WAWH Scholars & New Leaders Program
Intersectionality, Collaboration, and Professionalism
The Western Association of Women Historians has been awarded funding from the American Historical Association’s Grants to Sustain and Advance the Work of Historical Organizations Program, which provides relief to institutions adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This opportunity was made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
In partnership with the UC Consortium for Women’s Gender and Sexuality Histories in the Americas, WAWH has planned a series of professional development activities for graduate students and early career scholars for academic year 2022-23. Individual participants will be compensated $500 per session attended on zoom and $750 for the single in-person digital training day, scheduled for December, 2022 in Portland, Oregon. Sessions are designed for six participants (four graduate students and two early career historians) and two conveners. All participants are expected to have their WAWH membership current.
Participants will meet in the morning on the second Thursday of each month, September through March. The terms of the award require us to solicit participation as we go, meaning that as many as 42 different participants could attend at least one session during the year. We will keep a wait list to insure full participation along the way. Flexibility will be our watchword, particularly since the conveners will attend to the diversity and inclusiveness of participant groups throughout the year.
For each session, participants can expect to prepare some reading or other (light) research before the date, to engage actively during our time together on zoom, and then to submit some follow up reflection or other writing after the session. We would like to capture as much of our shared learning as possible and plan to create a library of reflections, writings, and even video or other digital assets. Archiving these materials will help us share our insights among members as well as with the American Historical Association. The AHA is very eager to learn about the results of this year of rebuilding among the 50 awarded organizations. As you can see from the final grant proposal WAWH submitted in December, our hope is that participants will make a commitment to serving in an active leadership role in our organization in the future.
The signup period for this program closes August 15th. If you submitted a form, you will hear from us in before September 1, 2022. Thank you for your interest!
List of convening faculty:
Ellen Hartigan O’Connor, UC Davis
Annelise Heinz, University of Oregon
Lisa Materson, UC Davis
Patricia Schechter, Portland State University
Ula Y. Taylor, UC Berkeley
Jessica Weiss, Cal State University East Bay
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, UC Irvine