• Monday, April 15, 2019 10:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sam Haynes

    Clements Senior Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America
    Ph.D., University of Houston, 1988
    Professor of History and Director of the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, University of Texas-Arlington 
    “Borderland: The Struggle for Texas”

    Natalie Mendoza
    David J. Weber Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America
    Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 2016
    Assistant Professor of History, University of Colorado-Boulder 
    "The Good Neighbor at Home: Mexican American Identity and Civil Rights During World War II"

    Allison Powers Useche
    Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America
    Ph.D. Columbia, 2017
    Assistant Professor of History, Texas Tech University 
    “Settlement Colonialism: Law, Arbitration, and Compensation in U.S. Expansion, 1868-1941” 

    Eric Schlereth
    Summerlee/Summerfield Roberts Fellow for the Study of Texas
    Ph.D., Brandeis University, 2008
    Associate Professor of History, University of Texas-Dallas 
    “Quitting the Nation: American Expatriates in North America”   


  • Monday, April 01, 2019 2:00 PM | Deleted user

    Applications are welcome and will be considered for any topic within the holdings of the American Heritage Center (AHC). The Center’s online catalog and other resources describing our collections can be accessed here: http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/collections/. The grant is for up to $750 to provide support for travel, food and lodging to carry out research using the AHC collections. The application itself can be found here:http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/_files/grants/travel-grants-application-2019.pdf and additional information about this and other grant programs is available here: http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/grants/. The deadline to apply is April 15. Please direct questions to Ginny Kilander at ahcref@uwyo.edu.

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:45 PM | Deleted user

    Position Announcement: Research Historian

    Historical Research Associates, Inc. (HRA), a company of historical, cultural resource management, and architectural history consultants, seeks a full-time, contract research historian in either its Missoula, Washington, D.C., or Seattle offices. A primary focus of this position will be assisting in the research and analysis of historical documents for HRA’s litigation-support work on issues related to environmental contamination, water rights, and/or Native American natural resources and treaty rights, including research in archival repositories nationwide. The successful candidate could also be involved in projects pertaining to the history of federal agencies, environmental history, land use, science and technology, and exhibit development.

    Employment will begin no later than July 1, 2019. The contract will extend for up to one year, with the potential for renewal or termination of the arrangement at HRA’s discretion. Benefits include paid vacation, personal, and sick leave, health insurance, optional vision and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Competitive salary based on experience.

    A master’s degree in history, public history, or a closely related field is required. Experience in the following areas is preferred: environmental contamination/Superfund, federal Indian policy, water rights, Native American land and water use history, and archival research. Applicants must demonstrate excellence and experience in historical research and writing and have the interpersonal skills to work well in a team environment. The job may also require travel (up to one week at a time, two to three times per quarter); research in records repositories around the country; and interaction with clients, attorneys, and government officials. Applicants must be able to pass a federal government security clearance, which is required for some of the facilities in which we do research. Applicants must also be able to lift boxes weighing up to 50 lbs.

    Please submit a cover letter providing concrete examples of the skills and experience listed above, a résumé, contact information for three references (phone, e-mail, and mailing address), and a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to construct and support a cogent argument based on primary-source documents. Human Resources at HR@hrassoc.com . Please indicate in your application materials that you are applying for the Litigation Specialist position. No phone calls, please.

    APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL MARCH 15, 2019.


  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:14 PM | Deleted user

    Position Announcement: Research Historian

    Historical Research Associates, Inc. (HRA), a company of historical, cultural resource management, and architectural history consultants, seeks a full-time, contract research historian in either its Eugene, Portland, Seattle or Olympia offices. A primary focus of this position will be assisting in the development of interpretive projects, including, but not limited to, interpretive plans, exhibitions (permanent, temporary, traveling, and digital), and creative mitigation.

    Additionally, the successful candidate will conduct research in records around the country pertaining to such subjects as the history of federal agencies, environmental history, natural resource management, land use, science and technology, and tribal history. Employment will begin no later than July 1, 2019. The contract will extend for up to one year, with the potential for renewal or termination of the arrangement at HRA’s discretion. Benefits include paid vacation, personal, and sick leave, health insurance, optional vision and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Competitive salary based on experience. A master's degree in public history, history, museum studies, or closely related field is required.

    Experience in the following areas is preferred: interpretive planning, exhibition development, and archival research. Applicants must demonstrate excellence and experience in historical research and writing, particularly interpretive writing, and have the interpersonal skills to work well in a team environment. The job may also require travel (up to one week at a time, two to three times per quarter); research in records repositories around the country; and interaction with clients, attorneys, and government officials. Applicants must be able to pass a federal government security clearance, which is required for some of the facilities in which we do research. Applicants must also be able to lift boxes weighing up to 50 lbs.

    Please submit a cover letter providing concrete examples of the skills and experience listed above, a résumé, contact information for three references (phone, e-mail, and mailing address), and two to three writing samples that demonstrate your ability to write engaging and effective interpretive content to Human Resources at HR@hrassoc.com . Please indicate in your application materials that you are applying for the Interpretive Specialist position. No phone calls, please.

    APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL MARCH 15, 2019.


  • Monday, December 17, 2018 11:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR) opened on September 8, 2014, with the goal of permanently housing, preserving, and advancing scholarly research of the extensive and largely unexplored historical, cultural, and anthropological archival materials at the Gilcrease Museum. This collection contains more than 100,000 rare books, documents, maps and unpublished works, dating back to the time of Columbus, that detail the Spanish arrival in the Americas, as well as the New England colonies, Westward expansion and the experiences of America’s native peoples. They are offering short-term research fellowships and travel grants for scholars interested in doing research on our collections.

    https://gilcrease.org/helmerich-center/research-fellowships/

  • Monday, November 26, 2018 11:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of Oklahoma Libraries Western History Collections (WHC) invites applications from established and emerging scholars for two newly-endowed research fellowships. The fellowships support research residencies in the Western History Collections and are designed to connect researchers to the rich archival, print and visual resources. 

    DEADLINE:  January 15, 2019 APPLY ONLINE: https://libraries.ou.edu/whcfellows

    The Masterson Fellowship, endowed by Conrad and Ellen Masterson of Cee Vee, Texas, provides opportunities for visiting scholars to conduct research in the Western History Collections for one to three months. The fellowship is open to advanced graduate students, faculty, or independent scholars engaged in an original research project of significant scholarly merit that will benefit directly from the utilization of materials in the Western History Collections. Several awards of one to three months will be made, and priority consideration for at least one fellowship line will be given to research on range management history, the impact of cattle ranching in the American West, or related topics. The stipend for the Masterson Fellowship is $2,500 per month.  Deadline for applications: January 15, 2019 for consideration for summer 2019 fellowships.
  • Thursday, November 01, 2018 10:30 AM | Deleted user

    Distinguished scholars in History or Political Science are invited to apply for the Wayne N. Aspinall Chair at Colorado Mesa University.  For a $10,000 stipend, the visiting professor will spend three weeks on the Colorado Mesa University campus from late March-to mid- April 2020, teach a one credit course, give a major public lecture, and make any other invited appearances.  Applications must include a vitae, a brief outline of a course proposal and a topic for the major public lecture.  Submit application by January 21, 2019 to: Dr. Justin Gollob, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501.  Feel free to direct any inquiries to jgollob@coloradomesa.edu or 970 248-1279. 

  • Thursday, November 01, 2018 10:18 AM | Deleted user

    CURATOR OF THE WESTERN HISTORY COLLECTIONS

    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 documenting the American West in an environment rich with partnerships and collaborative opportunities. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the role of special collections in promoting innovation, scholarship, and community development, a record of engagement with scholarly, professional, and public audiences, and significant experience managing research collections in an academic environment. Read the full job description. Requisition #183047


  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:55 PM | Deleted user

    The Council on America’s Military Past (CAMP) is pleased to announce the Herbert Hart Award for writing Military History.


    Col. Herbert Hart, USMC (Ret), was a mainstay of CAMP: official historian, prolific author, and Heliogram editor, in addition to being the executive director who grew the organization and just plain made things happen.  Col. Hart, who died in 2015, was one of the nation’s leading authorities on western forts. 


    CAMP aims to honor Col. Hart and encourage scholarship in this field by inviting undergraduate and graduate students to submit original, previously unpublished, scholarly articles that address a topic at the intersection of American military history and historic preservation.  The winner will be awarded $1,000 and a one year membership in CAMP.  His or her article will be featured in a future issue of the Journal of America’s Military Past.  All entrants will be offered 50% registration at the next annual conference. 


    Articles must be no more than 5,000 words, and written in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style.  One submission per person only, please. Articles submitted must note the entrant’s name, mailing address, telephone number, and academic affiliation. Entries must be emailed to editorjamp@yahoo.com by March 1, 2019. Entries will be acknowledged by email and judged by the CAMP Editorial Board within three months.


    Articles that meet the criteria can be seen at CAMP’s website, CAMPJAMP.org.  A good example is a cover story a few years ago on Custer and Little Big Horn that looked at the battlefield then and now.  Other successful stories feature historic military posts, and the men and women who inhabited them.  CAMP has a broad definition of military posts, to include historic ships and airplanes. 



  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:42 PM | Deleted user

    Pacific Northwest Labor History Association Annual Conference

    May 3-5, 2019

    Portland, Oregon

    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:

    Labor Radicalism

    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



Western History Association

UNO History Department

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Omaha, NE 68182   (402) 554-5999

westernhistoryassociation@gmail.com 



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 and UNO Department of History. The Western History Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.