Missouri Conference on History

65th Annual
Missouri Conference on History
and Midwest Regional Meeting of Phi Alpha Theta

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Join us March 15-17, 2023, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Springfield for the sixty-fifth annual Missouri Conference on History, hosted by the hosted by the Missouri State University’s College of Humanities and Public Affairs and History Department and sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri.

2023 Program 

Schedule At-A-Glance

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.

2021-2022 Steering Committee

  • Jeremy Neely (Missouri State University) – President
  • Gary Kremer (The State Historical Society of Missouri) – Vice President/Secretary/Treasurer, Ex-officio
  • Ashley Beard-Fosnow (Missouri Humanities Council) – Ex-officio
  • John Dougan (Missouri State Archives) – Ex-officio
  • Tim Westcott (Phi Alpha Theta) – Ex-officio
  • Marlin Barber (Missouri State University) – FY22 – FY24, first term
  • Miller Boyd III (Whitfield School) – FY22 – FY24, first term
  • Petra DeWitt (Missouri University of Science & Technology) – FY21 – FY23, first term
  • Elyssa Ford (Northwest Missouri State University) – FY22 – FY24, second term
  • Jordan Pellerito (University of Missouri-Columbia) – FY23 – FY25, first term
  • Jason Roe (Kansas City Public Library) – FY21 – FY23, second term
  • Lily Santoro (Southeast Missouri State University) – FY23 – FY25, second 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 Missouri State Archives.
  • Awards

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