Call for Proposals
Conference Theme: “The Midwest at the Intersection of Past and Present”
Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2021 (non-negotiable)
All information regarding proposals is available here!
Seventh Annual Midwestern History Conference
As in 2016, the 2020 election year shined a spotlight on the Midwest with its battleground states. This conference continues a vibrant discussion which has grown significantly over the last six years, a collaborative conference designed to spark – and sustain – a revival of Midwestern studies in American historiography. Infused with the varieties of original research pursued by scholars from many different career paths and stages, this annual gathering strives to cultivate rigorous historical understanding of a complex, dynamic, and misunderstood region. Hosted for the seventh consecutive year by the Hauenstein Center in collaboration with the Midwestern History Association, this conference will assemble a broad array of historians, literary scholars, and cultural commentators dedicated to rebuilding the field of Midwestern studies, a field largely neglected by scholars in recent decades. In casting light upon the vast expanse of scholarly terrain available in Midwestern history to those willing to cultivate it in their minds, classrooms, and research centers, “The Midwest at the Intersection of Past and Present” will continue the project of rebuilding the intellectual infrastructure necessary for studies of the American Midwest to flourish.
Midwestern History Conference
Wednesday, May 26 - Thursday, May 27, 2021
The Midwestern History Association and the Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University are pleased to partner on the annual Midwestern History Conference. Proposals for the Seventh Annual Midwestern History Conference are now being accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Midwestern History Conference Keynotes