58th Annual ConferenceSan Antonio, TexasOctober 17-20, 2018
Pacific Northwest Labor History Association Annual Conference
May 3-5, 2019
Call for Papers, Presentations and Performances
General Strike 1919-2019 – Radicalism, Repression, and Solidarity
2019 marks the 100 the anniversary of a watershed year in American and Canadian labor history, especially in the West. The year was defined by the Seattle and Winnipeg General Strikes, the Centralia Massacre,and the wave of state sponsored repression of immigrant workers during the Palmer Raids. Reflecting on these events a century later encourages us to consider the significance of radicalism as well as ways that organized labor has both enforced and overcome racial and gendered barriers to solidarity.
The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association seeks presentations, performances, and papers thatexamine labor history of the past 100 years, especially related to:
Patriarchy and Feminism
Employer and State Repression
Racism, including White Supremacy
Immigrant Workers and Xenophobia
We encourage proposals that illustrate how the events of 1919 demonstrate strategies and tactics of workers, employers, and the State, and how they are relevant to today’s labor struggles. Specific examples might include:
Labor and Race
Women in the Labor Movement
Labor and trade policy in historical perspective
The open shop movement in history: The American Plan to the Janus decision
Right Wing populism and the working class
The PNLHA values intersectional approaches to working class history. We especially encourage exhibits and performances of art and music that reflect working class culture and history, and non-traditional, popular education approaches. Presentations should be addressed to a broad range of conference participants including academics, students, workers and community members.
Submit one-page proposals electronically, by January 7, to the Conference Program Committee Coordinator, Nikki Mandell: PNLHA2019@gmail.com
The State Historical Society of Missouri is offering two Center for Missouri Studies fellowship opportunities for the calendar year beginning January 1, 2019. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $5,000 for a project that results in the completion of a 6,000 to 8,000-word scholarly essay, exclusive of notes, on one of two selected topics.
Learn more here: https://goo.gl/hes78w
A major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has allowed the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University to launch the Long 19th Amendment Project, interrogating the centennial of American women's suffrage. As a part of this project, the inaugural Mellon-Schlesinger Research Grant competition is now open.
The Schlesinger Library will award up to three Mellon-Schlesinger Summer Research Grants for eight-week residencies in June-July 2019 for researchers doing advanced work on gender and suffrage, voting rights, citizenship, or other related topics. The stipend for each award is $15,000.
Currently enrolled graduate students are not eligible for these awards and should instead apply for Schlesinger Library's Dissertation Support Grants.
Full application requirements are available on Schlesinger Library's Grant Application Portal: https://goo.gl/TrGoid
Applications must be received by Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Awards will be announced in late January 2019.
Successful candidates will be expected to teach a 4:4 load at all levels of the graduate and undergraduate curriculum. Fall courses include two sections of US History to 1877, Intro to American Indian Studies (online), and Women in the American West. Spring courses include US History to 1877, American Indian History, Oklahoma History, and Public History. The ability to incorporate digital media and methods into both teaching and projects is highly desirable. Ph.D. expected by time of employment. Completing the university’s eLearning Facilitation Certification online course will be required prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
Application materials include online faculty application with cover letter discussing research interests and teaching excellence, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts to: UCO Jobs – History VAP
Letters of reference sent through Interfolio should be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin June 15, 2018.
The University of Oklahoma Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the position of Curator of the Western History Collections. The Curator will oversee a nationally significant collection of resources on the American West in an environment rich with partnerships and collaborative opportunities. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Special Collections, University Libraries, the Curator leads and directs the Western History Collections (WHC), with particular responsibility for outreach to scholarly and other communities, the development of programing and exhibits, and the continued growth of the Collections through acquisitions via donation and purchase. For full position description and to apply, go to jobs.ou.edu and search for Requisition Number 181607.
Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota invites applications for the 10-month position of Director or Coordinator of the McGovern Center for Community Engagement. The McGovern Center for Community Engagement is charged with cultivating and sustaining opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community members to engage in service, social justice and civic engagement events, and activities both in and outside of the classroom. Title and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Please submit materials electronically via email to Ms. Janet Hayen, Director of Human Resources, Dakota Wesleyan University at email@example.com. Please write McGovern Center in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
McGovern Center Ad 05-23-18 (4).pdf
Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College is now hiring a Anishinaabe Language (Native American Studies) Instructor. Click here for details: https://goo.gl/R9jSoa
The National Park Service seeks to work with up to 25 national, regional, and local partners to collaboratively conduct a variety of Cultural Resources and History research activities, including, but not limited to the named studies outlined in NPS-28: Cultural Resource Management Guideline. This includes administrative histories, historic resource studies, NR and NHL nominations, special history studies, theme studies, historical and interpretive handbooks, oral histories; HABS/HAER/HALS documentation, archaeological assessments, ethnographic documentation, cultural landscape reports, scope of collections plans, etc.
The WHA has an announcement from Keith Thor Carlson:
The University of Saskatchewan has launched a new postdoctoral fellowship to promote both internationalization and Indigenization at the same time. If you know of any freshly minted young scholars who are A) not Canadians and not residents of Canada, and B) working in Indigenous scholarship and who might be interested in coming to Canada and working with me, please encourage them to get in touch with me. The deadline is fast approaching!
Sponsors and Partners
The WHA is hosted on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and benefits from the generous support of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Western History Association | University of Nebraska at Omaha | Department of History | 6001 Dodge Street | Omaha, NE 68182 |
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The Western History Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.