The 21stannual Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Graduate Conference was held March 30–31 in Owens Banquet Hall and the Graduate Life Center.

The conference featured 16 presentations by students from 11 U.S. institutions, including Virginia Tech. Department of History graduate students organized the conference; faculty from the Department of History served as discussants.

Presenting papers were the following master’s students in History: Ellen Boggs, “‘That Mountain is Like a Drug Store:’ Knowledge in Appalachian Medicine, 1900-1933;” Katie Brown, “‘When This You See, Remember Me:’ Visual Culture and Civil War Soldiers’ Views of Permanence,” Emily Harmon, “‘My Father Said They Ran the Town: ’ How Women Planned Roanoke, Virginia, 1903-1910;” Grace Hemmingson, “The Battle in Richmond: Catawba Sanatorium and Virginia’s ‘War on Tuberculosis’;” Ryan Wesdock, “The Chicken or the Egg: Oology and the Ethics of Conservation;” and Emily Wild, “No Quarter: The Affliction of United States Colored Troops POWs.”