Five history majors from the University of St. Thomas will present conference papers at the Symposium for History Undergraduate Research May 18-19 at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss.
The theme of the symposium is “Learning From the Past, Preparing for a Future.” Students from across the country competed for the opportunity to present their research in a format similar to that of an academic history conference.
UST students will be presenting papers in two conference sessions:
The Constitution and the Presidency in the Civil War Era (and Beyond):
- David Yates – “Nullification Reconsidered”
- Margaret E. Whitacre – “Unavoidable and Acceptable Tyranny: The Presidencies of Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt”
The Economic(al) Constitution:
- Matt Keliher – “Prohibition Era Constitutional History”
- Renate Hohman – “The Constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”
- Landon Rick – “Growing a Beard: Developing Charles Beard’s Narrowed Economic Constitutional Interpretation”
Dr. Tom Mega of the History Department is their faculty mentor.