Newman University historians speak at conference

Apr 27, 2016
Conference presenters

The Kansas Association of Historians held their 2016 Conference at Baker University in Baldwin City, KS this past weekend and Newman University was well represented at the conference with three speakers presenting. Professor of History Cheryl Golden was pleased to be part of this annual event. “I like to say we had three generations of Newman University historians presenting; a current professor, an adjunct professor and a current student,” said Golden. “I’m proud to say all three papers were very well received by those in attendance.”

The 2-day conference is held annually by the Kansas Association of Historians who encourage university faculty and students to submit applications to make presentations. The three presenters chosen from Newman University included Cheryl Golden as well as Adjunct Professor Erin Weber and student Diana Stanley.

All three papers presented had an underlying theme; using history to understand society, its actions and the role it played in learning. “I’m very proud and impressed by their use of evidence and their presentation skills,” said Golden. “We came across really well and there were many questions from the audience.”

The three papers presented were: The Geography of Thucydides: “Mental Maps” and the Ancient Greeks by Golden, A Historiography of the Beatles by Weber and Wichita Columbus Day 1892: A Parade Analysis by Stanley.

“Diana was approached by a publisher for her paper and Erin was asked to contact someone at WSU about working on a future project together,” said Golden. “It was a very successful conference for the both of them. I’m very proud of them both.”