History conference Oct. 14

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Alan Woolworth, researcher and author, is one of the historians participating in the conference

Alan Woolworth is one of the historians participating in the conference. Woolworth is a renowned scholar of early Minnesota history and a former research fellow with the Minnesota Historical Society. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Public Radio.


The St. Cloud State University History Department will host the four-day Northern Great Plains History Conference (NGPHC) Oct. 14-17 at the Best Western Kelly Inn, St. Cloud.

Scholars will present papers, chair sessions and provide commentary on topics associated with the northern plains states and Canadian plains provinces. 

View the conference program (PDF).

Among the scholars will be St. Cloud State faculty from the departments of history, economics, criminal justice, English, and theater, film studies and dance.

University graduate students have submitted research papers and several will present work during the conference. The best will be acknowledged with awards.

More than 120 paper proposals and two roundtable proposals have been submitted since last year’s conference in Brandon, Manitoba.  Paper topics range from ancient Rome to the Vietnam Conflict and touch all continents save Australia.

Mary Wingerd, associate professor of history at St. Cloud State, will give the keynote address at the conference banquet.

In addition to several sessions on various historical topics, other related events being held at the conference include:

All are welcome to attend the conference.  For more information and to register visit


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