The Annual Graduate Student Conference

Knowledge EconomiesWar and Its Consequences

Center for Historical Enquiry and Social Sciences – International Security Studies
Friday, February 13, 2015
Whitney Humanities Center (WHC), 53 Wall Street, Room 208
Yale University, New Haven, CT

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9:00-10:30am: Panel one: Discourse, Language, and Textual Production
Discussant: Charles Hill, Yale University Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

Kate Brackney, Yale University
“Images of the Horizon in Depictions of the Holocaust: Historicizing the Limits of Representation”

Camila Velez Valencia, Yale University
“The Silencing of the Mind: Violence and Language in Gabriel García Márquez’s Cien Años de Soledad and Evelio Rosero’s Los Ejercitos”

Russell Gasdia, Yale University
“The Impact of the Thirty Year’s War on Printing in Germany”

Grey Anderson, Yale University
“Revolutionary Warfare after 1945: Prospects for an Intellectual History”

10:45-12:00pm: Panel two: Economics, Production, and Technology
Discussant: TBD

Lisa Furchtgott, Yale University
“Anti-production Machines: Automating Tank-Engine Manufacture in Stratford”

Graham Kay, Maynooth University
“Oil and Policy: The British Admiralty, Technology, and Politics in the Early Twentieth Century”

1:30-3:00pm: Panel three: Borders, Territoriality, and Citizenship
Discussant: Julia Adams, Yale University Department of Sociology

Christine Mathias, Yale University
“Trapped within States: Native Peoples and the Chaco War (1932-1935)”

Tyler Conklin, Yale University
“War and the Boundaries of Loyalty: Self-Fashioning and the Kurds in the Seventeenth-Century Eastern Anatolian Ottoman Borderlands”

Michael Geheran, Clark University
“The Communal Baptism of Blood on the Battlefield will Forge an Eternal Brotherhood: Discourses on Military Sacrifice and National Belonging in Germany, 1918-1935”

Christopher Casey, University of California Berkeley
“International Man: The First World War and the International Legal Imagination”

3:15- 4:45pm: Panel four: Trauma, Memory, and Identity
Discussant: Rosie Bsheer, Yale University Department of History

Michael Allen, Rutgers University
“The Front Line Was There: Memory, Landscape, and War in a Formerly Occupied Croatian Village”

Christina Welsch, Princeton University
“By Far the Grandest of my Undertakings: The Battle of Plassey in Victory Narratives of the Seven Years War”

Alex Nordlund, University of Georgia
“Backs to the Wall? British Soldiers, the 1918 Spring Offensive, and Memory of the First World War”

Meghan Tinsley, Boston University
“Remembering Our Present: National Identity and the First World War Centenary in Britain and France”