The 62nd Annual Missouri Valley History Conference will be held February 28-March 3, 2019 at the Hotel Magnolia in Omaha, Nebraska. The theme for 2019 is “Human & Civil Rights Throughout History.” In 1948 the United Nations in Paris, France passed a resolution known as "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights"--the most translated document in the world. Well before the passage of this critical document, historic events around the globe were filled with examples of ordinary and extraordinary individuals who strove for freedom of expression, the abolition of slavery, equality, Indigenous sovereignty, and the right to education. These issues are further complicated by issues of environmental injustice, voting, nationalism, ethnicity, religion, race, sexuality, and gender. The 2019 Missouri Valley History conference invites historical papers that explore how colonization, imperialism, empires, and the rise of nation-states have impacted global human and civil rights throughout history.
The Society for Military History sponsors a full slate of sessions at the MVHC. SMH works to have panels related to the theme, but proposals for all types of military history papers are accepted. Individual proposals are welcome and session proposals are encouraged. For individuals, send a c.v., short one-page proposal, and contact information. For sessions, send one-page session proposal, short one-page proposal for each paper, and short c.v.’s for all participants. All proposals need to indicate A/V requirements. Send proposals, c.v.’s and inquiries to George Eaton at email@example.com. If you would like to volunteer to chair a panel or comment, please contact George.
***Deadline for proposals is Friday, November 30, 2018.***
For non-SMH sponsored panels, please find the overall conference call for papers at https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/history/news-and-events/mvhc.php.
The Society for Military History and the First Division Museum Cantigny sponsors the Kevin J. Carroll award for the best graduate student paper in Military History at MVHC. This prize is valued at $800 dollars. In addition to the graduate student prize, the Society for Military History and the First Division Museum Cantigny sponsor the Colonel Robert R. McCormick Prize for the Best Undergraduate Paper in Military History at MVHC, valued at $400. For information on competing for these prizes please send inquiries to George Eaton. We especially encourage faculty to make your undergraduate students aware of the McCormick Prize.