PAT Program

Phi Alpha Theta
Carolinas Regional Conference
Gilchrist Education and Psychology Complex
Elizabeth City State University

8:30-9:00 Registration and continental breakfast (Lobby)

9:00-9:20 Welcome and Opening Remarks (Room 106)

Wade Dudley, ΦΑΘ Regional Director, East Carolina University

Althea Riddick, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Elizabeth City State University

9:30-10:20 Session 1 (Room 106)

1a European Lives

Moderator:  Glen Bowman, Elizabeth City State University

The Apple of Discord, Poland and Saxony at the Congress of Vienna
Mihai Birladeanu, Francis Marion University ΦΑΘ

Celtic Children: An Examination of the Lives of Children in Early Irish Society
Coleen Kennedy, Francis Marion University ΦΑΘ

1b Political Revolutions! (Room 109)

Moderator: Hilary Green, Elizabeth City State University

Vladimir Lenin: A Political Portrait
Michael Wachowski, Francis Marion University *

Do Not Forget the Money: Reincorporating the Reasons Behind States’ Rights
Robert Wilson, Wake Forest University ΦΑΘ

10:30-11:50 Session 2

2a Patterns of Empire (Room 106)

Moderator: Charles V. Reed, Elizabeth City State University

Tracing Origins: Manifest Destiny
Jessica Lee Rogers, East Carolina University ΦΑΘ

American Imperialism in the Philippines
Kaitlin Harper, Francis Marion University ΦΑΘ

“If We Must Offend” Official British Policy in the Mandate of Palestine 1917-1947
Josh Johnson, Francis Marion University *

2b The “Ancient” World and the Making of the Modern World (Room 109)

Moderator: Barry Seebo, East Carolina University

Ancient Egyptian Medical Diagnosis and Modern Medicine
Ahmed R. Elassy, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College *

Cyrus the Great and the Making of Modern Imperialism
Matthew Johnson, Elizabeth City State University*

12:00-12:50 Lunch (Lobby)

1:00-1:50 Session 3

3a Science and Culture in a Global Age (Room 106)

Moderator: Angela Thompson, East Carolina University

Captain James Cook: Scientific Discoveries
Ernest J. Lair, Francis Marion University *

Art, Beauty, and the Ideal in Late Imperial China
Brierly Wills, Winthrop University ΦΑΘ

3b War at Sea from the Civil War to the Second World War (Room 109) (graduate panel)

Moderator: David Dry, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

An historical account of the wrecking and salvage of Modern Greece
Chelsea R. Freeland, East Carolina University ΦΑΘ

Battleship in Action: Voices of the Men from the USS North Carolina
Victoria Whitfield, East Carolina University ΦΑΘ

2:00-3:20 Session 4

4a Colonial Encounters in the Atlantic World (Room 106) (graduate panel)

Moderator: Stephanie Richmond, Norfolk State University

The Political Assassination of George Burrington: First Royal Governor of Colonial North Carolina
Baylus C. Brooks, East Carolina University ΦΑΘ

Across Porous Frontiers: Movements, Exchanges & Hidden Histories of Slavery and Freedom in 19th century United States, Mexico & the Caribbean
Maria Esther Hammack, East Carolina University ΦΑΘ

4b Slavery, Freedom, and the African Diaspora (Room 109)

Moderator: Brian Edwards, College of the Albemarle

Connections: Coerced Labor in Seventeenth-Century Barbados and Virginia
Jack Fryar, University of North Carolina-Wilmington ΦΑΘ

What We Believe: Southern Garveyites Adoption of Garveyism as a Religion
Andy Reid, Elizabeth City State University ΦΑΘ

The Definition of Black Leadership
Alexa Speller, Elizabeth City State University ΦΑΘ

3:30-5:00 Keynote Address, Awards, and Closing Remarks

“Did Lincoln Dream He Died?”JonWhite
Jonathan White, Christopher Newport University

Jon is the author of Abraham Lincoln and Treason in the Civil War: The Trials of John Merryman (Louisiana University Press, 2011) and the forthcoming Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln. He is also writing a book called Midnight in America: A History of Sleep and Dreams during the Civil War. Read his recent New York Times piece, “The Dreams of War.”