After seeing the various notifications in your inbox this week and last, H-Midwest is excited to formally announce the Profiling Midwest Collections blog! As its name implies, it gathers together descriptions of archives and collections related to local-, state-, and regional histories in the Midwest.
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Indiana had more than fifty rural African American settlements prior to the Civil War. One of those settlements, Lyles Station in Gibson County, will be featured in one of twelve inaugural exhibits at the Smithsonian's National Musuem of African American History and Culture when it opens on September 24, 2016.
On May 12, 2016, WFYI (Indianapolis' PBS affiliate) hosted a premiere screening of Hoosiers: The Story of Indiana at the Indiana Historical Society. The four part documentary is based upon Indiana University Professor Emeritus James Madison's 2014 book of the same name. A trailer for the documentary can be viewed here.
The documentary will be simulcasted on all eight Indiana PBS affiliates during the following dates and times:
The editors of H-Midwest seek to develop and maintain a list of theses and dissertations in progress about the Midwest. We would also welcome information on non-thesis applied projects being developed by graduate students in museum studies, public history, digital humanities, etc. We are interested in graduate research focused on the Midwest region as a whole, comparative studies, and research concentrating on Midwestern sub-regions (Great Lakes, Great Plains, et al), states, or localities.
H-Net is happy to announce a few new features.
Your Profile on H-Net now has a field for Dissertations and Theses in progress. H-Net Profiles are searchable by name, email, and interest, and people do look so we encourage you to fill in your profile. We will also try funneling the Dissertations and Theses in progress into a new page on H-Midwest as a unique, quick view into up and coming work in the field.
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The Ohio River National Freedom Corridor’s
2nd Annual Regional Underground Railroad Conference
Call for Presentations, Papers, Interactive Workshops, and Exhibits
September 30-October 2, 2016
Maysville Community & Technical College
2016 Conference Theme: