Graduate conference 2018
"Generations in History: Youth, Age, and Metrics of Cultural Change”
Convened by Emily Curtis Walters
Friday, May 11,
2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Harris Hall 108 (Leopold Room), 1881 Sheridan Rd, Evanston
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Continental breakfast and welcome
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Panel I: Generations, Institutions, and Power
- William FITZSIMONS (Northwestern), “Government through Generations: A History
Decentralized Politics and the Development of Generation Groups among Proto Ateker-speakers in East Africa, c. 1100-1800 CE” of of
- Melody SHUM (Northwestern), “Moving Hong Kong to Kwang Chow Wan: Transnational and Trans-imperial Childhoods in Chinese Elite Communities (
- Michelle BEZARK (Northwestern), “A Bill for Better Babies: Early Federal Social Welfare Work and Nationalizing the American Child”
- Yuri DOOLAN (Northwestern), “The Problem of the ‘Mixed-Blood’ Child: Camptown Women, Intercountry Adoption, and the First Generation of Korean Amerasians”
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Coffee break
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Panel II: Generations, Networks, and Historical Change
- Joy SALES (Northwestern), “Welga! (Strike) — Filipino American Labor Leaders and Intergenerational Solidarity”
- Angela TATE (Northwestern), “When and Where I Enter: Black Women’s Internationalism in the Age of Washington and Du Bois, 1890-1915”
- Jay CARROLL (Northwestern), “Russian or Royal?: The Russian Influence on British Ballet in the Wake of Diaghilev”
12:45 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 Keynote: Professor Sabine FRÜHSTÜCK (University of California Santa Barbara), "The Ends of Innocence and the Problem of Generations in History"
- Sabine Frühstück (UC Santa Barbara) is the Director of the East Asia Center at UCSB, and the author of Playing War: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan (2017), as well as Uneasy Warriors: Gender, Memory and Popular Culture in the Japanese Army (2007), and Colonizing Sex: Sexology and Social Control in Modern Japan (2003). Her work has also appeared in several journals, including East Asia Forum Quarterly, The Asia-Pacific Journal, and Critical Asian Studies, as well as many edited volumes.
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Coffee break
3:15 - 4:45 p.m. Panel III: Generations, Families, and Intimate Relationships
- Laura MCCOY (Northwestern), “Unfortunate Inheritances: Sons and the Debts of their Fathers in the Early American Republic”
- Claire ARNOLD (Northwestern), “'More Than a Brother': Siblings as a Force in the 19th-Century Family"
- Emily CURTIS WALTERS (Northwestern), “Of Lives and Landscapes: “Britain’s 1939 Generation and the Great War”