The Western Association of Women Historians holds an annual spring conference for the presentation of scholarly work, new research, the discussion of teaching methods, writing, and other issues of importance to women scholars.
The 2019 conference marks a milestone in the organization’s history. Our 50th anniversary celebration will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon from April 25-27, 2019. The deadline for submissions has passed.
Registration and Memberships
Registration for the 2019 conference and WAWH membership purchase, as well as additional information regarding registration and conference costs, will be available by December 2018. Participant registration will begin in January 2019.
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Professor Martha Jones will deliver the keynote address at WAWH’s 50th anniversary meeting in Portland, Oregon (April 25-27, 2019). Her talk is entitled “What if Black Women Have Always Been the Vanguard of Women’s Suffrage?”
Professor Jones is the SOBA (Society of Black Alumni) Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, where her research focuses on race, law, citizenship, slavery, and the rights of women. Jones’ publications include Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African-American Public Culture, 1830-1900 (University of North Carolina Press, 2007) as well as dozens of articles, essays, and book chapters. A prolific scholarly writer, Jones also provides commentary in popular and trade venues such as the Washington Post, CNN, and The History News Network. Professor Jones’ research has earned wide acclaim and support.
She has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, Columbia University Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference, The University of Pennsylvania Law School, and the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History among others. In 2013-2014, Jones was the National Humanities Center’s William C. and Ida Friday Fellow. Jones currently serves as a co-President of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.
The conference will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown. The group rate for conference attendees is $170 per night for one King bed or two Double beds. To book a hotel room online, visit the Hilton Portland Downtown website and enter the code WAC into the Group / Convention Code box. This will allow you to book directly into the block and secure the negotiated rate. Alternately, you may call 1-800-HILTONS and speak with a reservations agent to book a room. In order to receive the group rate, reservations must be made by March 22, 2019.
If you have any unanswered questions, please contact our Executive Director, Sarah Gold McBride.