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Published September 24 2012

Historians gathering at Fargo Radisson

FARGO – The annual Northern Great Plains History Conference is scheduled Wednesday through Saturday at the Fargo Radisson Hotel.

The conference brings together historians from the academic community, public historians, archivists, museum specialists, and others from the Great Plains and Upper Midwest.

Concurrent sessions will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Radisson, 201 5th St. N., downtown Fargo Public Library and Pontoppidan Lutheran Church, 309 4th St. N.

Presenters will examine such topics as the U.S. Dakota War, the Cold War, women’s suffrage, the U.S. Civil War, Judge Ronald Davies and the Little Rock crisis, military history, presidential leadership, and Native American, agricultural, European, Asian and Canadian history.

The opening session, “The Cold War in North Dakota,” will be at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in The Loft room of the Radisson.

A panel of scholars and regional journalists will discuss the history and practice of journalism on the northern Plains at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Community Room of the Fargo Public Library.

There will be a special session on digital history from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at NDSU and requires a $25 registration fee.

General registration for attending the full conference is $60 and can be purchased on the third floor of the Radisson Hotel.

The conference program is available on the website of the NDSU department of history, philosophy, and religious studies, tinyurl.com/NGPHC.

For more information, contact Mark Harvey at NDSU at (701) 231-8828.