Symposium year, title, chairs
2013 Gains and Losses from School Consolidation in the Great Plains
Co-Chairs: Richard Edwards, Great Plains Studies, UNL, and Peter Longo, UNK Political Science
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2012 1862-2012: The Making of the Great Plains
Co-Chairs: Richard Edwards, Great Plains Studies, UNL, and Mark Engler, Homestead National Monument of America, National Park Service
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2011 Diverse Faces, Shared Histories: Immigrants on the Great Plains
Chair: Amelia María de la Luz Montes, English and Ethnic Studies, UNL
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2010 Czech and Slovak Americans: International Perspectives from the Great Plains
Co-Chairs: Bruce Garver, History, UNO and Mila Saskova-Pierce, Modern Languages/Literatures, UNL
2009 Celebrating Darwin's Legacy
Co-Chairs: Judy Diamond, State Museum and Alan Kamil, Biological Sciences
2008 Death, Murder, and Mayhem: Stories of Violence and Healing on the Plains
Chair: Susan Maher, English, UNO
2007 Homesteading Reconsidered
Co-Chairs: J. Clark Archer, Anthropology and Geography and Todd Arrington, Homestead National Monument of America, National Park Service
2005 Changing Natural Landscapes: Ecological and Human Dimensions
Chair: Gary Willson, Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystems Unit, National Park Service
2004 The Nature of Lewis and Clark on the Great Plains
Chair: Gary E. Moulton, History
2003 Religion on the Great Plains
Co-Chairs: Robert Haller, English and Hugh Whitt, Sociology
2002 Great Plains Migrations
Co-Chairs: Mary Liz Jameson, Entomology/State Museum, and David Wishart, Geography
2001 Five Voices, One Place
Co-Chairs: Susan Rosowski, English, and John Wunder, History
Educational Resource: biography, works, and critical bibliography of each author
2000 Bison: The Past, Present, and Future of the Great Plains
Chairs: Ken Winkle, History, and Charlene Porsild, History
Great Plains Quarterly Vol. 21 No. 2 (Spring 2001) and Great Plains Research Vol. 11 No. 1 (Spring 2001) are both special issues from this event.
1999 The Great Plains Music & Dance Festival and Symposium
Co-Chairs: Ron Bowlin, Director of Kimball, and Randall Snyder, Music
1998 Health & Lifestyle, Sport & Recreation on the Great Plains
Co-Chairs: Suzanne Ortega, Sociology and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, and Keith Mueller, Political Science, UNL, and Preventive and Societal Medicine, UNMC
Host for/and in charge of registration
Edward S. Curtis's Photographs of Plains Indians
Chair: Eva Sartori, Libraries
1997 Literatures of the Great Plains
Chair: Frances W. Kaye, English and Great Plains Quarterly
1996 Politics and Culture of the Great Plains
Co-Chairs: John Hibbing, Political Sciences, and John Peters, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Tennessee
1995 African Americans and the Great Plains
Chair: Keith Parker, Sociology and African & African American Studies
Host for/and in charge of registration and tours
Willa Cather's University Days: A Centennial Celebration 1895-1995
Cather Colloquium, UNL English Dept., and Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation
1994 Great Plains Grasslands
Chair: Kathleen Keeler, Biological Sciences
Winter Council
Co-Chairs: Ron Bowlin, Director of Kimball, and Eric Jolly, UNL Director of Affirmative Action and Diversity
1993 Architecture of the Great Plains
Chair: Keith Sawyer, Architecture
1992 Exploring the Great Plains
Chair: Gary Moulton, History and The Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
Host for/and in charge of registration
Healing the Hoop
Co-Chairs: Ron Bowlin, Director of Kimball, and Clydia Nahwooksy, Director of Plains Indian Cultural Center
1991 Law, the Bill of Rights and the Great Plains
Chair: John R. Wunder, History
1990 Climate Change on the Great Plains
Chair: Kenneth Dewey, Geography
1989 The Hispanic Presence on the Great Plains
Chair: Miguel Carranza, Sociology and Ethnic Studies
1988 The Arts on the Plains: The Role of Institutions
Chair: Norman Geske, Director Emeritus Sheldon Art Gallery
1987 Women's Culture in the Great Plains
Chair: Helen Moore, Sociology
1986 Plains Indian Cultures: Past and Present Meanings
Chair: Paul Olson, English
1985 Social Adaptation to Semi-Arid Environments
Chair: John A. Braeman, History
1984 European Influences on the Visual Arts of the Great Plains
Chair: Jon Nelson, Curator, Great Plains Art Collection
1983 Mapping the North American Plains
Chair: Brian Blouet, Geography
1982 Intersections: Studies in the Canadian and American Great Plains
Chair: Frances W. Kaye, English
1981 American Pioneer Landscapes
Co-Chairs: Brian Blouet, Geography, and Frederick C. Luebke, History
1980 Man and Changing Environments in the Great Plains
Chair: Warren Caldwell, Anthropology
1979 The Great Plains: Perspectives and Prospects, A Symposium on the Future of the Plains
Co-Chairs: Merlin Lawson, Geography, and Maurice E. Baker, Agricultural Economics
1978 Ethnicity on the Great Plains
Chair: Frederick C. Luebke, History
1977 Cultural Heritage of the Plains
Chair: Brian Blouet, Geography