Call for Papers: 2017 Northern Great Plains History Conference

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Call for Papers: 52nd Annual Northern Great Plains History Conference, October 4-7, 2017 at Grand Forks, North Dakota, hosted by the University of North Dakota.  The Society for Military History sponsors a full slate of sessions at the Northern Great Plains History Conference.  Papers and panels in all areas of military history are welcome. Proposals are welcomed from academics, public historians, independent scholars, and graduate and undergraduate students.  This is a “user friendly” conference, and undergraduates are particularly encouraged to participate.  Proposals for complete sessions or individual papers are welcome.  Paper proposals should consist of paper title, a brief summary of the paper, and your vita, including an email address.  For sessions, include the session title, a session abstract of no more than one page, an abstract of each paper in the session, and information for all presenters as well as the moderator and commenter. Submissions for sessions should be emailed as one complete attachment. Include a note of any equipment needs for both individual papers and complete sessions. 

Please email proposals for individual papers or for sessions to: Carole Butcher, North Dakota State University at​ The deadline for proposals is May1, 2017. If you are interested in commenting on or chairing a session, please contact Carole Butcher with your name, affiliation, and area of expertise or vita.  The SMH and the First Division Museum, Cantigny, co-sponsor the SMH-FDMC prize for the best paper by a graduate student in military history, valued at $800. Instructions for submission will accompany acceptance of your proposal. (The NGPHC sponsors a separate graduate paper prize.)  Contact Dr. Kimberly K. Porter, Program Chair, Department of History, University of North Dakota] for more information on the general conference, the undergraduate prize, or to submit a proposal that is not within military history.