America's Newest History: The Nineties in Historical Perspective
Location: Boilermaker Room; France A. Córdova, Recreational Sports Center
355 N. Martin Jischke Drive
Day 1: Thursday, March 2nd
9:00-9:15- Opening Remarks: Kathryn Cramer Brownell and Dean Reingold
9:15- 10:45: Introductory Roundtable: The Perils and Possibility of Decadism
Bruce Schulman, Boston University. Let’s Talk about Me: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Decade.
David Farber, Kansas University. The ‘90s is When the '80s Gets Real.
Doug Rossinow, University of Oslo. The Short Sixties and the Long Eighties: Rethinking the Decades on the Way to the Nineties.
Chair/Moderator: Kathryn Cramer Brownell, Purdue University
11-12:30: The 1992 L.A. Uprising
Chair: Caroline Janney, Purdue University
Donna Murch, Rutgers University. Crack in Los Angeles: Policing the Crisis and the War on Drugs.
Max Felker-Kantor, Marian University. The City in Crisis: The LAPD, Mass Criminalization, and the Response to the 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion.
Jordan Camp, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University. The Los Angeles Uprising and the Revanchist Nineties.
Comment: Jean Beaman, Purdue University
12:30-1:30: Lunch Break
1:30-3:00: NAFTA and the World Trade Organization Protests
Chair: T. Cole Jones, Purdue University
Paul K. Adler, Harvard University. Fighting SHAFTA, GATTzilla, and More: The Rise of the Fair Globalization Movement in the 1990s.
Eric Larson, University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth. “Grounding" Anti-Globalization: White Populism and Working Class Movements in the 1990s.
William Gray, Purdue University. From Sea Turtles to Seattle: How Anti-Globalization Protesters Chose the Wrong Target.
Comment: Jennifer Foray, Purdue University
3:15-4:45: Citizenship and Human Rights in a Global Era
Chair: Yvonne Pitts, Purdue University
Jonathan Bell, University College, London. LGBT Politics as Poverty Politics: Health Care Access, HIV/AIDS, and the Dynamics of Homophobia in a Neoliberal Era.
Lisa Levenstein, University of North Carolina-Greensboro. “American Women in a Global Movement": US Feminists and the Beijing Women's Conference of 1995.
Sarah Coleman, Southern Methodist University Center for Presidential History. Clinton, Congress, and the Battle over Immigrants’ Benefits, 1990-1997.
Comment: Wendy Kline, Purdue University
Day 2: Friday, March 3rd
9:00-10:45: Impeachment Roundtable: Partisanship and Polarization
Brent Cebul, University of Richmond
Nicole Hemmer, Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia
Leah Wright Rigueur, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Chair/Moderator: Bruce Schulman, Boston University
11:00-12:30: Politics, Popular Culture, and the Public Sphere
Chair: Randy Roberts, Purdue University
Anne Blaschke, College of the Holy Cross. “The Children of Title IX”: Popular Culture, Gender, and the Law in the 1990s.
Clayton Howard, Ohio State University. Gay and Conservative: A History of the Log Cabin Republicans.
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, The New School. Selves of Steel: Hard Bodies and Soft Souls in the 1990s United States.
Comment: Doug Rossinow, University of Oslo
12:30- 1:30: Lunch Break
1:30-3:00: Media Transformation in the Information Age
Chair: David Atkinson, Purdue University
Lily Geismer, Claremont McKenna College. The Digital Divide: Clinton, Inequality and the Rise of the Internet.
Kathryn Cramer Brownell, Purdue University. From Enemy to Ally: Cable and the Clinton Administration.
Charisse L'Pree Corsbie-Massay. Syracuse University. The Politics of Personalized Media (VHS, Cassettes, and PCs): Change the Means of Production, Change the Public Sphere.
Comment: David Farber, Kansas University