The Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH) will hold its 2017 conference at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, in San Diego, California from April 27 – 29, 2017. WAWH invites proposals for panels, roundtables, posters, workshops, and individual papers 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 focus on women and public life, including women’s engagement in politics, reform movements, and other efforts to spur social change, as well as women’s ever-evolving place in the workforce. 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, or two papers submitted with a suggested theme, will be incorporated where possible.
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.
WAWH welcomes scholars at all career stages (from students to senior faculty), as well as independent scholars and teachers. We award a prize for the best conference paper presented by a graduate student and another for the best poster presented by a graduate student, as well as a number of others awards for articles, monographs, dissertations, and electronic publications by WAWH members.
To submit a proposal:
The submission deadline is Friday, September 23, 2016. All AV requests must be made with the submission.
Membership and Registration Requirement: WAWH membership and 2017 conference preregistration will be required of all program participants. Membership runs conference to conference and is open to all. Annual membership fees are on a sliding scale, ranging from $10 for graduate students to $50.