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UCR HGSA Conference: Sovereignty & Power

Sovereignty & Power


Welcome 9:00-9:30 INTS 1109

Keynote 9:30-10:30 INTS 1109
Dr. Catherine Gudis, UCR Public History
“Critical Tourism and Embodied Geographies: Traveling with the Bureau of Goods Transport”

Panel 1: 11:00-12:10 INTS 1109
Chair: Katrin Boniface

Ian Galbraith, UC Riverside
Red Dead Recall: Settler Gaming Across Indigenous Lands

Kate Mower, UC Riverside
“Ghosts of Timisoara: An Investigation into Casualty Numbers at the Outbreak of the Romanian Revolution”

Jeff Leavitt, Cal State Fullerton
“Cultures Held Hostage: Repatriation, Sovereignty, and the Continuation of the Imperial Paradigm”

Lunch 12:10-2:00 INTS 1109

Panel 2: 2:00-3:10 INTS 1109
Chair: Gabriella Train

Jacob Green, UCLA
“Are Psychedelics the Key to Understanding Mystical Experience?”

Arlo Elliott, CalPoly San Luis Obispo
“‘You Cannot Slaughter Ideas’: Liberalism and the State of Exception in Argentina”

Evan Suda, UC Riverside
“Mexican Diaspora, Identity, and Repatriation (1850-1860)”

Panel 3: 3:30-4:40 INTS 1109
Chair: Margaret Hanson

John Peyton, Indiana University—Bloomington
“‘Seeking Opportunity and Adapting to Change, but Remaining Indian’: The 1814 Greenville Treaty, Miami Diplomacy, and the Question of Cultural Adaptation”

Amanda K. Wixon, UC Riverside
“Red Power: Clubs and Community at Sherman Indian High School”

Kevan Malone, UC San Diego
“Growth Without Water: Urbanization and the Crisis of Sustainability in the Tijuana-San Diego Borderlands, 1945-1965”

Reception 6:00-8:00 Alumni Center
Please join us for food, fellowship, and photos.


Welcome 8:30-9:00 HMNSS History Library

Panel 4: 9:00-10:10 HMNSS History Library
Chair: John Haberstroh

 Sukhdip Kaur Jagrop Singh, UC Irvine
“Multiple Scripts of Kingship: The Establishment of Sovereignty and Power Through Culture in Mughal India”

David Hlusak, San Francisco State University
“Crushing Armor and Bones: A Review of the Potential of War Elephants is the Hellenistic Period”

Engin Mert Gokcek, UC Riverside
“Çaka Bey of Smyrna, A Turkish Claimant to the Roman Throne”

Panel 5 10:30-12:00 HMNSS History Library.
Chair: Engin Mert Gokcek

Adi Berglez, San Francisco State University
“Siam’s Success in Avoiding Colonization by European Powers (1500 – 1900)”

Sinduja Raja, University of Denver
“Militarization and administration in Kashmir: Negotiating violence, resistance and participation in the sovereign state”

Amber Mc Dermott, UC Riverside
“In the Darkness of the Catacombs: Changing Perceptions of Bodies and Death in late-eighteenth century France”

Lunch (provided) & Workshop 12:00-2:00 HMNSS History Library
“Who owns history in the college classroom?”

Closing Remarks 2:00 HMNSS History Library
Afternoon time for research at UCR’s special collections, a visit to the Botanic Gardens, or just have a leisurely trip home. We hope to see you again at future conferences.