Annual History Symposium- Relevance & Resurrection: Revivalism of new exploration into Midwest history

For over a decade there has been a significant resurgence in the study of the history of the Upper Midwest. By 2014, this area of scholarship became so active and popular that it resulted in the establishment of the Midwestern History Association to promote continued scholarship and a better appreciation for northern states in the Upper Midwest. The 2021 History Symposium is bringing four scholars from this area of study to discuss their research into unique areas of this new research trend.This eclectic assortment of topics include a discussion of the Ku Klux Klan in Wisconsin as a case study, controversies concerning the navigational development of the Great Lakes, Political Progressivism in the 1980s, and Wisconsin Native American effigy mounds.

This one-day symposium is composed of four blocks of learning on some of the newest research available. Speakers and topics are:
Dr. Theodore J. Karamanski – “The 19th Century Battle Over Great Lakes Infrastructure”
Dr. Michael D. Jacobs – “Challenging the Assumption of Klan Initiated Violence: The Case of Wisconsin”
Dr. Cory Haala – “Reviving the Midwestern Progressive Tradition in the 1980s”
Robert Birmingham – “Wisconsin Native American Effigy Mounds”


More info to come:


Nov 06 2021


9:00 am - 3:00 pm




Plymouth Arts Center
520 East Mill Street, Plymouth, WI


Research Center
(920) 467-4667


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