American West & Pacific Northwest
On October 6, 2015, the Columbia Chair in the History of the American West is helping to sponsor the participation of Terry Tempest Williams and Brooke Williams in the Department of English’s Visiting Writer Series. Learn more about the program
"Thresholds, Walls, & Bridges"
October 21-24, 2015
October 21-24, 2015, the Columbia Chair in the History of the American West and the Washington State University Department of History are sponsors of the Western History Association’s 55th Annual Conference, “Thresholds, Walls, & Bridges,” in Portland, Oregon. The event is the largest annual meeting of historians of the American West; it boasts dozens of academic sessions, book displays from publishers of western history titles, five local history tours and parallel exhibits, as well as an opening reception at the Oregon Historical Society, and a banquet honoring recipients of several awards bestowed on western historians. Several faculty and graduate students from WSU’s history department are giving papers, leading tours, chairing committees, and otherwise participating in the conference. Download the official conference program (pdf)