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  • Monday, April 11, 2022 7:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The application window for the National Archives Foundation's Cokie Roberts Research Fund for Women's History is now open! The Cokie Roberts Research Fund for Women’s History supports one to three annual fellowships for graduate students, journalists, historians or authors who perform new research to elevate women’s history using the records held by the National Archives.

    Recipients of the fellowship will perform original document research from the National Archives on women’s history for a published article or essay appearing in a newspaper, magazine, website, book, or academic publication.

    The application deadline is April 30, 2022.

    For more information about the fund and how to apply, please click here:

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022 7:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Registration now open for the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association annual conference in Portland, OR on Sat., April 23, 2022.    

    PNLHA is a non-profit association dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of workers in the Pacific Northwest (British Columbia, Oregon and Washington). Their members are trade unionists, students, academics, and others who share an interest in the history and heritage of workers in this region. They believe the labor movement must know where it’s been to know where it’s going.   

    The PNLHA 2022 theme is “Using Labor’s Past to Mobilize for Labor’s Future.”  The conference will feature examples, strategies, and time to workshop ideas for using labor history to inspire, organize and mobilize today’s workers. Attendees will be able to tour a labor history exhibit co-sponsored by PNLHA at the Oregon Historical Society, and join a public plenary at the Oregon Historical Society inspired by the exhibit. 

    Program information and Registration at PNLHA.  More information:   

  • Monday, March 14, 2022 8:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians are now hiring a Tribal Historic Preservation Coordinator. This is a full-time position in Valley Center, CA.

    Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

    For the full job posting:

  • Monday, March 14, 2022 7:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The South Dakota Historical Society Press is now accepting applications for their associate editor position. The application period will remain open until the position is filled, but applications will be considered beginning March 28, 2022. 

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume or CV, and three professional references to Dedra.Birzer@State.SD.US

    For the full job posting, click here:

  • Tuesday, March 01, 2022 8:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The Arizona History Convention has partnered with the Historical Society of New Mexico to stage a joint, three-day conference that offers the public an opportunity to share in Southwest History. 

    The 2022 Arizona-New Mexico Joint History Convention will be held in Las Cruces, New Mexico on April 7-9. 

    For more information on the conference and to view the conference program, click here:

  • Monday, February 28, 2022 7:30 AM | Anonymous member

    The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library invites candidates to apply for the position of Curator of Western North American History.

    The library seeks applications from a diverse range of candidates. A background in library science (or work in special collections), while helpful, is not a pre-requisite. The library’s system of professional ranks allows it to consider people with a broad variety of experience. At its core, the search seeks candidates who are deeply informed about the histories and cultures of the Trans-Mississippi West, including the region’s Indigenous communities and the multiple trans-national migrations that have transformed the West.

    Candidates can apply for the job through Yale’s online jobs site at

    To be assured of consideration, candidates should apply by March 21, 2022.

  • Monday, February 28, 2022 7:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The Department of History at the University of California, Davis is hosting the 16th Annual Western History Dissertation Workshop, which will be held May 12-14, 2022.

    The Workshop

    This year’s workshop is hosted by the Dept. of History at the University of California, Davis. UC Davis will pay travel expenses for up to five advanced graduate students writing a dissertation exploring any topic dealing with the history and culture of the American West. The workshop is co-sponsored by: the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest at the University of Washington; the Center for the Southwest at the University of New Mexico; the Autry National Center/University of California-Los Angeles Department of History; the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West; the Center of the American West/University of Colorado Boulder Department of History; the University of Nebraska Department of History; the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University; the Pennsylvania State University History Department; the University of Kansas; and the History Department and L&S Dean’s Office of UC Davis.

    This writing workshop offers vigorous dissertation support to advanced western history PhD students in a collegial group of 10-12 leading scholars from participating institutions across the United States. Applicants who are most likely to benefit from this workshop are those who have completed a few chapters of their dissertation and who expect to defend in the 2022-23 academic year. Selected participants will share one chapter (of no more than fifty pages) at the workshop and receive feedback from other participants and from senior scholars affiliated with the sponsoring institutions.

    How to Apply

    Please provide the following:

    • a brief cover letter
    • a short CV
    • a dissertation prospectus/description of not more than two single-spaced pages. Your cover letter should indicate which chapter of your dissertation you intend to circulate for the workshop.

    Send all items in a single PDF document to Louis Warren ( Please arrange for your dissertation adviser to send a letter of recommendation via email to Louis Warren as well; that letter should address the significance and the status of the dissertation to date. 

    Applications are due March 15, 2022, and participants will be notified of their selection by April 1. Selected applicants must submit a complete draft of a dissertation chapter for distribution to the group by April 15.

  • Tuesday, February 01, 2022 7:30 AM | Anonymous member

    The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives welcome applications for the Carrie Johnson Fellowship, which is gifted to graduate students, faculty, and/or independent scholars pursuing research on Butte, Montana or Silver Bow County history.

    Fellowship awards of $1,000 – $3,000 will be made on an annual basis. Award funds are to be used for research support, including travel and lodging expenses, but not as salary. Awards are to be used for scholarly projects including preparation of seminar papers, theses, dissertations, monographs, and book-length projects.

    Each recipient is expected to be in residence conducting research for the equivalent of three weeks between May 1 and October 31. Fellows are expected to make use of the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives collections and to submit a written report upon completion of the research. Recipients will acknowledge the Friends of the Butte Archives in the publications and projects produced from their residency and provide a copy of any projects created from their research.

    Applications are due March 1.

    For more information on the fellowship and how to apply, click here:

  • Monday, January 31, 2022 8:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) is seeking a Historic Preservation Specialist for a term-limited position. This position will assist the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) as a liaison to partners submitting grant applications for battlefield preservation and land acquisition projects. Send a resume and cover letter to Sharon Smith ( by February 4.

    The Historic Preservation Specialist will assist with developing tools and aids for potential applicants, many of whom are not preservation professionals, and to develop sustainable preservation strategies for the acquired properties. The liaison will also assist applicants and program staff in developing easement templates and fulfilling NPS’s Section 106 compliance requirements, as outlined in the NPS ABPP’s Programmatic Agreement. 

    For more information about the position and how to apply, click here:

  • Monday, January 31, 2022 7:30 AM | Anonymous member

    The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies welcomes applications from students, faculty, and organizations, as well as non-academics and the general public, for a number of awards and funding opportunities related to Western history. The Redd Center places particular emphasis on the histories of the "Intermountain" West regions of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Utah, or Wyoming. 

    Applications for 2022 are due by 11:59pm MST on March 15, and awardees will be notified by May 1. 

    For the Redd Center website and in-depth description of awards offered, click here:

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