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Dr. Boag’s Exhibit Wins Award

The American Association of State and Local History has announced that the exhibit that Peter Boag co-curated at the Washington State History Museum last year, “Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West, 1860-1940” has earned an “Award of Excellence” (defined as, “The Award of Excellence, which is presented for excellence in history programs, projects, and people when compared with similar activities nationwide.”).
The awards are announced on the AASLH blog at

Dr. Chastain Wins Grant

Andra Chastain won a 2022 New Faculty Seed Grant for her project entitled “Global Urban Histories in the Americas: Santiago, Chile,” which includes support to complete revisions her book Chile Underground: The Santiago Metro and the Struggle for a Rational City, as well as preliminary research for a new project on the history of urban air pollution in the Americas.

Dr. Mercier Presents Workshop

Laurie Mercier presented a workshop, “It Happened Here: Making Labor History Visible” on developing plaques and walking tours to commemorate the disappearing sites of labor history, at the Pacific Northwest Labor History Conference held in Portland April 23, 2022.

Dr. Peabody’s Essay Published

Sue Peabody’s essay “Microhistory and ‘Prize Negroes’: Reconstructing the Origins and Fates of African Captives in the Indian Ocean World through Serial Data,”  has been published in Regenerated Identities: Documenting African Lives, Kartikay Chadha, Henry B. Lovejoy, Paul E. Lovejoy, Érika Melek Delgado, eds. Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora,