2018 Milwaukee Conference

The World History Association’s 2018 conference will be a joint meeting with the Midwest World History Association in Milwaukee, 21–23 June 2018, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Marquette University, and other partners.

Check this space for more information as the conference date draws closer.

Call for Papers

The call for papers (PDF) for the 2018 conference is currently out. The WHA is soliciting both individual papers and organized panels (including round tables, workshops, and meet-the-author sessions) on the conference themes of the Anthropocene and material culture, as well as other topics in world history. Proposals should be submitted via the submission portal. The deadline for proposal submissions is 30 November 2017.


Gregory T. Cushman, associate professor of international environmental history at the University of Kansas, will deliver the 2018 keynote address. Prof. Cushman earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas and has been a member of the faculty at KU since 2003; he has also taught at Southwestern University in Texas and Pannonia University in Hungary. His most recent book, Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History (Cambridge, 2013) has received multiple awards, including the 2014 Jerry Bentley Prize.


The 2018 WHA conference will be held at the UWM School of Continuing Education building at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave in downtown Milwaukee. Thanks to this facility’s size and amenities, we will be able to hold all conference sessions, vendor displays, and breaks under one roof this year.


Discounted parking at the conference venue (a $6 daily rate) is available to conference attendees. Validation instructions will be availabe at conference registration.

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