Midwest World History Association

Conferences

Conference postponed

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the many challenges it has generated, this year’s conference, planned to be held at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, has been postponed until next year. The location will remain the same, and the Fall 2021 date, along with more details, will follow in the coming months. Please direct any questions to the MWWHA Conference Committee at conference@mwwha.org.

MWWHA Educators "Support Group"

Although COVID-19 has pushed the MWWHA to postpone the annual conference until next year, we still hope to bring together as many MWWHA members as possible as we all look ahead to what promises to be a truly unusual fall semester. Fundamental to the work of the MWWHA is its function as a forum through which fellow educators support one another and advance the cause of teaching world history. Toward that end, the MWWHA will host a “support group” session on the eve of the first full COVID-19 semester. Intended to be informal and fun, it will be a time for members to share teaching ideas, discuss strategies for delivering World History content in different modalities, vent concerns, and the like. Please plan to join your MWWHA colleagues on Zoom on August 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Central Time). RSVP at MWWHA educators "support group."

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Conference 2020 - Call for Proposals

World History 2020: Globalizing the Local and 
Localizing the Global

Call for Proposals: The Eleventh Annual Conference of the Midwest World History Association, 25th-26th September 2020, Lewis University College, Romeoville, IL

Proposal deadline: May 15, 2020 

The Midwest World History Association is happy to announce a call for paper, poster, panel, roundtable, and workshop proposals for its annual conference to be held at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, on September 25-26, 2020. The conference theme is “World History 2020: Globalizing the Local and Localizing the Global.” Proposals that focus on any period of world history are welcome, particularly those that explore the present and future of IB and AP World History or present experiences and ideas regarding classroom research methods. Papers and panels on any theme in world history are also encouraged. The organizers encourage proposals from K-12 teachers, college faculty, students, and public historians, as well as scholars working in allied fields such as Anthropology or Geography. Please submit a 250-word abstract and a short curriculum vitae to http://mwwha.org no later than May 15, 2020.
Questions about the conference can be directed to MWWHA's public discussion forum on its site. Where a complete panel is proposed, the convener should also include a 250-word abstract of the panel theme. Each panelist should plan to spend no more than 20 minutes presenting her or his paper. Presenters must register for the conference by September 1, 2020 to be included in the program. The MWWHA will offer up to three competitive Graduate Student Awards to offset part of the conference costs. Graduate students interested in applying should include a letter with their conference proposal explaining how the conference helps them with their studies, teaching, and/or future career plans as well as how their paper fits with the conference theme and the mission of the MWWHA. 

We also invite accepted papers to be submitted to our journal, The Middle Ground Journal, for potential publication: http://themiddlegroundjournal.org/.

Further information about the MWWHA, including membership and conference registration (when it becomes available) can be found on our website, http://mwwha.org/

MWWHA supports and is affiliated with The Middle Ground Journal.

The Midwest World History Association (MWWHA) was established in 2009.
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