Conference Registration

Registration for the 2022 Carolinas Regional PAT conference is now open! To register, please complete the following by Monday, February 21 :

  1. Click here to submit your registration information
  2. Click on Registration Fee button below to submit the $20 registration fee.

Students should submit their papers directly to: by Friday, February 25.

Hotel accommodations are available at the Hampton Inn Charlotte-Belmont @ Montcross. A conference rate is available at $117 per night. Use the registration code PAT2022.

A printable campus map can be found here.

Please reach out with any questions to: We look forward to welcoming to Belmont!

Conference Schedule

At the bottom of this schedule you can find a campus map indicating the locations listed below.

8:30-9:00 –  Welcome & Introductions (Location: Haid Ballroom)

9:00-10:00 – Panels for Session I (Location: Classrooms in Stowe Hall, 2nd Floor)

10:15-11:30 –Panels for Session II (Location: Classrooms in Stowe Hall, 2nd Floor)

11:30-12:00: Tour of the Rare Books Collection (Location: Benedictine Room, Abbot Vincent Taylor Library)

11:30-12:00: PAT Chapter Advisor Meeting (Location: Room 215, 2nd floor of Stowe Hall)

12:00-1:30 – Lunch & Keynote Address: Fr. Charles R. Gallagher, SJ., Boston College (Location: Haid Ballroom)

1:45-3:00 –Panels for Session III (Location: Classrooms in Stowe Hall, 2nd Floor)

3:00-4:00 – Awards Ceremony (Location: Auditorium, Gaston Science Building)     

Campus Map    

Panel Schedule

All of the following conference panels will be held in Stowe Hall (see location #3 on the campus map).

Names marked with a (G) indicate graduate student status.

Session I: 9:00-10:00

Panel 1: Kingship and Religion in the Early Medieval Period (Room 213, Stowe Hall)

Micah Shull, College of Charleston – One Kingdom: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Anglo-Saxon Kings of the Ninth Century 

David Stone, Belmont Abbey College – The Spread of Christianity into the North Atlantic through Viking Settlements

Preston Jones, Belmont Abbey College – Harald Bluetooth and Denmark

Chair: Clayton Drees, Virginia Wesleyan University

Panel 2: The Contested Canvas: Art as a Means of Exploring Politics, Identity, and War (Room 204, Stowe Hall)

Katalina Lopez, Belmont Abbey College – The Living Memory of the Casta Paintings

Shannon Rogers, Elon University – Art for the Industrial Working Class: Ruskin’s Educational Experiment 

Kerry Toggweiler, Queens University of Charlotte – Unassuming but Determined: The Forgotten Women of the MFAA

Chair: Troy Feay, Belmont Abbey College

Panel 3: Accommodation and Resistance in Nazi-Era Germany (Room 215, Stowe Hall)

Caleb Kualii (G), North Carolina State University – An Education of Blood and Faith: The Rise of the Nazis, Völkisch Ideology, and the German Protestant Educational Profession in 1933

Elizabeth Henry, Francis Marion University – A Historiographical Exploration of German Youth Resistance

Chayyim Holtkamp (G), College of Charleston and the Citadel – Cattle, Gold, and Spectacle: The Role of the Railroads in Dehumanization during the Holocaust 

Chair: V. Scott Kauffman, Francis Marion University

Session II: 10:15-11:30

Panel 4: Explorations of American Society in the Wake of World War I (Room 205, Stowe Hall)

Sarah Hickey, University of Scranton – False Memories: The History of Racism in the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Jessica Muniz, UNC-Pembroke – Underneath America: The Buried Legacies of Puerto Rican War Workers

Angela Harris, Belmont Abbey College – Minority Voices in the Loray Mill Strike

Kaitlyn McCort, Erskine College – The Rise of Sears, Roebuck, and Company: A mail-order business surviving the decades

Chair: Emily Davis, Belmont Abbey College

Panel 5: Perspectives on Roman History (Room 215, Stowe Hall)

Richard Seyler, Belmont Abbey College – Domitian: Sources on his reign analyzed

Allyson Tuffy, Winthrop University – From Caesar to Augustus: A Transition of Power

Jay Murray, Winthrop University – From Meek to Militant: The Evolution of the Role of Women in Roman Society

Evan Schultheis (G), Winthrop University – Greco-Roman Fencing: A Reexamination through Functional Hoplology

Chair: Ian Crowe, Belmont Abbey College

Panel 6: Faith and Identity in Early American History (Room 213, Stowe Hall)

Kayla Blanchard, Queens University of Charlotte – The Roots of Rootwork: West African and Christian Influence on Hoodoo

Samantha Nelson, Tusculum University – Witchcraft in Colonial New England: Race, Gender and Government

Amber Mattalyn Lockliear, Francis Marion University – The Truth that is Seldom Heard

Wesley Constandse (G), UNC-Pembroke – A Matter of Faith? Examining Convert Departures from the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies

Chair: Jeffrey Perry, Tusculum University

Panel 7: Confronting Turbulent Moments in Contemporary U.S. History (Room 205, Stowe Hall)

Maverick Huneycutt, UNC-Charlotte – “So Rude and So Crude”: Charlotte’s History with Urban Renewal and the Annihilation of the African American Community and Culture of Brooklyn: 1960-1970

Alyssa Martin (G), UNC-Charlotte – “A Modern Form of Barbarism”: Environmental Inequality in Cancer Alley, Louisiana

Daniel Duffy, Queens University of Charlotte – Scratching a Conservative: Harold Covington, and the Mainstreaming of Neo-fascism in the early 80s

Jessica Austin, Queens University of Charlotte – Weaponizing Weapons: The Infamous Legacy of the “Gun Free School Act of 1994”

Chair: Patrick Wadden, Belmont Abbey College

Session III: 1:45-3:00

Panel 8: Identity and Nationalism in the Era of the U.S. Civil War (Room 215, Stowe Hall)

Laura Wallace, Anderson University – Irish Confederates

Clare Grider, Anderson University – Confederate Nationalism: Identity as Reason for War

Maggie Vickers, Tusculum University – East Tennessee Church Loyalties in the Post-Civil War Era

Chair: James Martin, Campbell University

Panel 9: Explorations and Journeys in World History (Room 213, Stowe Hall)

Helen Behe, Belmont Abbey College – “We Are Not Yet Daunted”: How Captain De Long’s Leadership Impacted the U.S. Arctic Expedition

Aedyn Campbell-Poole, UNC-Pembroke – The Silk Road as a Model of Pre-Modern Cultural Exchange

Jordan Ennis, Elon University – The Economics of Ethnicity: A Case Study of the Maasai and the Batwa Peoples

Chair: Erica Johnson, Francis Marion University

Panel 10: Assessing Education, Propaganda, and Foreign Policy in U.S. History  (Room 212, Stowe Hall)

Emily Iknayan, Queens University of Charlotte – “Reverse that”: How Evolving Perceptions of U.S. National Security Officials Influenced the Coup and Assassination of Bolivian President Juan Jose Torres

Elizabeth Wilcox (G), Austin Peay University – The Government’s First Propaganda Machine: Past and Future Impacts

Mary Pratt, Erskine College – One Nation, Under God, Two Education Systems: The Biblical Education Debate in America during the Founding Era

Chair: Barry Robinson, Queens University of Charlotte

Panel 11: Combat and Collaboration during the Second World War (Room 205, Stowe Hall)

James Cobb, Queens University of Charlotte – Partisan Warfare in the Baltics and Missed Opportunities, 1918-1940

Nicholas Gallagher, Coastal Carolina University – The Doolittle Raid

Nico DiAlesandro, Coastal Carolina University – Compromise, Accommodation, and Collaboration: France During World War Two

Chair: Daniel Hutchinson, Belmont Abbey College

COVID-19 Protocols

The conference will abide by the COVID-19 protocols set by the host institution, Belmont Abbey College. As of February 2022, masks will be optional for all participants attending the conference. However, we ask attendees to honor the request to mask if requested by others. Updates to these protocols will be posted as they are announced.


Reach out with any inquires to:

Dr. Daniel Hutchinson
Associate Professor
Chapter Advisor, Alpha Pi Mu
Belmont Abbey College

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