- Associated Press - Monday, November 24, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A group of historians has formed an organization whose goal is to increase the study of the Midwest.

The Midwestern History Association was launched recently at a conference in Sioux Falls with the stated mission of giving the region a stronger voice in the historical profession.

The group’s first president is Jon Lauck, a South Dakota native and author of a new book entitled “The Lost Region: Toward a Revival of Midwestern History.”

He says the association will lead to books, articles, conferences and dissertations focusing on the Midwest.

The Midwestern History Association is an outgrowth of the Midwestern History Working Group, which was created at a meeting of historians in October 2013 in Wisconsin. That group decided to transform itself into the Midwestern History Association.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide