We had a fantastic conference! Come back soon for info about 2018's conference!!
Schedule for MWWHA 2017 Conference at UCO

Friday, 22 September

8:00-8:15 a.m. Shuttles arrive at hotel (Hampton Inn Oklahoma City/Edmond, 300 Meline Drive, Edmond, OK 73034)

8:30 Shuttles depart from hotel to National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (NCWHM)

9:00 Shuttles arrive at NCWHM (1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City; parking is free)

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration table open

9:00-11:30 - Roundtable “Education for Native American Students, Then and Now” with Dr. Timothy Petete, Dr. Rowan Steineker, Savannah Waters, and Terance Fields, in the Theater at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own at NCWHM

Afternoon sessions at NCWHM

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Session 1

Panel 1A: Diplomacy and Peacemaking in the Middle East
Chair: Mark Soderstrom
James N. Tallon, Lewis University, "New Boundaries in the Post-Versailles Middle East, 1918-1926"
S. James Shepperson, Independent Scholar, "But Was It Legal: An Exploration of the Iran Hostage Crisis Through International Law"

Panel 1B: Early Modern Central European Reformation and Revolution
Chair: Eileen Baranyk
James Krapfl, McGill University, "Meaning and Narrativity in Processes of Reformation and Revolution, 1415 to the present"
Jeanne Grant, Metropolitan State University, "Law and Reformation and Revolution: Exploring Possible Hussite Influences"

2:30-3:15 p.m. Coffee Break

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Session 2

Panel  2A: Rebellion, Texts, and Teaching
Chair: Jonathan Dresner
Andrae Marak, Governors State University, "War, Trauma, and the Humanities: Finding Common Ground through the use of Primary Sources in an Interdisciplinary Co-Taught Course"
Brenda Thacker, Public Historian, "The Clades Variana: The Rebellion in the Texts"
Mark Soderstrom, Aurora University, "Teaching 1917 in 2017"

Panel 2B: Western European Changes and Shocks
Chair: Merry Wiesner-Hanks
Ann Riley-Adams, University of Central Oklahoma, "Welsh Identity in the 16th Century"
Chris Marshall, University of Wisconsin-Stout, "A Radical Crossroads: The Paris Commune of 1871 and the Evolution of the Revolutionary Tradition"
C. David Heaverin, Swansea University, "A Trail of Destruction: How the Glorious Revolution Shook the Cherokee Nation"

Shuttles and rides to Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105; parking is free)

7:00 p.m. - Keynote Address, “Reform, Dissent, and Toleration: The Reformation as a Crisis of Authority” by Amy Nelson Burnett, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Evening in Bricktown on your own (Rides with fellow conference attendees back to Edmond/hotels)

Saturday, 23 September

All sessions at University of Central Oklahoma Main Campus, College of Liberal Arts (100 North University Drive, Edmond, OK) (The Liberal Arts building is located on the east side of Campus, near the intersection of S. Baumann Ave and E. Hurd St.; free parking; parking lot #6 would be easiest.)

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration table open (downstairs lobby)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Session 3

Panel 3A: Central American Revolutionaries (Room: LAR 136)
Chair: Andrae Marak
Andrea Oñate-Madrazo, California Polytechnic State University, "Taco-Eating Revolutionaries: Mexico and the Salvadoran revolutionary movement, FMLN, during the Salvadoran Civil War, 1980-1992"
Krista Feinberg, Brigham Young University, "Beyond Pancho Villa: Teaching the Mexican Revolution in a World History Survey"

Panel 3B: World War One and Beyond in the Eastern Mediterranean (Room: LAR 138)
Chair: James Tallon
Turgay Akbaba, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Rebranding Turkey through Cultural Diplomacy in the 1920s and 1930s"
Ziad R. AbiChakra, University of Arizona, "Total War in the Eastern Mediterranean: New Evidence on the Socio-Economic Impact of the World War One Allied Naval Blockade on Lebanon"

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break in the downstairs lobby

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Session 4

Panel 4A: The Reform of the AP World History Exam, A Revolution in Teaching (Room: LAR 136)
Eileen Baranyk, Vernon Hills High School
Kathleen Duffy, Barrington High School

Panel 4B: Changing Perceptions in the Americas (Room: LAR 138)
Chair: Krista Feinberg
Justin Castro, Arkansas State University, "Global Progressivism and the Mexican Revolution"
Cody A. Williams, University of Oklahoma, "Conflicting Bodies of Evidence: Danúbio Gonçalves, Perícia and Public Health in riograndense Coal Mines"

11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Optional Box lunch – Evans Hall – tour of UCO Museum

12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting (all current MWWHA members are welcome) (in Evans Hall)

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Session 5

Panel 5A: Contested Revolutions in the Middle East: Islamization, Urbanization, Democratization (Room: LAR 136)
Chair: Steve Glazer
Thomas Carlson, Oklahoma State University, “The Longest Revolution: The Slow Demographic Rise of Islam”
Hanan Awad, University of Central Oklahoma, “Palestinian Bedouins: Between Displacement and Urbanization”
Andrew Magnusson, University of Central Oklahoma, “‘The Voice of Freedom is Calling’: The Art and Music of Egypt’s Arab Spring”

Panel 5B: Workshop: Exploring World History through Oklahoma Connections: Using Concepts and Resources from the Oklahoma History Center in a Global Classroom (Room: LAR 138)
Kimberly Hagan, Oklahoma History Center

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Coffee Break in the downstairs lobby

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Session 6

Panel 6A: The European Reformation (Room: LAR 136)
Chair: Jeanne Grant
Michael S. Springer, University of Central Oklahoma, "Changing Hearts and Minds: Justus Menius, the Oeconomia Christiana, and Persuasion in the Reformation"
Peter Dykema, Arkansas Tech University, "The Reformation and the New World History"

Panel 6B: Changing Attitudes of Belonging (Room: LAR 138)
Chair: Nikki Magie
Jonathan Dresner, Pittsburg State University, "Diaspora and Modernity: Infrastructure and Nationalism in Transnational Immigrant Patterns"
Patrick Salkeld, University of Central Oklahoma, “White Businessman’s Burden’: Nativist/Masculinist Sport”

4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Plan your evening with new and old friends (Rides with fellow conference attendees for the evening, back to Edmond/hotels.)

Here's a link to OKC's airport's website.

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Registration is now open!

Registration is a two-step process: please

1) fill out the attendee information form and

2) pay the conference fee.

MWWHA thanks the following for co-sponsoring and helping with this year's conference:
  • the Oklahoma Humanities Council;
  • the UCO Department of History and Geography;
  • ​the UCO College of Education and Professional Studies;
  • the UCO College of Liberal Arts;
  • the University of Central Oklahoma;
  • the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum;
  • the Oklahoma History Center;
  • and Scott R. Hartshorn, Attorney at Law.

MWWHA also thanks the members of the conference committee for all their hard work! Thank you, Nikki Magie, Justin Olmstead, Mark Soderstrom, Eileen Baranyk-Orzoff, Steve Glazer, and Jeanne Grant.

‘Reformations and Revolutions in World History’
The Eighth Annual Conference of the
Midwest World History Association
22-23 September 2017,
University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond, Oklahoma)

Here's a link to UCO's parking map. For parking on Saturday, parking lot #6 is recommended because it's close to the Liberal Arts building.

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The conference hotel is the Hampton Inn Oklahoma City/Edmond.
300 Meline Drive, Edmond, Oklahoma, 73034, USA +1-405-844-3037
To make a reservation for three nights (arrival of Sept. 21 and departure of Sept. 24), please use this link by Sept. 8 to get the reduced conference rate:


​but if you want to stay for more nights, then please call the hotel.