Below are a variety of news and events including calls for papers and conference advertisements from our affiliate organizations across the US and the world. With questions, please consult the individual indicated or the appropriate affiliate contact.
World History Association of Texas 2022 Virtual Conference: Call for Papers
Planned for February 19, 2022, this interdisciplinary conference on Nationalism, Citizenship, and Identity invites examinations of the emergence and development of nations and nationalism, competing understandings of citizenship, and the evolving identities that accompanied these changes. Other topics could include the effects of nationalism, citizenship, and identity on the evolution of political systems, economies, and cultures. As in the past, we also welcome papers on any topic related to World History including new research, concepts, and pedagogy. The Conference Organizing Committee invites interested grades 4-12 teachers, college and university faculty, and independent scholars to submit paper proposals on any subject, period or area of world history. Additionally, undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to submit proposals for concurrent Phi Alpha Theta-hosted panels.
Conference organizers welcome proposals that connect world history teaching and research:
•The political, social, economic, and cultural developments gave rise to and shaped nations and nationhood
•How historians have interpreted nationalism and citizenship over time
•Experiential projects to engage students in understanding the social justice issues related to nationalism, citizenship, and identities
•The role of nationalism and citizenship in teaching and understanding World History
•The affect of transnational connections on identities and/or policies
Proposals may include individual papers, collaborative projects or roundtable discussions of a topic or theme connected to world history. We encourage the submission of papers by promising undergraduates. We ask that the faculty sponsoring undergraduate papers submit the proposals for undergraduates. Proposals for complete panels or roundtables of three or four presenters are encouraged. The panels and roundtables should be 1½ hours in length. Include your name, organization or institution, address, home and email address, working title of paper or presentation, and a brief description of the content.
PLEASE SUBMIT PROPOSALS NO LATER THAN 10 DECEMBER 2021. Send proposals and additional inquiries to Dr. Daniel Glenn, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New England Regional World History Association: Fall 2021 Symposium
Hybrid Symposium on Holy War In World History – October 23, 2021
The Fall 2021 symposium of the New England Regional World History Association (NERWHA) will be a hybrid online and Zoom discussion of recent pedagogical and scholarly approaches to the various forms of holy war waged across the globe over the past 5,000 years. Held between October 15 and 23, its schedule will allow participants to reflect on this historical phenomenon before engaging in a general discussion on the symposium’s last day. Registrants will be able to access the keynote address on 15 October and two complementary papers on the 16th. Reviews of the three papers will appear on the 19th, and the authors’ responses to the reviews will be online on the 20th. On Saturday, 23 October, a Zoom discussion open to all registrants will commence at 11:00 AM and end at 12:30, Eastern time.
Registration at nerwha.org is free and open to all, but registration is necessary for access to the papers and participation in the general discussion.
SEWHA 2021 Conference: Crisis and Recovery in World History
Please join us on October 22 and 23, 2021 for the annual meeting of SEWHA, the Southeastern regional affiliate of the World History Association. Our conference this year will again take place virtually, and we will waive our normal conference fee. (Presenters and moderators are still required to pay our modest membership fee.) Arkansas Tech University has graciously agreed to allow us access to their institutional subscription to WebEx as our virtual platform. SEWHA will provide dedicated technical support for all of our panels and presentations.
Participation in SEWHA conferences and membership in our organization are NOT restricted to individuals in the southeastern US. We invite scholars from around the world to take advantage of this year’s virtual format.
We encourage proposals for individual papers, panels, roundtable discussions, information sessions, interactive media presentations, pedagogical demonstrations, and simulations on the general theme, “Crisis and Recovery in World History.” Proposals may address, but are not restricted to, the following questions: When is it appropriate to describe a crisis as “global,” and how might crises localized in specific regions, networks, or nation states spread to the world system? How do environmental factors like climate, disease, and ecology cause, intensify, or accelerate critical turning points in economic, political, and cultural history? Can crises also be catalysts of positive change? Crisis has often been associated with (mostly Western) modernity, the modern experience of time, and modern economic and political forms. How does the meaning and applicability of the crisis trope change if looked at from the point of view of non-Western societies, and how was the metaphor used in premodern and ancient societies?
As always, we also welcome panel and individual proposals dealing with any topic in world history. The extended deadline for submissions is Thursday, September 30, 2021.
Please submit proposals of not more than 250 words, contact information, and relevant affiliation as a single Word Document or PDF. Panel proposals should be submitted as a single document with a short abstract for the panel, along with abstracts for each individual paper and contact information for each presenter, moderator, discussant, etc. Panels may include three or four presenters and a chair/moderator. Paper presentations should be no longer than fifteen minutes. Due to the virtual format, panel sessions will be limited to sixty minutes for a three-person panel and seventy-five minutes for a four-person panel. Roundtable and other discussion-based presentations should submit a list of participants, affiliations, and a single abstract outlining the general theme. Please send submissions and correspondence to Nick Di Liberto, President of SEWHA, email@example.com.