November 27, 2013

AAR Group Proposal

As many of you know, Brett Hendrickson and I (Brandi Denison) unsuccessfully proposed a permanent group last year. Winds have shifted and we are being encouraged to resubmit the proposal this year.

You can help. If you wrote a letter of support last year, could you update it for this year? If you didn't write a letter last year, would you write one now?

The letter is brief and would simply indicate your interest in the establishment of this as a group. It would be useful if you could talk about how the group provides you with something unique, unmatched by other groups. Additionally, it would be useful if you indicated that it makes more sense to have this group meet nationally than regionally.

Please email this letter to The deadline for this letter is this Friday (11/29). If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas for the future of the group, please contact us!

November 13, 2013

Graduate Student Fellowships at the Western Historical Quarterly

Applications are now welcome for the Robert M. Utley Fellowship

For 2014-2015, a total stipend of $14,000, tuition awards, health insurance, and summer research funds will be awarded.

The Editorial Fellow must enroll in USU's master's program in history. Duties at the Western Historical Quarterly (WHQ) include 20 hours a week, beginning in August, helping to select, prepare, and copyread manuscripts. The fellowship may be retained for a second year (2015-16) depending upon satisfactory progress toward the master's degree and acceptable completion of editorial assignments. During the summer of 2015, the editorial fellow will work 20 hours a week at the WHQ, with time off for research.

Applicants should send a letter of interest and a writing sample directly to the editor of the WHQ. The full application, including three letters of recommendation to the USU School of Graduate Studies, will suffice to complete the needed materials. All documents should be postmarked no later than 1 February 2014. Applicants will be notified by early March.

NOTE: The S. George Ellsworth Fellowship and the Robert M. Utley Fellowship are awarded by the WHQ in alternating years.

Funding for WHQ fellowships is provided by:
Western Historical Quarterly
USU Department of History
Robert M. Utley Endowment
S. George Ellsworth Endowment

Please address correspondence to:
Dr. David Rich Lewis, Editor
Western Historical Quarterly
0740 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-0740

Email: or
Phone: 435-797-1301 or 435-797-1299

For more information see:
Western Historical Quarterly:
USU History Department:
USU School of Graduate Studies:

November 5, 2013

Papers Available!

The papers for our upcoming AAR meeting are now available. If you have not received an email with instructions on how to access the papers, please email me at

I'm looking forward to a great session!