Wisconsin History Symposium 2014

Organization: University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Department of History

Venue: University of Wisconsin- Platteville

Location: Platteville, Wisconsin, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 03, 2014 / 7:00 pm - (CST) End Date/Time: Apr 05, 2014 / 4:00 pm - (CST)
Paper Submission Date: Dec 16, 2013 Time: 17:00:00 - (CST)
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Mark your calendars and plan to attend the first annual Wisconsin History Symposium on the campus of University of Wisconsin- Platteville.

Please join us for a two-day gathering focused on the history of Wisconsin. Professional and avocational historians, archeologists and social scientists, as well as museum professionals, teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, and the general public are encouraged to take part in this Symposium, the first of its kind in several decades.  The Call for Papers with proposal guidelines is located  at www.uwplatt.edu/history-symposium

The 2014 History of Wisconsin Symposium is a new initiative of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville History Department in conjunction with the Dean’s Office of the College of Liberal Arts and Education and the Vice Chancellor’s Office.

The Symposium will include papers and presentations related the 2014 Symposium theme “People and the Land”. Keynote speakers Lucy Eldersveld Murphy, Ohio State and Patty Loew, UW-Wisconsin will offer new research and perspectives.

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit papers to our Academic Achievement Award contest where cash prizes will be offered for the best papers.

The Symposium will kick off on Thursday evening April 3rd with a rousing folk concert by Lee Murdock, historical singer/songwriter, who will entertain us with his “Songs of the Great Lakes”. His music is grounded in the work song tradition- from the rugged days of lumberjacks to the wooden sailing schooners.

Throughout the two-day Symposium, a thoughtful art exhibit of works related to the Conference Theme “People and the Land” will be displayed  in the University Nohr Gallery. Artists are encouraged to see the guidelines for submission.

In addition, the first of its kind History of Wisconsin Film Festival can be viewed throughout the two-day conference. A list of films and times of viewing can be found on our Film page.


1 University Plaza
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University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Department of History

Conference Speakers

Lucy E. Murphy, The Ohio State University

Patty Loew, University of Wisconsin, Madison