Missouri Conference on History

67th Annual
Missouri Conference on History
and Midwest Regional Meeting of Phi Alpha Theta

Join Us in 2025

Join us March 12-14, 2025, at the Adams Pointe Conference Center in Blue Springs for the sixty-seventh annual Missouri Conference on History, hosted by Park University and sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri.


Looking Back at 2024

The sixty-sixth annual Missouri Conference on History held on March 13-15, 2024, in Columbia, Missouri, was hosted and sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri.

2024 Program 

About the Missouri Conference on History

The Missouri Conference on History brings together teachers of history and other professional historians to share in the presentation of the results of research, to exchange information on teaching and curriculum, to consider ways to promote interest in history and the welfare of the profession, and to discuss other concerns common to all historians. All persons interested or involved in the teaching of history, historical research, historical preservation, or any other professional application of history are welcome.


2024-2025 Steering Committee

  • Tim Westcott (Park University/Phi Alpha Theta) – President, Ex-officio
  • John Dougan (Missouri State Archives) – Vice President, Ex-officio
  • Gary Kremer (The State Historical Society of Missouri) – Secretary/Treasurer, Ex-officio
  • Ashley Beard-Fosnow (Missouri Humanities Council) – Ex-officio
  • Miller Boyd III (Whitfield School) – FY25 – FY27, second term
  • Petra DeWitt (Missouri University of Science & Technology) – FY24 – FY26, second term
  • Brian Frehner (University of Missouri-Kansas City) - FY25 - FY27, first term
  • Jeremy Neely (Missouri State University) – FY24 – FY26, second term
  • Jordan Pellerito (University of Missouri-Columbia) – FY23 – FY25, first term
  • Lily Santoro (Southeast Missouri State University) – FY23 – FY25, second term
  • Laura Westhoff (University of Missouri-St. Louis) - FY25 - FY27, first term

View the MCH By-laws


  • Call for Papers

    The Missouri Conference on History seeks paper, panel, and student poster proposals in all fields of history. The conference is particularly interested in proposals for complete sessions, including panelists, chair, and commentator.
  • Attend

    Register to enjoy presentations of new research on a wide variety of topics, March 2023. The conference is hosted by the State Historical Society of Missouri.
  • Awards

    The Missouri Conference on History grants awards with cash prizes for books, articles, and student papers. See nomination details.