Theme: “Harmony and Discord: Making Connections in World History”
16-18 September 2011, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI
Held in conjunction with the sixth annual Alverno College World Music Festival, Global Union at Humboldt Park, Milwaukee, WI
The Midwest World History Association, 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: “Harmony and Discord: Making Connections in World History.” We are excited to be hosting this conference in conjunction with the sixth annual Alverno College Global Union world music festival. We hope that this conference will serve as a space for discussing developing scholarship of world history, including world history teaching. It also will serve as a space for making connections between world history practitioners and students from institutions 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 sites. We encourage proposals from undergraduate students as well as mixed panels that include students, K-12 teachers, college professors and independent scholars.
Topics might include, but are not limited to:
• Cultural interactions and connections, including musical, artistic and literary exchanges
• Moments of peace and/or conflict or harmony/discord in world history, in world history scholarship, or in the world history classroom.
• Connections between the K-12 world history curriculum and world history in the college classroom
• Best practices for training teachers of world history
• Interrogations of moments of cross-cultural encounter, communication and negotiation in world history
• As a reflection of our host institution, Alverno College, which is well-known for its abilities-based curriculum, we also invite papers that consider the definition of and place of “skills” or “abilities” of world history classrooms or assessments.
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 Jodi Eastberg: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15th. Presenters must register for the conference by August 15th 2011 to be included in the program.
Further information about the MWWHA, including membership and conference registration (when it becomes available) can be found on our website: www.mwwha.org