As some of you know, this year I will be coordinating (with Mike Huner) the Great Lakes History Conference. This conference is hosted by the Grand Valley State University History Department, and this year the theme is how historical research and the public intersect. The hope is to get historians thinking about reaching new audiences both inside and outside the classroom, and we are pretty darn proud of our poster!
We hope to have 10-15 sessions running October 21 and 22, along with a keynote address on the global WWI by Dr. Michelle Moyd, an associate professor of history at Indiana University – Bloomington. The site is GVSU’s Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids, MI, and the surrounding area is beautiful to visit during late fall (recently named to Outside Magazines best towns ever list)! For those interested in submitting an abstract, they are due July 15 and you can find the call for papers here. And for anyone interested in attending to learn more about how historical research reaches classrooms or the public, please note that this conference has no registration fees! I will be sure to pass on information about registration once it opens, and until then, contact info can be found in the call for papers or through the form at the bottom of this post. Have a great summer, and hopefully I’ll see some podcast listeners at the Great Lakes History Conference in October!