Northern Illinois Regional History Conference

NIU Libraries Regional History Center will host the inaugural Northern Illinois Regional History Conference 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Holmes Student Center Heritage Room on NIU's campus in DeKalb. The conference theme is "At the Crossroads of the Urban-Rural Divide," and the program will feature panel sessions with presentations on a variety of topics and projects related to northern Illinois' changing communities, evolving land-use and how history influences regional identity. The purpose of this conference is to engage a wide audience of scholars, practitioners, students, enthusiasts and community members to examine the rapidly changing urban-suburban-rural dynamic of the region through a historical lens. The conference keynote address will be delivered by Raphael Wahwassuck of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribal Council.

This conference is free and open to public but attendees are encouraged to RSVP by April 15, 2023. RSVP today and visit our conference webpage for program details. For more information, please contact Bradley J. Wiles at or 815-753-9392.

Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Holmes Student Center, Heritage Room
600 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

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