Culver-Stockton to host annual Tri-State History Conference
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
CANTON, Mo. – Culver-Stockton College will host the annual Great River History Colloquium a tri-state history conference on April 24 in the Johann Memorial Library on the C-SC campus.
Each year Culver-Stockton College, Hannibal-LaGrange College, and Quincy University gather together for this conference to give history students from each institution the opportunity to present their senior seminar projects.
“The event is intended to give senior history majors an opportunity to present their results of their research projects to the public,” said Patrick Hotle, C-SC professor of history and Chairperson of the Humanities & Social Sciences Division. “This event gives students an opportunity to experience the procedures and excitement of a scholarly conference in history.”
Brant Beckman, C-SC junior history major from St. Louis, Mo., who has began his senior seminar project and will be attending the event to listen to other history student’s projects, is excited for the event.
“For me one of the neatest things about doing a senior seminar project and attending at this conference is the opportunity to go deeper into something that no one has before,” said Beckman. “It’s nice to deal with new and refreshing subject matter and material that no one has ever seen or heard of before. Everyone who attends the conference will walk away with something new.”
C-SC senior history students who are participating in the event include: Maxx Vance, senior history major from Quincy, Ill., who will present his project “The Oxo-Caspian Trade Route”; Michael Klein, senior history education major from Breese, Ill., with his project “Constantine and Christianity”; Aaron Vinnick, senior history major from Washington, D.C., presenting his project “Presidential Rhetoric in “Our” Time”; Macklin Frederick, senior history education major from St. Louis, Mo., with his project "Film Propaganda of the Third Reich: A Study of Nazi Film Propaganda”; and Brittney Van Winckle, senior history education major from Florissant, Mo., with her project “The History of Education Reform in America”
“History is not just about facts but about the interpretation of facts,” adds Hotle. “The conference gives students a chance not just to read history but actually do history.”
This year’s event will not only feature history students and faculty from each school, but also Matthew Shaefer, an archivist from the Hoover Presidential Library, who will speak about his experiences in working with archives in the presidential library.
Presentations will begin at 9 a.m. in rooms 201 and 202 of the Johann Memorial Library. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, contact Patrick Hotle at 573-288-6394 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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