There are two keynote speakers set for the 23rd Annual Mid-America Conference on History, which starts today and runs through Saturday at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive.
The conference features Roger Spiller, a consultant to documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and a professor emeritus at the Army Command General Staff College in Leavenworth.
Spiller will speak on "History, Ken Burns and the 'Making' of World War II," at noon Friday in the Holidome Jay's Restaurant.
The second keynote speaker is Jack P. Greene, a colonial historian from Johns Hopkins University. Greene speaks at the 6:30 p.m. banquet Friday in the Brazilian Room, Holidome. His talk is titled, "Refashioning the National Pasts: The Implications of the New Colonial History for Understanding the History of the American Nation."