The WHA would like to congratulate the winner of the 2016 WHA Dissertation Prize!

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 w
elcome 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 or 617-373- 6818, and we will work to find a way for you to participate virtually.

26th Annual WHA Conference at Northeastern University

June 22-24, 2017

We look forward to welcoming you to our new headquarters in Boston Massachusetts!  The themes for this year’s conference are “Food in World History” and “The Atlantic World”.  Please click the link below for more information, including conference schedules, tour opportunities, and accommodation information.

​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.

Become a Member of the World History Association

Why join the WHA now?

2017 is shaping up to be a truly exciting year, with a wealth of new opportunities just for our members, including:

  • A members-only section of our website, including a newly-designed graduate student portal
  • Digital access to the Journal of World History 
  • Discounted rates to our annual conference, including this year’s fantastic conference at our headquarters at Northeastern University

Click the button below to become a member, or to renew your membership today!

The World History Bulletin Needs You!

The World History Bulletin is the biannual, fully peer-reviewed publication of the World History Association that is devoted to raising questions, fostering debates, developing pedagogy, and evolving the field of world history.  We welcome short-form essays (roughly 1,500-3,000 words in length) on all aspects of world historical scholarship including pedagogy, research, and theory. Topics may include any period or geographic focus in history. Reviews of books and other scholarly works, or original syllabi are welcome, as well.

Submissions for the World History Bulletin should be in Microsoft Word or similar electronic format, and should follow the style guidelines of the Journal of World History described above. Please address any submissions or inquiries to: Denis Gainty, Editor,  Historians and disciplinarily allied scholars interested in guest-editing a selection of essays on a particular theme are strongly encouraged to contact the editor at

For information on the World History Bulletin, or for Advertising Information, click WHB.

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