The Fall, 2020 issue of Ohio History is now available. Published bi-annually by the Kent State University Press, Ohio History is now a totally online, open access publication. The current issue and back issues to 2007 can be found at: https://oaks.kent.edu/ohj
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Chapter proposals are sought for an anthology on 1960s-1970s progressive social movements in St. Louis, Missouri. The project currently is under advance contract with a university press, with an envisioned submission date for peer review in early 2021.
This deadline has been extended to May 15!
The Youth Literature and Media area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is seeking proposals for papers, panels, and presentations for the 2019 MPCA/ACA Conference. We’re interested in topics that explore the many tight intersections between, or loose boundaries around, childhood, youth, and popular culture.
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If you're willing to offer a recommended repository for a Michgian-related inquiry, I sure would appreciate any guidance you may be able to offer.
What I am in search of, is an original proclamation that was signed by the acting governor of Michigan Territory in Detroit on 28 JUNE 1820. The document establishes Bloomfield Township in Oakland County as a legal entity. A transcription of the original is in the stacks at NARA in RG 59.4.3.
Does this discussion include the realized practice that the rights of every citizen of one States are the rights of every citizen of any/every other State? Part of the indication is Wisconsin was, has been, leader in legal decisions vis a vis others.
In case you're reading H-Midwest but you're not, for some reason, following us on Twitter, you are missing a great conversation on how the Midwest is studied and representated. It begins with a new book that seems to treat the Midwest as America's Heart of Darkness and ends (currently) with a video preview of a soon to be released documentary about the Midwest. The documentary seems to take a more enlightened view.
Recent events have taught me that I don't know nearly enough about the history of hate groups in Ohio. Ohio has a disproportionate number of hate groups here, according to statistics collected by the Southern Poverty Law Council, claiming 35 of the nation's 917 hate groups, including one of the largest, Southern Ohio Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and the White Nationalist website the Daily Stormer. I'm hoping to enlist an author researching this topic and ultimately produce an accessible book about the subject for our Trillium regional imprint.
May is Minnesota Museums Month, and May 18 is International Museum Day. H-Midwest participates in this celebration of the preservation and presentation of the state's culture with the initiation of a new blog, Museums of Minnesota. Throughout the month, directors, curators, other staffers, and volunteers at museums and historical societies around the state will be posting about their work, artifacts in their collections, exhibits, and the rich resources they house.
Earlier today, H-Midwest Board member Jon Lauck appeared on "Central Standard" on KCUR in Kansas City to discuss the topic "What is the Midwest?" It was a fun and informative half hour on our favorite subject. A lot of interesting (and some surprising) definitions of Midwest came up, and quite a bit of sterotype bunking was heard.
The latest chapter in the saga of the Indiana State Archives is playing out in the halls of power in Indianapolis. How the story ends is not yet known.
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