The Peggy Renner Award for Teaching and Curricular Innovation (new in 2019) is an annual $500 award to an historian who has developed a college or university course that engages students in exploring the links between contemporary issues (“hot topics”) and/or contemporary events and the past. Courses submitted for consideration must be historical in nature, although they do not need to be within a History department if they are offered within a related department or field. Applicants to the Renner Award must be current members of the WAWH when they submit their application. Current WAWH board members are not eligible to apply.
Award bylaws are available.
Submission forms for the 2021 prizes will be available in June 2020.
For questions about the Peggy Renner Award, please contact WAWH’s Executive Director.
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Final comment from Peggy Renner, Moderator: Roundtable – Contextualizing Controversy: Using the Past to Understand Present-Day Problems. 51st Annual Conference, Western Association of Women Historians, Portland, Oregon on April 26, 2019. Panelists: Anna Rose Alexander (CSU East Bay), Erica L. Ball (Occidental College), Erika Jackson (Colorado Mesa University) and Rebecca Plant (UC San Diego).
Kelli Y. Nakamura, Kapi’olani Community College
for Ethnic Studies 101: Introduction to Ethnic Studies