Hosted by the
Missouri State University Department of History
April 15-17, 2009, in Springfield
Welcome to the 51st Annual Missouri Conference on History in Springfield! On behalf of the Missouri State University History Department, the State Historical Society of Missouri, and the Missouri Conference on History Steering Committee, I would like to thank you for traveling to the Queen City of the Ozarks to help us kick off the Conference's second half century. This year's program features scholars from fourteen states stretching from New York to Arizona. Twenty-seven different colleges and universities, including twelve in Missouri, are represented on the program, as well as eight historical agencies and three K-12 schools.
We are thankful this year to be able to feature two keynote speakers funded by a grant from the Missouri State University College of Humanities and Public Affairs. We are also pleased this year to award the first annual prize for the best graduate student paper presented at the conference.
While you are in Springfield, I hope you will take time to explore the campus of Missouri State University, the city's revitalized downtown, and the many interesting historic sites in the region, including Wilson's Creek National Battlefield and the Nathan Boone Homestead. Enjoy the conference!
2009 Missouri Conference on History