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Fall 2021 History Senior Seminar

We look forward to seeing you on
Friday, November 19, 2021
1:15 to 5 p.m.

Welcome to the Monmouth University Department of History & Anthropology

We are excited to share our students’ impressive research work with their friends and family, faculty, and the greater MU student body. Please plan your conference by noting the times of each presentation you would like to attend during the course of the afternoon.

This year our student presentations will be given in person in Anacon Hall Rooms A and B in addition to being videoconferenced on Zoom.

To access any presentation, please click on the associated link to the Anacon room in which the presentation is being held. Each room you enter will open in a browser window and all you have to do is close the browser window to leave the room. You may attend as many presentations as you like included in the schedule.

Thank you for attending the
Monmouth University History & Anthropology Fall 2021 History Senior Seminar

Dr. Richard Veit, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
1:15 p.m.
Watch Opening Remarks by Dr. Richard Veit, Dean, School for Humanities and Social Sciences,

Watch Opening Remarks

Photo of Chris DiRosa
5:00 p.m.
Closing remarks by Dr. Chris DeRosa, Chair, Department of History and Anthropology

Watch Closing Remarks

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Anacon Hall Room A

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  • 1:15 p.m. – Dr. Richard Veit, Opening Remarks
  • 1:30 – Devin Burke, Understanding Special Education: Change Overtime
  • 1:45 – Gillian Demetriou, Natural Women or These Old Bones? Ageism and Beauty Standards in the Music Industry
  • 2:00 – Matthew Elmenshawy, Why the Industrial Revolution did not Spread to Egypt
  • 2:15 – David Fasolino, The Unwritten Stories of 1776 and 1787
  • 2:30 – James Fritz, The Battle of the Chosin Reservoir: The Battle that Refused to be Forgotten
  • 2:45 – Christopher Landry, The United States of America in World War II: Involvement, Contributions, and Outcome

3:00 – Break with refreshments by room entrance

  • 3:30 – Destiny Montgomery, Becoming Taino’s: The History of Africans in Dominican Republic
  • 3:45 – Nicholas Testa, A Tale of Two Nations: Great Britain’s Involvement in the American Civil War
  • 4:00 – Trevor Quasius, A Tale of Two Eagles: Was Rome a Warning?
  • 4:30 – Cade Stratton, World War II: The Battles that Brought Alliance Victory
  • 4:45 – Justin Szuba, To the Victor go the Spoils: U.S. Nuclear Strategy from 1991-2014
  • 5:00 – Dr. Chris DeRosa, Closing remarks

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Anacon Hall Room B

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  • 1:15 p.m. – Opening Remarks in Room A
  • 1:30 – Charles Cochran, Civilians in the Workforce during WWII
  • 1:45 – Christopher Duffett, Post-World War II Diet Change: Effects on the Food Industry
  • 2:00 – Rowan Elrais, Autism: It’s a Spectrum for a Reason
  • 2:15 – John Feniello, The Rise of the Last Rome: An Examination of the Risorgimento
  • 2:30 – Madison Kutschman, WWI and American Women’s Gender Roles
  • 2:45 – Alyssa Mata, No, I Am Not a Problem Child

3:00 – Break with refreshments by room entrance

  • 3:30 – Erin Rhodes, The History of Special Education: Where We’ve Come from and Where We’re Going
  • 3:45 – Nicole Trindade, Alexander Hamilton: Popular Culture and Misconception
  • 4:00 – Brian Salcedo, The Politics and Economics of the American Revolutionary War
  • 4:30 – Tatiana Sykowski, We’ve Got Spirit: The History of Cheerleading
  • 4:45 – Behn Worley, Quentin Tarantino: His Portrayal of History through Hollywood
  • 5:00 – Closing Remarks in Room A