Pacific Northwest

Call for Applications: Research Travel Grants -- Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest (due May 2)

The Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest (CSPN) invites applications from UW faculty and graduate students for research travel grants to support scholarly projects related to the history and culture of the Pacific Northwest. The maximum grant will be $1,500; we anticipate making two to four awards, depending on funding. Priority is given to Ph.D. dissertation and book monograph projects.

Prof. James Gregory featured in CNN piece on Washington State and Workers' Rights

University of Washington History Professor James Gregory, director of the Pacific Northwest Labor and Civil Rights Projects, was recently featured in a CNN article titled "Washington State and Worker's Rights: Two Peas in a Pod." The article explores why Washington state has been "lengths ahead of other states when it comes to worker pay, benefits, and workplace protections." To answer this question, the author asserts, "you have to go to the history books." We couldn't agree more.

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Pacific Northwest Labour History Association Call for Presentations, Workshops, and Papers

The 44th Annual Conference of the Pacific Northwest Labour History Association (PNLHA) takes place in the historic village of Cumberland, B.C., June 13-15, 2014. The conference is held in conjunction with Cumberland’s own Miners Memorial Weekend, which commemorates the thousands of miners who were killed and injured in the coal fields of Vancouver Island, while celebrating the spirit of resistance of labour leaders like Ginger Goodwin and Joe Naylor.

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