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The World History Association (WHA) will hold its 29th Annual Conference, UTAH 2020, from June 25 – 27, 2020.  The conference theme will be "Sustainability & Preservation: Local + Regional + Global," although submissions on other historical themes are also welcome.  We will be located in the Foothills District of Salt Lake City, where multiple cultural attractions, museums and the University of Utah converge.  This location, in the valley of the Wasatch Mountains, affords registrants outdoor recreational options and beautiful views.  

We encourage panels that seek to situate processes of sustainability, preservation, and transformation in local, regional, or global contexts. We appreciate the unique culture and environment of Utah and the US West, and hope some contributions discuss the historical and contemporary challenges facing this region. As always, the program committee will also accept proposals that do not relate to the annual theme. Proposals may take several forms:

  • Organized panels of (generally) three panelists and one chair, plus, optionally, one discussant
  • Round tables with four to six participants, which involve five-minute opening statements from participants and then conversational dialogue with the audience
  • Workshops on specific teaching or research techniques or practices
  • Individual papers (15–20 minutes in length)

At this time, the Call for Papers (CFPs) is open and submissions due by December 16, 2019.  General information about the CFPs and the submission forms can be found on the WHA Homepage (www.thewha.org). Waivers, scholarships and fellowships will be available for our 2020 conference.  Please review this information carefully (https://www.thewha.org/conferences/conference-scholarships/) for the criteria governing each scholarship. 

Should you have additional questions, feel free to contact our office.  More specific details about this conference, including registration, will be published on the WHA website by November 1, 2019.  We look forward to seeing you in Utah!