History is about to repeat itself.
Leading scholars from both sides of the Kansas-Missouri Border War will converge on Lawrence this week for a workshop, focusing on new work in the ever-changing field. They will facilitate conversations that participants say that for too long have failed to occur.
The workshop, scheduled to take place in the Hall Center for the Humanities on the Kansas University campus, will occur Thursday and Friday.
Participants, which include many scholars from universities and colleges across the country, hope that a closer look at the war will provide insight into how societies are fragmented and then rebuilt.
Papers written as a result of the workshop will be presented during a public conference at the Kansas City Public Library in November.