2022 Conference--"Many Midwests"
The Eighth Annual Midwestern History Conference is scheduled for May 19-20, 2022 as a hybrid event. The in-person component will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Building on last year’s theme of the "Midwest at the Intersection of Past and Present", papers relating to all aspects of the history of the American Midwest are invited. Through this year’s theme of "Many Midwests", submissions that examine and contextualize the Midwest in both place and identity are welcomed. The use of visual aids, digital media, and interactive elements to be incorporated into panel presentations, making them as engaging as possible for a hybrid audience are encouraged.
Proposals are being accepted now through Friday, January 7, 2022. Details are available here.
The Midwestern History Association is lead by scholars and activists from around the United States.
President - Jeff Wells, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Vice President and President-Elect - Megan Birk, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Secretary - Renée Gaarder, Purdue University
Treasurer - Patrick Popisek, Grand Valley State University
Social Media Director - Cory Haala, Honors College, University of Houston
Press Director - Brady Winslow, Independent Scholar
Board of Directors
Kristin Mapel Bloomberg, Hamline University
Jon Lauck, University of South Dakota
Sylvia Rodrigue, Southern Illinois University Press
Sara Phillips, Wisconsin Historical Society
Greg Rose, Ohio State University
Ted Karamanski, Loyola University Chicago
Nicole Etcheson, Ball State University
Edward Frantz, University of Indianapolis
Paula Nelson, University of Wisconsin-Platteville (Emeritus)
James Madison, University of Indiana Bloomington
Joy Ellison, Ohio State University
Ashley Howard, University of Iowa
Doug Kiel, Northwestern University
Andrew Offenburger, University of Miami Ohio
Crystal Moten, National Museum of American History