Minnesota State University, Mankato is proud to host the 53rd annual gathering of historians who live and work in the Northern Great Plains region.

The conference hosts scholars working in a variety of fields, including those interested in European, Asian, African, Canadian and American history.

This year’s conference will convene September 20 and conclude September 22, 2018. The conference will be held at the City Center Hotel in downtown Mankato.

The Northern Great Plains History Conference is a professional gathering of scholars, affiliated and independent, public historians, history students, graduate and undergraduate and other practitioners of history, who live and work in the area of the Northern Great Plains of the United States and on the Canadian prairies. They present papers and roundtables in history subjects from around the globe and throughout time. The conference began 53 years ago in Grand Forks, ND, and continues to offer a forum for the latest historical scholarship by those who live and work in the region. The Society for Military History also offers panels at the Northern Great Plains History Conference annually. The conference is hosted by member institutions and moves to a new location every year.