Finding the Lost Region: 4th Annual Midwestern History Conference
Date and Time
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Loosemore Auditorium, 401 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, Michigan
As globalization continues to transform politics, economics, and culture from continent to continent, historical scholarship tries to keep up, focusing on oceans, borderlands, and transnational networks. While invigorating, this trend risks understating the importance of region, so pronounced in recent American politics. What about the freshwater oceans that surround Michigan? The interior borderlands that still shape American cultural geography in the twenty-first century? What about the importance of the Midwest to the world as a whole over the centuries?
Hosted for the fourth consecutive year by the Hauenstein Center in collaboration with the Midwestern History Association, this conference will assemble scholars dedicated to sparking – and sustaining – a revival of Midwestern studies in American scholarship, at a moment when the eyes of the nation remain fixed on this region.
Free to attend, but seating is limited and registration is required: www.gvsu.edu/hcevents