24th Annual Conference on Illinois History

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October 6, 2022 to October 7, 2022
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Local History, Public History, American History / Studies, Archaeology

The 24th Annual Conference on Illinois History

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in partnership with the Illinois State Historical Society will host the 24th Annual Conference on Illinois History on Thursday, October 6, and Friday, October 7, 2022. The Conference is open to researchers, educators, and those generally interested in Illinois history.

Professor Mirelsie Velazquez from the University of Oklahoma and Professor Michael E. Woods from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville will present at the conference luncheons. On Thursday, Velázquez’s presentation will offer a historical reading of how the Puerto Rican community in Chicago acknowledged and confronted the intricate ways their claim to space in the city was linked to schooling inequalities and challenges. On Friday, Woods will grapple with Stephen Douglas in the Land of Lincoln and discuss the political geography of antebellum Illinois. On Thursday evening, conference goers are invited to attend a tour of historic Edwards Place.


Contact Info: 

Jacob K. Friefeld


(217) 558-0128