Archive

Archive for October, 2010

Fun last few days

From Wednesday, October 13 to Saturday, October 16, we hosted the Northern Great Plains History Conference in Grand Forks, ND. There were a number of great papers and panels on a wide variety of topics. Yours truly presented papers on the social transition in Illinois Civil War camps of instruction, A. C. Townley’s leadership of the Nonpartisan League, and chaired a panel. I was also able to meet several fine graduate students all doing great things at several far-flung programs from CUNY to TCU, to even New Brunswick. It was a great amount of fun to host the conference and meet so many great scholars. I look forward to keeping in touch with those who I met.

New blog by an up and coming scholar

Glad to be posting up again. I am quite busy with class, teaching, and getting ready for the Northern Great Plains History Conference. I just stumbled upon this blog by a Navy veteran who desires to earn his doctorate and goes by Grouchy Historian. It looks interesting, but I will have to check it out a bit later. I will try to post something a little later today, but need to get back to grading.