HSSC 2017 Conference with the 19th Annual George A.V. Dunning Lecture
January 21, 2017
University of LaVerne
The 2017 conference theme was “World War II and the Homefront in Southern California”. The conference also included the presentation of the 2016 HSSC Awards.
The program included Sherrie Tucker (University of Kansas) speaking on “Jim Crow Away from Home: Dance Floor Democracy at Three California USO’s during World War II” as the Keynote/19th Annual George A.V. Dunning Lecture. Sessions included, “The Influence of the Military in World War II in Southern California,” “World War II and the Homefront,” “Race/Ethnicity and War,” “Redlands and the Inland Empire Respond to World War II,” “World War II and Long Beach,” and “Internment in Southern California.”
Thank you to the sponsors of the conference:
Provost’s Office, University of La Verne, in celebration of the University’s 125th Anniversary
Dept. of History and Political Science, University of La Verne
Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West
HSSC 2016 Conference
April 16, 2016
The 2016 conference theme was “Journalism in Southern California.” The conference included the presentation of the HSSC 2015 Awards.
The program included: “The Early Los Angeles English and Spanish Press, 1851-1900,” a panel with David Hayes-Bautista (UCLA), Félix Gutiérrez (USC), and Paul Bryan Gray (Independent Scholar); Merry Ovnick (CSU Northridge) speaking on “Journalist Edward A. Dickson: The Craft and Practice behind Progressive Politics in Los Angeles and California, 1906-1916;” “Charlotta Bass, Loren Miller, and the California Eagle: Distrust and Acrimony” presented by Amina Hassan (Independent Scholar); Larry Harnisch (Los Angeles Times) talking about “The Evolution and Tribulations of the Southern California Press, 1920-1962;” a panel with Bill Boyarsky (Los Angeles Times), Kevin Roderick (Los Angeles Times), and Jim Newton (Los Angeles Times) on “An Anecdotal History of the Los Angeles Times, 1962-2015″: and Jim Newton speaking about “The Future of Southern California Journalism.”
HSSC 2015 Conference with the 16th Annual George A.V. Dunning Lecture
Saturday, April 4, 2015
The theme of the 2015 conference was “Religion and Culture in the Colonial Southwest.” The conference included the presentation of the HSSC awards.
Robert Senkewicz (Santa Clara University) presented “‘Nobody, Young or Old, Allowed Themselves to Be Seen by Us:’ Religious and Cultural Interaction in the Establishment of Spanish Alta California” as the keynote/16th Annual George A.V. Dunning Lecture.
Sessions included: Andy Galvan (Curator, Mission Dolores, San Francisco) and Vincent Medina (Asst. Curator, Mission Dolores, San Francisco) presenting “Junipero Serra, Saint and Sinner;” Jim Sandos (University of Redlands) and Tish Sandos (independent scholar) speaking on “A Profile of Instrumentalists (músicos) in the Choir at Mission San José.” Craig Russell (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) talking about “Evangelization and the Goijs in Mission-Period California”, and John Koegel (Cal State Fullerton) presented “Music, Theater, and Dance at the Los Angeles Plaza: Mexican, Indian, and European American Cultural Interactions and Contested Relations, circa 1840-60.” Steve Hackel (UC Riverside) and Kenneth Marcus (University of La Verne) moderated the panels.