BHSU Research Symposium

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20th Annual Research Symposium:

The Black Hills Research Symposium is an interdisciplinary conference to showcase undergraduate research activity in the Black Hills region being held March 20-22, 2018.

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We invite submissions from undergraduate and graduate university students in the Black Hills to present posters or to give oral presentations describing completed scholarly work. Student work must be done in collaboration with a faculty research mentor. An interdisciplinary faculty committee will review submissions for acceptance.

During the Black Hills Research Symposium, a panel of experts will judge student presentations for student feedback. Abstracts for the 19th Annual BH Research Symposium are due February 23, 2018.

Schedule of Oral Presentations 

Keynote Speaker


“Fascism, Race, and Empire”

Eric S. Roubinek has been an assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina Asheville, since completing his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in 2014. He is the recipient of numerous research grants and fellowships, including multiple DAAD fellowships and a FLAS fellowship from the US Department of Education/Defense. His research interests lie at the intersection of German, cultural, and transnational history. At present he is completing a monograph on the collaboration between Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy in planning an African empire tentatively entitled, Beyond Antisemitism: Race and Nation in Fascist Empire Building. He is co-editor of The Weimar Republic 1918/19 in the German Historical Institute’s German History in Documents and Images and has published in edited-volumes on Nazi Science in Southern Europe and Nazi-Occupied Europe.