Student Achievements



Job Placements

  • Sean Kammer -- Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, 2011-2012
  • Sean Kammer -- Assistant Professor, Natural Resources Law, University of South Dakota School of Law, beginning in 2012

Publications

2012

  • Adam Hodge -- "'In Want of Nourishment for to Keep Them Alive': Climate Fluctuations, Bison Scarcity, and the Smallpox Epidemic of 1780-82 on the Northern Great Plains," Environmental History (forthcoming, Spring 2012).
  • Catherine Medici -- "To Persuade and Connect: Mary Sidney’s Essential Role in Henry Sidney’s Irish Rule," A Mirror for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Selected Proceedings of the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies 2012 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, ed Laura Aydelotte (Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2012).

2011

  • Jason Heppler -- "The American Indian Movement and South Dakota Politics," in The Plains Political Tradition: Essays on South Dakota Political Culture, eds. Jon K. Lauck, John E. Miller, Donald C. Simmons, Jr., Pierre, SD: South Dakota State Historical Society Press, 2011.
  • Sean Kammer -- "The Railroads Must Have Ties: A Legal History of Forest Conservation and the Oregon & California Railroad Land Grant, 1887-1916," Western Legal History vol. 23, no. 1 (Winner of the Jerome I. Braun Prize in Western Legal History).
  • Sean Kammer -- "Public Opinion is More than Law: Popular Sovereignty and Vigilantism in the Nebraska Territory," Great Plains Quarterly vol. 31, no. 4 (Fall 2011).

Presentations

2012

  • Jason Heppler -- "The Digital History Seminar," roundtable (with Brent Rogers, Michelle Tiedje, Leslie Working, Douglas Seefeldt), American Historical Association, January 2012.
  • Rebecca Wingo -- "Domestic Imperialism: Richard Throssel's Indian Service Photographs of Diseased Indians, 1910," 7th Annual James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Homestead National Monument of America, March 31, 2012.
  • Rebecca Wingo -- "Photographers of the Crow: A Study of the Lives and Photography of Fred E. Miller and Richard Throssel during Allotment," 52nd Annual Conference of the Western History Association, Denver, Colorado, October 2012.
  • Rebecca Wingo -- "A Photographic Comparison of Early Twentieth Century Housing on Crow Reservation and Neighboring Homesteads," Electronic Poster Session, 1862 and the Making of the Great Plains: A Year of Sesquicentennials Symposium, Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, March 28-30, 2012 AND as an invited lecture at the Montana State Historical Society Conference, September 2012.
  • Catherine Medici --“To Persuade and Connect: Mary Sidney’s Essential Role in Henry Sidney’s Irish Rule,” Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Graduate Student Conference, Chicago, IL, January 26, 2012.
  • Catherine Medici --“‘On Her Word Alone’: Mary Dudley Sidney’s Political Agency in Elizabeth I’s Marriage Negotiations with the Spanish Ambassador,” South Central Renaissance Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 9, 2012.
  • Pablo A. Rangel --“Rope-Trick Revolution: Transforming Representations of Vaqueros in ‘Wild West’ Exhibitions.” James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities, Lincoln, Nebraska, March 2012.
  • Pablo A. Rangel -- “Viva Vaquero: Imaging Mexican Cowboys in the Wild West, 1885-1924.” Mid-America American Studies Association 2012 Annual Meeting, Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 2012.

2011

  • Brandon Locke -- "Prairie Wolves: Manhood in the World War II Hastings Naval Ammunition Depot" Seventh Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, Loyola University, April 2, 2011.
  • Andrea Nichols -- "'I was not I?': Tracing Representations of Cleopatra in English Drama, 1592-1626," South Central Renaissance Conference, St. Louis University, March 3-5, 2011. (received Agnes Strickland award for best graduate student paper given by the Queen Elizabeth I Society)
  • Catherine Medici -- “‘A Very Goddess of Persuasion’: Representations of Elizabeth’s Privy Chamber Woman, Mary Sidney.” South Central Renaissance Conference, Saint Louis, MO, March 5, 2011. Recieved Best Graduate Student Paper Award for the South Centeral Renaissance Conference.
  • Brian Sarnacki -- "The Corrupt Network: Exploring Corruption and Progressivism in Turn of the Century Grand Rapids: Michigan through the Digital Medium," Eighth Annual Loyola University Chicago History Graduate Student Conference, Loyola University, November 5, 2011.
  • Brian Sarnacki -- "Authors, Articles, Editors, and Editions: Publishing Scholarship in the Digital Age" (panel with Douglas Seefeldt and Amanda Gailey), HASTAC V, University of Michigan, December 2, 2011.
  • Rebecca Wingo -- "Making Distinctions: Domestic Violence in Native Communities," Gender and Violence Conference, Dickinson College, March 26, 2011.
  • Rebecca Wingo -- "Reform, Rebellion, and Empowerment: White and Native Women Reformers in the Late Nineteenth Century," No Limits! Conference, University of Nebraska-Kearney, March 5, 2011.
  • Pablo A. Rangel -- “Lincoln’s Lost Colonia: Interpreting History through the Photographic Image.” James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities, Lincoln, Nebraska, April 2011.

2010

  • Catherine Medici -- “Elizabeth I’s Virgin Image and Gender Identity.”  Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Graduate Student Conference, Chicago, IL, January 22, 2010.
  • Kaci Nash -- "Union Veterans and the Fight over Civil War Memory" at the Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, October 9, 2010.
  • Pablo A. Rangel -- “Rediscovering Nebraska’s Mexican Heritage: The Lost Barrio of Lincoln and the Omaha Neighborhood.” Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (RMCLAS), Boulder, Colorado, April 2010
  • Pablo A. Rangel --“History in the Digital Age.” Arts and Humanities Focus Program, Lincoln, Nebraska, September 1, 2010.

Awards & Endowments

2012

  • Catherine Medici -- Robert Knoll Graduate Student Paper Award, “To Persuade and Connect: Mary Sidney’s Essential Role in Henry Sidney’s Irish Rule” Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, honorable mention, April 2012.
  • Brian Sarnacki -- Lowe R. & Mavis M. Folsom Distinguished Masters Thesis Award (Honorable Mention), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012.
  • Rebecca Wingo -- Dov Ospovat Award for a Distinguished Graduate Research Paper, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Spring 2012.
  • Rebecca Wingo -- Best Electronic Poster by a Student, 1862 and the Making of the Great Plains: A Year of Sesquicentennials Symposium, Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, March 28-30, 2012.
  • Rebecca Wingo -- Graduate Student of the Year, Graduate Student Association, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Honorable Mention, April 3, 2012.

2012

  • Kevin Chrisman -- Valeda K. Wood Fund, Research Grant for research in Mexico City, 2012.
  • Brandon Locke -- Helen and Perry Moran Scholarship for Preservation of the American Heritage, 2012
  • Catherine Medici -- Paul A. Olsen Travel Grant, Medieval and Renaissance Studie Program, March 2012.
  • Rebecca Wingo -- Washington Foundation Travel Grant, Montana Historical Society, September 2012.

2011

  • Kevin Chrisman -- Proffessor August Engren Fellowship, 2011.
  • Catherine Medici --South Central Renaissance Conference Graduate Travel Award for best graduate student paper,  “‘A Very Goddess of Persuasion’: Representations of Elizabeth’s Privy Chamber Woman, Mary Sidney,” March 2011.
  • Kaci Nash -- George Edward Woodberry Prize, "'On our way for the Sunny South, land of Chivalry': Northern Travelogues and the Southern Landscape," digital project, Honorable Mention, Nineteenth Century Studies, Departments of History and English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Spring 2011.
  • Kaci Nash -- Scholarship, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, British Columbia, June 2011.
  • Kaci Nash -- Research Grant, Sheldon Fund, History Department Graduate Committee, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, October 2011.
  • Andrea Nichols -- Agnes Strickland Award, "'I was not I?': Tracing Representations of Cleopatra in English Drama, 1592-1626," Queen Elizabeth I Society, South Central Renaissance Conference, March 3-5, 2011.
  • Michelle Tiedje -- Research Grant-in-Aid, Center for Great Plains Studies, Fall 2011.
  • Rebecca Wingo -- George Edward Woodberry Prize, "'The Forgotten Era': The Dime Novel Western, History, and Ann Stephens' Malaeska and Indian Queen," Honorable Mention, Nineteenth Century Studies, Departments of History and English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Spring 2011.
  • Rebecca Wingo -- Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Honorable Mention, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Fall 2011.