History conference planned at university

History conference planned at university Students from 10 regional universities and colleges will present papers at the 35th annual Student History Conference on Thursday, April 13 at The University of South Dakota.

The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Center for Continuing Education on the USD campus. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The event will be sponsored by the USD History Department and the USD Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history.

University of Iowa history Professor Malcolm J. Rohrbough, author of the prize-winning book Days of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the American Nation, will deliver the plenary address at the conference. He will present a talk titled, "Europe Looks at America in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century: The Case of the French and the California Gold Rush," at 12:30 p.m. in Farber Hall of Old Main. This event is free and open to the public.

Professor Rohrbough will also address the Department of History's Honors Banquet that evening with a talk, "An American Historian Ventures toward European History: The View from the Other Side."

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