Hauenstein Center

Welcome to Studies in Midwestern History, an online journal affiliated with the Midwestern History Association.

The journal is presently closed to new, unsolicited submissions. Stay tuned!

See About this Journal and Aims & Scope for additional information.

The Midwestern History Association, created in the fall of 2014, is dedicated to rebuilding the field of Midwestern history, which had suffered from decades of neglect and inattention. The MHA advocates for greater attention to Midwestern history among professional historians, seeks to rebuild the infrastructure necessary for the study of the American Midwest, promotes greater academic discourse relating to Midwestern history, and offers prizes to scholars who excel in the study of the Midwest.

Beginning in 2015, the MHA has hosted an annual Midwestern History Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in partnership with the Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University. To become a member of the Midwestern History Association, please visit this webpage hosted by the University of Nebraska Press. Members are added to an email list that provides access to news about upcoming conferences, calls for papers, and panel proposals related to Midwestern history. We gladly accept donations toward the cost of our annual prizes and other expenses, as well.

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Recent Content


Vol. 4, No. 3: Midwestern Writers Need Midwestern Historians
Bonnie Jo Campbell