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Submit a Proposal for the Eleventh Annual Conference (2020)

  • 23 February 2020
  • 12:00 AM
  • 15 May 2020
  • 11:59 PM
  • (online only)


  • No cost to submit a proposal.

    Instructions for submission:   

You can submit your proposal by clicking on the grey "Register" box to the left. If you are already a MWWHA member, please login first.

  • If you are submitting a panel, please have each panelist submit her or his own paper abstract and brief CV and ask them to include the titles of both the panel and their paper.
  • If you are submitting a roundtable, please have each panelist submit her or his own brief CV along with the title and abstract for the roundtable. 
  • There is a space for submitting an application letter for the graduate student award.
  • The maximum number of characters allowed for the abstract or CV or graduate student award application is approximately 1,700 characters, or less than one page. Please be sure to edit your submissions appropriately.

As a reminder, here is the 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,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.

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