Call for Proposals: 2019 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium

We’re honored to be hosting the 6th annual Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium, coming back to Bethel on Saturday, April 27, 2019. If you’re interested in learning more, check out the call for proposals that’s going out this morning to religious college history departments around the Upper Midwest.

Header of MUHS 2019 call for proposals

When we hosted MUHS 2016, students and faculty from eleven different colleges and universities came to Bethel — including Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, which is now one of the four co-sponsors of the event with Bethel, Bethany Lutheran, and the University of Northwestern – St. Paul. We’re hoping to have even wider participation this year, including institutions from beyond Minnesota!

As always, the symposium will feature panels of three or four undergraduates presenting historical research from capstone seminars, upper-division courses, and independent study projects. But given the momentum behind our new Digital Humanities major, we’re also eager to showcase DH projects. And students can also share reflections on internships, student teaching placements, and other work-study experiences.

Kent WhitworthFinally, we’re especially excited to host the first keynote speaker in the history of MUHS: Kent Whitworth, the director and CEO of the Minnesota Historical Society, who will open the symposium with remarks on the future of public history and then take student and faculty questions.

As always, there is no fee for participation in the Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium. But if students want to present, they need to complete this Google form by March 15, 2019. (Students can also attend without presenting; we just need a representative from each institution to send Prof. Gehrz a list of those students and all participating faculty by March 29.)

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