Hello and welcome to H-Midwest, H-Net's home for Midwestern Studies. H-Midwest spans all approaches to Midwestern Studies--sociology, literature, history, economics, cultural studies, law, arts--and questions in the broader field of regional studies as well. We will interrogate where, what, and who is "Midwestern," and why. Our aim is to explore the expanding contours of this growing field, and push them where needed. The H-Midwest Board creates features and resources for the field and welcomes your announcements, posts, queries, discussions, CFP's and all things Midwestern.
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Midwestern History Association
Elgin History Museum Project Named Recipient of the Alice Smith Prize in Public History
--Midwestern History Association Confers Honor on Elgin (IL) History Museum's film/traveling exhibit project, Two Boxcars, Three Blocks, One City: A Story of Elgin's African American Heritage--
What is a Hoosier?: Learn What Digital Historic Newspapers Reveal While Exploring Community History
Saturday, November 12, 2—3:30pm
Indiana State Library, Author’s Room
The Wisconsin Historical Society is pleased to welcome Randi Ramsden as Project Assistant to the National Digital Newspaper Program. Randi recently graduated from Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, were she earned an MA in American Studies; her thesis "A real poor folks’ movement”? – A Critical Analysis of the White Community Project in the Freedom Summer (1964) utilized collections at WHS.
The Filson Historical Society
Filson Fellowships & Internships Deadline:
October 15, 2016
Call for Papers
Crafting Mosaics: Contextualizing Diversity across Space and Time
Purdue HGSA 7th Biennial Graduate Student Conference
March 4, 2017, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
The History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) at Purdue University welcomes paper and panel proposals for its seventh biennial graduate student conference titled, “Crafting Mosaics: Contextualizing Diversity across Space and Time.” Papers from advanced undergraduates will also be considered.
The Fall, 2016 issue (Vol. 123, No. 2) of Ohio History, published by the Kent State University Press, is now available:
Table of Contents:
"The State of Ohio History: A Roundtable Discussion" by L. Diane Barnes, Donna M. DeBlasio, Kevin F. Kern, David J. Merkowitz & Gregory S. Wilson
"Civil War Courtship Letters and the 'Home Front Imaginary'" by Carol Lasser
"The Families Behind Southwest Ohio's National Park Service Site" by Edward J. Roach
Exhibit Review: 1950s: Building the American Dream, the Ohio History Connection by Stephen H. Paschen
INDIANA WOMEN’S HISTORY CONFERENCE
INDIANAPOLIS // APRIL 1, 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
Building on the success of last year’s Hoosier Women at Work conference, the Indiana Historical Bureau, the Indiana State Library, the DNR’s Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, and the Indiana Women’s History Association will host “Hoosier Woman at Work in Science, Technology, and Medicine,” a women’s history symposium, on April 1, 2017, at the Indiana State Library and Historical Building in dow
BOOK PRIZE SHORTLIST RELEASED: The shortlist of finalists for the Midwestern History Association's annual Jon Gjerde Prize for Best Book on Midwestern History published in 2015 has been released by the prize committee (see below). The prize will be awarded this fall at the annual meeting of the MHA, which will be held at the Western History Association conference in St. Paul in October.
Third Annual Midwestern History Conference