Radio Comes to the Northern Plains: From Wireless to Wi-Fi (1922-2022)

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Call for Papers
April 28, 2022 to April 29, 2022
South Dakota, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Contemporary History, Cultural History / Studies, Native American History / Studies, Rural History / Studies

Presentations--individual and panel--about radio and other forms of electronic communication from the 1922 to the present day are welcome, as we consider how wireless technology changed, and continues to impact, the lives of residents of the Northern Plains (the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana).  Presentations sought on ham, college, commercial, public, and talk radio; the impact of the abolition of the Fairness Doctrine and the Telecommunications Act; and the connections between "hate" radio and the insurrection of January 6, 2021, at the US Capitol.  Presentation and session proposals are due February 25, 2022.  Use the online submission form at or email proposal title, brief description, short bio sketch, and full contact information to The Center for Western Studies is supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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