Call for papers

The 25th Annual World History Association Conference Call for Papers
Ghent, Belgium  |  July 2-5, 2016
Submission Deadline  |  February 15, 2016

This year’s conference themes are: “Global Conflict” and “Transformation of the Global Countryside.”

The World History Association eagerly invites proposals from students, scholars, and teachers around the world on topics related to the scholarly and/or pedagogical aspects of the conference’s themes:

•  Organized Panels (up to 3 panelists, one chair, and optionally, one discussant) – Individual papers, maximum of 20 minutes in length (panels of 4 have a maximum of 15 minutes in length for papers)

•  Single papers (not part of an Organized Panel)

•  Roundtables (between 4 to 6 participants) –5 minute opening statements from participants and then conversational dialogue with the audience

•  Workshops on specific teaching techniques or practices

•  Proposals for poster displays and presentations

•  Meet the Author sessions—an excellent opportunity for exchanges between authors and end-users of books and texts, explanations of methods, and suggestions for use

PLEASE NOTE: Prearranged (organized) panels/roundtables/workshops are given priority in the program and receive earlier notification of acceptance. Individual papers will also be considered and, if accepted, are arranged into suitable panels by the Program Committee. Individual papers will receive a later notice of acceptance due to the nature of finding appropriate placement.

The World History Association encourages scholarly and pedagogical proposals. The WHA is an interdisciplinary organization that seeks to create conversations about scholarship and teaching within and outside the field of history. Work in Anthropology, Political Science, Literature, Art, and other Humanities and Social Sciences is welcomed and encouraged.

Each proposal should include: a maximum 250-word abstract for each paper, a one page curriculum vitae for each participant, and biographical details for use in the introduction by the chair. All papers should be presented in English. Please be thoughtful of A/V requests. While we should have ideal technological facilities, A/V is subject to failure, regardless of location. As always, handouts are welcome.

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