Welcome to Studies in Midwestern History, the journal of the Midwestern History Association.
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 contact MHA Secretary Michael Skaggs at . 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. Standard member dues are $40; the student rate is $20. We gladly accept donations toward the cost of our annual prizes and other expenses, as well.
Vol. 3, No. 2: Great Lakes or Middle West: The 1936-37 Great Lakes Exposition and Regional Identity
Kenneth J. Bindas
Vol. 3, No. 1: Trump and The Midwest: The 2016 Presidential Election and The Avenues of Midwestern Historiography
Jon K. Lauck
Vol. 2, No. 11: The Origins and Progress of The Midwestern History Association, 2013-2016
Jon K. Lauck
Vol. 2, No. 10: 'Just Call Me Bill': William Taft Brings Spectacle Politics to The Midwest
Vol. 2, No. 9: A History of The Missouri Conference on History, 1959-2016
James N. Giglio
Vol. 2, No. 7: From Sandhurst to Rural Iowa: The Education of a Prairie Historian
Vol. 2, No. 6: The Funeral of Beloved Hoosier Poet, James Whitcomb Riley
John E. Miller
Vol. 2, No. 5: Materially Strengthened: The Minnesota Historical Society and Providing Field Services
David M. Grabiske and David J. Nichols III
Vol. 2, No. 4: "If The Situation Seemed Insurmountable, I Always Wanted To Be There": Virginia Coffey, A Midwest Human Relations Pioneer
Phillip J. Obermiller and Thomas E. Wagner