World History: Theory and Practice Conference

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Call for Papers
January 31, 2017
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
World History / Studies, Research and Methodology, History Education, Library and Information Science, Public History

Call For Presentations For Upcoming Conference


St. John’s University, Manhattan Campus, NYC

Saturday, April 29th, 2017


St. John's University's History department convenes its third World History Theory and Practice conference in order to advance theories and to consider practices of world, global and transnational history. The conference will offer panels on research and teaching world history and/or presenting world history to the public through the work of libraries, museums and historic sites. The aim is to foster research-driven conversations on the teaching or public presentation of world or transnational history across relevant professions. We invite proposals for participation in our conference in a wide variety of formats – the traditional 20 minute paper, panels, roundtables, workshops – whatever might be most appropriate to your profession (feel free to contact us at any time to discuss ideas outside of traditional academic formats). Topics can deal with any aspect of World or Transnational History within nine thematic streams:

  • Gender and Sexuality
  • War, Peace and Revolution
  • State and Society
  • Historical Identities
  • Technology and Science
  • Production, Consumption and Trade
  • Cities and Countryside
  • Diasporas, Migrations and Borders
  • Ideas and Culture

We seek to broaden understanding and discourse about how these themes have informed historical research, teaching, and public history. We welcome proposals from all world history practitioners – world history teachers K-12, college instructors and professors, advanced graduate students, public historians, digital humanities professionals, librarians, archivists, and museum curators, etc. – all who research, teach or otherwise study and relate ideas in world or transnational  history. In particular, we are interested in proposals that highlight the significance of research for the practice of world history or how the practice of world history affects the way that we conceptualize research.

Submit the following by January 31st, 2017 to:

  • Name and Affiliation
  • Title of Presentation
  • Format of your presentation (traditional 20 minute paper, panel, roundtable, workshop etc.)
  • The primary and secondary theme of your presentation from the eight listed above.
  • a one-page CV or resumé
  • a 300 word abstract
Contact Info: 

Dr. Tracey-Anne Cooper, Department of History, St. John's University, Queens, NY11439