History Majors Present Papers at Mississippi State University Symposium

May 28, 2013

Periodically, our history majors have opportunities to present their research in an academic conference setting. For example, this year several of our majors will attend the Symposium for History Undergraduate Research at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS.  The theme of the symposium was "Uncovering Buried Voices: Issues of Conflict and Change Through History". 

 Here is a list of the students and their presentation titles:

  • Tom Gallaher, "Colonial Causes of the American Revolution"
  • Renate Hohman, " Development and Divergence in Colonial Virginia and Massachusetts Bay"
  • Dylan Wallace, "Dekulakization: Violence and Chaos in the Russian Countryside"


Under the guidance of their faculty mentor, Dr. Tom Mega, these students successfully applied for spaces on the conference schedule, practiced their presentation skills, and supported one another at their conference presentations. They also enjoyed meeting other students like themselves from across the country who are passionate about the study of history.