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CFP: A Diverse History: Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest before 1900--The David B. Warren Symposium on American Material Culture and the Texas Experience

The 2019 David B. Warren Symposium on American Material Culture and the Texas Experience:

A Diverse History: Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest before 1900
February 22–23, 2019

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens is accepting proposals for papers on diverse people and traditions in material culture and visual art in pre-1900 Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest, to be presented at the 7th biennial David B. Warren Symposium in 2019 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 

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:

 

- “'40-Acre Smudge': Race and Erasure in Prewar Seattle," by Megan Asaka

- "'Justice and Fairness for the American Indian': Harry Lane, Robert Hamilton, and a Vision of Native American Modernity," by Marc James Carpenter

 

These articles can be accessed via the following link: http://phr.ucpress.edu/content/87/2

Sad News: Floyd O'Neil

We learned this morning of the death of our friend and colleague, Floyd O'Neil. Floyd was a respected high school teacher and university professor, but is probably best known for his prolific work at the American West Center at the University of Utah, where he directed the Doris Duke American Indian Oral History Project as well as editing and directing a number of tribal histories. He was a beloved figure in Western history circles, and was honored with (among others) a "Floyd Festchrift" and the Western History Association Award of Merit. We will publish a more complete obituary.  

Apr. 24 Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture

Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture at the Massachusetts Historical Society

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 5:15 PM                                                                                               

Jeffrey Melnick, UMass—Boston
Creepy Crawling in Los Angeles: The Manson Family and Cultural Mixing as Apocalypse
Comment: Gretchen Heefner, Northeastern University

WLA/Charles Redd Center K-12 Teaching Award

The Western Literature Association and the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies will sponsor two K-12 Teaching Awards to provide teachers with the opportunity to attend the Western Literature Association Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri from October 24-27, 2018.

The selected teachers will present their approaches to teaching western literature on a K-12 Teaching Panel on Saturday, October 27.

The prize will include conference registration, award banquet ticket, WLA membership, and $700 toward conference travel costs.

CFP: James K. Polk and His Time: A Conference Finale to the Polk Project

The James K. Polk Project and the Department of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invite paper proposals for "James K. Polk and His Time: A Conference Finale to the Polk Project," to be held at the East Tennessee Historical Society, in Knoxville, on April 12–13, 2019.

New book -- Banking on Beauty: Millard Sheets and Midcentury Commercial Architecture

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, Banking on Beauty: Millard Sheets and Midcentury Commercial Architecture in California (University of Texas Press, 2018). With 157 of 176 images in color and a bold, beautiful design complementing its extensive footnotes and never-before-seen research, the book is as comfortable on the coffee table as the seminar table. 

Mar. 27 Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture

Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture at the Massachusetts Historical Society

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 5:15 PM                                                                                               

John Bezís-Selfa, Wheaton College
La Villanía Arizoniana: Disenfranchisement, Citizenship, and Defining the Body Politic in the Early 20th-Century US-Mexico Borderlands
Comment: Alex Keyssar, Harvard Kennedy School

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