Lockridge History Workshop

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Named to honor Professor Emeritus Ken Lockridge, the Lockridge History Workshop meets five times each semester and serves as a venue for graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars to present works in progress. Articles, chapters, and research proposals (of no more than 35 pages) as well as public and digital history projects are welcome. All papers are pre-circulated, and the format is an open discussion. The sessions provide the department with a venue for intellectual exchange and afford presenters the opportunity to receive valuable, constructive, and friendly feedback on their research and writing projects.

Workshops begin at 3:30PM and last about 1 ½ hours. Papers are pre-circulated by email. Contact Prof. Kyle Volk (kyle.volk@umontana.edu) w/any questions and/or to receive the paper in advance of the workshop.

Lockridge Workshop Schedule

Fall Semester 2021

Sept. 22

Alan Taylor, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair of History, University of Virginia, Department of History

Oct. 13

John Eglin, Professor of History, UMontana History
“Re-Inventing the Wheel: Commercial Gambling in Britain in the Wake of the Georgian Gaming Acts"

Oct. 27

Michael Larmann, PhD Student, UMontana History
“Daniel Webster and the Commemoration of Compromise in the Age of Disunioni, 1853-1865"

Nov. 10

Lance Foster, PhD Student, UMontana History
“The Port Chicago Disaster and Mutiny, an Event too Large to Conceal"

Spring Semester 2022 

Feb. 2

Elizabeth Barrs, PhD Candidate, UMontana History
“The Ultimate Growth Industry: American Food Aid in the Mid-Twentieth Century"

Feb. 16

Jacob Schmidt, MA Student, UMontana History
“Damming Paradise: Public Power, Outdoor Recreation, and the Political Economy of the Mountain West in Postwar America"

Mar. 2

Kym MacEwan, PhD Student, UMontana History
“From Injury to Outbreak: Finding Medicine in Montana History"

Mar. 16

Cody Ewert, Associate Editor, South Dakota Historical Society Press
“Making Schools American: Nationalism and the Origin of Modern Educational Politics"

Fundraising Effort

The History Department currently is seeking financial support for this workshop. If you are interested in honoring Professor Lockridge and supporting our intellectual community, please contact Professor Kyle G. Volk.