Participation at Professional Meetings

Papers

"Rambo Kipling and Shirley Temple: From Afghanistan with Love" at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch held at Honolulu, Hawaii July 31-August 3. 2003.

"Still Dreaming of Africa: Hollywood and the Hallucinatory Power of Kenya" at the annual meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies held at Little Rock, Arkansas October 4-5, 2002.

"So What's New? Online Instruction as Correspondence Course" at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association held at Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 10-13, 2002.

"Prime Time South Africa" at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association held at Reno, Nevada, April 18-21, 2001.

"The British Boy Scout Migration Plan, 1922-1939" at the annual meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies held at Denver, Colorado, Oct. 20-22, 2000.

"From Exuberance to the Work Ethic: British Trademarks of the 1920s and 1930s" at the annual meeting of the Westesrn Social Science Association held at San Diego, California, April 26-29, 2000.

"John Huston, Sean Connery, Michael Caine and the Epiphany of The Man Who Would Be King" at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch held at Maui, Hawaii, August 6-8, 1999.

"'Lawrence of the Plains': Kevin Costner, Dances with Wolves, and 'Playing Indian'" at the Image of America in Literature, Media, and Society held at Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 11-13, 1999.

"'Dianology': Postscript or Postmodern?" at the annual meeting of the Far West Polular and American Culture Asoociations held at Las Vegas, Nevada, February 5-7, 1999.

"From Oklahoma to Malibu: James Garner and The Rockford Files", American Studies Section at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association meeting held at Denver, Colorado, April 15-18, 1998.

"Society and Culture in the 21st Century: Iron John vs. Bill Gates and the Netheads?" at "Science, Technology, & the 21st Century: New Eden or Armageddon?" at the Festival III Academic Conference held at Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma, March 20-22, 1997.

"Groundhog Day, Deja Vu, and the Myth of the Eternal recurrence" at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association held at Reno, Nevada, April 17-20- 1996.

"Some (Final?) Reflections on Baden-Powell, Scouts, Guides, Racism, Militarism, and Feminism" at the annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies held at the University of California, Los Angeles, California, March 29-30, 1996.

"Race, Censorship, and PBS: The Controversy over the Documentary Blacks Britannica (1978)" at the 88th annual meeting of the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch held at Maui, Hawaii, August 4-7-1995.

"Profs in a Box--Hit Rewind!" at the 7th annual meeting of the Far West Popular and American Culture Associations held at Las Vegas, Nevada, February 3-5, 1995.

"The British Empire, Sexuality, Feminism ad Ronald Hyam" at the annual meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies held at Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 27-29-1994.

"Diversity, Robert Hughes, and/or a Culture of Complaint?" at "Diversity: Enrichment or Dilution?" a conference held at Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma, April 6-9, 1994.

"Twisting in the Multicultural Whirlwind: Edward Said's Culture and Imperialism" at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association held at San Antonio, Texas, March 30-April 2, 1994.

"Imaginary Films of Imaginary Wars: Objective Burma (1945)" at the annual meeting of the Far West Popular and American Culture Associations held at Las Vegas, Nevada, February 4-6, 1994.

"Scouting for Men? The Men's Movement and the Philosophy of Robert Baden-Powell" at the joint meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies and the North American Conference on British Studies held at Boulder, Colorado, October 8-10, 1992.

"The Return of Martin Guerre: Teaching History in Images, History in Words" at the Cameron University Renaissance Conference, held at Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma April 23-25, 1992.

"Was Errol Flynn a Japanese Spy? The Making of the Film Dive Bomber (1941)" at "Prelude to Pearl Harbor--The Interwar Years" an International Symposium held in conjunction with the opening of the American Airpower Heritage Museum, Midland, Texas, December 3-6, 1991.

"The Antidote for Dhaki Feber: The Growth of the British Girl Guides in World War I" at the annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association held at the Kona Coast, Hawaii, August 14-18, 1991.

"Marin County and the Banana Republic: The Persistence of Crypto-Imperialsim" at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association held at Reno, Nevada, April 24-27, 1991.

"Can Girls Be Scouts?: The Origins of the British Girl Guides, 1909-1916" at the annual meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies held at Snowbird, Utah, October 5-6, 1990.

"The Ways We Use the Past: The Historical Facsimile of the Banana Republic Travel and Safari Company" at the annual meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies held at Austin, Texas, October 13-14, 1989.

"Still Out in the Midday Sun? Women, Popular History, and the Relevance of the Study of Imperial History" at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association held at Cincinnati, Ohio, December 27-30, 1988.

"The Fantastic Rationalism of Robert Owen" at the annual meeting of the Missouri Valley History Conference held at Omaha, Nebraska, March 10-12, 1988.

"Kenya, Decolonization, and the Myth of the White Hunter: Robert Ruark's Uhuru" at the annual meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies held at Lincoln, Nebraska, October 29-31, 1987.

"Prelude to the Herero War: The South West Africa Company and the Khauas-Herero Uprising of 1896" at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association held at Dallas, Texas, March 18-21, 1987.

"Rudyard Kipling, Robert Ruark, and the 'White Man's Burden' " at the joint meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies held at Denver, Colorado, October 10-11, 1986.

" 'A Good Jew and a Good Englishman': The Jewish Lad's Brigade 1894-1922" at the annual meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies held at San Antonio, Texas, October 25-26, 1985.

"Robert Baden-Powell and the British Girl Guide Movement" at the annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies held at the Huntington Library, Pasadena, California, March 25-26, 1983.

"The Origins of the British South West Africa Company: A Case Study of Business Imperialism" at the annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association held at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, August 16-19, 1981.

Chairs and Comments

Comment, "Race and Racism in the 18th Century" at the annual meeting of the Northern Great Plains History Conference held at Fargo, North Dakota October 1-4, 2003.

Chair, "The Politics of Culture Translation in a Globalized World: Australia, Afghanistan and the Pacific", at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch held at Honolulu, Hawaii July 31- August 3, 2003.

Chair and Comment, "Left and Right in Post-War Britain" at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association held at Las Vegas, Nevada, April 9-12, 2003.

Panelist, "The Bayeux Tapestry and Beyond", a panel discussion sponsored by the Cameron University Art Department in conjuncture with a lecture by author, critic, and theorist Lucy R. Lippard held at the Cameron University Theatre. Lawton, Oklahoma, April 4, 2003.

Comment, (Substitute for Robin Winks, Yale University), "Racial Borders in Comparative Contexts" at the annual meeting of the Western History Association held at Colorado Springs, October 16-19, 2002.

Chair and Comment, "Individual and Geographical Manifestations of European Borders" at the annual meeting of The American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch held at Tucson, Arizona, August 1-4, 2002.

Chair, "Not So Far Away: Intersections of Gender and Empire in Works by Bailie, Fenton, and Gaskell" at the annual meeting of the Southern Conference on British Studies held at New Orleans, Louisiana November 16-19, 2001.

Comment, "Pre-Colonial and Colonial Encounters" at the annual meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies, Houston, Texas, October 12-13, 2001.

Chair and Comment, "Images and Geography" at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association held at Reno, Nevada, April 18-21, 2001.

Comment, "World War II Home Fronts in Cross-Cultural Perspectives" at the 44th annual meeting of the Missouri Valley History Conference held at Omaha, Nebraska, March 8-10, 2001.

Comment, "Universities Old and New," at the annual meeting of the Westesrn Social Science Association held at San Diego, California, April 26-29, 2000.

Comment, "Threats to British Trade and Industry, At Home and Overseas" at the annual meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies held in Tucson, Arizona, October 29-30, 1999.

Chair, "Blacks and Texas History" and Comment, "Perspectives on Imperialism in East Asia" at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association held at Fort Worth, Texas, April 21-24, 1999.

Chair and Comment, "Image and Identities" at the 25th annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies on board the Queen Mary at Long Beach, California, March 27-29, 1998.

Chair, "A Pacific Nation," and Comment, "Ideals of Empire," New Zealand and Australian Studies Section, at the annual meeting of the Western Social Sciences Association held at Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 23-26, 1997.

Chair, "External Affairs in the Late 17th and Early 18th Centuries," at the annual meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies held at Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 18-19, 1996.

Comment, "The Rise of the Great Britain" at the annual meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies held at Houston, Texas, October 13-14, 1995.

Chair and Comment, "British Biography Across the Centuries" at the Seventeenth Mid-America Conference on History held at Springfield, Missouri, September 14-16, 1995.

Comment, "The Uses of Oral History" at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association held at Oakland, California, April 26-29, 1995.

Chair, "Academe: Profs, Piranhas, and Collegiality" at the seventh annual meeting of the Far West Popular and Far West American Culture Associations held at Las Vegas, Nevada, February 3-5, 1995.

Comment, "British Imperialism and Post-Colonial Perspective" at the joint meeting of the North American Conference on British Studies and the Northwest Conference on British Studies held at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 14-16, 1994.

Comment, "The Social History of the Empire" at the annual meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies held at Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 21-23, 1993.

Comment, "The Impact of Spanish Migration and Culture upon America and North African Migration and Culture upon France" at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association held at Corpus Christi, Texas, April 21-24, 1993.

Chair, "Abolitionism, Civil Rights, and Human Rights" at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association held at Corpus Christi, Texas, April 21-24, 1993.

Chair and Comment, "Politics and Economics in Historical Perspective: Central Asia, India, and Iran" at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association held at New Orleans, Louisiana, March 17-20, 1993.

Comment, "Imperialism: The Middle East and Sudan" at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association held at Austin, Texas, March 18-21, 1992.

Chair, "America Observed" at the annual meeting of the Southern Conference on British Studies held at Fort Worth, Texas, November 13-16, 1991.

Comment, "Britain's Eastern Outlook" at the annual meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies held at Tucson, Arizona, October 18-19, 1991.

Chair, "British Government Policy and Racism" at the annual meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies held at Tucson, Arizona, October 18-19, 1991.

Comment, "The Anti-Apartheid Challenge" at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association held at Reno, Nevada, April 24-27, 1991.

Chair, "Aspects of Victoria's England" at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association held at Fort Worth, Texas, March 28-31, 1990.

Comment, "Science and Law in Modern Europe" at the Eleventh Mid-America Conference on History held at Stillwater, Oklahoma, September 14-16, 1989.

Chair and Comment, "British Racial Attitudes in the Late Victorian Era: China and West Africa" at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association held at Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 26-29, 1989.

Chair, "Images of Imperialism" at the annual meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies held at New Orleans, Louisiana, October 28-29, 1988.

Comment, "Mining and Motoring" at the annual meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies held at New Orleans, Louisiana, October 28-29, 1988.

Comment, "The History of Tribalism in Southern Africa" at the annual meeting of the African Studies Association held at Denver, Colorado, November 19-23, 1987.

Chair, "Britons Abroad" at the annual meeting of Western Conference on British Studies held at Lincoln, Nebraska, October 29-31, 1987.

Chair, "Science Fiction and Fantasy Films: Germany, Australia, and Hungary" at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts held at Houston, Texas, March 18-22, 1987.

Chair and Comment, "Anti-Semitism in Modern Britain" at the annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies held at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, April 4-5, 1986.

Chair and Comment, "History of Women and Children" at the annual meeting of the Missouri Valley History Conference held at Omaha, Nebraska, March 13-15, 1986.

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