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.

  • Thursday, July 01, 2021 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is always difficult to learn the news that a fellow scholar has passed away. Scott Zeman's (Jan. 1969 - Sep. 2020) graduated with his Ph.D from Arizona State University in 1998. His work focused on tourism in the Southwest and more specifically, atomic culture in a national/transnational focus.

    Zeman published the edited volume, Atomic Culture: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, co-edited with Michael Amundson in 2004, as well as multiple book reviews and articles in the Western Historical Quarterly, the Journal of Arizona History, and the New Mexico Historical Review. Zeman presented at the 2001 WHA Conference and served on the Program Committee for the 2005 Conference.

    For more information about the life and scholarship of Scott Zeman, please see his obituary here.

  • Thursday, July 01, 2021 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The New-York Historical Society invites candidates with a humanities MA or PhD to apply for the position of Public Humanities Fellow in connection with the traveling exhibit Acts of Faith: Religion and the American West, which opens at the New-York Historical Society in New York City in November 2022. 

    The New-York Historical Society is looking for candidates with significant expertise in 19th century religion, particularly as it relates to Native American religion and spirituality. Applicants must have graduated from a humanities MA or PhD program (including public history and museum studies) within the last five years, and have a desire to practice publicly engaged scholarship. This is a two-year, full-time position, with the anticipated dates of Sept. 2021 through Aug. 2023, and the possibility of remote work during the first year. The position comes with a National Endowment for the Humanities stipend of $50,000 per year plus benefits. Some travel may be required.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For more information and to apply for the fellowship, click here.


  • Saturday, June 26, 2021 7:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2022 ASEH Annual Conference will be in Eugene, Oregon

    March 23-27, 2022

    The CALL FOR PROPOSALS is now open!

    While programming in Eugene 2022 will emphasize the theme of disaster and renewal, this conference, like all ASEH meetings, will feature research on all facets of environmental history, from any geographical or temporal context. The Program Committee welcomes traditional panels, individual papers, teaching and pedagogy sessions, innovative formats, and sessions that encourage active audience participation. Click the button below to view the entire Call for Proposals and submit complete panels, roundtables, experimental sessions, individual papers, and posters. 

    The deadline for submissions is July 16, 2021.

    We look forward to seeing you in March in Oregon!

    Contact Info: 

    ASEH - aseh.org

    https://aseh.org/aseh-2022-conference/

    Contact Email: 

    david.spatz@aseh.org


  • Monday, June 21, 2021 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Conversations on Collecting Yellowstone conference program committee invites you to submit a proposal for the 2022 conference.

    In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the creation of Yellowstone National Park, Montana State University Library and University of Wyoming Libraries co-host the second Conversations on Collecting Yellowstone conference June 5-8, 2022 in Bozeman, Montana. The conference is an opportunity for scholars, researchers, collectors, librarians, and archivists to gather to discuss and explore collections related to Yellowstone National Park and to look to the future of collecting and curating these materials.

    Submission Information

    ·  For more information about the conference: https://collectingyellowstone.com/

    ·  To submit a proposal: https://montana.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ZlftGrNwhIQ5XE

    Timeline

    ·   Submission deadline: December 3, 2021

    ·   Notification: January 14, 2022

    Questions? Need More Information? Contact Program Committee Co-Chairs

    ·   Tamsen Hert, Special Collections Librarian, University of Wyoming Librariesthert@uwyo.edu307-766-6245

    ·  Jan Zauha, Humanities and Outreach Librarian, Montana State University Libraryjzauha@montana.edu406-994-6554


  • Monday, May 17, 2021 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New Directions in Arizona History (Virtual Event)

    Saturday, June 5

    10am-12pm (AZ/PT), 1-3pm (ET)

    Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3xICmgu

    With Arizona at the center of many national issues today, from immigration to climate change, what can historians do to ensure that Arizona’s past is better understood? What do we know about Arizona history today, and what do we need historians to study further? Join the Arizona Historical Society for a conversation about the future of Arizona history with some of the top historians working in the field today. All of the panelists published essays in a recent special issue of the Journal of Arizona History (Autumn/Winter 2020), which is available digitally on Project MUSE: https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/43395.

    Featured Panelists:
    Katherine Benton-Cohen
    Flannery Burke
    Geraldo Cadava
    Maurice Crandall
    Jennifer Denetdale
    Thomas Finger
    Priscilla Martinez
    Katherine Massoth
    Eric Meeks
    Katherine Morrissey
    Andrew Needham
    Megan Kate Nelson


  • Monday, May 10, 2021 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The National Council on Public History (NCPH) invites proposals for its 2022 Annual Meeting, March 23-26, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

    If the last few years have shown us anything, it’s that we are currently standing at a crossroads. We have all witnessed monumental changes in society that have fundamentally altered how we see one another, how we interact with each other, and how we will go forward together in the future. Being at the crossroads allows us to reckon with the past while seeking solutions for repair and contributing to a more equitable society. As public historians, our work is critical in defining turning points, meaningful direction, and inspiring movement on paths toward progress. To learn more about the conference theme, “Crossroads,” and to fill out the proposal form, visit us at https://ncph.org/conference/2022-annual-meeting/calls-for-proposals/.

    Final submissions are due July 15, 2021. Please email NCPH at ncph@iupui.edu with any questions.

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    History Camp America Call for Speakers

    Deadline: June 1 

    History Camp, an annual one-day event for adults from all walks of life, started in 2014 and now takes place in several cities, including Boston, Philadelphia, Richmond, Des Moines, and Denver.

    This year it will be a nationwide event, History Camp America, and will take place online on July 10.  It will stream live 9 am - 5 pm.

    History Camp America is looking for the nation’s most interesting and informative history presenters—authors, researchers, and teachers, historians, Park Rangers, and docents—anyone who has a passion for history, is deeply knowledgeable about their topic, and is a seasoned presenter who can capture and hold an audience’s attention. They have had several requests for western history.

    Past History Camp participants include: 

    Amity Shlaes

    Lindsay Chervinsky

    Eric Jay Dolin

    Tom Clavin

    William C. Davis

    Stephen Knott

    Ted Widmer

    JL Bell

    Emerson “Tad” Baker

    Apply online by June 1, 2021: https://historycamp.org/history-camp-america-2021/presenters/

    History Camp is a project of the non-profit organization The Pursuit of History (ThePursuitOfHistory.org), which engages adults in conversation about history and connects them with historic sites in their communities and across the country through innovative in-person and online programming. 

    For more information, contact Carrie Lund, Executive Director, Carrie@ThePursuitOfHistory.org.


  • Wednesday, March 03, 2021 9:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wichita State University’s History Department invites applications for a twelve-month three-year visiting assistant professor in Latinx History.  It is possible that the visiting position may be recast as a tenure-track position at a future date. A terminal degree in History and concentration in Latinx studies or Latin American studies is required. Sub-specialties may include (1) Afro-Latin studies (2) Ethnic studies (3) Language (4) Women’s studies (5) Hemispheric studies (6) Borderlands. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of research excellence, commitment to undergraduate, graduate, and general education teaching,  and work with diverse populations. Duties include teaching introductory surveys courses, undergraduate certificate courses, upper division, and graduate courses in the area of specialty and serving on committees. The visiting professor is expected to take an active role in working with undergraduate students in the Shocker Adelante Scholars Program, working with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Director of Latinx studies, develop community partnerships, promoting the WSU Latinx Studies program in high schools, and collaborate in developing the Latinx Studies certificate. The appointment begins August 1, 2021. The chosen candidates must provide proof of the required terminal degree on or before August 1, 2021.

    Applications must be received no later than April 1, 2021. Applications must include a cover letter specifying your teaching and research areas, a C.V., three letters of recommendation, a demonstration of your work in digital humanities (for example, a weblink), and article/chapter-length writing sample. Candidates must apply online at http://wichita.edu/wsujobs.  Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact employment@wichita.edu.

    Wichita State University is committed to fostering a diverse university community within a supportive environment.  All employees of Wichita State University are essential to our success and are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values that cultivate an environment rich in diversity of culture, thought and experience.

    Wichita State University is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

    For additional information, contact George Dehner, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, George.Dehner@wichita.edu

    Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.


  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    For details on the advertising options available including, prices, specifications, and schedules, please contact wha@westernhistory.org


  • Tuesday, February 09, 2021 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Montana Historical Society Research Center has announced the opening of applications for the 2021 James H. Bradley Fellowship.* This fellowship is open to graduate students, faculty, and/or independent scholars researching Montana history. Each fellowship includes a stipend of $3,000.

    Each recipient is expected to be in residence conducting research for the equivalent of three weeks (approximately 90 hours) between June 1 and October 31. Fellows are expected to make use of the Montana Historical Society collections and to submit a written report upon completion of the research. Bradley Fellows also agree to submit an article based on the research for possible publication in the Society's quarterly journal, Montana The Magazine of Western History, within one year of their residency.

    Award Criteria:

    • suitability of research to the Society's archival, library, photograph, or museum collections
    • applicant's education and research abilities (applicants must be currently enrolled in or have completed a master's program in history or a related field)
    • potential of the project to make a significant contribution to historical scholarship on Montana
    • potential of the project to produce an article-length publication

    Application Requirements:

    • project proposal, not to exceed 3 double-spaced pages, including specific materials the applicant intends to consult
    • cover letter
    • 2-3 page resume
    • letter of recommendation

    Applications must be sent electronically as one PDF document to mhslibrary@mt.gov no later than March 15. Announcement of awards will be made in early April. Questions about the fellowship should be directed to Roberta Gebhardt at rgebhardt@mt.gov.

    *Montana Historical Society employees and previous Bradley Fellows are not eligible to apply.

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