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Best Midwestern History Association podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Midwestern History Association podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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A scholarly association devoted to Midwestern historyThe Midwestern History Association, created in the fall of 2014, is dedicated to rebuilding the field of Midwestern history, which has suffered from decades of neglect and inattention. The MHA will advocate for greater attention to Midwestern history among professional historians, seek to rebuild the infrastructure necessary for the study of the American Midwest, promote greater academic discourse relating to Midwestern history, support th ...
 
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Jillian Marie Jacklin of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of History interviews Sergio González who is the Assistant Professor of Latinx Studies in the Departments of History and of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Marquette University. Jacklin and González discuss his 2017 book "Mexicans in Wisconsin" published by the Wisc ...…
 
Guest contributor Professor Katie Day Good of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio interviews Professor Kathryn Remlinger, author of Yooper Talk: Dialect as Identity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, published by the University of Wisconsin Press (2017). Professor Remlinger — in addition to helpfully explaining what a “Yooper” is! — discusses her work ...…
 
For the 40th episode of the podcast, Jon talks with Liesl Olson about her new book published by Yale University Press, titled "Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis" (2017). Olson is the Director of Chicago Studies at the Newberry library and has taught at the University of Chicago, received fellowships from the Nati ...…
 
Jon interviews Steve Paul, a former Kansas City Star reporter and the author of “Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend,” published this month by Chicago Review Press. Paul discusses his work researching Hemingway, learning more about his connections to the Kansas City Star, and the importance of the Midwest to ...…
 
Jon talks with author Melissa Fraterrigo, whose latest book titled "Glory Days" was published by the University of Nebraska Press in September of 2017. In the interview, Fraterrigo discusses growing up (and later living) all across the Midwest, how she became an author, and her love of teaching writing and literature as the current Director and ...…
 
One day away from Heartland History's one year anniversary, Jon talks about the background of the Iowa City Book Fair with John Kenyon, the Director of the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. They also discuss the festival this year, the literary past and present of Iowa City, and the importance of Iowa's designation as only one of twenty UNES ...…
 
Dr. Mark Soderstrom of SUNY Empire State College discusses his dissertation work on race, segregation, and housing at the University of Minnesota in the early 20th century, as well as an exhibit based on his research at the University of Minnesota's Elmer L. Andersen Library Atrium Gallery entitled "A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anti-Communis ...…
 
Tricia Oman, professor at Hastings College and director of Hastings College Press discusses growing up in the Midwest, discovering its literary heritage and prominence in the early 20th century, studying the growing cultural invisibility of Midwestern culture in latter half of the 20th century, the ways in which the Midwest has been defined pop ...…
 
Dr. Bethel Saler discusses her 2015 book "The Settler's Empire: Colonialism and State Formation in America's Old Northwest" published by University of Pennsylvania Press. The 1783 Treaty of Paris, which officially recognized the United States as a sovereign republic, also doubled the territorial girth of the original thirteen colonies. The fled ...…
 
Matthew E. Stanley's intimate study The Loyal West:Civil War and Reunion in Middle America (University of Illinois Press) explores the Civil War, Reconstruction, and sectional reunion in this bellwether region. Using the lives of area soldiers and officers as a lens, Stanley reveals a place and a strain of collective memory that was anti-rebel, ...…
 
Dr. Bruce Bigelow is a Professor of History at Butler University. His interest in teaching centers on the historical cultural geography of the US, especially the Midwest. He also teaches courses on the Civil War, US Urban History, the American Empire since 1945, the American Midwest, and World History. He also teaches Cultural Geography: Region ...…
 
Greg Dowd is a past chair of the the Department of American Culture (AC) and a past director of the AC Native American Studies program. His scholarly interests include the study of rumor and the history of the North American Indian East during the colonial, revolutionary, and early national periods. He has taught history at the University of No ...…
 
From the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature in East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Jeffrey Swenson (Hiram College) presents his paper "Defending the Revolt from the Village: Reinforcing Sinclair Lewis in the Age of Trump." Dr. Marcia Noe (University of Tennessee Chattanooga), Jon Lauck, and the audience respond.Je ...…
 
Matt Pehl, Assistant Professor of History at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Dr. Pehl specializes in twentieth century U.S. history, which a special interest in religion, race, gender, and working-class history. His book, The Making of Working-Class Religion, was published in 2016 by the University of Illinois Press.…
 
Dave Page discusses the life and writings F. Scott Fitzgerald, in addition to, his latest work, F.Scott Fitzgerald In Minnesota: The Writer & His Friends At Home, published by University of Minnesota Press.By Midwestern History Association
 
Andrew Jewell is a Professor of Digital Projects at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries and the editor of the Willa Cather Archive. Andy has published several essays on Willa Cather and other American writers, scholarly editing, and digital humanities. He is co-editor of the book The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age (Univ ...…
 
An interview with Scott Atkinson Editor-in-Chief of Belt Magazine and writing instructor at The University of Michigan-Flint. Scott is an award-winning journalist who has written for several publications including The New York Times, Vice, and Writer's Digest. He is also the editor of Belt Magazine and in 2016 edited Happy Anyway: A Flint Antho ...…
 
Jon Lauck discusses The 49th annual Dakota Conference on the Northern Plains with Dr. Harry Thompson, Executive director for The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South DakotaRELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS: OBSERVING THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORMATIONThe conference will be held April 21-2 ...…
 
Patrick Kerin discusses his work as the President of the Greenhills Historical Society and "Buckeye Muse" his new blog which focuses on Ohio and Ohio Valley writers and and writing, past and present, and Ohio Valley literary culture, in addition to, sites of literary and historical significance in Ohio and the Ohio Valley.…
 
Jonathan Kasparek, Associate Professor of History at University of Wisconsin, Waukesha discusses progressive politics in Wisconsin and his recent book, "Fighting Son: A Biography of Philip F. LaFollette," which traces La Follette's journey through public office, as well as, his life after the waning of the Progressive era.…
 
An interview with Dr. Nancy Berlage, professor of History at Texas State University. Her research and teaching interests include public history, the American political culture, and rural culture. Dr. Berlage discusses her most recent work, Farmers Helping FarmersThe Rise of the Farm and Home Bureaus was published by Louisiana State University P ...…
 
An in-depth interview with Dr. Christopher Phillips, Professor of History and Department Head, at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Phillips discusses his new book, "The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border" which underscores the regional consciousness during this divisive time period.…
 
An interview with Dr. Philip Greasley, Professor of English at The University of Kentucky and editor for the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML). Dr. Greasley discusses the influence of Midwestern literature, the Chicago Renaissance, and his work on Dictionary of Midwestern Literature Vol. 2: Dimensions of the Midwestern Liter ...…
 
An interview with Dr. Silvana R. SiddaliAssociate Professor, Eugene A. Hotfelder Professor of Humanities at St. Louis University. Dr. Siddali discusses her book, " Frontier Democracy: Constitutional Conventions in the Old Northwest" and her examination of "the debates over state constitutions in the antebellum Northwest (Indiana, Illinois, Iowa ...…
 
Dr. Michael D. Steiner, Emeritus Professor of American Studies at California State University- Fullerton discusses his recent work, Regionalist on the Left: Radical Voices from the American West, sense of place and space, cultural geography in relation to regionalism.By Midwestern History Association
 
Dr. Larry Lockridge, Professor Emeritus of English at New York University, discusses his work, Shade of the Raintree: The Life and Death of Ross Lockridge, Jr., Author of Raintree County. While Raintree County is itself a highly developed historical novel about Indiana during the Civil War, Lockridge eloquently underscores the historical consci ...…
 
Adam Arenson, Professor of History at Manhattan College discusses his book- The Great Heart of the Republic St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War. Dr. Arenson illuminates how the American Civil War, expanded beyond military battles ultimately causing a cultural civil war among North, South, and West, as their leaders sought to shape Manifest Des ...…
 
An interview with Pulitzer-Prize winning historian, Steven Hahn. Dr. Hahn discusses his latest book, A Nation without Borders: The United States and Its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830-1910.By Midwestern History Association
 
James Connolly Director, Center for Middletown Studies and George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of History, at Ball State University in Muncie Indiana, discusses his past and recent projects including his work on “What Middletown Read,” a study of print culture and urban life at the turn of the twentieth century, in collaboration wit ...…
 
Marvin Bergman discusses his work as Editor the Annals of Iowa, the State Historical Society of Iowa’s quarterly, scholarly history journal. Since 1987, Dr. Bergman has worked to make the best interpretive work on Iowa history accessible to the public by contributing his knowledge and talent to several other publications including the Iowa Hist ...…
 
Jon Butler, the Howard R. Lamar Professor Emeritus of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies at Yale University discusses his work and the importance of studying the history of the Midwest. His publications include “Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People,” which earned the American Historical Association’s Beverid ...…
 
National Register Historian Denis Gardner, Minnesota Historical Society. Denis discusses the importance of the National Register, historic preservation, and its role in state and local history initiatives. In addition to his work as National Register Historian, Denis has published a number of books including "Wood, Concrete, Stone, and Steel: M ...…
 
David serves as the field services manager for the Minnesota Historical Society travelling nearly 35,000 miles a year to engage with, and assist, local historical societies, His recent publications include "Building Museums: a handbook for small and midsize organizations" and a history about Sarah Jane Sibly, the first Governor's Wife (modern F ...…
 
Jenny Barker Devine discusses her book, "On Behalf of the Family Farm" which traces the development of women’s activism and agrarian feminisms in the Midwest after 1945, as farm women’s lives were being transformed by the realities of modern agriculture. She has won several prizes for her research, including the Zaffarano Prize for Graduate Stu ...…
 
Paul Stone Professor of History, University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs discusses regionalist impulses of the early 20th century. Dr. Stone's research focuses on American political and institutional history, behavior in American public life, and Minnesota political history.By Midwestern History Association
 
Jon Lauck interviews Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, Web Developer and GIS Director for The Historyapolis Project, a collaborative endeavor that relies on the complementary skills of academic historians, community researchers, archivists, museum professionals, students and technologists. We work together to make history that matters in Minneapolis. Kevin ...…
 
Dr. Bill Green discusses race and civil rights in Minnesota history. His recent book, A Peculiar Imbalance in Early Minnesota: 1837-1869, and Degrees of Freedom: The Origin of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1914, won the 2015 Minnesota Book Award-Hognander Prize.By Midwestern History Association
 
Michael J. Lansing. Augsburg College,Associate Professor, History Department Chair discusses his research on the North American West, political history, environmental history, and gender history. His current project is The Cradle of Carbohydrates: Minneapolis and the Making of the World’s Food, an environmental and urban history of the city’s c ...…
 
Caitlyn Perry Dial, Interim Director,The Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of FameBy Midwestern History Association
 
Episode Three David Brodnax, Professor of History at Trinity Christian College in Illinois. Dr. Brodnax broad research interests include African American Midwestern History, U.S. Legal History, U.S. History, Latin American Legal History. Today he discusses his current work , ““Breathing the Freedom’s Air”: The African American Struggle for Equa ...…
 
Dr. James H. Madison discusses Indiana history, the importance of local and regional history, and Indiana 's role in the American Civil WarBy Midwestern History Association
 
Andrew Seal, PhD candidate , American Studies at Yale University discusses his research on the American Midwest, Midwestern identity, and essentialism.By Midwestern History Association
 
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