Midwest History Conference 2022
Date and Time
Thursday, May 19, 2022
You can RSVP for this event
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.
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.
This event also occurs on 5/20/22