2024 Western History Association Annual Conference

When: October 23-26, 2024

Where: Kansas City, Missouri at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center

We are thrilled to be participating in the 64th annual Western History Association conference in Kansas City! This year’s theme is “Free Soil? Migration, Dispossession, and Rising up on Contested Ground.”

From WHA: Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, the WHA’s 2024 conference offers an opportunity to reconsider the history and historiography of the U.S. West as a long and unfinished story of diverse peoples and their freedom dreams. An Indigenous crossroads of Kaw, Osage, Kickapoo, Missouria, and Dakota homelands, the Kansas/Missouri borderlands have long been a nexus of migration and resurgence as well as of dispossession and rebellion.  Indeed, the 19th century battles over “free soil” here remind us that efforts to secure land and liberty for some have often meant removal, exclusion, and unfreedom for others. The 2024 WHA Program welcomes panels and papers that consider the many migrations, dispossessions, and uprisings that have shaped the U.S. West.

We look forward to meeting you at the conference. Be sure to stop by our booth to browse our wonderful collection of new and recent history titles, and talk to our Editor-in-Chief Kristen Buckles! If you would like to set up a meeting with Kristen, email her at kbuckles@uapress.arizona.edu.


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