This text explores a variety of themes developed from successive years of the University of California, Davis, multidisciplinary graduate conference. It draws out connections on a wide array of topics among the arts, humanities, and sciences in history for multidisciplinary study. This text presents a rare forum for multidisciplinary connections researched and presented by junior specialists in their respective fields. It enables both creativity and flexibility in drawing out connections that are frequently overlooked by more specialized senior scholars. This book is a unique exercise in the promotion of junior scholarly achievement and multidisciplinary research.
Table of Contents
Introduction: History and the Other Muses
The Rubble of the Other: Beethoven’s Ruins of Athens
"Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition": Propaganda Music as a Governmental Marketing Tool During the WWII Era
Zoë Jensiene Godfrey
Can the Subaltern Laugh? A Study of Humor, Power and Resistance
Miguel Alberto Novoa Cipriani
Introduction: Culture and Cognition
Extended Evolutionary Synthesis: Linking History and Cognitive Science
Common Quest: The Search for the Everyday Person in the Merovingian Age
Introduction: Altered and Hostile Environments
Geophysical Agency in the Anthropocene: Engineering a Road and River to Rocky Mountain National Park
The Politics of Solitude: Listening to Environmental Change in Rocky Mountain National Park, 1945-Present
Hidden in Plain Sight: Rethinking Saharan Studies as a Discipline
Introduction: Contested Places and Spaces
Indigenous Land Ownership in the Praying Towns of the Southern New England Borderlands
Forgotten: The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918
Historical Realities: Voices from the War of Algerian Decolonization
Introduction: Movement and Travel
Negotiating the Sixteenth-Century Road: Diplomacy and Travel in Early Modern Europe
Going It Alone: Practical Travel Manuals and Independent Women Travelers in the Nineteenth Century
Lawrence Abrams is a PhD Candidate at the University of California, Davis, specializing in Modern British History, and focusing on Scottish ethnic, national, and imperial history. His dissertation explores ideas of union and changing modes for the expression of Scottish identity in political, military, and cultural arenas. He is also working on a project investigating the relationship between comics and national identity in an international and post-colonial context in the activist comic years since 1970.
Kaleb Knoblauch is a PhD Candidate in Modern European History at the University of California, Davis, specializing in France in the nineteenth century, with a focus on Breton and Celtic history, mass culture, gender, and identity formation. His dissertation examines the region of Brittany in the long nineteenth century to argue that increased mobility and mass culture in the Third Republic changed how French people imagined the relationship between regional and national identities.