As an international group of scholars and teachers with a mission to “advance scholarship and teaching within a trans-national, trans-regional, and trans-cultural perspective,” the WHA condemns discriminatory actions. We thus support the statement on the recent executive order issued by the American Historical Association.
All people are welcome to participate in events sponsored by the WHA. Although we hope the current crisis will be resolved by the time of our conference in June, if any scholars who wish to attend the 2017 WHA conference are prevented from doing so by their immigration status or nationality, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-373- 6818, and we will work to find a way for you to participate virtually.
DENIS GAINTY, 1970-2017
As announced to WHA membership, we are mourning the loss of Denis Gainty, an important world historian at Georgia State University who served as the editor of our World History Bulletin. Below you will find a link to an obituary written by one of his colleagues, Professor Alex Cummings.
Please keep his family and GSU friends in your thoughts and prayers as they pass through this difficult time.
Fond memories of Carolyn Neel
“Tough as nails, gentle as a feather.” There are many ways to sum up our friend’s character, personality, and essential qualities, but that little aphorism works for me.
Carolyn and I became colleagues and soon-to-be close friends in the autumn of 2004, when she signed on to serve as project manager for what ultimately became ABC-Clio’s 21-volume World History Encyclopedia (Santa Barbara, CA, 2011).
Neither of us could foresee the obstacles and frustrations … Read more