The fifth annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium will be held at Dickinson State University from September 16-18, 2010. Our focus this year is Roosevelt’s presidency from September 14, 1901 to March 4, 1909.
The symposium will examine Roosevelt’s presidency from a number of perspectives: the changing nature of the presidency in the post-Civil War period; Roosevelt’s attitudes and policies towards the other nations of the Western Hemisphere; Roosevelt’s fascinating, complex and often troubling race relations; Roosevelt’s presidential travels; Roosevelt’s expansive definition of presidential power.
Guest scholars include Peri Arnold from the University of Notre Dame, Julie Greene of the University of Maryland, and David Godshalk of Shippensburg University. Panels discussing Roosevelt’s domestic and foreign policies will be led by Dickinson State University faculty and visiting scholars.
A special musical performance will be featured Friday evening. Music in the White House: 1901-1909 will explore the changing musical tastes of the country through the music which was played in the Roosevelt White House.
All lectures and panel discussions are free and open to the public. Registration is required for meals and featured events, such as the Saturday field trip to the Badlands.
For more information, or to register, please visit our website or call 866-496-8797 or 701-483-2166.
We look forward to seeing you there!