The WHA Western History Quarterly move to the University of Oklahoma January 1, 2016

The Western History Association announces that the Western Historical Quarterly will move to the University of Oklahoma History Department

Excerpted and adapted/edited from the Western History Association Presidential Address:

I am delighted to announce that the Western Historical Quarterly has secured a new editor, institutional home and publisher. The WHQ will move to the University of Oklahoma effective January 1, 2016. Anne Hyde will join the OU history faculty and will serve as editor of the Quarterly. The journal will be published by Oxford University Press.

The journal will enjoy the editorial leadership of Anne Hyde, a historian of extraordinary talents and academic stature; substantial institutional and professional support at the University of Oklahoma (OU), one of the leading centers of western history scholarship; and the marketing and publishing support of Oxford University Press (OUP), a leading publisher of academic journals, including the American Historical Review, Environmental History, and the Journal of American History.

All of these promising circumstances required the hard work of many talented people. On behalf of the WHA, I thank: Al Hurtado, Janet Fireman, and Durwood Ball who solicited proposals from the leading publishers of history journals; Jeff Ostler, Susan Gray, Marsha Weisiger, Karen Leong, and Elliott West, who conducted the search for a new institutional home; and David Wrobel, Kathy Brosnan and their colleagues at OU who generated the institutional support and enthusiasm for the undertaking and shepherded the somewhat awkward process of inviting applications to edit a journal before OU had been selected to house it. I am grateful, too, to John Heaton, Executive Director extraordinaire, and the WHA Council for helping to guide the process through to completion.

Most of all, of course, on behalf of WHA members past and present, I thank David Rich Lewis, Colleen O’Neill and their predecessors at Utah State University who established the Western Historical Quarterly as the flagship journal in western history and who have made it a model teaching publication.

Betsy Jameson
President, Western History Association