Korea and Vietnam: 25 Years of War in Asia (1950-1975)

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
April 20, 2018 to April 21, 2018
Location: 
South Dakota, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Military History, Native American History / Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies, Literature

The conflicts in Korea and Vietnam from 1950 to 1975 continue to impact the United States.  This conference seeks to examine how the twenty-five years of war in Asia, following World War II, continue to influence the lives of those who live in the Northern Plains (the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana).  Veterans of these wars are especially encouraged to consider presenting on their service, but also those whose lives were impacted indirectly by the wars.  Native Americans from the Plains states who served in either conflict are also especially encouraged to consider presenting on their service.  Scholars whose speciality is the twentieth-century Great or Northern Plains are also sought for their contextual knowlege of the conflicts.  Sessions or panels related to the conference topic are welcome.  One-page submissions should include presenter contact information, paper title with brief summary, and bio sketch.  The Dakota Conference, now in its 50th year, is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Contact Info: 

The Center for Western Studies

Augustana University

2001 S Summit Ave

Sioux Falls, SD 57197