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UW-Stout helping sponsor Northern Great Plains History Conference

September 23, 2013

The 48th annual Northern Great Plains History Conference, sponsored in part by UW-Stout, will be held Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 25–28 at the Hudson House Grand Hotel in Hudson.

The conference, "Many Peoples, Many Cultures," also is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Colleges, UW-Eau Claire and UW-River Falls.

Robert ZeidelUW System faculty, including UW-Stout Professor Robert Zeidel, are organizing the event. Zeidel teaches in the social science department. Fellow social science department faculty David Seim and Chris Freeman also will participate.

Each year the conference is held at a different location in the Midwest and focuses on that region's historical uniqueness. This conference will focus on the diversity of history, both U. S. and world, and reflect on the diversity of people who settled the Great Plains and Big Woods regions.

Panel discussions include Women's Activism in the Progressive Era; Early Cold War; Frontier Food and Lodging; Transportation, 19th and 20th centuries; Free Speech in Wisconsin History; and Constructing Identities, Norwegians and Germans.

Conference presenters are university scholars from the U.S., United Kingdom and Canada.

Three sessions daily will be held Thursday through Saturday. The conference includes sessions from the Military History Association. Friday and Saturday sessions will include panels and papers of interest to K-12 history and social studies teachers.

The registration fee is $75. For more information, go here.

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