News and Announcements

The WHA Office often receives notifications about awards, scholarships, fellowships, and events that might be of interest to our members. Please send details to us about your programs and we will post this information to our news blog below.

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Graduate Students: don't miss out on the opportunity to apply for the 2019 Grad Student Workshop at #WHA2019. Email by 9/16/19 to secure your spot. See the attached documents for more details. Participants receive $200.

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call for Abstracts: "XV Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage: Histories and Cultures of Latinas: Suffrage, Activism, and Women's Rights." The conference will be February 20-22, 2020 in Downtown Houston. Submit your 250-word abstract and CV to by 8/31/19.

  • Tuesday, August 06, 2019 11:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Utah Division of State History is pleased to be hosting the 2019 Utah Gravestone Preservation Workshop from August 26 to August 28, 2019 at the Salt Lake City Cemetery and Glenwood Cemetery. Space is limited and registration is required.

  • Tuesday, August 06, 2019 11:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Autry Museum of the American West will be accepting applications online for two curator positions at until early October, 2019. Apply for the Curator of Western History today!

  • Tuesday, August 06, 2019 11:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Autry Museum of the American West will be accepting applications online for two curator positions at until early October, 2019. Apply for the Ahmanson Curator of Native American History and Culture today!

  • Tuesday, August 06, 2019 11:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of Michigan’s Department of American Culture seeks qualified applicants for an open-rank tenure-track faculty appointment. Apply for the position today! Applications are due September 15, 2019.


  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019 10:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Utah Division of State History, partnering with the University of Utah Marriott Library, has digitized and published the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newsletters Collection, 1935-1941. The CCC Newsletter Collection includes weekly newsletters from CCC camps located in Utah. Featuring original artwork by camp members, these newsletters detail work projects, courses taught at camp, recreation, and other facets of camp life.

    “It’s an amazing resource,” said Melissa Coy, project manager for the CCC Newsletters digitization project. “These newsletters provide a window into camp life, and they reveal much about the mission of the CCC and the values and worldviews of the men in the camps. Their unique and readable nature makes the newsletters an excellent primary source for classroom instruction.”

    When FDR took office in March 1933, the Great Depression was at its worst point, with bank failures, inflation, and one in four individuals out of work. In exchange for food, clothing, a bunk, and a small allowance ($5), young men enrolled in the CCC sent the bulk of their earnings ($25) directly to their families back home. Nicknamed FDR’s “Forest Army,” the CCC planted trees, built trails, established phone lines, constructed fences, bridges, roads, and created check and silt dams for flood control. CCC members spent their individual earnings in Utah, amounting to more than $125,000 a month. Utah businesses secured government contracts to supply equipment, lumber, and foodstuffs. When the CCC ended in 1942, the Federal Security Agency estimated that the CCC had spent over $52 million in Utah. The hiking trails, campgrounds, and fishing enjoyed by Utahans today is rooted in the hard, physical labor of the men enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps.

  • Monday, April 15, 2019 1:01 PM | Deleted user

    The Syracuse University Press is pleased to announce its new Haudenosaunee and Indigenous Worlds series. This series will expand the Press’s historical emphasis in “Iroquois” and Native American publications to better reflect current scholarship regarding oral tradition, de-colonial and Indigenous studies—writ large. We welcome submissions from diverse authors across disciplines, traditions, and orientations, but with special emphasis on the Haudenosaunee. The series will be led by Philip P. Arnold and Scott Manning Stevens. For queries, please contact acquisitions editor Peggy Solic:


    About the series editors:

    Philip P. Arnold is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion at Syracuse University, and a core faculty member of Native American and Indigenous Studies. He is the Founding Director of the Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center

    Scott Manning Stevens is Associate Professor and Director, Native American and Indigenous Studies; and Associate Professor, English Department, Syracuse University.

    For more detailed information,  visit:    

  • Monday, April 15, 2019 12:45 PM | Deleted user
    The Amon Carter Museum of American Art invites applications for the 2019/2020 Davidson Family Fellowship. The fellowship provides support for scholars holding a PhD (or equivalent) or PhD candidates to work on research projects in American art that advance scholarship by connecting with objects in the museum’s permanent collection. The stipend rate is $3,000 per month for a minimum one-month to a maximum four-month period of full-time research at the museum. 


    The application deadline is July 1, 2019, for a fellowship to begin on or after October 1, 2019, and end by September 30, 2020. Housing and travel expenses are to be managed and funded by the fellow.


    Full description, including application form and guidelines:

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  • 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”   

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