Dakota Conference on Where the West Begins?

Dakota Conference on "Where the West Begins"

Event Details

Date: April 24 - April 25, 2015

Location: The Center for Western Studies

The 47th annual Dakota Conference on Northern Plains History, Literature, Art and Archaeology, set for April 24-25 at the Center for Western Studies will take as its theme "Where the West Begins?" with the intention of exploring the geography, identity, and promise of the Dakotas and the prairie-plains areas of Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana.

Is Sioux Falls a gateway to the West?
Or a rear-guard city of the Midwest – a final outpost for a region that begins in Ohio and eventually melts away into the Great Plains somewhere west of Sioux Falls?

Both views have their supporters.
South Dakota's place in the West-Midwest debate will be a focus of this year's Dakota Conference.

Read more on this from the Argus Leader.

Full event registration will be $50 ($45 for presenters) for the two-day event. Separate Meal Package (including Friday lunch and dinner and Saturday lunch) is $45. After Monday, April 13, the Registration will be $55 ($50 for presenters) and the Meal Package will be $50. Registration is free for full-time undergraduate students of any college or university and faculty and staff of Augustana College. For lodging information, visit www.augie.edu/lodging.

The Dakota Conference is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.