History Events & Opportunities


Find lectures, film screenings, and more. Events are free and open to the public unless noted. Scroll to bottom of page for awards, internships, and volunteer opportunities....



Thu. 3.12.15 - Oluwakemi M. Balogun (University of Oregon), “Cultural and Cosmopolitan: Idealized Femininity and Embodied National Nigerian Beauty Pageants,” MMC 22, noon

Wed. 3.25.15 - Pavithra Narayanan (WSUV), “W. E. B. Du Bois and B. R. Ambedkar: Global Resonance of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement with Special Reference to India,” DEN 110, 2:00pm

Thu. 3.26.15 - "A Thousand Voices," (film screening), Clark County Historical Museum, 6:00pm

Sat. 3.28.15 - CCHM Women's History Month: Jacqueline Keeler (Dakota/Navajo), "My Life As A Cleveland Indian," Pearson Air Museum, 2:00pm (ticketed event)

Mon. 3.30.15 - Michael Grice, et al, “Night Life: Clubs, Restaurants, and the Music,” McMenamins Kennedy School, 7:00pm

Tue. 3.31.15 - Louis Landre (Corps of Engineers), "Willamette Falls Locks: Past, Present, and Future," McMenamins Edgefield, 6:30pm


Wed. 4.1.15 - Our Young Black Men Are Dying and Nobody Seems to Care (play), DEN 110, 7:00pm

Thu. 4.2.15 - Marian Sciachitano (WSU Pullman), “Human Trafficking,” MMC 22, noon

Thu. 4.2.15 - CCHM First Thursday Lectures: Bradley Richardson (WSUV graduate), "Big Ideas, Boosterism, and Business: A History of the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce," Clark County Historical Museum, 7:00pm (ticketed event)

Fri. 4.3.15 - Clay Mosher (WSUV) and panel, "Black, Brown, and Blue: Perspectives on Race, Policing, and Justice," DEN 110, 1:00pm

Mon. 4.6.15 - Steven Johnson and Marisa Chappell (Portland State University), “The 1960s Came to Oregon… and Never Left,” McMenamins Kennedy School, 7:00pm

Thu. 4.9.15 - Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony, WSUV Quad 1:00pm 

Sat. 4.11.15 - Arbor Day Tree Planting, WSUV Basketball Courts/Orange Lot

Thu. 4.16.15 - WSUV Research Showcase

Tue 4.28.15 - William Stack (Lewis & Clark College), "King of the Road: Glenn Jackson and the Building of the Oregon Highway System, 1959-1979," McMenamins Edgefield, 6:30pm

May - August

Mon. 5.4.15 - Richard Etulain (University of New Mexico) and Jane Hunter (Lewis & Clark College), "Thinking about Oregon," McMenamins Kennedy School, 7:00pm

Thu. 5.7.15 - CCHM First Thursday Lectures: Julia Harrison, "Ripe for the Telling: Surprising Stories of Washington’s Fruit," 6:00pm 

Thu. 6.2.15 - CCHM First Thursday Lectures: Scott Woodward (Columbia Basin College), "Teddy Roosevelt: Wilderness Warrior in Washington," 6:00pm

Sun. 7.12.15 - G. Thomas Edwards (Whitman College), “1942 was Oregon’s Most Exciting Year,” Oregon Historical Society, 2:00pm

Sun. 8.19.15 - Northwest Women's History Project, "Good Work, Sister! Women Shipyard Workers of WWII, an Oral History," Oregon Historical Society, 2:00pm

Scholarships and competitions

Western Social Science Association Student Paper Competition (deadline 1.15)  WSSA call.pdf

Center for Communal Studies Paper Prizes (deadline 1.20, click here for more info.)

History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research call for papers (deadline 1.28, click here for more info.)

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace and Language Study (Middlebury College Summer Language Schools) (deadline 1.31, click here for more info.)

Western Historical Quarterly Graduate Editorial Fellowships (entering MA students, Utah State University) (deadline 2.1)  WHQ fellows.pdf

National Security Education Program Boren Travel Abroad Scholarships (deadline 2.10, click here for more info.)

Gilder Lehrman History Scholars (Early American history summer program in NYC) (deadline 2.15)  scholars2011.pdf

Pacific Historical Review Graduate Editorial Fellowships (entering MA students, Portland State University) (deadline 2.15) phr.2009.pdf

Ben H. Procter Student Paper Award (Southwest Social Science Association, Phi Alpha Theta members only) (deadline 2.21, click here for more info.)

Phi Alpha Theta Graydon A. Tunstall Undergraduate Student Scholarship (Europe since 1815, Phi Alpha Theta members only) (deadline 3.1, click here for more info.)

James Madison Foundation Graduate Fellowships (for current or future 7-12 social studies teachers) (deadline 3.1, click here for more info)

American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature and American Schools of Oriental Research Student Paper Competition (deadline 3.15)  AAR SBL paper comp.pdf

Society for the History of Discoveries Essay Prize (student paper competition) (deadline 3.15, click here for more info)

Edwin H. Sherman Family Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship in Force and Diplomacy (student paper competition) (deadline 3.21, click here for more info.)

WSUV Library Research Awards (deadline 4.27, click here for more info.)

Society for the History of Discoveries Student Prize Essay Contest (deadline 5.15, click here for more info.)

Phi Alpha Theta Student Paper Prizes (Phi Alpha Theta members only) (deadline 6.30, click here for more info.)

World History Association Paper Prizes (Phi Alpha Theta or World History Association members only) (deadline 6.30)  student_paper_prize.pdf

Reinhartz Transatlantic History Award (student paper award, deadline 9.1) ReinhartzAward.pdf

WSU Auvil Undergraduate Research Fellowships (deadline 9.15, click here for more info.)

Vanport Oral History Film Festival Competition (deadline 9.30.13, click here for more info.)

Ohio University Undergraduate Journal of History call for papers (deadline 10.31) OUUJH.pdf

Western Front Association Paper Prizes (US in WWI, Phi Alpha Theta members only) (deadline 12.1, click here for more info.) 

Pearson "Why Study History" Essay Contest (deadline 12.31) History_Scholarship_Rules.pdf  (2010 flyer)


Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society at WSUV (click here for more info.)















Internships and volunteer opportunities

[Note: Internships require specific training. HIST 427 provides skills in several facets of public history and is required for individualized placement in several local settings which may or may not be listed below. Contact Prof. Sue Peabody for more information on internship opportunities]


• Architectural Heritage Center, Portland  (click here for more info.)

• Clark County Environmental Services (click here for more info)

• Clark County Historical Museum, Vancouver (click here for more info)

• Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center, Vancouver (click here for more info)

• First Families of Vancouver's African American Community (click here for more info.)

• Fort Vancouver Regional Library (click here for more info)

• Mount Rainier National Park (click here for more info)

• Mount Saint Helens Institute (click here for more info)

• Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge & Cathlapotle Plankhouse, Ridgefield (click here for more info)

• Salmon Creek Watershed Council, Vancouver (click here for more info)

• Steigerwald Wildlife Refuge, Washougal (click here for more info)

• Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Vancouver (click here for more info) 

• Water Resources Education Center, Vancouver (click herefor more info)


• Coastal Training Program (Department of Ecology), Padilla Bay Reserve, Mt. Vernon, WA (click here for more info)

• NeighborWoods Stewards (Vancouver Parks & Recreation) (click here for more info)

• River Restoration Certification (PSU)  RRcert.pdf

• StreamTeam (Clark Public Utilities) (click here for more info)

Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair, Vancouver  VPJF volunteers.pdf