Thursday, January 26, 2012

2012 is a year of numerous momentous anniversaries in Michigan - Today, January 26, Michigan celebrates its 175th birthday. This year also marks the 120th anniversary of the founding of Central Michigan University, and the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. This announcement about the latter event comes to us from Mary Graham of the Michigan Historical Review.

In recognition of the conflict’s 200th anniversary, The Michigan Historical Review’s spring 2012 issue will be a themed issue devoted to the War of 1812. Essays will examine the war from many different perspectives. Planning for this issue began under the guidance of the Review’s former editor, Dr. David Macleod of CMU’s History Department, and the project continues under the guidance of the journal’s new editor, Dr. Jennifer R. Green, who is also a member of that department. The publication date for this issue should be early June 2012.