Monday, February 4, 2013

Bridging history and genealogy

This year, NGS offers nine lectures by historians who approach genealogical questions through lenses from varied historical subfields. These lectures are part of the conference schedule and appear in tracks most appropriate to their topics.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013
2:30 p.m., W144, “Legal Histories of Families”
David S. Tanenhaus is professor and chair of the UNLV History Department.

4:00 p.m., W154, “Which Family Do You Mean?  Las Vegas Families and Organized Crime Families”
Michael Green, PhD, author of Nevada Public Radio’s Nevada Yesterdays and eight books, including five on Nevada history; and consults for the Mob Museum.

Thursday, 9 May 2013
8:00 a.m., T205, “Born Global: Demographic Diversity in Nineteenth-Century Los Angeles”
Greg Hise, PhD, professor of history, UNLV, is a historian of cities and author or co-editor of five books that examine policy, economics, and social relations in Los Angeles.

9:30 a.m., T217, “Interethnic Women and Marriage along Spanish Colonial Frontiers 1820-80”
Maria Raquel Casas, PhD, associate professor of history, UNLV; authored Married to a Daughter of the Land: Spanish-Mexican Women and Interethnic Marriage in California, 1820-80.

11:00 a.m., T224, “African-Fusion: Slave Women’s Influence on Western Saltwater Foodways”
Kevin Dawson, PhD, is assistant professor of Atlantic history and the African diaspora at UNLV.

2:30 a.m., T244, “Headed for the Promised Land: Tracing the Path to California”
Kendra Gage, doctoral candidate in history at UNLV, studies Black migration and the Civil Rights Movement in northern California.

4:00 p.m., T255, “An Indigenous Family History in California”
William Bauer, PhD, (Wailacki and Concow of the Round Valley tribes) is associate professor of history at UNLV and author of We Were All Like Migrant Workers Here.

Friday, 10 May 2013
9:30 a.m., F313, "‘The Tribal Way’: The Paradox of the Family in Early American Religion”
David Holland, PhD, associate professor of history at UNLV, specializes in early American religious and intellectual history.

Saturday, 11 May 2013
11:00 a.m., S425, “Tracing Chinese Americans”
Sue Fawn Chung, PhD, professor of history, UNLV; authored In Pursuit of Gold: Chinese American Miners and Merchants in the American West, winner of the 2013 Bancroft History Prize, and The Chinese in Nevada.

For more information on historians who are faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), see the UNLV Department of History web page at


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