, Los Angeles

Working with Zócalo Public Square

Lisa Margonelli, Zócalo Public Square

Working with Historians at Zócalo Public Square

Comment: Audience

Women’s Activism in the West: Fore-grounding Race, Indigeneity, and Sexuality


Chair: Rebecca Jo Plant, University of California, San Diego

Haleigh Marcello, University of California, Irvine

“For All Women”: The National Organization for Women, the Equal Rights Amendment, and California NOW Chapters’ Lesbian Feminist Activism

Samantha Q de Vera, University of California, San Diego

Black Women, Public Aid, and the National Stage

Mary Klann, University of California, San Diego and San Diego Miramar College

How Do You Teach Termination Policy to Undergraduates?

Comment: Annelise Heinz, University of Oregon

The West as a Testing-Ground of Ideas: Free Soilism, Secessionism, and Republicanism in the Civil War Era


Chair: Daniel Brendan Lynch, Marlborough School

Aren Lerner, University of Aberdeen

The West as Sacred Soil: Transcendentalist Nature Philosophy’s Impact on Free-Soilism

Hannah Marie Christensen, University of Oklahoma

Confederacy, Republic (Again), Both, or Neither? A Group of Texas Counties and The Moment of Decision, 1860-1861

Louisa R. Brandt, University of California, Davis

Preserving the Union at the Golden Gate: San Francisco and the Civil War

Comment: Audience

Interethnic Relations in the Southwest Borderlands: New Sources and Approaches


Chair: Ignacio Martínez, University of Texas at El Paso

Damian Bacich, San José State University

The Secret Journey of Alonso Shimitihua to Taos on the Heels of the Pueblo Revolt

Jay T. Harrison, Hood College

Negotiators for Cross and Crown: Missionary Negotiations with Indigenous Peoples in 18th-Century Texas

Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez, Texas State University

Comanche, Apache, and Spaniard: A New Source on Interethnic Relations in the Late 18th-Century Borderlands

Comment: Audience

Imperial Zion: Mormon Involvement in American Colonial Projects in the Pacific, 1890-1901


Chair: Konden Smith, University of Arizona

Charlotte Hansen Terry, University of California, Davis

Becoming American in the Pacific: Mormons and Religious Imperialism in Samoa

Dylan Michael Beatty, University of Hawaii at Manoa

The Devil in our Pews: Latter-day Saints on Imperial Frontlines in Colonial Samoa

Reilly Ben Hatch, University of New Mexico

“The Voice of God, Through American Policy”: Mormon Reactions to American Empire in the Philippines

CarrieAnne Simonini DeLoach, Rice University

“Surrendering Wives, Joyless Maids, and Delicately Reared City Girls”: Depictions of the Homefront by Mormon Soldiers in the Philippine-American War.

Comment: Amanda Hendrix-Komoto, Montana State University

Western Service: Varied Perspectives on the Army in the South


Geoffrey Hunt, Historian

Robert Wooster, Regents Professor, Texas A&M University-Corpus-Christi

Ryan Booth, Instructor, Washington State University

Sherry Smith, University Distinguished Professor of History (Emerita), Southern Methodist

William A. Dobak, U.S. Army Center of Military History (retired)

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (CDT) SESSIONS

Remarkable Women in the West: The Stories of Susan La Flesche Picotte, Sarah Rector, and the Women of Omaha’s Third Ward


Chair: Jacqueline D. Antonovich, Muhlenberg College

Tamara Levi, Jacksonville State University

A Lantern on the Porch: Susan La Flesche Picotte, Omaha Doctor

Daniel Wallace, University of Southern California

Omaha Affairs: Prostitutes, Railroads, and Divorce in Progressive Era Omaha

Mark Boxell, University of Oklahoma

The Racial Boundaries of “Black Gold:” Oil, Land, and Race in Indian Territory and Oklahoma

Comment: Lindsey Stallones Marshall, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

New Approaches to Professional Development in Graduate School: Cultivating Inclusion, Respect, and Responsiveness in History Graduate Programs

Sponsored by the WHA Committee on Assault Response and Educational Resources (WHA-CARES)


Chair: José M. Alamillo, California State University Channel Islands

Katrina Jagodinsky, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Academy: Policy Ambiguities, Contradictions, and the Need for Collaborative Campus Partnerships

Andrew Needham, New York University

One DGS’s Perspective on Cultivating Positive Scholarly and Work Environments

Katherine Benton-Cohen, Georgetown University

Drafting a Departmental Statement of Values: Georgetown History’s Inclusive Climate Committee and its Work on Gender and Race Discrimination

Brooke Joelle Hadley (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), University of Oklahoma

An Equitable and Inclusive Learning Environment

Cassie Clark, University of Utah

Observations of Unprofessional Behavior from a Historian and a Former Hospital Administrator

Comment: Sandra I. Enríquez, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Violence in the American West


Chair: Modupe Labode, National Museum of American History

Michael J. Alarid, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A Fractured Community: Inequality, Institutional Failures, and Homicide in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, 1856-57

Jessica Barbata Jackson, Colorado State University

“Death to the Dago”: What the Lynchings of Italians in 1890s Colorado Reveal about the Construction of Race, Identity, and Citizenship in the West

Matthew Luckett, Sierra College and California State University, Dominguez Hills

Learning How to Explode: Anti-Horse Thief Societies, Stockgrowers Associations, and Vigilantism along the Middle Border

Liza Black (Cherokee Nation), Indiana University

Urban Native Women and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Crisis: A Case Study of Fargo, North Dakota

Comment: Audience

Not Your Mother's World Book: Online Encyclopedias and Public History in the Digital Age

Sponsored by the WHA Public History Committee


Chair: Nick Johnson, Colorado Encyclopedia

Rebecca A. Hunt, University of Colorado Denver

Scott Spillman, Colorado Encyclopedia

Cynthia K. Stout, Colorado Encyclopedia

Dillon Maxwell, Colorado State University

Comment: Audience

Histories of Sanctuary and Radical Hospitality


Chair: Aimee Marianna Villarreal, Our Lady of the Lake University

Felipe Hinojosa, Texas A&M University

Aden Brenae Herrera, Texas A&M University

Manuel Criollo, University of New Mexico

Comment: Jennifer Owens-Jofré, Seminary of the Southwest

High Country News 50th Anniversary Roundtable: Looking Back and Looking Forward


Chair: Josh Garrett-Davis, Autry Museum of the American West

Betsy Marston, High Country News

Brian Calvert, High Country News

Sara Porterfield, Independent Scholar

Matthew Klingle, Bowdoin College

Jared Farmer, University of Pennsylvania

Comment: Audience

Modernity and Modernism: Writing the History of Indigenous Artists and Art at the Intersection of History and Art History


Chair: Amy Lonetree (Ho-Chunk), University of California, Santa Cruz

Sascha Scott, Syracuse University

“Waiting for Payment”: Velino Shije Herrera’s Department of the Interior Murals

Nicolas G. Rosenthal, Loyola Marymount University

Prying the Art World Open: Oscar Howe, Pablita Velarde, and the Philbrook Indian Annual in the 1950s

Claire Thomson, University of Alberta

Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan Lakota History in Photographs, 1890-1930

Comment: Bill Anthes, Pitzer College

The Birth of the Atomic Age: Commemoration and Consequences


Chair: Joe Shonka, Shonka Research Associates, Inc.

Rebecca Ullrich, Sandia National Laboratories

Trisha Pritikin, Consequences of Radiation Exposure Museum and Archives

Alan Carr, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Comment: Audience

Immigration and Identity in Spanish and Mexican California


Chair: Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez, Texas State University

John Macias, Cerritos College

Searching for Gentiles: Layering Spanish Identities by Evangelizing Natives in a California Mission, 1769-1785

Miriam Villazón Valbuena, University of California, Riverside

Nautical Boundaries in 19th-Century California Politics: How Californios Built a Society in California

Álvaro González Alba, University of California, Riverside

Time of Changes in Alta California: Migration in the Era of the Californias

Comment: Damian Bacich, San José State University

Transnational Biography in the North American Borderlands


Chair: Peter Boag, Washington State University-Vancouver

Sandra Mathews, Nebraska Wesleyan University and Dancing Loon Historical Consulting, LLC

A Dangerous Wind: Manuel Armijo, Donaciano Vigil and the Intersection of Land Rights and Power in Mid-19th-Century New Mexico

Marlene Medrano, Mt. San Antonio College

Surviving the Border Vice Economy: Soledad Saenz in the Juárez Zone of Tolerance, 1912-1935

Lori Ann Lahlum, Minnesota State University, Mankato

The “Idealist Norseman”: Richard Olsen Richards, South Dakota Progressive Republican

Sigrídur Matthíasdóttir, Reykjavík Academy

The Transnational Saga of Pálína and Pálína: East Icelandic Emigrants in Times of Social Upheaval 1

Thorgerdur J. Einarsdóttir, University of Iceland

The Transnational Saga of Pálína and Pálína: East Icelandic Emigrants in Times of Social Upheaval 2

Comment: Audience

Placemaking, Identity, and Narrative Memory in New Mexico\


Chair: Melina Vizcaíno-Alemán, University of New Mexico

Vanessa Fonseca Chávez, Arizona State University

Manito/a Migration and Placemaking in Western New Mexico

Katherine Sarah Massoth, University of New Mexico

Pero No: Remembering the Nuevomexicana Home/Land

Joseph Alan Ukockis, University of New Mexico

Coming Home: Nuevomexicanos and Mexican Repatriation, 1848-1853

Comment: Flannery Burke, Saint Louis University

The Historian’s Digital Toolset: A Workshop on Productivity Apps, Technology, and Digital Humanities in the Classroom


Chair: Eric Nystrom, Arizona State University

Brad Cartwright, University of Texas at El Paso

Slack: An Email Alternative

Shine Trabucco, University of Houston

Knight Lab Storytelling: Tools for Public Historians

Micaela Valadez, University of Texas at Austin

Visualizing Connections with ClioVis: A Digital Timeline Mapping Tool for Students and Historians

Miguel Giron, University of Texas at El Paso

Creating a Digital Workspace: Using the Notion App to Organize Historical Work

James Patrick Gregory, University of Oklahoma

Teaching the American West with Video Games

Comment: Audience

Teaching the History of the American West with Graphic Novels and Comics


Chair: Ari Kelman, University of California, Davis

Joshua Paddison, Texas State University

Using Comics to Teach Racial Contestation in the American West

Taylor Spence, University of New Mexico

Drawing Women into the American Revolution

Geneva M. Gano, Texas State University

The Graphic Memoir: History, Memory, and Visual Language in the U.S. West

Noël Elizabeth Ingram, Boston College

Picture This: Comics as a Pedagogical Tool to Support Multimodal Literacy and Historical Empathy

Comment: Andy Kirk, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Wheat, Weeds, and Wings: Agriculture on the Move in the American West


Chair: Suzzanne Kelley, North Dakota State University Press

Thomas D. Isern, North Dakota State University

A History Coincident with that of the Human Race: Wheat as a Colonizer, a Commodity, and a Catastrophe in Agricultural History

David Moon, University of York

Weeds Around the World: Tumbleweed (Perekati-Pole) as an Unexpected Guest from the Eurasian Steppes in the American West

David D. Vail, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Chemical Migrations: The Grasslands Chemical Exchange and the International Conference of Agricultural Aviation

Comment: Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, Kansas State University

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