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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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The Fall 2016 issue of The Annals of Iowa--a special issue on women in Iowa journalism--is now available.
A Midwest fall country school preservation will be held in the Scott County Conservation Park north of Eldridge, Iowa, on October 14-15. The conference is designed to help persons interested in preserving a country school (one- and two-room buildings) and developing program activities at those buildings. Researchers, authors, photographers, and those wishing to learn more the role these schools have played in Iowa’s history and culture are welcome to attend.
It's that time of year again! This year's workshop will be "Past History, Digital Future: Indiana DPLA Metadata," on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9am-4:30pm. Please visit the event page for information on the SIA Fall Workshop and apply for the scholarship, which will cover registration costs and $150 for related expenses.
Midwestern History-related Panels to be held at the Western History Association conference in St. Paul, MN, October 2016
Expanding Horizons of (Mid-) Western History and Identity: Confronting the Past and Present through Public History and Memory
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