Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians and non-historians alike. PAT seeks to bring students, teachers, and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research.
The 2014 PAT Regional Conference is sponsored by the Nu Alpha Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the UW History Club, the University of Wyoming’s Department of History, ASUW, and the following businesses: Almanza’s Mexican Food, Corona Village Andale Rapido, Night Heron Books and Coffeehouse, Perkins, Altitude’s, Laramie Dental Arts, Daylight Donuts, Corona Village Mexican Restaurant, Qdoba, Shari’s Restaurant.
We would like to thank all of our panel chairs and presenters for their dedication in the pursuit of history. Thank you for helping make this conference possible.
We would like to thank our Conference Committee Members for their efforts in organizing the PAT and UW History Club Conference:
- Janna Nickerson Kestner, Conference President
- Mikole Bede, Conference VP and PAT President
- Chelsea Frazier, PAT VP
- Tyler Long, PAT VP
- Jody Simpson, PAT Treasurer
- Jeff Wilson, Journal Editor
- Renee Barrera
- Emily Lopez
- Dr. Isadora Helfgott
- Dr. Renee Laegreid
The 2014 PAT Conference would not have been possible without the generous contributions of our sponsors, panel chairs, presenters and the conference committee. Thank you to all.
Congratulations to our Award Winners!
Vikki M. Doherty, University of Wyoming, Remembering Pearl Harbor? An Analysis of Media Portrayal of the Pearl Harbor Attack from 1941 to 1946
Chandler T. Jameson, University of Wyoming, Intentions and Interests: Human Rights, Sovereignty, and the Syrian Civil War
Jonathon Vsetecka, University of North Colorado, Complex Social Memory: Revolving Social Roles in Holodomor Survivor Testimony, 1986-1988
Gabriel Martins, Colorado State University, Red and Hot, Blue and Cold: Jazz and Opening the Iron Curtain with Cultural Diplomacy
Chandler Harris, University of Wyoming, Soldiers, Sutlers, and Cultural Ambassadors: The Transplantation of Culture in the Wyoming Territory from 1865-1890
Owen Volzke, University of Northern Colorado, Dancing Again: History, Memory, and Activism at Wounded Knee
*identifies these award winning papers below.
Panel 6 : "Sagebrush Serenade or Farewell to Paradise? Western Myth and Popular Music Lyrics of Twentieth Century America" Title: Sagebrush Serenade or Farewell to Paradise? Western Myth and Popular Music Lyrics of Twentieth Century America During the twentieth century, music constituted an enormous part of American popular culture, and very ...
This study examines the role history and memory played in the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee by Oglala and other Native American protestors. Previous histories of the event focus largely on the role of the American Indian ...
Panel 1: "Remembering Pearl Harbor?: An Analysis of Media Portrayal of the Pearl Harbor Attack from 1941 to 1946" This paper analyzes the change over time in American media coverage of the Pearl Harbor attack of December 7, 1941 from the immediate aftermath through the 1946 findings of the Joint Congressional Committee — the final ...
According to the Violations Documentation Center in Syria, somewhere around 89,000 people have been killed in the Syrian Civil War since March of 2011. Of this number nearly 64% of these deaths were civilians caught in the ...
Panel 10 : "Complex Social Memory : Revolving Social Roles in Holodomor Survivor Testimony, 1986-1988" In 1932 and 1933, Ukraine experienced a man-made famine that destroyed between three and five million people in less than two years. Scholars, members of the Ukrainian diaspora, and others now refer to the event as the ...
Panel 8: "Soldiers, Sutlers, and Cultural Ambassadors: The Transplantation of Culture in the Wyoming Territory from 1865-1890" This paper addresses the role that United States soldiers played in the development of culture in the Wyoming Territory in the time following the Civil War. The experiences of enlisted soldiers, post traders, and officers ...
The United States and the Soviet Union negotiated for cultural exchanges during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s to promote good will and cooperation because they both realized that global nuclear annihilation was undesirable. The ...