Against the Grain

The 57th Annual Conference will take place November 1-4 at the Hilton Resort and Spa Mission Bay in San Diego, California. The 2017 WHA Program Committee sought proposals that cut "against the grain" to challenge old and new orthodoxies about the history of the North American West. The conference location in San Diego is particularly suited to discussions that cut across conventional borders of western history and scholarship. This year's program offers a diverse group of sessions, panels, lightning rounds, and workshops on current trends, new projects, and teaching innovations. 

It has been sixteen years since the Western History Association gathered in San Diego, and we look forward to returning!  Take a look through the conference program from October 4-7, 2001 to browse the sessions and see how the organization has grown (click here). 

Pre-registration for the conference opens July 6, 2017. The deadline to pre-register for reduced conference rates is October 8, 2017. Learn more...

Conference Program
Browse the Conference Program, view the 2017 Call for Papers and read about the 57th Annual Conference sessions, panels, and workshops. Learn more...

Local Arrangements & Tours
The Hilton Mission Bay is a short ride away from the meal and sights of Old Town, Little Italy, or the Gaslamp District. Learn more about tours and events...

Travel & Accommodations
**As of September 8, the WHA room block at the Hilton was full**  Learn more about the overflow hotel and other travel accommodations...

Resources for Students & K-12 Teachers
The WHA Conference has events, sessions, and other resources for graduate students and K-12 Teachers. Learn more...

Sponsors, Advertisers, Exhibitors
Each year the WHA Conference attendees benefit from the generosity of sponsors, the support of advertisers, and the presence of publishers, non-profit organizations, and editors in the Conference Exhibit Hall. Learn more...

Sponsors and Partners

The WHA is hosted on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and benefits from the generous support of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Western History Association | University of Nebraska at Omaha | Department of History | 6001 Dodge Street | Omaha, NE 68182 | 

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The Western History Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.