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Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians and non-historians alike. PAT seeks to bring students, teachers, and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research.

The 2014 PAT Regional Conference is sponsored by the Nu Alpha Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the UW History Club, the University of Wyoming’s Department of History, ASUW, and the following businesses: Almanza’s Mexican Food, Corona Village Andale Rapido, Night Heron Books and Coffeehouse, Perkins, Altitude’s, Laramie Dental Arts, Daylight Donuts, Corona Village Mexican Restaurant, Qdoba, Shari’s Restaurant.

We would like to thank all of our panel chairs and presenters for their dedication in the pursuit of history. Thank you for helping make this conference possible.

We would like to thank our Conference Committee Members for their efforts in organizing the PAT and UW History Club Conference:

  • Janna Nickerson Kestner, Conference President
  • Mikole Bede, Conference VP and PAT President
  • Chelsea Frazier, PAT VP
  • Tyler Long, PAT VP
  • Jody Simpson, PAT Treasurer
  • Jeff Wilson, Journal Editor
  • Renee Barrera
  • Emily Lopez
  • Dr. Isadora Helfgott
  • Dr. Renee Laegreid

The 2014 PAT Conference would not have been possible without the generous contributions of our sponsors, panel chairs, presenters and the conference committee. Thank you to all.

Congratulations to our Award Winners!


Vikki M. Doherty, University of Wyoming, Remembering Pearl Harbor? An Analysis of Media Portrayal of the Pearl Harbor Attack from 1941 to 1946

Chandler T. Jameson, University of Wyoming, Intentions and Interests: Human Rights, Sovereignty, and the Syrian Civil War

Jonathon Vsetecka, University of North Colorado, Complex Social Memory: Revolving Social Roles in Holodomor Survivor Testimony, 1986-1988

Gabriel Martins, Colorado State University, Red and Hot, Blue and Cold: Jazz and Opening the Iron Curtain with Cultural Diplomacy

Chandler Harris, University of Wyoming, Soldiers, Sutlers, and Cultural Ambassadors: The Transplantation of Culture in the Wyoming Territory from 1865-1890

Owen Volzke, University of Northern Colorado, Dancing Again: History, Memory, and Activism at Wounded Knee

*identifies these award winning papers below.

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2014 Award Papers

Vikki M. Doherty, University of Wyoming
Chandler T. Jameson, University of Wyoming
Jonathon Vsetecka, University of North Colorado
Gabriel Martins, Colorado State University
Chandler Harris, University of Wyoming
Owen Volzke, University of Northern Colorado

2014
Friday, April 11th
5:30 PM

Conference Registration

Phi Alpha Theta and UW History Club, University of Wyoming

Luciano’s

5:30 PM

6:00 PM

Welcoming Dinner at Luciano’s

Phi Alpha Theta and UW History Club, University of Wyoming

Luciano’s (Only open to conference presenters and panel chairs.)

6:00 PM

Saturday, April 12th
7:15 AM

Breakfast

Phi Alpha Theta and UW History Club, University of Wyoming

Daylight Donuts, fruit, coffee, and tea in History Building (Only open to conference presenters and panel chairs.)

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM

Conference Registration

Phi Alpha Theta and UW History Club, University of Wyoming

Business Building (corner of 15th and Ivinson), in the 1st Floor Atrium

7:15 AM - 10:00 AM

8:15 AM

Panel 1: "Remembering Pearl Harbor? An Analysis of Media Portrayal of the Pearl Harbor Attack from 1941 to 1946"

Vikki M. Doherty, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #23, University of Wyoming

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Panel 1: "Self Government at Heart Mountain Relocation Center: The Trail of Tom Yamada"

Jeff Williams, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #23

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Panel 1: "What’s in a Name? Oliver Cromwell and Kingship"

Chad Gibbs, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Business Building, Room #23

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Panel 2: "The Roman Army in Illyricum from the Piracy wars of 229 B.C.E. until the Octavian Wars"

Jon Osterhout, Colorado State University - Pueblo

Business Building, Room #24

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Panel 2: "The Romanization and Continuity of Dacian Culture"

Nicholas Shaffer, Colorado State University - Pueblo

Business Building, Room #24

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Panel 2: "The Western Church and Homosexuality: The Central to Late Medieval Period"

Noelle San Souci, Colorado State University - Pueblo

Business Building, Room #24

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Panel 3: "Reconceptualizing Stono: Analyzing the Aftermath of a Colonial Slave Revolt"

Andrew Kobylarz, Colorado Mesa University

Business Building, Room #8

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Panel 3: "The Push and Pull for Statehood: Colorado and Nebraska Territories during the Civil War"

Chelsea Frazier, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #8

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Panel 3: "Treading Carefully on Hallowed Ground: Political Figures’ Visits to Gettysburg"

Ellie Parr, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #8

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

9:45 AM

Panel 4: "Dancing Again: History, Memory, and Activism at Wounded Knee"

Owen Volzke, University of Northern Colorado

Business Building, Room #23, University of Wyoming

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Panel 4: "Native American Warfare: The Cheyenne Dog Soldiers and Navajo Code Talkers"

Jennifer Hyslop, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #23

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Panel 4: "Power Relations of 17th Century Southern New England"

Dane Hanson, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #23

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Panel 5: "Nineteenth Century Beauty Culture in America: Honey, It Hurts to be Beautiful "

Jody Simpson, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #24

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Panel 5: "Selling Womanhood, Sex, and Manhood in the Late Nineteenth Century"

Patrick Conraad, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #24

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Panel 5: "There’s No Shelter for Hookers”: Social Services Gaps and Access Barriers Among Street-Involved Women"

Misty L. Heil, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #24

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Panel 6: "A Man for All Times: Fred Astaire and Popular Entertainment"

Robert Nickels, Chadron State College

Business Building, Room #8

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Panel 6: "Red & Hot, Blue & Cold: Jazz and Opening the Iron Curtain with Cultural Diplomacy"

Gabriel Martins, Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Business Building, Room #8, University of Wyoming

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Panel 6: "Red and Hot, Blue and Cold: Jazz and Opening the Iron Curtain with Cultural Diplomacy"

Gabriel Martins, Colorado State University

Business Building, Room #8

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Panel 6: "Sagebrush Serenade or Farewell to Paradise? Western Myth and Popular Music Lyrics of Twentieth Century America"

Jonathan D. Carr, Colorado Mesa University

Business Building, Room #8, University of Wyoming

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Panel 6: "The Elusive Women of Jazz: How Male’s Domination of Jazz Silence Female Instrumentalists in History"

Nichol Thomas, Colorado State University

Business Building, Room #8

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

11:15 AM

Award Ceremony Luncheon

Dr. Brose, University of Wyoming

Coe Library 506 (Only open to conference presenters and panel chairs.)

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

12:45 PM

Panel 7: "College- Digital History and Rural America: A Roundtable Panel on Chadron State College’s History Harvest"

Chadron State College

Business Building, Room #23

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Panel 8: "Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Historical Context"

Francisca Seele, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #24

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Panel 8: "Soldiers, Sutlers, and Cultural Ambassadors: The Transplantation of Culture in the Wyoming Territory from 1865-1890"

Chandler Harris, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #24, University of Wyoming

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Panel 8: "The Chinese and Labor Standard Turmoil of Rock Springs, Wyoming"

Jamie Gooch, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #24

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Panel 9: "Americanization and Anglicization"

Catherine Melorango, Colorado Mesa University

Business Building, Room #8

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Panel 9: "Prohibition and the Legalization of Marijuana"

Laura Smith

Business Building, Room #8

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Panel 9: "War on the Poor: Subalternality and Drug Prohibition in the United States and Mexico, 1870-2012"

Todd Jolly, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #8

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Panel 10: "Intentions and Interests: Human Rights, Sovereignty, and the Syrian Civil War"

Chandler T. Jameson Mr., University of Wyoming

University of Wyoming

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

2:15 PM

Panel 10: "Complex Social Memory: Revolving Social Roles in Holodomor Survivor Testimony, 1986-1988"

Johnathon Vsetecka, University of Northern Colorado

Business Building, Room #23, University of Wyoming

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Panel 10: "Cultural Genocide in Postcolonial India"

Chris Huisjen, Colorado Mesa University

Business Building, Room #23

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Panel 11: "Early 20th century postcard industry and the standard practice of using tourism to control and burry urban blight"

Sarah Gange, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #24

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Panel 11: "Taking the University to the People: 100 Years of the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Wyoming"

Cole Ehmke, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #24

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Panel 11: "Women Naturalists in Rocky Mountain National Park and the Creation of the Modern National Park Service"

Kayla Sullivan, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #24

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Panel 12: "A History of Revolution in Iran "

Caroline Boarini, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #8

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Panel 12: "Ayatollah Khomeini and the New Government of the 1979 Iranian Revolution"

Jeff Wilson, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #8

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

3:45 PM

Panel 13: "Performing the Porfiriato: Urban State Festivals in Nineteenth Century Mexico City"

Chris Muscato

Business Building, Room #23

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel 13: "Pursuing the Prosperity of the People: The 1899 Census and the Uplift of Puerto Rico’s Workers and Peasants"

Chad Frazier, Georgetown University

Business Building, Room #23

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel 14: "Locke, Hobbs and the Glorious Revolution: the Social Contract"

Anna McCormick, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #24

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel 14: "Nature and Culture in the Sonora Desert Borderlands"

Jordan Norviel, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #24

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel 14: "The Jesuit in the Mirror: An Analysis of Father Paul le Jeune’s Jesuit Relations"

Sal Chiporo, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #24

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel 15: "Japan Levels Up"

Hunter Harp, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #8

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel 15: "Kings and Pawns: Was the Cold War Fought on the Chessboard?"

Chris Parsons, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #8

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel 15: "Marvel Comics and DC Comics: The Generational Divide "

Kurtis Butler, University of Wyoming

Business Building, Room #24

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM