Costa Mesa 2022 – Something for Everyone!
- The 54th Annual Western Association of Women Historians Conference was held on April 21-24, 2022.
Join us for a long-awaited return to our cherished in-person conference with a little bit of virtual.
The meeting will feature approximately 20 panels & roundtables over two days (Friday and Saturday) with a small offering of online sessions on Sunday morning. Please scroll down to use our online Conference Registration Form. Hotel information to follow shortly with conference “code” for booking rooms. Watch this site for updates. Thank you!
Keynote Speaker: Adria L. Imada, Professor of History, UC Irvine. Professor Imada’s address at our Saturday lunch will draw from her new book An Archive of Skin, An Archive of Kin: Disability and Life Making during Medical Incarceration (University of California Press, 2022). She is the prize-winning author of Aloha America: Hula Circuits through the U.S. Empire (Duke University Press, 2012).
The WAWH values inclusivity and welcomes participation from historians from all faculty ranks and career paths, including graduate students, unaffiliated scholars, museum and library professionals, and history practitioners in allied fields. The Program Committee expects that all panels will be diverse in their composition. Looking for colleagues to collaborate with on a session? Interested in serving as a discussant or chair at the 2022 meeting? Please use our online spreadsheet to get connected.
Use the online submission form to forward your proposal to the Program Committee. You can direct any questions you have to ConferenceProgram@wawh.org.
Founded in 1969, the Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH) is the largest regional women’s historical association in the United States. WAWH 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.
All presenters must be WAWH members. Attendees will receive a discounted registration rate. If you need to renew or purchase a membership, use this secure online form. Not sure if your membership is current? Send Sarah Gold McBride, our Executive Director, an email!
2022 Conference FAQs
Please visit our Conference FAQs for information about:
- Links for the online portion of the meeting on Sunday will be emailed separately to registrants.
- Responsibilities of presenters, chairs, moderators, and poster presenters.
- Key presenter do’s and don’ts.
- Funding for graduate students.
- How teachers/faculty/professors can make WAWH a good experience, especially for graduate students.
- If you have a problem during the conference.
- Tweeting at the conference.
- WAWH policy on harassment and inclusion.
- How to get more involved in WAWH.
If you have any unanswered questions, please contact our Executive Director, Sarah Gold McBride.