2013 S-USIH Conference


Theme Geographies of Ideas









S-USIH Business Meeting

Session 1: 9:30a-11:15a

Remapping Liberalism(s) in the Cold War Era, 1949-1978

  • Chair/Respondent: Benjamin L. Alpers, University of Oklahoma
  • “From Cold War Liberalism to Neoconservatism: New York Intellectuals and a Transnational Gender Political Discourse,” Ronnie Grinberg, University of Oklahoma
  • “’Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open’ Just Not Protected: Legal Liberalism and Dissent During the Vietnam War,” Christopher Hickman, University of Mississippi
  • “The Western Liberal Embrace: A Case Study of One Day and Two Speeches by the Dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1962, 1970, 1978,” Zachary Jonathan Jacobson, Northwestern University

Going Public: Scientists in 20th Century U.S. Culture, Politics, and War

  • Chair/Respondent: David K. Hecht, Bowdoin College
  • “Strength in Numbers: Professional Networks, Mass Media, and the Science Service” Alexander Olson, University of Michigan
  • “Restoring Color to Science: Frank Oppenheimer’s Exploratorium as Cultural Intervention,” Rebecca Onion, University of Texas at Austin
  • “Access and Expertise Without Influence: Jason Scientists and the War in Vietnam,” Sarah Bridger, California Polytechnic

Black Identity in America from the Early Republic to the First World War

  • Chair/Respondent: Christopher Cameron, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • “From Where We Stand: Integration vs. Separation in the Boston Public Schools 1780s-1850s,” Bryn Upton, McDaniel College
  • “From the Black Atlantic to the Black Church: Identifying the Intellectual Paths,” Kyle T. Bulthuis, Utah State University
  • “’Help One Another’: Generational Conflict and Racial Solidarity in Black Cleveland, 1906-1911,” Michael Metsner, Case Western Reserve University

Evolutions and Exchanges: Intellectual Histories of Economics

  • Chair: Mike O’Connor, Independent Scholar
  • “Locke, Burke, Smith: The Evolution of Free Market Thought in the Modern U.S.,” Hyrum Lewis, Brigham Young University-Idaho
  •  “The Prophet of San Francisco: John Dewey and the Provincialism of Henry George,” Christopher England, Georgetown University
  • “Austrian Economics in American Exile: From Epistemological Pluralism to Dogmatic Individualism,” Janek Wasserman, University of Alabama
  • “Geography and the Technocratic Conceptualization of the Modern Economy,” Joshua Thomas, California State University-Sacramento

Session 2: 11:30a-1:15p

Towards an Intellectual History of U.S. Foreign Relations

  • Chair: Christopher McKnight Nichols, Oregon State University
  • “Using the History of Ideas to Resolve International Water Disputes: A Mexico-U.S. Example,” Peter L. Reich, Whittier Law School
  • “Situating the Radical Interventionists of 1940-41,” David Goodman, University of Melbourne
  • “Transatlantic Origins of American Postwar Nationalism and Internationalism,” Michaela Hoenicke-Moore, University of Iowa
  • “The Poverty of US Foreign Policy: The Obama Doctrine and the Civil Rights Tradition,” Carl Pedersen, Copenhagen Business School

German Ideas and Intellectuals in America

  • Chair/Respondent, Mike O’Connor, Independent Scholar
  • “Self-Hating German: Horace Kallen’s Anglophile Rejection of German Ideas,” David Weinfeld, New York University
  • “Schilling Among the Black Abolitionists: German Romantic Philosophy and Antebellum African-American Intellectuals,” Peter Wirzbicki, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • “Leo Strauss and German Thought in America,” Benjamin L. Alpers, University of Oklahoma

Religion and the Shifting Boundaries of Social Justice

  • Chair/Commenter, Raymond Haberski, Jr. Marian University/Indiana University-Indianapolis
  • “The Apostle Paul, the American Founders, and the Fugitive Slave Law,” Jordan T. Watkins, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • “Lessons from Detroit: Reinhold Niebuhr and the Limits of ‘Bourgeois Individualism’,” Markus Kantola, University of Turku
  • “Religion and the Politics of Dignity in Postwar Los Angeles,” Sean Dempsey, University of Pennsylvania
  • “Martin Luther King Jr. and the Long Social Gospel Movement,” Vaneesa Cook, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Transatlantic Communities of Legal Scholars, 1870-1914

  • Chair/Respondent: Allison Powers, Columbia University
  • “The Historical School of American Jurisprudence,” David M. Rabban, University of Texas-Austin
  • “American Professionalism in Early International Arbitration (1870-1900),” Alan T. Nissel, University of Helsinki
  • “The Emergence of the Modern Idea of Property in American Law,”Nadav Shoked, Northwestern University

Lunch: 1:30p-3:00p

Roundtable: S-USIH Book Award Committee Discusses Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen’s An American Nietzche and the 2013 Book Awards

  • Jennifer Burns, Stanford University
  • Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Dorothy Ross, Johns Hopkins University
  • David Steigerwald, Ohio State University


Session 3: 315p-5:00pm

The Play of History: Media, Culture, and the Production of Alternative Historical Narratives

  • “Pioneering Postal Diplomacy: Remixing History Through Role-Play,” Aaron Trammell, Rutgers University
  • “Toward a History of Fun,” Peter D. McDonald, University of Chicago
  • “General Washington Invades China: Digital Mythistory, Playing with the Past, and Engaging with History,” Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, Sierra College
  • “Allegory and Resistance: You Are There and the War on McCarthyism,” Andrew J. Salvati, Rutgers University

Religion and the Discourses of Radical Activism in 20th Century America

  • Chair/Respondent: Joseph Kip Kosek, George Washington University
  • “Liberal Theology and Oppositional Politics: The Unitarian Radicalism of John Haynes Holmes,” Mark Pittenger, University of Colorado
  • “Christian Idealism and Pacifist Practicability: The Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Search for an Effective Social Ethic,” Andrew Ballou, Boston University
  • “Working-class Pragmatism: A.J. Muste and Progressive Labor, 1919-1936,” Leilah Danielson, Northern Arizona University

The Transnational Past I: Intellectual Exchanges

  • Chair: Christopher McKnight Nichols, Oregon State University
  • “Building an American Consciousness through Transnationalism: The American Negro and Asian Indian,” Andrea M. Slater, University of California-Los Angeles
  • “William James and the Lure of European Irrationalism,” Anthony Louis Marasco, IUC, Turin
  • “War of Position: Eugene Genovese as Reader of Antonio Gramsci,” Timothy Barker, Columbia University
  • “Postwar Émigré Intellectuals and American Catholic Nuns: How Adorno et al’s The Authoritarian Personality Transformed U.S. Catholic Sisterhoods,” Darra Mulderry, Providence College

The Sciences of Emotion in Postwar America

  • Chair/Respondent: Daniel Wickberg, University of Texas-Dallas
  • “Empathy Metrics:  Calibrating Social Emotions in the Social Sciences,” Susan Lanzoni, Harvard University
  • “Konrad Lorenz and the Science of Emotion,” Nadine Weidman, Harvard University
  • “Alpha Males: Aggression in Men of Science and Other Primates,” Erika Milam, Princeton University

A Reevaluation of Postwar Liberal Consensus: Democracy, Race, and Education

  • Chair/Respondent: Andrew Hartman, Illinois State University
  • “Schools for Free People: Reconsidering the Postwar Critique of American K-12 Education,” Jacob Fay, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • “Searching for Modern Unity: Philosophy and General Education at 1940s Yale,” Bryan McAllister-Grande, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • “Black Student Activism at Harvard: A Reexamination of Northern Liberalism, 1950-1990” Afrah Richmond, University of Bridgeport

Wine and Cheese Reception: 5:00p-6:00p


Evening Plenary: 6:00p-7:30p

Conservatism and Intellectual History: Pasts and Futures

  • Angus Burgin, Johns Hopkins University
  • Donald Crichlow, Arizona State University
  • George Nash, Independent Scholar
  • Kevin Schultz, University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Leah Wright, Wesleyan University
  • Chair/Moderator: Lisa Szefel, Pacific University



Session 4: 8:30a-10:15a

Roundtable: Is “Evangelical” an American Word? Mapping an Elusive Concept

  • Mark Edwards, Spring Arbor University
  • Laura Premack, Bowdoin College
  • Markku Ruotsila, University of Helsinki
  • Molly Worthen, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

The Many Faces and Spaces of 20th Century Conservatism

  • Chair: Allison Perlman, University of California-Irvine
  • “Brent Bozell and the Ideological Origins of Originalism, 1954-1966,” Logan Everett Sawyer, University of Georgia
  •  “Community Through Song: Music and the Emergence of the Post-War International Fascist Community,” Ryan Shaffer, Stony Brook University
  • “The ‘Upstart’ Revolution: Silicon Valley and the Rise of American Conservatism, 1964-1980,” Zachary B. Wasserman, Yale University
  • “From the Sun Belt to Northern Cities: Ronald Reagan’s 1980 Presidential Campaign and the Migration of American Conservatism,” Francoise Coste, University of Toulouse

We are the World: Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism, World Federalism, and One World

  • Chair, Paul Murphy, Grand Valley State University
  • “Wendell Willkie and the Idea of One World Between World War and Empire,” Samuel Zipp, Brown University
  •  “Americans in the Oikoumene: Locating American Protestants Within the International Ecumenical Movement, 1937-1961,” Justin Reynolds, Columbia University
  • “Great Books, Global Democracy: Reconsidering World Federalism through the Ideas of Robert Hutchins and Mortimer Adler,” Andrew McNally, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  •  “Faust in Aspen: Peripheral Cosmopolitanism and the Origins of the Aspen Institute,” Hadji Bakara, University of Chicago

Environments, Urban Places, and Outer Spaces

  • Chair: Paul Rubinson, Bridgewater State University
  • “The Frontier of the Imagination: Anticipatory Geographies and Republican Landscapes in the Old Northwest, 1785-1815,” Joshua J. Jeffers, Purdue University
  • “Hierarchies of Knowledge: The Changing Educational Landscape of Boston,” Cristina Groeger, Harvard University
  •  “The Cultural Impact of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring,” Michelle Mart, Pennsyvlania State University-Berks
  • “Whither ‘Human’? The Apollo Moon Landings and Postwar Debates About the Human Future,” Matthew D. Tribbe, University of Connecticut

Intersections of Racial Thought and Economic History

  • Chair: Daniel McClure, California State University-Fullerton
  • “Henry C. Carey’s ‘Zone Theory’ and American Sectional Conflict,” Stephen Meardon, Bowdoin College
  • “Creatures of the Present: Race, Desire, and Imperial Progressive Banking in the American Colonial Philippines, 1903-1916,” Allan E.S. Lumba, Harvard University
  • “The Civil Rights Movement and Taxation,” Enrico Beltramini, Notre Dame de Namur University
  • “Plus Ça Change . . .? Power, Ideas, and the Global South at Bretton Woods,” Michael Franczak, Boston College


Session 5: 10:30a-12:15p

Roundtable: Teaching U.S. Intellectual History

  • Christopher Cameron, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • Jonathan Scott Holloway, Yale University
  • Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • David Sehat, Georgia State University

The Transnational Past II: (Re)Imagining Places and Peoples

  • Chair: Alex Borucki, University of California-Irvine
  • “Ideologies of Empire: Mary Brewster’s Whaling Journal, Missionaries, and Exchange on Hawi’ian Islands,” Kate Thompson, University of California-San Diego
  • “’This Voyage to London Should Polish Me & Make Me Quite Polite’: Metropole, Colony and the Colonial Encounters of Henry Laurens in the British Atlantic World 1744-1765,” Tao Wei, SUNY-Stony Brook
  •  “Envisioning Latin America: Intellectual Practices of Difference in America’s fin-de-siecle,” Franz D. Hensel-Rivero, University of Texas-Austin
  •  “Exile and Memory: Vilem Vlusser as a Trans-national Example,” Manuela Fantinato, Rio de Janeiro Pontifical Catholic University

Metropolitan Echoes: Intellectual Relations Between Anti-Colonial Movements and America and European Public Spheres, 1930s-1970s

  • Chair/Respondent: Christopher Dietrich, Fordham University
  • “The Diaspora Diplomacy of the Hands Off Ethiopia Movement of 1935,” Joseph Fronczak, Yale University
  • “Strategies of Resistance, Spaces of Resistance: The Black Atlantic, the Press and the Production of an Anti-Colonial Ideological Laboratory,” Leslie E. James, University of Cambridge
  • “Non-Alignment at the Iron Curtain: The Case of Austria,” Berthold Molden, University of New Orleans

Intellectual Constructions of Power: Political Parties and Presidential Discourses

  • Chair: Paul Rubinson, Bridgewater State University
  • “Like the Exchange of Fire Between Two Regiments,” Adam Coombs, University of British Columbia
  • Brown, Political Party Ideology, and Jurisprudential ‘Bundling,’” Stuart Chinn, University of Oregon
  • “From Exemplar to Irritant: The Contrasting Role of Anti-Colonialism in the Presidential Visits to Ireland of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan,” David P. Kilroy, Nova Southeastern University
  • “Binary Manichaeism in U.S. Presidential Discourse from FDR to Bush 43: The Good vs. Evil Dichotomy as a Strategic Political Communication Device,” Wassim Daghrir, University of Sousse

Postwar Christian Communitarian Thought

  • Chair/Respondent: Amy Koehlinger, Oregon State University
  • “The Quest for Community within Ecumenical Protestantism,” Mark Edwards, Spring Arbor University
  • “From Goldwater to Guadalupe: The Strange Career of L. Brent Bozell,” Christopher Shannon, Christendom College
  • “Evangelicals, Hippies, and the Politics of Community,” Molly Worthen, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

The Social and Moral Authority of Liberal Intellectuals in Mid-Twentieth Century America

  • Chair/Respondent: Hugh Wilford, California State University-Long Beach
  • “Humanism as a ‘Way of Life’: Liberals, Cultural Reform, and the Humanist Movement in the 1930s and 1940s,” Paul Murphy, Grand Valley State University
  • “Render Unto Reason: Modernization, the Kennedy Mystique, and the Historical Imagination,” Drew Maciag, Independent Scholar
  • “’Reconstructing the ‘Whole Man’: America’s Battle for Hearts and Minds at MIT, 1945-1980,” Peter Kizilos-Clift, Independent Scholar

Lunch: 12:30p-2p


Keynote Address: 2:15p-3:45p

David Hollinger, Preston Hotchkis Professor of History, University of California-Berkeley

Christianity and Its American Fate: Where History Interrogates Secularization Theory

Session 6: 4:00p-5:45p

Roundtable: The Culture Wars and the Problems of Doing History

  • Niels Bjerre-Poulsen, University of Southern Denmark
  • L.D. Burnett, University of Texas-Dallas
  • Raymond J. Haberski, Marian University/IUPUI
  • Andrew Hartman, Illinois State University
  • David Hollinger, University of California-Berkeley

Mapping Intellectual Constructions of Mental Health and Delinquency

  • Chair: Andrea Milne, University of California-Irvine
  • “Safeguarding the Interests of the State: Defective Delinquency and the Construction of Borders of Belonging at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” Kate E. Sohasky, Johns Hopkins University
  • “The ‘Battle for the Corner’ in Philadelphia during the Long War on Crime, 1924-1968,” Alexander Elkins, Temple University
  • “Cold War Science: The Link Between LSD and Prozac,” Kim Hewitt, Empire State College
  • “Neuroscience and the Mapping Metaphor,” Richard Lewine, University of Louisville

Empires and Nations: Anti-Colonial Thought and International Politics, 1947-1965

  • Chair/Respondent: Ryan Irwin, University at Albany
  • “Fractured Frontiers: Territoriality in the West’s Relations with Postcolonial South Asia,” Elisabeth Leake, University of London
  • “Arab Oil Experts and Anti-Colonial Economics, 1956-1966,” Christopher Dietrich, Fordham University
  • “Malcolm X in Europe, 1964-1965: Anti-Imperialism and the Global Dimensions of the Black Struggle,” Moshik Temkin, Harvard University

Religious and Political Liberalism in 20th Century America

  • Chair Respondent: Matthew Hedstrom, University of Virginia
  • “‘There Sit Side By Side Catholic and Protestant, Christian and Jew’: The Religious and Political Origins of Modern American Pluralism,” David Mislin, Boston University
  • “‘The Man Who Gets the Largest Salary Can Do the Most Good’: The Political Economics of the Social Gospel Moderates,” Kip Richardson, Harvard University
  • “The Politicization of Protestantism in the WWII Era: Catholics, Evangelicals, and the Protestant Establishment,” Gene Zubovich, University of California-Berkeley

Philosophy Exposed: Stanley Cavell and the Interdisciplinary Imagination

  • Chair: Martin Woessner, City College of New York
  • “The Claim of the Human: The Rationality of Thomas Kuhn and Stanley Cavell,” John Erik Hmiel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • “Cavell, Wittgenstein, and the Architecture of Philosophy,” Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft, University of California-Los Angeles
  • “Marriage and Moral Perfectionism in Siri Hustvedt and Stanley Cavell,” Aine Marie Kelly, University College Dublin
  • “’The willingness to find yourself lost’: Stanley Cavell on Literature and the Ethical Imagination,” Martin Woessner, City College of New York

Dissenters versus “the People”: Majorities, Minorities and the Construction of Democracy in America”

  • Chair: Robert Daniel Rubin, Central Connecticut State University
  • “Taking Democracy off the Streets: Elites, Public Opinion Polls, and the Making of the ‘Silent Majority,’” Mark Nevin, Ohio University Lancaster
  • “Language Minorities, Nativist Majorities and the Supreme Court: A Reconsideration of Meyer v. Nebraska,” Ghislain Potriquet, Université de Strasbourg
  • “Rights in Transition: Majority Power and Minority Protections in Reconstruction North Carolina,” Linda Tvrdy, Columbia University
  • “Getting Democracy Right” The Conservative Majoritarianism of Justice Rehnquist,” Robert Daniel Rubin, Central Connecticut State University

Evening Plenary: 6:00p-7:30p

The United States and the World: Intellectual Histories of American Foreign Relations

  • Elizabeth Borgwardt, Washington University
  • Mary Dudziak, Emory University
  • David Engerman, Brandeis University
  • Erez Manela, Harvard University
  • Chairs/Moderators: Christopher McKnight Nichols, Oregon State University and Paul Rubinson, Bridgewater State University




Session 7: 8:30a-10:15a

Roundtable: Andrew Jewett’s Science, Democracy and the American University

  • Chair: Angus Burgin, Johns Hopkins University
  • David Engerman, Brandeis University
  • Ronald L. Numbers, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Joan Shelley Rubin, University of Rochester
  • Daniel Wickberg, University of Texas-Dallas
  • Respondent: Andrew Jewett, Harvard University


Making Sacred and Secular Identities in Early New England

  • Chair/Respondent: Mark A. Peterson, University of California-Berkeley
  • “New England’s Intellectual Adjustment to Empire: Clerical Networks and Knowledge Production at the Enlightenment’s Periphery,” David Grant Smith, University of Virginia
  • “Preaching Nationalism in the Early Republic: Thanksgiving Sermons and the Local Appropriation of Nationalism in New England,” Benjamin Park, University of Cambridge
  • “The Loci of Congregationalism: How Geography Inhibited Denominationalization of American Religion,” Seth Meehan, Boston College

Mapping Conservatism: Interdisciplinary and Transnational Perspective on the Question of Conservative Thought, Politics, Language, and Discourse

  • Chair/Respondent: Kevin Schultz
  • Danielle Holtz, “’A Ripple Appears on the Surface’: Conservatives and Conservatism in American and Transnational Political Discourse,” Danielle Holtz, University of Pennsylvania
  • “Conservatism and Radical Metaphysics in Late Nineteenth-Century French Thought,” Larry McGrath, Johns Hopkins University
  • “David Hume and Why Hayek is a Conservative,” William Kline, University of Illinois-Springfield

The Interaction of Ideas and Politics in the Post-War/Cold War Era

  • Chair: Alex Jacoby, University of California-Irvine
  • “Facing the Crowd: Elia Kazan, David Riesman, and the ‘Other-Directed Americans’,” Natalie Blum-Ross, New York University
  • “The Long Arm of Short Wave: Radio Liberty, Russian Dissidence, and the Enlightened Cold War,” Jessica K. Brandt, Drew University
  • “Totalitarianism, Enlightenment, and the Two Cultures of ‘Cold War Liberalism,’” Alexander I. Jacobs, Vanderbilt University
  • “Southerners Debate Terrorism in Cold War America,” Jonathan Gantt, University of South Carolina

Reconstructing/Deconstructing the Intellectual History of US Capitalism: Left and Right Perspectives on Political Economy in the Age of Affluence

  • Chair: Kurt Newman, University of California-Santa Barbara
  • “Planning for Peace: Republican Economic Development and the Intellectual Roots of Postwar  Capitalism,” Kit Smemo, University of California-Santa Barbara
  • “The Limits of Value: Baran/Sweezy, Sklar, and Livingston on the Rise of the ‘New American Marxism’,” Tim Barker, Dissent
  • “’Moloch! Moloch! Robot Apartments! Invisible Suburbs! Skeleton Treasuries! Blind Capitals! Demonic Industries!’: Productivism, Death Drive, and the Capitalist Unconscious in the Eisenhower Era,” Kurt Newman, University of California-Santa Barbara
  • “Putting the ‘Stag” Back into “Stagflation’: The Labor Question and Postwar Theories of Rising Prices,” Samir Sonti, University of California-Santa Barbara

Session 8: 10:30a-12:15p

Narrative, Historiography, and Temporality

  • Chair: Paul Anderson, University of Michigan
  • “A Geosemiotics of the Myth of Social Mobility,” Joel Wendland, Grand Valley State University
  • “Perry Miller’s Ghosts,” Rivka Maizlish, University  of Wisconsin-Madison
  • “An Approach to the English and French Historiography Traditions During the XX Century and Their Impact on the Way of Writing Latin American History in the United States,” Lucrecia Solano, Universidad Iberoamericana-Mexico City
  • “Between the Constance School of Reception Theory and the Yale School of Deconstruction: The Secret Pasts of Hans Robert Jauss and Paul de Man,” Gregory Jones Katz, University of Wisconsin-Madison

New Perspectives on the Symmetry of Science and Religion in Nineteenth Century America

  • Chair/Respondent: Gillis J. Harp, Grove City College
  • “The Religious Roots of 19th Century American Polygenism,” Terence Keel, University of California-Santa Barbara
  • “The Exchange of ‘Scientific’ Biblical Criticism Among Late Nineteenth-Century American Evangelical Scholars and Laity,” Scott Gerard Prinster, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • “Reimagining Liberal Religion: Debating Science and Religion at the Radical Club of Boston,” Scott Shubiz, Florida State University

Blind Oracles?: Policy Intellectuals and U.S. Foreign Policy from the 1920s to the 1970s

  • Chair/Respondent: Elizabeth Cobs Hoffman, San Diego State University
  • “Quincy Wright and the Pragmatist Alternative to Globalism, 1920-1945,” Trygve Throntveit, Dartmouth College
  • “A War Against Empire?: US Policy Intellectuals and the Politics of Trusteeship,” Thomas Meaney, Columbia University
  • “From Weimar to Washington: The Progressive and Transatlantic Roots of the National Security State,” Daniel Bessner, Cornell University

Outside the Ivory Tower: Rethinking the Places and Spaces of Philosophy in Twentieth-Century America

  • Chair/Respondent: Casey Nelson Blake, Columbia University
  • “The Unending Conversation: Kenneth Burke and Richard McKeon’s Rhetorical Pragmatism,” Brad Baranowski, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • “Forging a New Frontier for American Liberalism,” Claire Rydell, Stanford University
  • “The Philosopher as International Activist: Richard McKeon and the Idea of Human Equality, 1946-1954,” Fred Beuttler, Carroll University

Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Sponsored Session

“‘Place’ in American Philosophies”

  • Chair:  Kenneth W. Stikkers, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • “The Placelessness of American Philosophy,” Kenneth W. Stikkers, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • “The Psychological Influence of Place on Ideas:  Royce and California,” Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley, California State University-Bakersfield
  • “Sacred Lands and the Agency of Places,” Scott Pratt, University of Oregon
  • “Immigrants, Post-Immgirants, and the Occasion of/for Philosophy,” Carlos Alberto Sanchez, San Jose State University