The deadline for paper and panel proposals is May 30 for the 3rd Annual Conference of the Midwest World History Association 2 - 5 August at
Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Also, if you would like to join any of the following three panels that are
currently being formulated, please let me know:
"Representations of Landscape and Nature in the Ancient Mediterranean World"
"Economic, philosophical, religious, or political connections with the
environment in Southeast Asia"
"Teaching Environmental History"
CALL FOR PAPERS
Third Annual Midwest World History Association Conference
Theme: "The Reshaping of Planet Earth:
Connections Between Humans and the Environment in World History"
Proposal submission deadline: May 30, 2012
Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 - 5 August 2012
The Midwest World History Association (MWWHA), an affiliate of the World
History Association, invites proposals from teachers and scholars of world
history for workshops, panels, single papers, roundtables, poster
presentations and other interactive presentations related to the pedagogical
and scholarly aspects of the conference's theme: "The Reshaping of Planet
Earth: Connections Between Humans and the Environment in World History."
Papers that are not necessarily related to this theme will also be accepted.
We hope that this conference will serve as a space for discussing developing
scholarship of world history, including the teaching of world history.
It also will serve as a space for making connections between world history
and students from K-12, higher education, and public history.
To underscore our conversational and inclusive focus, we particularly invite
and welcome workshops of pre-circulated papers (accessible to registered
participants online) and panels that cross the boundaries of disciplinary
approaches and boundaries between various classrooms or public history
We encourage proposals from undergraduate students as well as mixed
panels that include students, K-12 teachers, college professors and
Topics might include, but are not limited to:
. Connections between human history and the environment
. How the environment is reshaped by human activity, and how, in turn,
it shapes human activities and ideas
. The relationship between environmental factors and human migration
in world history
. Environmental pollution
. Environmental impact on economic, social, philosophical, religious,
or political orders across boundaries, or vice versa
. Climate change and world history
. Connections between the K-12 world history curriculum and world
history in the college classroom
. Best practices for training teachers of world history
. Developmentalism and its environmental and economic consequences in
. Landscapes and world history
Each proposal should include a 250 word abstract of the paper or workshop
and a curriculum vitae. Where a complete panel or workshop is proposed, the
convener should also include a 250 word abstract of the workshop/panel
theme. We discourage papers that are longer than 20 minutes and encourage
interactive and conversational presentations.
Proposals should be submitted in electronic format to Paul Jentz:
firstname.lastname@example.org by May 30th. Presenters must register for the
conference by June 15, 2012 to be included in the program.
Further information about the MWWHA, including membership and conference
registration can be found on our website: www.mwwha.org
Presenters are encouraged to submit their papers to Middle Ground Journal,
published by the MWWHA, after the conference.