The World History Association eagerly invites proposals from students, scholars, and teachers around the world on topics related to the conference’s themes and topics of general interest to world historians:
• Organized Panels (up to 3 panelists, one chair, and optionally, one discussant) - Individual papers, maximum of 20 minutes in length (panels of 4 have a maximum of 15 minutes in length for papers)
• Single papers (not part of an Organized Panel)
• Roundtables (between 4 to 6 participants) – 5 minute opening statements from participants and
then conversational dialogue with the audience
• Workshops on specific teaching techniques or practices
• Meet the Author sessions—an excellent opportunity for exchanges between authors and end-users of books and texts, explanations of methods, and suggestions for use
PLEASE NOTE: Prearranged (organized) panels/roundtables/workshops are given priority in the program and receive earlier notification of acceptance. Individual papers will also be considered and, if accepted, are arranged into suitable panels by the Program Committee.
Individual papers will receive later notice of acceptance by the nature of finding appropriate placement.
The World History Association encourages proposals on original research and pedagogy. The WHA is an interdisciplinary organization that seeks to create conversations about scholarship and teaching within and outside the field of history. Work in anthropology, political science, literature, art, and other humanities and social sciences is welcomed and encouraged.
This year’s conference will include presentations by: John Chavez, Ross Dunn, Chris Ehret, Trevor Getz, Candice Goucher, Alan Karras, Rachel Laudan, Pat Manning, Marcy Norton, Jeffrey M. Pilcher, Rebekah E. Pite, Mark Ravina, Vicki Ruiz, Rick Warner, and Merry Wiesner-Hanks.
Each proposal should include: a maximum 250-word abstract for each paper, a one page curriculum vitae for each participant or a brief biographical statement. All papers should be presented in English. Please be thoughtful of A/V requests. While we should have ideal technological facilities, A/V is subject to failure, regardless of location. As always, handouts are welcome.
Organized Panel Type Definitions:
ORGANIZED PAPER PANEL
A Regular Paper Paper Panel Session consists of three (but no more than four) paper presenters,one chair, and optionally, one discussant, and lasts for 90 minutes. Individual papers should not exceed 20 minutes in length and will be followed by 10 minutes of discussion time. Please note that ALL paper presenters members on an Organized Paper Panel will also need to submit an individual paper abstract, using the Individual Abstract link below.
Organized Roundtable Panel submissions, where typically 3-6 people will discuss a common theme, idea or topic with moderation provided by a Chair, where each participant has a five-minute opening statement and then all the Roundtable has a conversational dialogue with the other panel members and the audience.
Roundtable Panel Sessions do not have individual papers presented. If individual papers will be presented, please submit the proposal using the Regular Paper Panel Abstract Submission form.
Workshops on specific teaching techniques or practices and may have between 1-4 panelists. Individual papers may or may not be presented in a workshop.