Change Conference

Friday, 27 March 2009 - 9:00am6:15pm

3619 Locust Walk, Philadelphia

Change Conference

10th Annual Undergraduate Humanities Forum Research Conference

26 March

5:00 | Keynote
Peter Struck, Presto, Changeo! Magicians in Ancient Times
Associate Professor of Classics, Penn
Penn Humanities Forum "Change" Topic Director

27 March

9:00–9:15a | WELCOME
Catriona MacLeod, Faculty Advisor, UHF, and Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures
 
9:15–10:50a | EMERGING, SHIFTING, SHAPING: IDENTITY

Abby Brisbon
Good Hair, Bad Hair: African-American Hair Relations in the Early Twentieth Century

Benjamin Fletcher   
Increasing Awareness for the Indigenous in the 21st Century

Elizabeth Raposa
Serena Stein    
Trauma and Metamorphosis: The Narratives of African Refugees in Philadelphia (Joint Project)

Daniel Ross
Jew Like Me: An Oral History of Congregation Temple Bethel, a Black Synagogue in the West Oak Lane Neighborhood of Philadelphia
       
11:05a–12:30p | POST-

Chloé Hurley
The Passed and the President: Presidential Obituaries

Philip Shecter
The Angel of History: Rituals of Recovery in Post-9/11 Fiction

Jessica Yu
Up in Smoke: The Afterlife of America’s Industrial Beacon
       
1:00–2:15p | WHAT IS TO BE DONE?

Nina Johnson
Citizenship and Nationality in a Globalizing World

Kojo Minta
The Aesthetic of the Ascetic

Tali Yahalom
Roman Holidays: The Role of Publicity in Criminal Trials
       
2:15–3:30p | BREAKING OF (ID)

Siobhan Atkins
The American Student Power Movement of the 1960s

Sarah Gibbons
The Savings and Loan Crisis: A Morality Play of Modern American Finance

Noah Weiss
“A campaign promise is one thing, a signed pledge is quite another:” A Political History of the 1994 Republican Revolution
 
3:45–5:00p | NEAR, FAR, AND SOUTH: CHANGES IN THE EAST

Yuen Kit Chau
Hong Kong: Ten Years Since the Handover

Nicole CuUnjieng
The Regime of Ferdinand Marcos and the Role of the Supreme Court of the Philippines

Naomi Rosenblatt
Oil and the Eastern Front: US Foreign and Military Policy in Iran, 1941-1945
       
5:00–6:15p | "ASSEMBLING AN ALARM CLOCK TO ROUSE THE KITSCH OF THE PREVIOUS CENTURY:" COLLECTING THROUGHOUT THE AGES

Lizzie Frasco
Non-Traditional Methods for Non-Traditional Art: Conserving Art in the 20th Century

Brooke Palmieri
Impudence to Copy: The Relation Between Print Culture and the Manuscripts of Francis Daniel Pastorius

David Reinecke
Technostalgia: How Old Gear Lives on in New Music