Conference Announcement: New England Regional World History Association

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Everyone welcome to attend!!

New England Regional World History Association (NERWHA)


November 4, 2017
“Tolerance and Intolerance in World History”
Salem State University, Salem, MA


 Please note: This program is subject to modification


8:00-8:45 Registration/Continental breakfast

8:45-9:15 WELCOME

Michele Louro, Salem State University, Moderator

Donna Seger, History Chair, Salem State University 

David M. Kalivas, NERWHA President

9:15-10:15 Keynote Address

Introduction by Michele Louro

Bethany Jay, Salem State University

 “Understanding and Teaching Slavery: The Classroom as a Venue to Teach about Racial Tolerance”

10:15-10:30 Social Interlude

10:30-12:00 SESSION 1

Panel A “Barbarian Others: Tolerance and Intolerance from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century”

Chair, David Northrup, Boston College

Erik Jensen, Salem State University, “Whose Temple Is It Anyway? Multiculturalisms in Romano-British Religion”

Alfred J. Andrea, University of Vermont, “`The Templars, Who Were My Friends’: Confronting the Other in the Twelfth-Century Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem”  

Dane A. Morrison, Salem State University, “Cannibal Peoples and Wanton Pirates in the Great South Sea: Changing American Constructions of Tolerance during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries”

Panel B Pedagogical Workshop, “Teaching Migration, Tolerance, and Intolerance in a New England Mill City: A Global and Long Term Perspective”

Chair, David Kalivas, Middlesex College

Robert Forrant, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Christoph Strobel, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Panel C The Search for Justice and Peace

Chair TBA

Thomas Pyke Johnson, University of Massachusetts, Boston and Bentley University, “Humanitarian Knight: Sir Roger Casement and the Struggle against the New Slavery, 1884-1916”

Michele Louro, Salem State University, "The International Peace Campaign and the Global Struggle against Fascism in the 1930s"

Nicolas Hardisty, Rhode Island College, “The Cvetković–Maček Agreement: Negotiating an End to Ethnoreligious Violence in Interwar Yugoslavia”

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:30 NERWHA NEWS: Upcoming symposia at MIT and Buckingham Browne & Nichols School and other items of interest

1:30-3:00 SESSION 2

Panel A “Using the Nazi Experience to Teach about Tolerance and Intolerance: The Views of Three Veteran Teachers

Chair, Melanie Murphy, Emmanuel College

Paul Bookbinder, University of Massachusetts, Boston, “Three Who Were Different: Hans Oster – Bernard Lichtenberg - Cat Bontjes Van Beeck”

John Michalczyk, Boston College, “Ongoing Intolerance: Jehovah’s Witnesses and Homosexuals in the Shoah and the Present”

Michael S. Bryant, Bryant University, “Teaching about Tolerance—and Intolerance—in World History to American & German Law Students: the Experiences of a Historian/Lawyer”

Panel B Round Table Discussion “The Atlantic Slave Trade and its Meaning in History”

Chair, David Northrup, Boston College

Hope Benne, Salem State University

Robert Hall, Northeastern University

Whitney Howarth, Plymouth State University

Tommy Lamont, Groton School

Panel C The Varieties of Intolerance

Chair, Alfred J. Andrea, University of Vermont

Mohamed Adhikari, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Genocide, the Ultimate Intolerance: The Role of Civilian-driven Mass Violence in the Eradication of Aboriginal Canarian Societies”

Thomas Mounkhall, SUNY, New Paltz, “Dominican Church Architecture in Sixteenth-Century Oaxaca, Mexico: An Example of Intolerance?”

Thomas Landers, “To 'save you the week's allowance': An Absentee Planter in Nineteenth-Century Salem"

3:30-4:00 Wrap up and Free Raffle

Registration for NERWHA's Fall Symposium can be completed online by clicking here: Fall Symposium.