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The WHA strives to be a congenial home for the study and teaching of all aspects of North American Wests, frontiers, homelands, and borderlands. Our mission is to cultivate the broadest appreciation of this diverse history.


The 2014 Annual Western History Association Conference 

Click here to view the 2014 WHA Conference Program.

(click on the picture to got to the conference registration page)

The annual conference is usually held Wednesday through Saturday in mid-October and features over fifty sessions on all aspects of the American West, as well as tours to nearby historic sites. The location of the conference changes yearly, with recent conferences held in Denver, Lake Tahoe and Oakland. A highlight of the conference is the annual banquet where WHA awards are presented. Conference programs with registration information will be available online and mailed to members in July.
2014 WHA Election Information

This year, the WHA will hold it's first electronic election. Members should be sure to check that all contact information appears correctly in their Membership Profile. If any changes need to be made, please contact the WHA Program Coordinator, Amy Horstman, at

Graduate Student Spotlight

The Western History Association Graduate Student Spotlight page focuses on current research projects being written by student members of the WHA. The Graduate Student Spotlight also has a forum for members to respond with constructive and positive feedback.

Look for more Graduate Student Spotlights this fall.

Current Events

WHA News

Upcoming events

21 Oct 2015 • Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Portland, Oregon

Western History Blogs

Blogs allow for current, relevant topics to be discussed on Western History. The WHA hopes to encourage its members, and those interested in Western history, to engage in these public venues. If you would like to have a blog posted concerning Western history, email the WHA office here. The WHA is not responsible for any of the content associated with any of these blogs. 

Department of History

Western History Association

Department of History

605 Gruening

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK 99775-6460

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