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Sad News: Robert M. Utley

Elaine Nelson at the Western History Association shares the sad news of the death of Robert M. Utley on June 7 at the age of 92. Utley was a prolific and influential Western historian. He co-founded the WHA in 1961 and served as its president in 1968. He won the Association's Caughey prize in 1994 for the best book in Western history, and the WHA's best book on the military history of the frontier and Western North America is named for him. As of 2016, he had published 22 books. Follow this link to Utley's own site. 

Coalition for Western Women's History Armitage-Jameson Book Prize (deadline extended to June 15, 2022)

The CWWH is pleased to announce an extended deadline for the Armitage-Jameson Prize for the most outstanding monograph or edited volume published in western women’s, gender, and/or sexuality history published in 2021. To be eligible, the book must be published in 2021 and address women and gender in the North American West, which includes the relevant geographic regions of Canada and Mexico, as well as United States territories, past and present. The award recipient will receive $1000 and the publishing press will receive a certificate.

Coalition for Western Women's History Armitage-Jameson Book Prize (Due June 1, 2022)

The CWWH is pleased to announce the Armitage-Jameson Prize for the most outstanding monograph or edited volume published in western women’s, gender, and/or sexuality history published in 2021. To be eligible, the book must be published in 2021 and address women and gender in the North American West, which includes the relevant geographic regions of Canada and Mexico, as well as United States territories, past and present. The award recipient will receive $1000 and the publishing press will receive a certificate.

Re: Promotion for the 2022Western History Association Disability Scholar Award Application

“Disability Western History Scholar Award”
The purpose of the Western History Disability Studies and Disabled Scholar Award is to promote the place of disability and all of the ramifications that disability, diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion have had in the history of the North American West. It is important to promote and support scholars who study this history, whether these scholars have a disability or not. To read more on the significance and vibrancy of Disability Studies

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