Presentations

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Invited Presentations and Talks:

  • 2008 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. Lessons from the History of Genocide: Narrative Structure and Purposeful Story-Telling. Loyola University – Chicago.
  • 2000 Matthew Kapell. Using Undergraduate Students in Successful Research Projects. Luncheon Talk, A Meeting of Minds, an undergraduate Research Colloquium sponsored by Oakland University, the University of Michigan-Flint and the University of Michigan-Dearborn, at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
  • 1998 Panelist with Stephen Jay Gould and Nancy Locke. Graduate Council Colloquium. Detroit, MI.  Wayne State University, College of Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • 1998 Matthew Kapell. Application of the Bridge Hypothesis to Children’s Learning of Time: Parental Status Differences. Time and Temporality Conference, in association with the Graduate Council Colloquium. Wayne State University, College of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Panels and Symposia Organized:

  • 2001The Matrix in Popular Culture. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.
  • 2000 Deeper Spaces and Newer Places: Placing Deep Space Nine in the Trek Canon. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.

Academic Presentations:

  • 2014 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. O Brave New World that has such Data in’t: Between Myth and History in Historical Strategy Games. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.
  • 2014 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. Digital History Games and Creating a “Playable Past.” Far West Popular Culture Association Annual conference.
  • 2013    Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. General Washington Invades China: Digital Mythistory, Playing with the Past, and Engaging with History. Society for United States Intellectual History conference.
  • 2013 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. Science Fiction as Myth: An Analytical and Holistic Perspective. Science-Fiction Research Association/Eaton Conference Joint Meeting.
  • 2012 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, Gerard K O’Neill’s “High Frontier” as a Technological Frontier Utopia: Confronting Limits to Growth through a non-critical Utopia, Society for Utopian Studies annual conference.
  • 2011 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. Mythoi, Logoi, and the Difficulties in Defining “Epic” for use in Contemporary Media Studies. Rethinking Epic: Epic Film and Televisionin the 21st Century.
  • 2010 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. The High Frontier of Gerard K O’Neill: An Endless Frontier Utopia in Orbit. Utopia Symposium at the Norwegian Institute in Rome.
  • 2009 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. Perpetrators, Victims, Bystanders and Bajorans: The Americanized Holocaust of Star Trek . Representations of the Holocaust Since 1975: A Conference at Chester University.
  • 2008 Matthew Wilhelm Kapell. Press Reactions to the 1943 Detroit Riots: Unity, Disunity, and the Purpose of Local History. Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters.
  • 2004 Matthew Kapell. Isis, Inanna and Trinity: The Role of the Goddess in The Matrix Films. Science-Fiction Research Association Annual Conference.
  • 2003 Matthew Kapell, Chair. Teaching Roundtable: Using Popular Culture in the Classroom. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.
  • 2003 Matthew Kapell. Between Edward Bellamy and Mack Reynolds: LookingBackward on American Pragmatism. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.
  • 2002 Erin E. Wallace*, Alicia C. Mindlin* and Matthew Kapell. Cultural and Religious determinants of sexual behaviors: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Available Literature. Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters.
  • 2001 Matthew Kapell. Modernism and postmodernism Finely Come to Blows: A Theoretical Take on The Matrix. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.
  • 2001 B. Bogin and M. Kapell. Worldwide variation in human body proportions: An analysis of some biosocial determinants of the sitting height ratio. Key Lecture at the 7th International Symposium of Human Biology, Koszeg, Hungary.
  • 2001 Bethany Cara Bray, Katrina MacRain*, Scott Harmon*, Matthew Kapell. The Effects of Socio-Economic Status on the Growth and Development of Children during the Depression Years: A Data Archaeology Project of the Merrill-Palmer Longitudinal Study. Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters.
  • 2000 Matthew Kapell. The Americanization of the Holocaust in Deep Space Nine. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Meeting.
  • 2000 B. Bogin, J. Loucky, S. Leskie*, S. MacNee*, M. Kapell, P.K. Smith. Body Proportion Changes in Maya Refugees in the United States. Human Biology Council.
  • 2000 Matthew Kapell and Amy K.M. Hawkins. Reassessing the “Bridge Hypothesis”: Are Learning Language and Learning to Read Begun by Mothers or is that Merely a Gender Bias? Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters.
  • 2000 S. Leskie*, S. MacNee*, M. Kapell, J. Loucky, P.K. Smith, B. Bogin. The Maya in America: Changes in Body Proportions in Mayan Refugees. Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters.
  • 1999 Bogin, B. and M. Kapell. How “genetic” are human body proportions? Nacionales de Antropologia Biologica, Argentina.
  • 1999 Matthew Kapell and Barry Bogin. How “genetic” are human body proportions? Human Biology Council.
  • 1999 Matthew Kapell. The Americanization of the Holocaust in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters.             
  • 1999 Michelle Nerowski* and Matthew Kapell. Dirty, Stinking Apes: Stereotypes in the Representation of Pre-Human Hominids in Popular Documentaries on Human Evolution. Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters.
  • 1999 Matthew Kapell. Homosexual informants as controls for gender paradigms in behavioral science research: a proposal and example from discourse linguistics. Queer Studies Symposium, McMaster University, Hamilton ONT, CA.
  • 1997 Amy Hawkins and Matthew Kapell. The Use of Linguistic Discourse Analysis in the Process of earning to Read: An Examination of Educational Styles Based on Gender and Parental Status. Ethnography and Education Forum, University of Pennsylvania.
  • 1997 D.A. Barondess, M. Kapell, K.L. Cross, M.K. Theek-Klawender, S.E. Schlaen, D.A. Nelson. Assessment of Physical Maturity and Skeletal Mass in White and African-American Boys and Girls. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting.

 

* denotes co-authorship with current or former students