Health, Globally

The WHA is going FULLY ONLINE for 2021, our 30th Annual Meeting.

Health, Globally

Given the current state of the world, our conference theme, Health, Globally, encourages us to reflect on the many meanings of health across time and around the world.

We invite teachers, scholars, and activists to reflect broadly on the many possible meanings of health. Can we both include and transcend bodily and biomedical applications of the term?

What are the historical implications of considering the health of our world and the history of our planet?

The 2021 online conference will take place July 5–9, 2021. The WHA encourages both live and pre-recorded contributions. Sessions will not run continuously, and will be scheduled so that some live content is optimal in a variety of time zones.

To read the full Call for Papers and to propose a paper, panel, roundtable, workshop, or other session, visit the WHA’s conference website. Session proposals are due 15 February 2021.

Pandem Mondus Health, Globally Schedule Under the Baobab

Keynote Speaker

[photo of Beatrix Hoffman]

Dr. Beatrix Hoffman will be speaking on Migration and the Right to Health Care.

Dr. Beatrix Hoffman is professor in the Department of History at Northern Illinois University. She is the author of The Wages of Sickness: The Politics of Health Insurance in Progressive America (2003) and Health Care for Some: Rights and Rationing in the United States since 1930 (2012). Her current research explores the intersection of immigration and health care. To see her online exhibition, “For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform,” please click here.

Writing for the Public: History & Journalism

Under the Baobab, Session VIII World History Association

When? Wednesday, May 5 @ 1pm Central Time for 1.5 hours

Dinée Dorame is a Native American podcaster exploring running, culture & community.

David H. Montgomery is a journalist with MPR News.

David M. Perry is a journalist & historian.

Varsha Venkatasubramanian is a graduate student who co-hosts Drinking with Historians.

Register at wha-baobab – Free for WHA members, $10 for non-members

The World History Association opposes ransacking of American democracy.

The World History Association is a signatory of the American Historical Association’s statement condemning “the actions of those who, on January 6, stormed the United States Capitol.” Click here to see the full statement.


Thanks to the OER Project for their generous support of Under the Baobab!

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Members receive a significant discount on the registration fee for the annual WHA conference, including our exciting 2022 conference in Bilbao, Spain, the largest city in the Basque Country. Members also get a free on-line access to the Journal of World History, in addition to other benefits.

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