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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. 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.

All tours & events for the annual conference now have extended cutoff dates!Registration for tours based in Puerto Rico ...
02/28/2019

All tours & events for the annual conference now have extended cutoff dates!

Registration for tours based in Puerto Rico remains open through April 20, while the Jamaica tours post-conference remains open through April 1. The Afro-Caribbean Musical Heritage Night tickets can be purchased through June 29 or until sold out, but there will be a price increase after March 1 so get your ticket while the price is low!

Some tours are filling up, so to ensure your spot, please visit this link:
https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=WHA&WebCode=EventList&FromSearchControl=Yes

For more information on each tour, visit our website:
https://www.thewha.org/conferences/2019-puerto-rico-conference/

CFP for Midwest World History Association: https://networks.h-net.org/node/20292/discussions/3728760/cfps-finding-middle...
02/19/2019
CFPs for "Finding Middle Grounds: Research, Teaching, and Learning in World History" (MWWHA 2019 conference) | H-World | H-Net

CFP for Midwest World History Association: https://networks.h-net.org/node/20292/discussions/3728760/cfps-finding-middle-grounds-research-teaching-and-learning-world

Discussion published by Jeanne E. Grant on Monday, February 18, 2019 0 Replies Call for ProposalsFinding Middle Grounds: Research, Teaching, and Learning in World HistoryThe Ninth Annual Conference of the Midwest World History Association20th-21st September 2019, North Hennepin Community College, Mi...

The WHA is proud to announce a total of eight tours and events during the 28th Annual Conference in Puerto Rico this Jun...
02/06/2019

The WHA is proud to announce a total of eight tours and events during the 28th Annual Conference in Puerto Rico this June. Most of these excursions require a booking by March 20, 2019. For further details including pricing, please visit our website: https://www.thewha.org/conferences/2019-puerto-rico-conference/

Event Highlights:

- Two opportunities to participate in hurricane relief projects - a one-day or two-day service project. Both offered earlier in the week before the conference.

- There are various opportunities to visit different parts of Puerto Rico to experience the art and architecture of the island. Day events to the northwest area of the island or to Ponce are available the day before the conference. Other half-day excursions (a food-centric tour and an art tour of San Juan) will happen during the first half of Thursday, the first day of the conference.

- Two night events on Friday and Saturday cover the local food or local music scene.

- Opportunities to extend your stay in the Caribbean include a short trip to Jamaica after the conference and another additional trip to Jamaica's coffee plantations.

More information can be found on the conference website.
Sign up for one or more of these amazing trips before they are sold out!
https://www.thewha.org/conferences/2019-puerto-rico-conference/

The 28th annual WHA conference will open with a keynote panel featuring scholars in Caribbean and urban history whose re...
01/29/2019

The 28th annual WHA conference will open with a keynote panel featuring scholars in Caribbean and urban history whose research has global implications. The plenary will be held on June 27th at 4:30 pm. The keynote speakers will be:

Mariana L. R. Dantas, Ohio University, author of _Black Townsmen: Urban Slavery and Freedom in the Eighteenth-Century Americas_ (2008)

Armando García de la Torre, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, author of _José Martí and the Global Origins of Cuban Independence_ (2015)

Jorge L. Giovannetti, University of Puerto Rico, author of _Black British Migrants in Cuba: Race, Labor, and Empire in the Twentieth-Century Caribbean, 1898-1948_ (2018)

Zaire Z Dinzey, Rutgers University, author of _Locked In, Locked Out: Gated Communities in a Puerto Rican City_ (2013).

It will be a fantastic way to open our conference and we look forward to seeing you there!

* Don't forget to take advantage of early-bird registration and the discounted hotel prices!
https://www.thewha.org/conferences/2019-puerto-rico-conference/

From the President of WHA, Merry Wiesner-Hanks: Dear Fellow WHA members,Thanks to all of you who were part of the WHA ev...
01/24/2019
No Theme for the 2020 Annual Meeting | Perspectives on History | AHA

From the President of WHA, Merry Wiesner-Hanks:

Dear Fellow WHA members,

Thanks to all of you who were part of the WHA events at this year’s AHA in Chicago, where the WHA sponsored a record ten sessions, some with the AHA and some on our own as an affiliated group. I attended as many of these as I could; the papers were excellent and the discussions following were fascinating. I saw a good number of you as well at the reception Saturday evening at the Palmer House, where we packed the room. Thanks especially to Kerry Vieira and Molly Nebiolo for organizing this lovely evening.

Next year the AHA will be in New York City from January 3-6, at the New York Hilton and the Sheraton. We’re already scouting for a good place for our reception, and would also like to sponsor sessions. The WHA’s own John McNeill is the president of the AHA, and has decided there will be no theme for the conference. As he comments: “Practitioners of every variety of history should feel equally encouraged to try their luck. As a result, the assortment of topics represented by the sessions should be entirely random. The offerings in New York City in January 2020 should then represent a fuller array of all the approaches, methodologies, topics, and, yes, themes that historians nowadays find compelling…. No historian will needlessly try to package a proposal to appear to fit a theme. Let a hundred flowers bloom.” I encourage you to read his longer comments about this here:

https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/october-2018/no-theme-for-the-2020-annual-meeting

The AHA accepts only full session proposals, but also individual poster sessions, in which you can present material visually. If you are planning on submitting a session or poster proposal, please consider indicating the World History Association as a sponsor. There is no limit to how many we can sponsor, and any session can have more than one sponsor. If you list the WHA as a sponsor and your session is not accepted, we may be able to run this as a WHA-only session, so keep us in the loop.

Instructions on submitting proposals are here:

https://www.historians.org/annual-meeting/future-meetings/call-for-proposals

The deadline is February 15. If you have ideas for a session and would like help organizing it, please contact me and I’ll see what I can do to put you in contact with other WHA members who might have similar interests!

Annual Meeting No Theme for the 2020 Annual Meeting John R. McNeill | Oct 1, 2018 The 2020 annual meeting of the American Historical Association will have no theme, an absence for which there is ample historical precedent. For its first hundred or so annual meetings, beginning in 1884 in Saratoga, N...

Cold weather getting to you? Wishing for plans to be in a warmer climate to help you get through the winter? While you a...
01/23/2019

Cold weather getting to you? Wishing for plans to be in a warmer climate to help you get through the winter? While you are daydreaming of warmer days, have you made sure to sign up for the 28th annual World History Association conference? This year's annual meeting will be June 27-29 in San Juan, Puerto Rico!

The conference will be held jointly with the Global Urban History Project at the Caribe Hilton Resort (view from the hotel in image below). The resort is the birthplace of the pina colada and has four pools, a private beach and a world-class fitness center. Enjoy the conference panels by day and the festive atmosphere by night! Book your room today before the block rooms are sold out. https://www.thewha.org/conferences/2019-puerto-rico-conference/

* Early bird registration for the conference will also end on March 1st!

Conference scholarships are also available. One grant available for a scholar living outside North America (World Scholar Travel Fund), two funding opportunities for a high school teacher and community college lecturer (McNeill Teacher Scholarship), and multiple registration waivers available for graduate students!
https://www.thewha.org/conferences/conference-scholarships/

Interview of John McNeill, current AHA President https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on...
01/23/2019
Embracing Fearlessness | Perspectives on History | AHA

Interview of John McNeill, current AHA President

https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/january-2019/embracing-fearlessness-an-interview-with-new-aha-president-john-r-mcneill

From the President Embracing Fearlessness An Interview with New AHA President John R. McNeill Allison Miller | Jan 11, 2019 When current AHA president Mary Beth Norton turns over the Association gavel to him at the 2019 annual meeting in Chicago, Georgetown University historian John R. McNeill will....

One of many wonderful moments for the WHA at #AHA2019! Thank you to everyone who attended a WHA-sponsored panel (there w...
01/15/2019

One of many wonderful moments for the WHA at #AHA2019! Thank you to everyone who attended a WHA-sponsored panel (there were ten of them!) and/or came out for a drink and some lively conversation at the evening reception! We look forward to seeing you all in Puerto Rico in June. We promise it will be warmer than Chicago was for the AHA. Brrr..

Other News:
New year, (re)new your membership! Make sure your WHA membership has been renewed for 2019!
https://www.thewha.org/membership/join-or-renew-membership/

The Bentley Book Prize is still accepting submissions! Deadline is February 1st.
https://www.thewha.org/awards/bentley-book-prize/

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Pictured below (left to right): William Noseworthy, McNeese State University; Laura Mitchell, UC Irvine and VP of the WHA; Suzanne Litrel, Georgia State University

11/20/2018

CFP for NERWHA Spring Symposium
Call for Participants - Proposals due Feb. 15, 2019

“Religion in World History”
23 March 2019
Boston College High School
150 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, Massachusetts

NERWHA welcomes proposals from teachers, research
scholars, and students on any aspect relating to its theme “Religion in World History.”

Proposals may be for an entire panel, a round table, a single paper, a workshop, a poster, or any other form of academic presentation. All proposals should address religion or religious phenomena from a world history perspective. Each panel proposal should contain a list of the participants (including each participant’s e-mail
address), a one-page CV of each participant, and an abstract of no more than 300 words for each proposed paper. All items should be contained within a single MS Word document. No panel may contain more than 3 presenters, plus a chair and, if desired, a commentator. Each paper must extend for no more than 20 minutes, and commentary should be no longer than ten minutes.
Panel sessions will last 90 minutes.

Round-table proposals should contain a list of participants, a one-page CV of each participant
(including each participant’s e-mail address), and a single abstract of no more than 500 words
that outlines the general theme and direction of the round table. All items should be contained
within a single MS Word document. No round table should include more than five participants,
and each will be limited to an initial ten-minute comment. Round tables will last 90 minutes.
It is important to allow sufficient time for discussion in all paper-panel and round-table sessions.
For this reason, time limits must be strictly maintained.

Proposals for single papers, workshops, and posters should be accompanied by a one-page CV
of the presenter (including an email address) and an abstract of no more than 300 words. Papers
may extend for no more than 20 minutes, and a workshop will last no more than 90 minutes.
Workshops may have multiple leaders; if so, a CV of each is required. All items must be
contained within a single MS Word document.

Address all proposals and inquiries to:
A. J. Andrea [email protected]

All proposals are due no later than 15 February 2019
Decisions regarding acceptance will be made on a rolling basis.

Look for symposium updates at nerwha.org

11/02/2018
World History Association of Texas - WHAT

World History Association of Texas - WHAT

*EXTENDED DEADLINE!*
World History Association of Texas
WHAT
Call for Participants for the 2019 Dallas/North Texas Conference
“Global Civil Rights”
February 23, 2019
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, Texas
*EXTENDED Proposal Deadline: NOVEMBER 30, 2018*
The World History Association of Texas and Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC) invites you to the annual WHAT conference near the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex.
The WHAT conference provides a forum for the discussion of all aspects of World History. Proposals for panels, single papers, round tables, and workshops from teachers, research scholars, and students on any topic related to World History including new research, concepts, or pedagogy are welcome. Every year the WHAT Conference also chooses a special thematic focus. For 2019 this theme is “Global Civil Rights.” We envision the theme broadly as transnational, multicultural, and multiethnic recognizing there are many avenues toward building an historical narrative of civil rights that may include dimensions of gender, race, ethnicity, identity, sexuality, equity, equality, resistance, and social justice.
Each panel proposal should include a list of participants with contact information, a one page CV for each participant, a 100-word abstract for the panel, and a 250-word abstract for each proposed paper. Please submit all items as a single Word document (.doc or .docx). Panels may include three or four presenters and a chair/organizer. Papers should be no longer than twenty minutes for a three-person panel and no longer than fifteen minutes for a four-person panel. Panel sessions will be ninety minutes.
Round table presentations should include a list of participants with contact information, a one page CV for each participant, and an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the general theme and direction of the round table. Please submit all items as a single Word document (.doc or .docx). Round tables are limited to no more than five participants, with each person limited to an initial ten-minute comment. Round table sessions will be ninety minutes.
Proposals for single papers and workshops should be accompanied by a one page CV of the presenter with contact information and an abstract of no more than 250 words. Papers should be no longer than twenty minutes and a workshop should be no longer than ninety minutes. Workshops with multiple leaders must submit a one page CV for each leader. Please submit all items as a single Word document (.doc or .docx).
The conference will be held on the campus of Texas A&M University – Commerce, located about an hour drive northeast of the Dallas metroplex. TAMUC offers world-class educational opportunities to students from northeast Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and communities from around the world. While attending the conference, we invite you to stroll around our beautiful campus landscape enjoying its trees, gardens, and Gee Lake. Our significant growth has also brought new facilities including the Student Center, Science Building with state of the art Planetarium, Recreation Center, and Nursing Building. The city of Commerce offers restaurants and quality hotel accommodations. Other nearby cities including Greenville (twenty minutes west), Sulphur Springs (twenty minutes east), and Rockwall (forty minutes west) provide numerous opportunities for lodging, entertainment, and shopping.
Address all proposals and inquiries to:
Cynthia Ross
[email protected]
All proposals are due no later than NOVEMBER 30, 2018.
For updates on the conference Like our page:
World History Association of Texas – WHAT
@WorldHistoryAssociationofTexasWHAT

A reminder from the Executive Director:To The WHA Community:A reminder that the Call for Papers (CFPs) is open and due b...
11/01/2018
World History Association

A reminder from the Executive Director:
To The WHA Community:

A reminder that the Call for Papers (CFPs) is open and due by November 30, 2018 for the 28th Annual World History Association Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This joint conference, in conjunction with the Global Urban History Project (GUHP), will take place from June 27 - 29, 2019. The two conference themes will be "Cities in Global Contexts" and "The Caribbean as Crossroads," although submissions on other historical themes are also welcome.

General information about the CFPs and the submission forms can be found on the WHA Homepage (www.thewha.org) and on the announcement below. Questions can be directed to our office via email ([email protected]) or by calling 617-373-6818.

In addition, the California, Hawaii and Northwest affiliates of the WHA are holding their joint conference from February 22 - 24, 2019 in Berkeley, CA. Their CFP deadline date has been extended to November 15, 2018. Proposals for this affiliate conference should be submitted to [email protected].

Sincerely,

Kerry Vieira

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