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Announcement of New Book Series in Intercultural Transfer Studies with Anthem Press

We invite authors from the humanities and social sciences to submit book proposals and manuscripts for our new book series in Intercultural Transfer Studies. We seek manuscripts that highlight the interconnected nature of the modern world since the fifteenth century. Book proposals and manuscripts should focus on the processes of intercultural contacts and transfers that shaped human societies and cultures. The intercultural transfer paradigm allows us to study phenomena within the space these phenomena created, and which cuts across national spaces.

The WHA's updated statement: What is world history?

The WHA is updating website content, including a new "What is World HIstory?" statement:

https://www.thewha.org/about/what-is-world-history/

The statement addresses aspects of the recent conversation here about state standards, teaching/learning objectives, and the present state of the field. For those of you lobbying colleagues or instituions to enagage in more globally-oriented inquiry, the WHA now has brief, pithy text you can use.

Re: How global and non-western should a world history course be (c. 1789-present)?

Jonathan,

I agree that the focus on the idea of "the West versus the Rest" is mostly a political and ideological argument. However, I believe that the differing camps have directly impacted how we teach history and, therefore, we can use the term and processes more effectively in teaching.

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