Call for Proposals - Conflict and Peace in World History 4th Annual Conference of the Midwest World History Association
27-29 September 2013, Wittenberg University (Springfield, Ohio)
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 Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, on 27-29 September 2013. The conference theme will focus on broad issues of conflict and peace in world historical context, and organizers encourage proposals from K-12 teachers, college faculty, students, and public historians. We hope for a variety of sessions that focus on possible lesson plans, research in these areas, archival resources, and other innovative approaches. The MWWHA offers competitive Graduate Student Awards to offset part of the conference costs. Grad 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.
The conference will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Michael Neiberg, author most recently of Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of War in 1914. Dr. Neiberg's presentation, entitled The Outbreak of War in 1914: A New Look at an Old Problem, will anticipate the centennial commemoration of the First World War in 2014. Additionally, Christina Chavarria from the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will offer a half-day workshop for teachers (continuing education credit will be available for K-12 teachers).
Please submit a 250-word abstract and a short curriculum vita via email to the Program Committee Chair, Dr. Louisa Rice at ricelc (at) uwec.edu no later than March 15, 2013. Where a complete panel is proposed, the convener should also include a 250 word abstract of the panel theme. Panelists should plan to spend no more than 20 minutes presenting their paper.
Presenters must register for the conference by September 1st 2013 to be included in the program. We also invite accepted papers to be submitted to our journal, The Middle Ground, for potential publication: http://www2.css.edu/app/depts/his/historyjournal/
Further information about the MWWHA, including membership and conference registration (when it becomes available) can be found on our website: http://mwwha.org/