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Ohio Valley History Conference this weekend

Austin Peay State University will host the 24th Annual Ohio Valley History Conference (OHVC) on Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1.

The interdisciplinary event will consist of more than 40 different sessions. Most sessions involve three papers followed by commentary and question-and-answer segments.
Austin Peay State University will host the 24th Annual Ohio Valley History Conference (OHVC) on Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1.

The interdisciplinary event will consist of more than 40 different sessions. Most sessions involve three papers followed by commentary and question-and-answer segments.

Professors and advanced graduate students from across the U.S. will present papers of original research on a variety of historical topics. Most of the papers are on topics of American history including Native American, early trans-Appalachian settlement (including early Montgomery County settlement), antebellum history, Civil War, Cold War, American religion, European history and the 17th century British and French empires.

There will also be roundtable discussions on regional writers. The APSU research librarians' roundtable is conducting research on the Internet. Another roundtable will consist of contributors to the recently published book “American Crisis.”

The keynote address at Friday's dinner will be John Seigenthaler Sr., who served in the Kennedy administration and founded the First Amendment Foundation. He hosts Nation Public Television's “A Word of Words.” During lunch on Saturday, Michael Bertrand of Tennessee State University will speak on the civil rights era.

Montgomery County teachers may obtain credit for state-mandated professional development by attending. Additionally, teachers of Advanced Placement classes may have their registration fees waived if they bring students.

A registration fee is required to attend. For a complete schedule and more information about discounts and pricing, visit the OVHC Web site at http://www.apsu.edu/ovhc/.

For more information, contact Professor of History Minoa Uffelman (931) 221-7704. -- Melony Shemberger