Friday, September 7, 2018 in Northern Michigan University Whitman Commons

SONDEREGGER SYMPOSIUM XVII Celebrating the History, Life, and Culture of the Upper Peninsula

University Center Sponsored by the Center for Upper Peninsula Studies and the generous financial support of the Sonderegger family

Schedule of events

Continental Breakfast 8:30-8:55

9:00 - 9:15 Robert Winn, Ph.D. Northern Michigan University, Dean of Arts and Sciences - Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 - 9:45 "How the Upper Peninsula and Great Lakes Shipping Transformed the North American Economy" - Mark Ruge, J.D., Washington D.C.

9:45 - 10:15 "Fish Farms: Environmental Outline History of the Upper Great Lakes' Fisheries" - Robert Archibald, Ph.D. Department of History, Northern Michigan University

 Morning Coffee Break 10:15-10:30

10:30 - 11:00 "Sailing into Legend - the Most Baffling Shipwrecks in the Great Lakes!" - Fred Stonehouse, President, Marquette Maritime Museum

11:00 - 11:30 "In the Land of Hiawatha: conservation and Literary Sociability in Northern Michigan" - Camden Burd, Ph.D. candidate, University of Rochester, New York. Grace Magnaghi Visiting Research Grant Recipient

11:30 -12:00 “Overview of World War One in the Lake Superior Basin" - Russ Magnaghi, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Northern Michigan University

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch, Whitman Commons

1:00 - 1:30 “The Roosevelt Libel Trail.” James McCommons, English Professor, Northern Michigan University. Grace Magnaghi Visiting Research Grant recipient

1:30 - 2:00 “Slovenes in the UP.” James Seelye, Ph.D. Department of History, Kent State University

2:00 - 2:30 “Female Agitators: The Women of the 1913–1914 Keweenaw Copper Strike.” Allie Penn, MLS candidate, Wayne State University

2:30 - 2:45 Afternoon Coffee Break

2:45 - 3:15 ”When Chicago Attacked the Piano: NMU Myth or Reality?” Dan Truckey, Director, Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center

3:15 - 3:45 “The Yankee an Emigrant from Scotland.” Don Balmer, independent scholar, Ishpeming, Michigan

3:45 - 3:50 Closing Remarks


Past Events

Honoring Professor Russell M. Magnaghi

September 11 and 12, 2014

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 in the Erie Room, University Center

7:00 pm. Professor Gabe Logan, Playing for the People: The Labor Sport Union Athletic Clubs in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Professor Logan’s research was supported by a Center for Upper Peninsula Studies Fellowship Award.

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 in the Mead Auditorium, West Science Hall

Schedule of Events

8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 Opening by Robert Archibald and introduction of   President Erickson

8:45-9:00 Welcome by President Fritz Erickson

9:00-9:15 Robert Archibald. Honoring Russ M. Magnaghi.

9:15-10:00 Daniel Truckey, Canadian Immigrants in the Upper Peninsula

10:00-10:45 Gregory Wood, Industry, Labor and the Right to Smoke in Michigan’s Arsenal of Democracy.

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-11:45 Glenda Ward,Voices of the Gossard.

11:45-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:45 Marsden, Michael. The Blind. Shoot Shack as Sacred Space.

1:45-2:30 Mr. Ted Bays. An Immense World of Delight: The U.P. in Prose.

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:30 Troy Henderson. “Holing Up:” The Origins, Evolution, Lifestyle and Work of Shackers in the Upper Great Lakes.

3:30-4:15 Northern Conversations. Russell M. Magnaghi and Michael Marsden discuss the beginnings of the Center for Upper Peninsula History and the Sonderegger Symposium.