Welcome to H-West, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. The primary purpose of H-West's network is to encourage lively and professional discussion and collaboration about the history of the North American West and the frontier as both place and process.

Recent Content

Twenty-First Century Blind Professional Historians

Hello.  I am a blind historian working on a project with two other historians about “Ageism, Ableism, and Advocacy in the History Profession.” I am researching contemporary blind historians’ experiences, both good and bad, working in the history professions; museums, working as authors, public history, etc.  Please respond if you would like to share your experiences with me.  Best wishes.

Alida Boorn, PhD.

New Articles of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following articles that may interest H-West list subscribers:

- “The Moment of Release: The Ideology of Protection and the Twentieth-Century Assimilation Policies of Exemption and Competency in New South Wales and Oklahoma” by Katherine Ellinghaus

- Pacific Coast Branch-American Historical Association, Presidential Address: “Traces and Representations of the U.S.-Mexico Frontera by Katherine G. Morrissey

Sad news: David Bigler

I'm sorry to report the death of David L. Bigler, the author and editor of important studies in Western, especially Utah, history. His good friend and frequent collaborator Will Bagley was kind enough to write the following appreciation.



Massachusetts Historical Society Short-Term Fellowships, 2018-2019

Application deadline: March 1, 2018

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. More than twenty awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent.

Deadline Approaching: Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, & Consequences

Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences

The application deadline for the Loring Fellowship on the Civil War for 2018-2019 is February 15, 2018.

The Boston Athenaeum and the Massachusetts Historical Society will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship in 2018. The recipient will conduct research for at least four weeks at each institution. The fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000 for a total of eight weeks of research.