25th Annual Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Conference Held, Virginia Tech Students Presented Papers
April 1, 2022
The 25th Annual Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Conference featured 22 presentations by students from 12 institutions globally. Department of History graduate students organized the conference; faculty from the Department of History served as discussants. The following Virginia Tech students presented papers; all of them are master’s students in History, unless otherwise noted: Erica Blake, “‘She Was Not Sorry It Burned’: The Fire of 1930 and Monacan Resistance at the Bear Mountain”; Mary Culler, “The Battleground of Democracy: Imagery in the Poetry of The Suffragist”; Savannah Flanagan, “Secret Meetings: How Moravian Single Sisters’ Disobedience Shaped the Evolving Policies of the Moravian Church”; Savannah Lawhorne, “Remembering Space, Place, and Spectacle: A Case Study on the Haunting of DeJarnette Sanitorium”; Derek Pearson, “The Steep Climb to Low Earth Orbit”; Muhammed Shah Shajahan, ASPECT doctoral student, “‘Spectacular History’: An Analysis of the Construction of History in Bollywood”; Samuel Wentworth, Curriculum and Instruction master’s student, “One Dog for Everything”; Kiana Wilkerson, “‘I Am Not Your Mammy’: Black Women Representation in Brotherman”; Alfonso Zavala, Jr., “Reign of Terror in Clinton: Political Violence, Race, White Supremacy, and the Beginning of the ‘Mississippi Plan’ in 1875.” The conference took place at Hahn Horticultural Garden and the Graduate Life Center on March 18–19.