International Conference on War and Imprisonment, New York, May 11, 2018

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May 11, 2018
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
Political History / Studies, Military History, Law and Legal History, Sexuality Studies, Human Rights

International Conference on War and Imprisonment
CUNY Graduate Center

New York, New York

Friday, May 11, 2018




         Dr. Sarah Danielsson    

            Associate Professor, Department of History, Queensborough Community College / CUNY


         Dr. Clarence Jefferson Hall Jr.    

            Assistant Professor, Department of History, Queensborough Community College / CUNY


Panel I:Places, Spaces, and Wartime Imprisonment: 8:15-9:45 


            Moderator: Dr. Mark D. Van Ells    

            Professor, Department of History, Queensborough Community College / CUNY


            Olof Blomqvist          
            Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

            Captives and Community: Prisoners of War in Torgau and Uppsala during the Great Northern War, 1700-1721


           Anne Lessy    

            Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

            ‘Prison Labor for Defense’: Unfree Labor in the New Deal Warfare State


            Dr. Sharon Delmendo

            Professor, Department of English, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York

            The ‘Manilaners’: From Nazi Victims to Unexpected Participants in the Pacific Theater


            Dr. Franziska Seraphim

            Associate Professor, Department of History, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts

            Sugamo and Landsberg: Allied Prisons for Axis War Criminals after World War II


            Dr. Richard Nisa    

            Assistant Professor of Geography, Department of Social Science & History, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham, New Jersey

            Take No Prisoners: Disappearance and the Twenty-First Century American War Prison




Panel II:Texts of Wartime Imprisonment: 10:00-11:30


            Moderator: Dr. Frank Jacob    

            Professor of History, Department of Social Science, Nord University, Bodo, Norway


            Stefan Lueder    

            Ph.D. Candidate, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

            Exploring the ‘Gurkha Records’: Himalayan Prisoners of War in World War I Germany


            Dr. Anne Schwan    

            Associate Professor, Department of English, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland

            German Internees Writing the First World War: Identities, Irony, and Humour in the Camp Newspaper Stobsiade 


            Tessa Hite  

            Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

            Promoting Surrender: Photographs of German POWs in American Propaganda Leaflets during World War II


            Dr. Jeehyun Lim

            Assistant Professor, Department of English, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

            Carl Mydans’s Photographs of Tule Lake


            Dr. R. Shareah Taleghani

            Assistant Professor and Director of Middle East Studies, Queens College / CUNY, Flushing, New York

            Visibility, Counter-Surveillance, and Surrealism in Tadmur Military Prison




Keynote Address:12:30-1:30


         Dr. Victoria Sanford
        Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Study of Human Rights
         School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
         Director, Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies
         Doctoral Faculty

         CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York
         Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology
         Lehman College / CUNY, Bronx, New York


          Paper Title: The Disappeared of Guatemala




Panel III: Politics and Imprisonment: 1:45-3:15


         ModeratorDr. Ron Van Cleef    

         Substitute Assistant Professor, Department of History,  Queensborough Community College / CUNY


            Dr. Zohar Segev

            Professor, Department of Jewish History, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

            Prisoner of War and Civilian Prisoner: The International Red Cross and the Jews during the  Holocaust


         Dr. Shirley Jennifer Lim    

            Associate Professor, Department of History, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

            Art for the People


            James Okolie Osemene

            Lecturer, Department of International Relations, Wellspring University, Benin City, Nigeria

            Wartime Civilian Prisoners: Patterns and Evolution of Human Rights Violations in the Nigeria – Biafra War


         Samuel Severson

            Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

            Maseru Central Prison in the 1960s and 70s: The Political and Cultural Legacies of Repression


         Rallie Murray

            Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology and Social Change, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California

            Are All Prisons Political?


Panel IV: Prisoners of War: 3:30-4:30


         Moderator: Dr. Tim Keogh

            Assistant Professor, Department of History, Queensborough Community College / CUNY


            Leonard Dorn    

            Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Early Modern History, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

            Chivalry and Fear: The Treatment of Prisoners of War in the Electorate of Hanover during the Seven Years’ War, 1756-1763


         Daniel Farrell    

            Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

            Highway Robbers or Prisoners of War? Sovereign Power, Bare Life, and the Problem of Confederate Guerrillas during the      American Civil War


         Dr. Lu Sun

            Assistant Professor, Department of History, Bryant University – Zhuhai, China

            India, Taiwan, and ‘The Last Battle of the Korean War’: The Controversy Surrounding POW Explanations


Panel V: Negotiating Difference and Imprisonment: 4:30-6:00 


         Moderator: Dr. Jonathan Anzalone

            Assistant Director, School of Journalism, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York


         Matyas Mervay

            Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, New York University, New York, New York

            The Forgotten Soldiers of Francis Joseph: Austro-Hungarian Refugee Prisoners of War in    China


         Christina Matzen

            Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

            Politics, Sexuality, and Carceral Life: Disciplining Women in Nazi Penal Institutions


            Vic Overdorf

            Ph.D. Student, Department of Gender Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

            Imprisoning Sexuality: The Abuses of the State in Homosexual Male Incarceration at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, 1934-1957


         Dr. Shahla Talebi

            Associate Professor of Religious Studies, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

            The Predicament of the Human / Political / Sexual: Stories from the Iranian Political Prison


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