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2014 In Honor of Peter Garretson


New Directions in World History: Essays in Honor of Peter P. Garretson

March 21, 2014


Turn-of-the-Century Women Adventurers to the Middle East

9am-10:15 am

Rebecca Hayes (Northern Virginia Community College), “The Kurds and Gertrude Bell”

Jeanne Marie Warzeski (North Carolina Museum of History), “‘Stranded on a Scientific Sandbank’: U.S. Women as Ancillary Travelers and Amateur Egyptologists, 1880-1912”


Break 10:15 am-10:30 am


Americans in the Middle East

10:30 am-11:45 am

Travis Ritt (Palomar College), “A Forgotten Voice in World History, the Historical Works of Washington Irving”

Brian Parkinson (Georgia Southwestern State University), “Pierre Crabietes and the Armenian Genocide”



Lunch 11:45 am -1:40 pm


Insurgencies and Imperial Hopes

1:45 pm-2:30 pm

Jose Alvarez (University of Houston Downtown), “Mola’s Sixth Column – the Army of Africa’s 1936 Pronunciamiento in Spanish Morocco”


Break 2:30-2:45 pm


Placing Africa and the Middle East

2:45pm-4:00 pm

Kindeneh Mihretie (University of Addis Ababa), “Contested Location: The Politics of Representing Ethiopia’s Historical Geography

Colleen Boyett (Florida State University), “Yemen in the Interwar Period: The African Connection”


Break 4:00-4:15


ROUNDTABLE: Discussing World History

4:15 pm-5:30 pm

Joanna Neilson (Lincoln Memorial University)

Stephanie Laffer (Miami International University of Art and Design)

Wayne Harden (Lincoln Memorial University)


A reception will follow.

The symposium is organized by Dr. Will Hanley, FSU, Dr. John Dunne, Valdosta State University, and Dr. Victoria Hightower, University of North Georgia–Dahlonega.

Sponsors include the FSU Middle East Center, Center for Global Engagement, FSU Dean of Arts and Sciences, FSU Dean of Social Sciences, FSU History Department, FSU International Affairs Program, FSU Modern Languages Department, FSU Office of the Provost, Shepard & Ruth K. Broad International Lecture Series, William A. Kerr Intercultural Education & Dialogue Initiative, and the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies.