In March of 2015, the Midwestern History Association launched Studies in Midwestern History to create a space for commentary about the field of Midwestern history. The purpose of the journal is to reach a broader audience; thus, we consider a broad range of submissions, from shorter "think pieces" and essays to traditional academic articles. Studies is particularly interested in studying the institutions, practices, and historiography that constitute the world of Midwestern studies. The journal endeavors to involve emerging graduate students in the process of journal editing and to create a forum in which to publish their work. Its online format allows for more timely publication of scholarship in order to more quickly advance discussion and debate among the many (and sometimes competing) voices in the field. More generally, the purpose of Studies is to advance the Midwestern History Association’s goal of offering a platform to scholars and graduate students and other commentators who want to more actively participate in the conversation surrounding the revival of Midwestern history. The design and format of Studies is consciously modeled on the original Mississippi Valley Historical Review, the journal launched by the Mississippi Valley Historical Association. The MVHA was first created in 1907 to give historians in the Midwest a voice in the American historical profession.
If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to Studies for consideration, contact Associate Editors Paul Putz at Paul_Putz@baylor.edu or Michael Skaggs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should follow these guidelines. While a wide variety of manuscripts are welcome, please see previous issues of Studies for general examples.
Dr. Jon K. Lauck, General Editor
Paul Putz, Associate Editor Dr. Michael Skaggs, Associate Editor
Studies in Midwestern History, Volume 3 (2017)
Studies in Midwestern History, Volume 2 (2016)
Studies in Midwestern History, Volume 1 (2015)
Brad Tennant, "Where The Midwest Ends and The Great Plains Begin," Vol. 1 No. 6, June 2015
Kevin Koch, "Chasing Black Hawk," Vol. 1 No. 5, June 2015
Mark Vinz, "Our Midwests," Vol. 1 No. 3, April 2015
Frederick E. Witzig, "The Perils and Promise of Midwestern Studies," Vol. 1 No. 2, March 2015