Graduate Student Awarded Research Trip to Paris

Chad Cussen, M.A. candidate in the history department, has been awarded a fellowship from New York University and Centre national de la recherche scientifique to study in Paris from January-February 2010. He will be researching for his M.A. thesis dealing with memory and emotion as analytical models in the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War and attend a seminar led by Henri Rousso, author of The Vichy Syndrome (1994).

The Memories of WWII Symposium Student Panel

You and your students/colleagues are cordially invited to the following student panel.  

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall

2:45-4:15 p.m. Panel:  “World War II Memories in Japan and Beyond”
– Organized by Dr. Jinhee Lee, History Department, Eastern Illinois University

Student Presenters:

Mitsumi Takei, Eastern Illinois University (History):
“World War II Memories in Japanese Popular Culture under American Occupation”
Bridget Quinlivan, Western Illinois University (History):
“Memories of the ‘China War’ in Japan”

Charlie Kim, Northwestern University (Sociology):
 “Civil Society, State, and Memory Movement: The Biographical Encyclopedia of ‘Pro-Japanese Collaborators’ in Korea”

Tristan Soderberg-Baar, Eastern Illinois University (History):
“A Divided Memory: Assessing the Cultural History of Yasukuni Shrine in Postwar Japan”


Dr. Febe D. Pamonag, Assistant Professor of History, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

History Graduate Students Present Their Research at a Regional Conference

The following history graduate students will present their research papers on war memories in East Asia at the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs in Oxford, Ohio on October 18, 2009. In preparation for their presentation, the panel organizer Prof. Jinhee Lee is scheduling a practice session at 9am in History Seminar Room. All insterested history faculty and students are invited to their talk to provide constructive comments and suggestions on their interesting works. For further information, please contact Prof. Lee at Congratulations to Amanda, Mitsumi, and Tristanon on the acceptance of their paper proposals!  

2009 Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Chair/Discussant: Jinhee Lee, Eastern Illinois University

“Dokdo/Takeshima: Juxtaposed Memories in Cartographic Practices”
Amanda Evans, Eastern Illinois University

“Reconstructing the History of Muic in the Korean War: Reconciling Written Histories, Oral Histories, and the War Archives”
Heejin Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“A Divided Memory: Evaluating the Cultural History of Yasukuni Shrine”
Tristan Sodergren-Baar, Eastern Illinois University
“A-Bomb Memories and Representations in Postwar Japanese Art”
Mitsumi Takei, Eastern Illinois University

History Graduate Student Speaks on Home Front Political Violence

History graduate student Jason Miller presented his paper “Home Fires Burning: Desertion, the Draft, and Political Violence on the Illinois Home Front” at the Illinois History Conference, Springfield, 1 October 2009. The paper explored regional variations of violence within the state and the implications for local conflict centered around the installment of the Provost Marshal Office at the local level.