59th Annual Western History Association Conference

Event Details

End: October 20, 2019
Contact: westernhistoryassociation@gmail.com
More Info: https://www.westernhistory.org/

"What happens in the West doesn't stay in the West"

59th Annual Western History Association Conference

October 16-19, 2019, Las Vegas

Call for Papers Deadline: December 1, 2018


What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas… or so boosters tell us in their efforts to draw the nation and the world to the North America West. For its 2019 meeting, the WHA explores a more accurate twist on this slogan, seeking to highlight the connections between western history and the histories and historiographies of other parts of the nation, continent, and world. We welcome paper and panel proposals from western historians who are interested in making connections between the West and other places, exploring how regional histories can inform larger historical narratives. We also welcome submissions from scholars who may not think of themselves as western historians but who wish to explore how their work -- on migration, expansion, capitalism, climate change, Pacific Worlds, or any number of other topics -- might inform and shape western history. 

The 2019 Program Committee, Co-Chaired by Rachel St. John (University of California, Davis) and Josh Reid (University of Washington), requests full session submissions, but will consider individual papers. 

Guidelines for putting together sessions, panels, and roundtables are available at www.westernhistory.org/2019