The Division of the Social Sciences is sponsoring its second annual Student Research Conference on Friday, October 21, 2014, which will include presentations by five History graduate students on aspects of their dissertations. The conference will be held in Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th Street, East Lounge, from 8:30 AM–3:00 PM. Registration is free.

Zachary Chase, a joint-degree candidate with Anthropology, will discuss “Archaeology in the Historical, Ritual, and Mythological Landscapes of Huarochirí, Perú." He is currently teaching a joint course in Anthropology and History entitled, "Signs of the Time: Semiotics & Histories of Indigenous Andean Pasts." Alan Kolata and Dain Borges cochair his dissertation committee.

John McCallum III will discuss “Talking Back to the 'American Century': Declarations about War in the Papers of Henry R. Luce.” In spring 2014, John was a von Holst lecturer. The von Holst Prize is awarded to History graduate students and is named after Hermann Eduard von Holst, a US historian and the first head of the department (1892–1900). Von Holst lecturers teach courses of their own design; his course was entitled "Turning Right: Conservative Politics in the Long Twentieth Century." Mark Bradley and James Sparrow cochair his dissertation committee.

Richard Del Rio will discuss “Looking for the Historical Origins of the Modern American Drug Dealer.” Richard used a divisional research grant to visit archives and develop his dissertation proposal. James Sparrow chairs his dissertation committee.

Diana Schwartz will discuss “Development and Displacement in the Tropics: Tales from the Archives of the Papaloapan Project.” Diana received a 2011–12 Fulbright García-Robles IIE Fellowship and have taught a course in Spanish on twentieth-century Mexican history to adults living in poverty for the Odyssey Project in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Emilio Kourí chairs her dissertation committee.

Daniel Webb will discuss "Restored to the Public Domain: Patterns of Dispossession in the American Southwest, 1871–1887.” Daniel Webb is currently teaching "North American Borderlands" as a von Holst lecturer. Ramón Gutiérrez chairs his dissertation committee.

By Joanne M. Berens, MFA'93, jberens@uchicago.edu