The Western Association of Women Historians is celebrating “50 years of telling it like it was” at this year’s WAWH annual conference (April 25-27, 2019 in Portland, Oregon) marking the organization’s 50th anniversary. UC Press congratulates the WAWH and, in celebration, is making a selection of relevant content from our history journals available for free online. Please share using the conference hashtag #WAWH2019.

Pacific Historical Review invites you to read a selection of recent articles in gender history:

Imagining Women’s Suffrage: Frontier Landscapes and the Transnational Print Culture of Australia, New Zealand, and the United States
Ana Stevenson

Surviving the Bomb in America: Silent Memories and the Rise of Cross-national Identity
Naoko Wake

The Moment of Release: The Ideology of Protection and the Twentieth-Century Assimilation Policies of Exemption and Competency in New South Wales and Oklahoma
Katherine Ellinghaus

Also available for free for a limited time are PHR‘s special issue, “The Carceral West,” and PHR‘s recent virtual issue, “Gold Rush Revisited.


California History invites you to read its special issue “Into the Archives,” which profiles a diverse selection of the many historical societies and museums within California. The issue is a tribute to the countless librarians, archivists, collectors, and history enthusiasts—most of whom work as volunteers—who have painstakingly preserved documents and artifacts of the state’s rich history and offers an interesting look at their collections and exhibits.




Southern California Quarterly invites you to read its current issue. In addition to feature articles on surfing and race in the early 20th century and Japanese internment during WWII, the issue includes three historiographical essays that trace the conversations that scholars have engaged in throughout the journal’s 100+ years of publication, regarding some of the region’s most compelling and iconic topics.



The Public Historian invites you to read its special issue, “Conversations in Critical Cultural Heritage.” Taken as a collection, the essays in this issue reflect some of the compelling themes and conversations currently being explored in the broad field of heritage studies. These themes include discussion of photography as a form of heritage (especially in the context of Indigenous communities), the connections between heritage and Indigenous resilience, heritage as a route to healing and decolonization, the repatriation of cultural heritage, intellectual property and the decolonization of heritage archives, heritage failures, and the use of deliberate heritage as a tool of persuasion in the public sphere. These essays also highlight the need for further conversations on the role of heritage in our world, and the use of heritage as an analytical framework.