JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University’s Department of History is hosting the 2012 Ohio Valley History Conference this Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 11-13, at the Carnegie Hotel.
This major regional conference showcases undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professional historians, who will deliver presentations on various historical topics.
Nearly 100 individuals from several states, including some from as far away as California and Michigan, will attend the annual gathering, which will feature nearly 20 panels examining and debating such issues as the Civil War, World War I, World War II, gender and identity, imperial Japan, U.S. presidents Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy, Tennessee and Kentucky history, African American history, and more.
Special events include a performance of “Shame the Devil! An Audience with Fanny Kemble” by Megan Burnett of Alice Lloyd College on Friday at 5 p.m. This one-hour production deals with the life of a noted 19th century journal writer and author who was influential in pushing for the end of slavery in the United States.
Also, Friday’s conference banquet features the keynote address by University of Memphis history professor Dr. Aram Goudsouzian, the author of King of the Court: Bill Russell and The Basketball Revolution (University of California Press, 2010).
For more information, contact conference chair Dr. Daryl A. Carter at (423) 439-7429 or firstname.lastname@example.org.