The Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH) invites proposals for panels, single papers, roundtables, posters, and workshops in ALL fields, regions, and periods of history. The program committee especially invites proposals with gender, generational, geographic, racial, and institutional diversity in regard to panel content and/or panel composition. This year we are particularly interested in panels that offer historical perspectives on hot-button issues such as economic inequality, conflicts over race and immigration, and environmental degradation. We also welcome panels on public history, academic publishing, and alternative career paths for historians, as well as panels on issues relevant to women and adjuncts in academia today. Finally, we would especially like to encourage Canadian and Mexican historians to apply, as we hope in coming years to become more representative of Western North America as a whole. Priority will be given to proposals for complete sessions, but individual papers will be incorporated where possible. For all proposals, you will need to complete and submit cover sheets. For individual proposals: 2016 WAWH Cover Sheet Individual. For complete panels: 2016 WAWH Cover Sheet Panel.
WAWH welcomes scholars at all career stages (from students to senior faculty), as well as independent scholars. We award a prize for the best conference paper presented by a graduate student as well as a number of others awards for articles, monographs, dissertations, and electronic publications by WAWH members. See wawh.wpengine.com for details.
Scholars may self-nominate as commentators or panel chairs by providing a short curriculum vitae and submitting a brief statement outlining their areas of expertise and topics of special interest. Please specify whether you are willing to serve as commentator, chair or both.
The submission deadline is Friday, September 18th, 2015. Please submit your proposal to ConferenceProgram@wawh.org.
Membership and Registration Requirement: WAWH membership and 2016 conference preregistration will be required of all program participants. Membership runs conference to conference and is open to all.