Call For Participants
The World History Association of Texas and Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC) invites you to the annual WHAT conference at the Sam Rayburn Student Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce on February 25, 2023.
The WHAT conference provides a forum for the discussion of all aspects of World History. Proposals for panels, single papers, round tables, and workshops from research scholars, teachers, and students on any topic related to World History including new research, concepts, or pedagogy are welcome.
Our theme for 2023 is “Revolutions” in World History. We envision the theme broadly, recognizing there are many different types of historical revolutions including those with political, economic, agricultural, linguistic, cultural, social, environmental, scientific, migratory, military, and pedagogical dimensions. We seek to understand the role of these dramatic changes in world history and what they mean for us, in the 21st century.
Each panel proposal should include a list of participants with contact information, a one-page CV for each participant, a 100-word abstract for the panel, and a 250-word abstract for each proposed paper. Please submit all items as a single Word document (.doc or .docx) or Adobe Acrobat file (.pdf). Panels may include three or four presenters and a chair/organizer. Papers should be no longer than twenty minutes for a three-person panel and no longer than fifteen minutes for a four-person panel. Panel sessions will be ninety minutes.
Round Table Proposal
Round table presentations should include a list of participants with contact information, a one-page CV for each participant, and an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the general theme and direction of the round table. Please submit all items as a single Word document (.doc or .docx) or an Adobe Acrobat file (.pdf). Round tables are limited to no more than five participants, with each person limited to an initial ten-minute comment. Round table sessions will be ninety minutes.
Single Paper and Workshop Proposals
Proposals for single papers and workshops should be accompanied by a one-page CV of the presenter with contact information and an abstract of no more than 250 words. Papers should be no longer than twenty minutes and a workshop should be no longer than ninety minutes. Workshops with multiple leaders must submit a one page CV for each leader. Please submit all items as a single Word document (.doc or .docx) or Adobe Acrobat file (.pdf).
There are no virtual sessions planned. TAMUC offers world-class educational opportunities to students from northeast Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and communities from around the world.
Address all proposals and inquiries to:
All proposals are due no later than DECEMBER 10, 2022.