Midwestern History Association Conference 2020
Use code 14MHA20 for a 40% conference discount
Welcome to our virtual exhibit! MHA 2020 may have been canceled, but we still have exciting new scholarship and research that we want to share with you. Since distributing knowledge is now more important than ever, we are delighted to bring our history exhibit directly to your screen!
From the desk of Eli Bortz, Editor in Chief:
The University of Notre Dame Press is a relative newcomer to the field of Midwestern history, which is ironic given its position in the region. Founded in 1842, a period of sweeping development in the Midwest and following on the heels of tragic displacement of indigenous peoples, and located in a hub of regional activity since the days of French colonization in the late 17th century, the university and now its Press has a particular mission to contextualize and explore the long history of the region and its inhabitants.
In terms of time period focus, Notre Dame Press is now publishing with a range from the prehistoric Midwest to the early 20th century. We are now, for example, in our second year of a publishing partnership with the Midwest Archaeological Conference devoted to pre-European studies through the early American presence.
The main area of focus for Notre Dame Press now is in the French colonial period. Very few university presses in this region focus on this era in a concerted fashion, and the natural regional position and strong historical ties to the French demand a deliberate approach to representing work in this field. The next few years, in particular, will demonstrate a particular focus on expanding our presence here.
Beyond that, the Press has made strides in its “second pillar” of renewed focus regionally: histories of the Underground Railroad. With at least half a dozen books in the works at this moment on the subject, the regional significance in the complete story of the Underground Railroad moves to the forefront at Notre Dame Press. We’re also growing a general focus on 19th century regional studies as well, as evidenced by our release this year of Yountsville: The Rise and Decline of an Indiana Mill Town.
We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s Midwest History Association meeting, and we wish everyone a safe and productive 2020.
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