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July 2011

Beijing, 2011

The WHA wishes to thank all those who participated in and assisted with an outstanding conference at Capital Normal University in Beijing. Combined with Beijing area tours before the conference and tours around China after the conference, attendees were treated to a fantastic time. Conference Program with Abstracts Conference Program without Abstracts

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January 2012

Siem Reap Symposium 2012

The World History Association, in conjunction with Pannasastra University of Cambodia, held a symposium on the world-historical significance of Southeast Asia in January of 2012. The symposium sought to generate dialog among scholars within and outside of the region regarding its place in world history, stimulate discussion of world history methodology as well as pedagogy while identifying those world history processes that have application to the region’s past, present and future. The symposium was held minutes from the Archeological Conservation Area that includes Angkor Wat and other spectacular ruins. Pre-symposium activities were structured so as to permit tours of these…

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June 2012

Albuquerque 2012

Under the conference themes "Frontiers in World History" and "Indigenous Peoples in World History,the 2012 Annual WHA Conference was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from June 27 to June 30, 2012. Hosted by Albuquerque High School, Albuquerque proved to be a fantastic city with its charming Old Town, the Sandia Mountains as a backdrop to the city, a mild climate, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center all within a few minutes drive of the conference site. The area has a huge variety of natural, cultural, recreational, and culinary opportunities, one conference attendees were able to…

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June 2013

Minneapolis 2013

In June of 2013, North Hennepin Community College hosted the 22nd Annual World History Association Conference in its state-of-the-art conference venue just north of Minneapolis. Attendees were treated to genuine Mid-West hospitality, superb tech support, and a very professional local arrangements committee. A big thanks to all those to participated in making this a terrific conference. Conference Themes: "Diasporas and Refugees in World History" and "Roads, Trails, and Rivers in World History." Complete Conference Program with Abstracts Conference Program Thank you to our sponsors:

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October 2013

Fremantle Symposium 2013

EMPIRE, FAITH, and CONFLICT Symposium in World History, held in Fremantle, Western Australia, October 3rd - 5th, 2013 Since the days of Ancient Civilizations, the world has been shaped by the rise and fall of empires, the disputes of faith and the outbreak of conflict. From Mesopotamia to Rome and Byzantium to Gallipoli, civilizations have been shaped by three critical elements: empire, faith and conflict. Perhaps more than any other period of world history, the past century has seen empires brought to their knees, faith pitted against faith, and conflict sweep the globe. On the eve of the centenary of…

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December 2013

WHA 2013 Hanoi Symposium

The World History Association, in association with the Vietnam National University, Hanoi - University of Social Sciences and Humanities,, and the Vietnam History Association, will hold a Symposium on 'Vietnam in World History' from December 28-31, 2013, with papers which pursue interdisciplinary, local-to-global, comparative, or international approaches so as to provide an opportunity for dialogue among world historians and scholars of Vietnamese society. Special emphasis at the conference will demonstrate Vietnam’s place in world historical processes or how our understanding of these processes must be modified in the light of the unique or special aspects of Vietnamese society. These processes include aspects of…

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March 2014

WHA 2014 Barcelona Symposium

The WHA is delighted to announce that the dates of the Barcelona Symposium will be March 26-28, 2014 and the theme will be "Port Cities in World History."

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July 2014

23rd Annual WHA Conference Costa Rica 2014

Museum of Gold, San Jose   The World History Association, graciously hosted by the University of Costa Rica, held the 2014 WHA Costa Rica Conference, July 16-18, 2014 with the dual themes of the conference of "The Environment in World History" and "Latin America In World History." The conference offered a wonderful opportunity to commune with an international community of world history scholars, teachers, and students. The conference venue and official conference hotel, the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose, provide a wonderful backdrop to reconnect with colleagues from around the globe, an excellent setting for the collegiality that is a well-known feature…

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June 2015

2015 Savannah Conference

  The World History Association will hold its 24th annual conference in historic Savannah, Georgia from June 30-July 2, 2015. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, the official conference hotel, which offers deluxe accommodations, stunning views, and free internet access, all at low conference rates. Located in the very heart of Savannah's river-front street, the hotel provides an ideal setting and easy access to explore the city by foot, by trolley, or tram. Please plan on joining us for a wonderful conference and experience true Southern hospitality! Information about the conference can be found below. Additional information…

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February 2017


The World History Association Regional Affiliates for Hawaii, the Northwest and California are sponsoring a conference on world history on the “the meeting place” island (Oahu) of Hawaii. Proposals are welcome that embrace any aspect of world/comparative/trans-regional history, but the conference especially welcomes submissions that address topics suited to the conference locale, such as Trans-Pacific Encounters and Exchange; Indigenous Peoples and Movements; Language and Cultures of Hawaii, Oceania and the Pacific Rim; Migrations and Immigration; Asia-Pacific Diplomacy, Military History and Security Regimes; and the relationship between Asia-Pacific Studies and World History. The conference, which will double as the joint annual…

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