Students to Showcase Undergraduate Research on Community and Conflict
Events and Lectures

Six undergraduate students from Franklin College’s Department of History will present individual research projects as part of the Department of History’s Senior Seminar. The event, themed “Community and Conflict: Aspects of Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Indiana History,” will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1, inside the Dietz Center for Professional Development. The event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 9 a.m.

Taught by Ralph Guentzel, professor of history and chair of the department, the Senior Seminar required students to conduct research at local archives like the Johnson County Museum of History and the Indiana Historical Society and present their discoveries at the colloquium.

For those who plan to attend the conference, Guentzel hopes the presentation inspires audience members to consider two items.

“First, I would want them to see the work the students have done and appreciate the students’ efforts. I want it to be a celebration of their growth,” Guentzel said. “And second, in terms of content, I hope people will learn something about Indiana history that they didn’t know before.”

The student presenters are organized in pairs across three panels. During the first panel, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Emily Cart, daughter of David and Diedre Cart of Deputy, will present “Norms and Transgressions: Gendering Mid-Nineteenth Century Indiana Women.” Riley Steimel, daughter of Quinn and Holly Steimel of Franklin, will follow with “Making It into the Curriculum: A History of Women’s Studies at Franklin College.”

During the second panel, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Noah Dahlquist, son of David and Cheryl Dahlquist of Rochester, will take audience members through the Civil War period in his discussion, titled “A Hoosier Boy Defends the Union: The Early Civil War Experiences of Billy Davis.” Afterward, Jack Rogers, son of Clark and Julie Rogers of Indianapolis, will bring audience members to the Vietnam War era, with “The War within the War: Indiana University-Bloomington and U.S. Military Policy in Southeast Asia, 1969-1970.”

Following a short break for lunch, the third panel, scheduled from noon until 1 p.m., will include a presentation from Griffin Reid, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Reid of Shelbyville, who will present on the topic “Foes No More, Friends Not Yet? Americans, Germans, and Italians at Camp Atterbury, 1942-1945.” Hannah Rollett, daughter of Scott and Lee Rollett of Greenwood, will wrap up the event with her presentation on 20th century immigration to the United States, entitled “In Search of the American Dream: The Mexican Immigrant Experience in Indiana, 1920s-1970s.”

For more information, contact the Office of Communications at (317) 738-8189.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


POSTED Nov 21, 2018