NOTRE DAME, IN, November 8, 2017 -- The American Midcontinent, stretching from the Appalachians to the Great Plains, and from the Boreal Forests to the Gulf of Mexico, is home to a rich and deep multiethnic past that continues to fascinate scholars and the public even after 150 years of exploration. Beginning with colonization by the first Native American big game hunters, through the origins of domestic food production and construction of the largest earthen monuments in North America, and ultimately the entry of multiple colonial empires and their varying interactions with native populat
The Midwestern History Association invites nominations for the Frederick Jackson Turner Award. The Frederick Jackson Turner Award for Lifetime Achievement in Midwestern History is an annual award, given to senior historians. It is intended to honor historians whose work carries forth Turner’s interest and influence upon the practice of Midwestern history across multiple professional dimensions.
The Midwestern History Association invites nominations for the Dorothy Schwieder Prize for the best article in Midwestern history published during the 2017 calendar year. The winner will be announced in spring 2018 at the annual meeting of the Midwestern History Association.
The Midwestern History Association invites nominations for the Jon Gjerde Prize in Midwestern History. Books published in 2017 are eligible. The Prize is named for the late Jon Gjerde, who made significant contributions to the understanding of American history, especially the people of the Midwest. Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Gjerde earned his BA from the University of Northern Iowa and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He held the Morrison Professorship in American History and American Citizenship and then served as a dean at the University of California-Berkeley.
The Midwestern History Association invites nominations for the Alice Smith Prize in Public History.
The Midwestern History Association invites nominations for the Hamlin Garland Prize in Popular History.