The World History Association

The World History Association Please visit http://www.thewha.org/ and become a member! The WHA is the foremost organization for the promotion of world history through the encouragement of teaching, research, and publication.

It was founded in 1982 by a group of teachers and academics determined to address the needs and interests of what was then a newly emerging historical sub-discipline and teaching field. The new world history emerged out of the shift in higher and secondary education away from a sole emphasis on national and regional histories toward broader cross-cultural, comparative, and global approaches. By the 1980s, instructors who had been asked to create new courses in this field, as well as scholars who had already begun laying its theoretical groundwork, came together in founding a new type of professional association, one that united the schools and the universities, teaching with research. Since then, the WHA has grown four-fold, has garnered accolades for its award winning Journal of World History, and has played a seminal role in shaping the field in the U.S. and around the world. Important for American secondary education, WHA members have been instrumental in establishing standards for World History teaching at the national and state levels as well as designing the AP World History course. At present, although its membership is still predominantly North American, the WHA is represented in over 35 countries and has an affiliate relationship with world history societies in Europe and Australia. Most important, the WHA brings together university professors, college and community college instructors, school teachers, graduate students, and independent scholars in a collegial camaraderie rarely found in more narrowly focused academic and professional societies. Still motivated by a larger sense of mission in preparing students and the public for an interdependent world, the WHA has been unique in bridging the gap between secondary and post-secondary educators.

Mission: The WHA supports and works to advance scholarship and teaching within a trans-national, trans-regional, and trans-cultural perspective. Through the researchers, teachers, students, independent scholars, and authors who are its members, the WHA fosters historical analysis undertaken not from the viewpoint of nation-states, discrete regions, or particular cultures, but from that of the human community. To this end, the WHA supports four different media for the dissemination of the most up-to-date scholarship and pedagogical advances in the field and sponsors annual public forums for the exchange and discussion of changing approaches to the study and teaching of world history at all levels. Moreover, as a founding member of the international Network of Global and World History Organizations (NOGWHISTO), which was admitted to full membership in the Comité International des Sciences Historiques (CISH) on 22 August 2010, it works with other associations across the globe to foster support for research and teaching in world history.

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Join us for our continuing 2020 series Under the Baobab with session IV "Maritime History as World History."  The intera...
09/01/2020

Join us for our continuing 2020 series Under the Baobab with session IV "Maritime History as World History." The interactive, audience-driven discussion will be led by editors Lauren Benton & Nathan Perl-Rosenthal of the work "A World at Sea" as well as six of the book's authors. See details below, including link to website, where you can find registration for WHA members and non-members. We look forward to seeing you!

Here's the improved JWH link; there was a typo in the address of this am.  See correct link below. The 30th Anniversary ...
08/27/2020
Project MUSE - Journal of World History-Roads and Oceans: Rethinking Mobility and Migrations in World History

Here's the improved JWH link; there was a typo in the address of this am. See correct link below. The 30th Anniversary issue of the Journal of World History is free through September 30. Catch up on thoughtful articles about Roads & Oceans and go through our shortcut here:
bit.ly/jwh30th
Happy reading!

The Journal of World History publishes research into historical questions requiring the investigation of evidence on a global, comparative, cross-cultural, or transnational scale. It is devoted to the study of phenomena that transcend the boundaries of single states, regions, or cultures, such as la...

It's time to prepare our fall edition of the World History Bulletin.  The call for papers is officially now through 15 S...
08/26/2020

It's time to prepare our fall edition of the World History Bulletin. The call for papers is officially now through 15 September 2020. The theme for Volume ###VI is "Sport in World History." Submissions can be sent to our Editor-in-Chief, Micheal Tarver, at [email protected]. We look forward to your contributions.

Calling all recent history PhD's!  The 2020 World History Association Dissertation Prize Committee looks forward to read...
08/20/2020

Calling all recent history PhD's! The 2020 World History Association Dissertation Prize Committee looks forward to reading your work. Submissions can be sent between now and the October 1st deadline. See more at our website:

https://www.thewha.org/awards/dissertation-prize/

Get in your quality summer reading now in preparation for the NERWHA Book Forum on 9/26/20 to discuss Professor David No...
08/18/2020

Get in your quality summer reading now in preparation for the NERWHA Book Forum on 9/26/20 to discuss Professor David Northrup's book, Africa's Discovery of Europe.

You can read more about this on our website: https://www.thewha.org/northrup/

This free event is sponsored by the New England World History Association, with WHA co-sponsorship. To register, go here: http://www.nerwha.org/nerwha-book-forum/

David Kalivas, president of the New England Regional affiliate of WHA, extends an invitation:  "Please join us on Septem...
08/10/2020

David Kalivas, president of the New England Regional affiliate of WHA, extends an invitation: "Please join us on September 26 as we begin our analysis of the era that led to the Atlantic Slave Trade and the persistent legacy of racism in our world."

Read on Pandem-Mondus about the NERWHA Colloquium to discuss Professor David Northrup's _Africa's Discovery of Europe_. https://www.thewha.org/northrup/

Looking forward to seeing the WHA community together for this event on Sat. September 26. Find out a little more information and register here: http://www.nerwha.org/nerwha-book-forum/

Earlier this week, the WHA held another lively, interactive session with Under the Baobab III, "Reframing Revolutions: C...
07/31/2020

Earlier this week, the WHA held another lively, interactive session with Under the Baobab III, "Reframing Revolutions: Centering Indigenous, Black, and Women's Voices in the Age of Revolutions." See link to blog containing overview and links to primary sources utilized as well as notes from the various session breakout rooms:

https://www.thewha.org/refrevs/

More Under the Baobabs coming in the late summer/early fall. Photo image credit: Mujeres Bacanas.

Please join the WHA community for this Book Club Discussion organized by one of our affiliates, New England Regional WHA...
07/31/2020

Please join the WHA community for this Book Club Discussion organized by one of our affiliates, New England Regional WHA on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.

Registration is through the online store: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=WHA&WebCode=HomePage

NERWHA ANNOUNCES UPCOMING BOOK DISCUSSION ON ZOOM

In conjunction with the World History Association, the New England Regional World History Association will co-sponsor an on-line book discussion via Zoom on Saturday, September 26, at 1:00 PM, Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

In its effort to place race and racism into the broad context of world history, NERWHA has chosen David Northrup’s Africa’s Discovery of Europe, 1450-1850, which examines a four-century-long process of intensifying African-European encounters from an African perspective.

A concise (fewer than 200 pages) but ground-breaking study of this phenomenon, the book is available in paperback from numerous on-line book sellers. Although now in its third edition, the author assures potential participants that any edition will suffice.

Current plans for the book discussion will include a moderator, three discussants—one a graduate student, one a teacher, and one a professor—and David Northrup who will respond to the discussants and then address questions that have been submitted to the moderator via the Zoom chat device.

Participation in the book discussion is by registration. In order to register, you must provide your full name, affiliation, and a valid email address. Information
on how to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed to registrants the day before the event. Please register here: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=WHA&WebCode=HomePage

Current outreach plans are for a second on-line book discussion on a work yet to be determined in November and an on-line symposium in the Spring. Stay tuned for more details on each of these events.

NERWHA’s support of world history studies is made possible by membership fees and donations. Please consider joining or rejoining if you are not currently a member.

The OER Conference for Social Studies takes place next week. It's an impressive line up of speakers, many of whom are WH...
07/29/2020

The OER Conference for Social Studies takes place next week.
It's an impressive line up of speakers, many of whom are WHA members, present & past Council Members, etc. The WHA is proud to be a co-sponsor; here's the information direct from OER:

Join us for a new kind of education conference this summer. The OER Conference for Social Studies is a free virtual PD opportunity for K-12 social studies teachers. #OCSS2020 https://oer-prj.com/2AeF58A

Last chance to register for our Under the Baobab, Session III taking place tomorrow - Tuesday, July 28 @ 4:30 pm PDT/7:3...
07/27/2020

Last chance to register for our Under the Baobab, Session III taking place tomorrow - Tuesday, July 28 @ 4:30 pm PDT/7:30 pm EDT. Go to bit.ly/wha-baobab.

This timely discussion will include participant interaction.
"Reframing Revolutions: Centering Indigenous, Black, and Women's Voices in the Age of Revolutions" features WHA members panelists who are seasoned secondary teachers.

The session link will be sent out to registrants later today and again tomorrow afternoon. Hope you can join in for Baobab III.

We are excited for our next "Under the Baobab" session which will be an online teaching workshop on "Reframing Revolutio...
07/24/2020

We are excited for our next "Under the Baobab" session which will be an online teaching workshop on "Reframing Revolutions" held on July 28, at 4:30pm PST/7:30 pm EDT.

This timely discussion will include participant interaction.
"Reframing Revolutions: Centering Indigenous, Black, and Women's Voices in the Age of Revolutions" features WHA members panelists who are seasoned secondary teachers.

Please register soon! Registration is free for WHA members; $10 for non-members: bit.ly/wha-baobab

The link for access to this session will be sent out via email on Monday, July 27 and again the day of the session.

The WHA is pleased to announce the Phi Alpha Theta paper prize winner for 2020, Jian Gao, of UTexas Austin.  His paper, ...
07/23/2020

The WHA is pleased to announce the Phi Alpha Theta paper prize winner for 2020, Jian Gao, of UTexas Austin. His paper, entitled "Political Mobilizations and Cultural Spaces: Transnational Chinese Associations in Mexico, 1922 - 1945" impressed the committee.

Committee Chair Jon Davidann noted, "The paper ties the Tongs to the workings of Chinese politics back in China and other parts of the world making it a thoroughly global paper. It also dispels the traditional assumption that Tongs were violent criminal underworld organizations with strong evidence pointing instead to their role as transnational community . . . Congratulations to Jian Gao!

To learn more about WHA awards, see https://www.thewha.org/awards/.

Thanks for those who came to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Journal of World History yesterday!  It was an insigh...
07/21/2020

Thanks for those who came to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Journal of World History yesterday! It was an insightful, energetic dialogue about the continued importance of world history.

Our next session for "Under the Baobab" will be an interactive teaching workshop using principles of decolonizing curriculum and re-centering the narrative on marginalized voices. Please join us on Tues., July 28, 2020, at 4:30PST/7:30EDT. To register, please go to bit.ly/wha-baobab.

If the registration fee makes the workshop inaccessible for potential participants, please contact [email protected].

The WHA is hosting its second Under the Baobab, Roads & Oceans, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Journal of World...
07/17/2020

The WHA is hosting its second Under the Baobab, Roads & Oceans, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Journal of World History. There is still time to register for the program happening this Monday, July 20 @ 4:30 PDT, 7:30 EDT. Go to bit.ly/wha-baobab or inquire with questions at [email protected].

One of our speakers is Jennifer Gaynor, whose article "Ages of Sail, Ocean Basins, and Southeast Asia" can be viewed here:
https://muse.jhu.edu/article/516961.

The WHA invites members & friends to join the conference below, sponsored by our colleagues at OER, and co-sponsored by ...
07/16/2020
The OC for Social Studies

The WHA invites members & friends to join the conference below, sponsored by our colleagues at OER, and co-sponsored by the World History Association:

Join us for a new kind of education conference this summer. The OER Conference for Social Studies is a free virtual PD opportunity for K-12 social studies teachers. #OCSS2020 https://oer-prj.com/2AeF58A

Virtual Conference

There is still time to register for our Under the Baobab, Session II, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Journal of...
07/15/2020

There is still time to register for our Under the Baobab, Session II, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Journal of World History. See poster below for information & registration links on our website. Questions? Send an email to [email protected].

Here's an article from one of authors speaking at this Baobab, Lauren Benton. Her work highlights early Atlantic trade through a legal lens: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/18316

The WHA invites members and friends to attend the OER Conference from August 5 - 7, 2020.  Sponsored by Gates Ventures, ...
07/14/2020

The WHA invites members and friends to attend the OER Conference from August 5 - 7, 2020. Sponsored by Gates Ventures, with the WHA as an official program partner, it focuses on K-12 education. It features an impressive line up of speakers, including WHA members and current and past Council members.

To learn more, go to:
https://ocforss.oerproject.com/?

You can also learn more by reading the announcement on the WHA website:
https://www.thewha.org/summer-p-d-reimagined/

There is still time for WHA members (and non-members) to register for Under the Baobab, Session II celebrating the 30th ...
07/13/2020

There is still time for WHA members (and non-members) to register for Under the Baobab, Session II celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Journal of World History. Here's an article from David Christian, who will be speaking during our session on July 20:

https://muse.jhu.edu/article/18318

Refer to the registration link in the poster here or go to www.thewha.org and follow link on homepage to Under the Baobab. WHA members attend free.

Dear WHA Members & Friends:To mark the Journal of World History's thirtieth anniversary, the University of Hawai'i Press...
07/09/2020
Project MUSE - Journal of World History-Roads and Oceans: Rethinking Mobility and Migrations in World History

Dear WHA Members & Friends:

To mark the Journal of World History's thirtieth anniversary, the University of Hawai'i Press is offering a free special issue of the Journal (bit.ly/jwh30th), comprised of previously published papers. Editor Matthew Romaniello curated the issue, "Roads and Oceans," selecting papers based on use statistics and the thematic trends over the last three decades. This Under the Baobab gathering will be hosted by Candice Goucher, who will be in conversation with Matt and David Christian, Lauren Benton, and Jennifer Gaynor about their papers, the relevance of their work today, and the current state of the field. See flyer below for more information.

Lauren Benton, The Legal Regime of the South Atlantic World, 1400 - 1750: Jurisdictional Complexity as Institutional Order (2000)
David Christian, Silk Roads or Steppe Roads: The Silk Roads in World History (2000)
Jennifer Gaynor, Ages of Sail, Ocean Basins, and Southeast Asia (2013)
This second session will take place on Monday, July 20 commencing at 7:30 pm EDT, 4:30 pm PDT. Registration is free for WHA members; $20 for non-members. Please click here to register as a WHA member or click here to register as a non-member.

The link for access to this session will be sent out via email on Friday, July 17. Should you have additional questions, feel free to contact our office. We look forward to seeing you at Under the Baobab: Session II!

Sincerely,

Kerry Vieira
World History Association
245 Meserve Hall/Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Telephone: 617-373-6818

The Journal of World History publishes research into historical questions requiring the investigation of evidence on a global, comparative, cross-cultural, or transnational scale. It is devoted to the study of phenomena that transcend the boundaries of single states, regions, or cultures, such as la...

Have you recently considered the references & scholarship about pandemics in the social sciences?  Here's some excellent...
07/07/2020

Have you recently considered the references & scholarship about pandemics in the social sciences? Here's some excellent food for thought from one article in the spring issue of the World History Bulletin (WHB):

https://bit.ly/2O2hf39

If you are interested in articles relating to the 2020 pandemic & the history of other pandemics, our office would be happy to mail you this WHB double issue, Teach in the Time of Corona(virus). To become a WHA member, visit our membership page online:
https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=WHA&WebCode=HomePage.

Hats off to Alan Strathern of Oxford University, who is the 2020 winner of the WHA Bentley Book Prize for his work entit...
07/02/2020

Hats off to Alan Strathern of Oxford University, who is the 2020 winner of the WHA Bentley Book Prize for his work entitled Unearthly Powers: Religious and Political Change in World History.

Here's a portion of the publisher overview: "Why was religion so important for rulers in the pre-modern world? And how did the world come to be dominated by just a handful of religious traditions, especially Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism? Drawing on sociology and anthropology, as well as a huge range of historical literature from all regions and periods of world history, Alan Strathern sets out a new way of thinking about transformations in the fundamental nature of religion and its interaction with political authority."

To learn more about this prize and book, go to the WHA website where you can access more information on the Cambridge University Press website: https://www.thewha.org/awards/bentley-book-prize/.

The World History Connected, Vol. 17, no. 2 (June 2020) issue opens with a Forum, or section of related articles, entitl...
06/26/2020
World History Connected | The e-Journal of Learning and Teaching | Home

The World History Connected, Vol. 17, no. 2 (June 2020) issue opens with a Forum, or section of related articles, entitled "Diffusion, Comparisons, and Periodization in the Pre-modern World." The title may seem prosaic, but the contents of this issue reflect the larger effort among research scholars and scholar-practitioners to demonstrate the value of pre-modern world history in light of the steady ongoing decline of interest in that era. The Forum introduction addresses the contributions made by world historians working in the premodern period to our understanding of pandemics and the ongoing shift of the center of the world's economy back to Asia that has led one observer to remark that the world in this respect looks today "more like 1,000 CE than 1950."

World History Connected
http://www.worldhistoryconnected.org

World history poses extraordinary demands upon those who teach it, challenging the talent of experienced instructors as well as to those new to the field. World History Connected is designed for everyone who wants to deepen the engagement and understanding of world history: students, college instruc...

The WHA congratulates this year's winner of the World Historian Student Essay Competition - Steven Chen of Vancouver, Ca...
06/24/2020

The WHA congratulates this year's winner of the World Historian Student Essay Competition - Steven Chen of Vancouver, Canada. His essay was chosen from 156 submissions from 20 countries. The essay entitled, "A Human Story: World History as an Optimist" contains a variety of astute observations from Chen including "It puts it into perspective the progress we, as a collective group of people, have made. Historically, we have been bigotry, inequality of resources, the grips of dictators and tyrants. And at each turn, we have seen acceptance, philanthropy, and yearning for democracy."

06/21/2020

The World History Association marks #JUNETEENTH2020 with support for global #BlackLivesMatter protests. Here is our statement:

http://thewha.org/juneteenth/

The media has covered COVID-19 overseas, but does not always provide real-life accounts.  Read the latest on the  WHA bl...
06/17/2020

The media has covered COVID-19 overseas, but does not always provide real-life accounts. Read the latest on the WHA blog for an account from a secondary school student in South Korea: https://www.thewha.org/seoul/

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Hello everyone! I introduced a unit on indigenous peoples in the Indo-Pacific into my world history curriculum last school year, but I felt that it could be much better. Is anyone interested in collaborating, or if you've covered this topic in your own classes, sharing some of your ideas? Thanking you all in advance for your time and consideration!
Thanks to Kerry for posting about my book The Limits of Westernization winning the Baldridge Prize. To read the book, you can access a free online copy here: https://lnkd.in/gE-jjBh For those who prefer a more tangible experience, the hard copy is here: https://lnkd.in/gs7CD5t A much cheaper paperback will be out in October. #history #americanhistory #studentvoices #heritage
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Great news that the World History Commons Beta is now live! The WHA has been active in collaborating in this project, with many in WHA active in the creation of it and on the advisory board. Please explore and provide feedback.
SSEC welcomes paper proposals for its 2020 Conference in Kyiv, Ukraine (June 16-21). Complete info available at http://ssec-inc.org. Please RT
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The World History Association (WHA) will hold its 29th Annual Conference, UTAH 2020, from June 25 – 27, 2020. The conference theme will be "Sustainability & Preservation: Local + Regional + Global," although submissions on other historical themes are also welcome. We will be located in the Foothills District of Salt Lake City, where multiple cultural attractions, museums and the University of Utah converge. This location, in the valley of the Wasatch Mountains, affords registrants outdoor recreational options and beautiful views. At this time, the Call for Papers (CFPs) is open and submissions due by December 16, 2019. General information about the CFPs and the submission forms can be found on the WHA Homepage (www.thewha.org).
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The WHA Annual conference in Puerto Rico is about to start tomorrow! A few members gathered to catch up over a meal tonight.
Hello! A study abroad program for high school students is currently accepting applications for a number of teaching positions in Europe this summer. We are looking for inspirational and experienced instructors to teach a wide variety of academic disciplines, from foreign languages to history, from international relations to business and marketing. Currently we have openings for Modern Europe and Western Civ. The programs take place in the month of July in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Canada, and the United States. Room, board, transportation and salary are provided.” For more information, please refer to https://www.goabbeyroad.com/summer-teaching-jobs-abroad/ If this post is not allowed please remove it, and I apologize. Thank you!
I just wanted to share this opportunity. For teachers in the following countries: Greece, Britain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, and Turkey -- In August there will be a conference for educators about the teaching the Korean War. The Conference, hosted by the Korean War Legacy Foundation and funded by the Korea Foundation, will be in Athens, Greece and most expenses are covered (hotel, meals, and a travel allowance are provided). If you currently teach in one of these countries, please go to this site to learn additional information. This program is not open to teachers teaching in the US (they already sponsor many programs for US teachers in the states).
University or community college faculty (full-time or adjunct): Consider applying to this FUNDED National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute on Middle Eastern Millennials. One catch: The application is due THIS Friday, March 1 (but the application is not too hard)! Apply now!