Midwest History Conference 2022

Thursday, May 19, 2022
All day
Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

Since 2015, the Hauenstein Center has partnered with the Midwestern History Association to host the annual Midwestern History Conference in one of the region’s fastest-growing cities, Grand Rapids. From an early focus on “the Lost Region” to this year’s theme of “Many Midwests: Constructing Place, Recasting Identity,” the conference has revitalized Midwestern studies. Having found “the Lost Region,” this year’s conference assembles a broad array of historians, scholars, and cultural commentators to continue rebuilding the infrastructure needed for studying the American Midwest. Paired with Michigan and other battleground states’ roles in recent national elections, the region has asserted itself as worthy of such research and scholarship.

Hosted for the eighth year by the Hauenstein Center in collaboration with the Midwestern History Association, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum, this year’s conference moves to sustain Midwestern studies by addressing the multitude of Midwestern life, from its role in the republic’s early days to its renewed importance in presidential elections. 


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This event is recurring on Friday, May 20, 2022.

Location Information

Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium
GVSU's Richard M. DeVos Center
401 Fulton St W 
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Free parking is available in the Seward Ramp.

We will continue to offer a digital alternative for all of our events. Please register for the event to receive links for virtual participation. 

Contact Information

[email protected]
(616) 331-2770


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This event was added to the calendar by Samantha York (yorksa@gvsu.edu) on Monday, December 20, 2021 and was last updated on Monday, May 2, 2022 at 4:35 p.m.