San Francisco 2024: 33rd WHA Annual Meeting

The WHA, in partnership with San Francisco State University, will be hosting the 33rd WHA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, from June 27-June 30, 2024.


The 33rd World History Association Annual Meeting will be held from June 27-30, 2024, at San Francisco State University (SFSU) in San Francisco, California. Although a precise theme has yet to be determined, the conference will bring together intensely relevant questions and concepts in world history with a recognition of San Francisco’s location as a port on the Pacific and its countercultural history. Topics of significant interest connected to this year’s general theme might include the relevance of history to students, indigeneity and history, and teaching history amidst tense domestic and global political circumstances.

Only 15 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and within reach of both Silicon Valley and San Francisco’s major attractions, SFSU will allow the WHA to hold a truly community-forming WHA experience by providing facilities where WHA members can all be together. Members will enjoy the convenience of an array of incredibly priced, on-campus single-occupant accommodations or plush guest suites, and for those who wish to stay off-campus, SFSU boasts a direct line to downtown hotels.  This, combined with opportunities for on-campus meals and the university’s close proximity to Michelin-star restaurants, will allow for closer interactions among WHA members of all backgrounds, from teachers and students to community college instructors and university professors, forming and deepening the bonds that will enable the WHA to push forward in its mission to advance the teaching and researching of world history.









The World History Association has organized a conference every year since 1992, bringing together academic historians, college instructors, and secondary school teachers of world history, as well as occasional symposia on special topics.