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Fri, Oct 12


Grand Valley State University: Pew Campu

2018 Great Lakes History Conference

A conference for historians, teachers of history, and the general public. The conference is open and free to everyone. This year's focus is: Playing With History.

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2018 Great Lakes History Conference
2018 Great Lakes History Conference

Time & Location

Oct 12, 2018, 8:00 AM – Oct 13, 2018, 5:00 PM

Grand Valley State University: Pew Campu, 401 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, USA

About the event


Gaming and simulations have long served as pedagogical tools in the history classroom. History-oriented games are also big business for the video and board-gaming industries. Their appeal derives from the thrill of role-playing and speculation on the possibilities of human actions, and as pedagogical devices their potential to enhance student engagement is obvious. Current historical scholarship also now focuses on disrupting received wisdom of long-held teleological conclusions and pondering contingent and conjunctural dynamics of global-scale historical developments. This conference will consider these trends and practices while serving as a regional training and gaming hub for Reacting to the Past—the innovative pedagogy used in numerous disciplines.

If you need assistance to offset the cost of a substitute teacher, send a request that includes your name, your school, your financial office contact (with address), and the cost of a substitute to We will review the requests and send you an approval of funds that can be shared with your school. We will not send the reimbursement until after the conference.

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