• Friday, September 30, 2016 3:07 PM | Anonymous

    The University of Nevada, Reno Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of the American West, with an emphasis on the environment. We seek a scholar with a commitment to construing “the west” broadly, but a particular interest in its environmental aspects. Desirable specializations include, but are not limited to, the 19th century U.S. west; new military history; race and/or ethnicity, especially Chicana/o or Latina/o history, indigenous history, or comparative settler societies; science, technology, medicine, and society; or food studies. Interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research are welcomed.

     The successful candidate will teach both lower and upper-division classes in the history of the western U.S., as well courses in American environmental history. He or she will contribute to a well-established graduate program in Nevada and western United States history, and participate in the university’s interdisciplinary Core Humanities program. Strong evidence of research potential and teaching promise is required. Ph.D. must be completed by July 1, 2017.

     All applications must be submitted electronically no later than November 1, 2016. Applications should be submitted via website: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/22065 and include:

    -a resume/cv, writing sample, 2 sample syllabi, statement of research and plans and a detailed letter of application which highlights the applicant’s leadership experience and/or potential and indicates how they would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

     Letters of recommendation will be sought from finalists. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Raymond (raymond@unr.edu).

     UNR is the State of Nevada’s historic land-grant institution; it serves approximately 21,000 students. The university is ranked as a Tier 1 institution by US News and World Report and offers an array of degree programs at all levels. Located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, a 30-minute drive from Lake Tahoe, Reno has a rapidly-growing technology business sector and boasts a vibrant arts and restaurant scene. Reno/Tahoe is recognized as a world-class outdoor recreation area. Additional nearby areas of interest include the Black Rock Desert, Sacramento, Yosemite and Lassen National Parks, Napa/Sonoma, the Bay Area, and San Francisco.

     Diversity is central to the mission of the History department. Our faculty, staff and students strive to foster an environment that is conducive to exploring, engaging, and expressing diverse perspectives and respectful of diverse identities. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

  • Friday, September 30, 2016 2:59 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. West and Early America

    The Yale University Department of History intends to make two senior appointments, one in the history of the American West and the other in the history of early America, both fields  broadly defined to encompass a range of approaches. Appointment to begin July 1, 2017.
    Applications are welcome from scholars at the level of advanced associate or full professor who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and teaching as well as leadership in their field and the profession. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and underrepresented minorities. All applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., and statement of research and teaching interests to Caryn Carson at caryn.carson@yale.edu. Letters of reference are not required at this initial stage.  The review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until a suitable candidate is  found for each position.

  • Friday, September 23, 2016 1:12 PM | Anonymous

    Western History and the Midwest Virtual Issue

    As we thought about what to put in our first “digital extra” to give context to the Western History Association Annual Meeting in St. Paul, we decided to look at how the Western Historical Quarterly has covered the Midwest over its 47 years. We discovered a great wealth of material. However, like so many before us, we began to debate where the Midwest is or was and whether it includes the Dakotas or Oklahoma or Saskatchewan. So we stuck to Minnesota and its borderlands. We hope you enjoy these pieces that showcase the WHQ, its long interest in Minnesota as western and midwestern, and the fine historians who have written about it. We also noticed that we had few articles about labor issues in the Midwest or about white ethnic groups, both crucial to understanding the region, so we added two “classic” articles from the Journal of American History (a sister Oxford University Press journal). We’re hoping this will inspire more research and writing about the West, the Mexican North, the Midwest, the Canadian South or North America, and the broad set of passions that brings us together in St. Paul.

    The WHQ Editorial Staff

  • Friday, September 23, 2016 12:02 PM | Anonymous

    The Oregon Historical Quarterly (a peer-reviewed journal with a broad scholarly and general readership) seeks to engage readers in historians' discussions around the global and local significance of World War I — including the ongoing impact of that war on global and national economies, citizenship, civil rights, human rights, labor rights, gender, and the stability and fragility of empires and nation-states as well as the war's experience and legacies specifically related to the history of Oregon. To that end, we are planning a virtual roundtable, conducted in writing over several weeks, to be published in our Summer (June) 2017 issue.

    More information about the roundtable and instructions for submitting a proposal are available at: http://www.ohs.org/research-and-library/oregon-historical-quarterly/oregon-historical-quarterly-and-wwi.cfm

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:35 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members,

    The WHA has managed to secure rooms at a second overflow hotel.
     The Double Tree Hilton in Downtown St. Paul is offering WHA conference guests a standard room at $204 per night from Oct. 20 through Oct. 23. 
    To make a reservation at The Double Tree Hilton, please call (651) 291-8800 and reference “The Western History Association.  Because of high demand, we recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible. The deadline is Sept. 30th.

    According to Google Maps, the Double Tree Hilton is a 7-minute walk from the conference hotel.

    Please contact the WHA office with any questions.  We look forward to seeing you in St. Paul.

    Best Regards,

    Rebecca George-Heaton
    WHA Program Coordinator
    (907) 474-6509

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:57 PM | Anonymous

    The Saint Paul Hotel
      350 Market Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
    Conference Overflow Hotel

    Dear WHA Members,

      Thank you to those of you who responded so quickly to our email regarding the need for additional hotel rooms in St. Paul.  The Saint Paul Hotel has set aside a limited number of rooms at $179 per night for WHA conference guests from Oct. 20 through Oct. 23.  Because of high demand, we recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible. To make a reservation at The Saint Paul Hotel, please call (651) 292-9292 and reference “The Western History Association.”  The reservation deadline is Sept. 29th.

    According to Google Maps, The Saint Paul Hotel is about a 6-minute walk from the conference site.

    Please rest assured that the office is working to negotiate additional overflow hotels and will send out those details once we have more information.

    Please contact the WHA office with any questions.  We look forward to seeing you in St. Paul!

  • Friday, September 09, 2016 8:24 PM | Anonymous

    The WHA conference room block at the InterContinental Hotel in St. Paul is sold out.  If you still need a hotel reservation please contact the WHA office by Tuesday September 13.  The WHA Office needs to know how many rooms to request for an overflow contract with a nearby hotel at a reduced rate.  We look forward to seeing you in October.  

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  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 3:45 PM | Anonymous

    The University of Oklahoma is delighted to announce another 2-year editorial fellowship at the Western Historical Quarterly. For more information, please visit  http://westernhistory.org/WHQFellowship

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:11 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Friends of the WHA,

     It is with a deep sense of loss that we share the news of the passing of Lifetime Member and award-winning historian,  Allan G. Bogue. 
    Dr. Bogue was a Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1964-1991.

    During his career, Bogue  won numerous awards for his work including, a Guggenheim Fellowship, 1970, Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Fellow (Cal Tech), 1975. He was elected and inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, 1985-1986 and shared in the Caughey Prize for best book in Western American history in previous year, 1995. He wrote 7 books including From Prairie to Corn Belt: Farming on the Illinois and Iowa Prairies in the Nineteenth Century, 1963, and Frederick Jackson Turner: Strange Roads Going Down, 1998. He also collaborated on 12 other books and published 73 articles during his career.

    He served in numerous historical organizations as president, including: the Organization of American Historians; Agricultural History Society: Economic History Association; Social Science History Association. He was a fellow of the Agricultural History Society, an honorary life member of the Western History Association, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

    Dr. Bogue will be honored and remembered at the 56th Annual Awards Banquet during the WHA annual conference in St. Paul, Minnesota this October.

    A full obituary and invitation to share your memories of Dr. Bogue is available online here.

  • Thursday, July 07, 2016 9:00 PM | Anonymous

    Visiting Research Chairs for American Scholars: University of Calgary Department of History seeks Fulbright Canada Scholar

    The Department of History seeks a Fulbright Canada scholar who will conduct research in the social and cultural history of Western North America, taking advantage of the extensive resources available in Calgary, both those at the University of Calgary’s special collections and at the Glenbow Museum and Archives. The social and cultural history of Western North America is one of the Department of History’s main areas of strength. Department members researching the region include George Colpis (environmental history,social, economic, and cultural history of the fur trade), Warren Elofson (ranching), Elizabeth Jameson (women, labor, gender), Heather Devine (First Nations and MéƟs) and Nancy Janovicek (social movements, women, gender). The Fulbright scholar will also have an opportunity to work with colleagues in departments of English and Art whose interests lie in on the culture of Western North America. The University of Alberta seeks a researcher who can contribute to the academic life of the department by teaching a seminar in his or her area of expertise, conducting research in the social and cultural history of this region, and developing interdisciplinary connections across the Faculty of Arts. Click here to download detailed information about this opportunity or visit www.fulbright.ca  and hist.ucalgary.ca for more information.

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