World History Association of Texas
Call for Participants for the 2019 Dallas/North Texas Conference
“Global Civil Rights”
February 23, 2019
Texas A&M University-Commerce
The World History Association of Texas and Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC) invites you to the annual WHAT conference near the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex.
The WHAT conference provides a forum for the discussion of all aspects of World History. Proposals for panels, single papers, round tables, and workshops from teachers, research scholars, and students on any topic related to World History including new research, concepts, or pedagogy are welcome. Every year the WHAT Conference also chooses a special thematic focus. For 2019 this theme is “Global Civil Rights.” We envision the theme broadly as transnational, multicultural, and multiethnic recognizing there are many avenues toward building an historical narrative of civil rights that may include dimensions of gender, race, ethnicity, identity, sexuality, equity, equality, resistance, and social justice.
Each panel proposal should include a list of participants with contact information, a one page CV for each participant, a 100-word abstract for the panel, and a 250-word abstract for each proposed paper. Please submit all items as a single Word document (.doc or .docx). Panels may include three or four presenters and a chair/organizer. Papers should be no longer than twenty minutes for a three-person panel and no longer than fifteen minutes for a four-person panel. Panel sessions will be ninety minutes.
Round table presentations should include a list of participants with contact information, a one page CV for each participant, and an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the general theme and direction of the round table. Please submit all items as a single Word document (.doc or .docx). Round tables are limited to no more than five participants, with each person limited to an initial ten-minute comment. Round table sessions will be ninety minutes.
Proposals for single papers and workshops should be accompanied by a one page CV of the presenter with contact information and an abstract of no more than 250 words. Papers should be no longer than twenty minutes and a workshop should be no longer than ninety minutes. Workshops with multiple leaders must submit a one page CV for each leader. Please submit all items as a single Word document (.doc or .docx).
The conference will be held on the campus of Texas A&M University – Commerce, located about an hour drive northeast of the Dallas metroplex. TAMUC offers world-class educational opportunities to students from northeast Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and communities from around the world. While attending the conference, we invite you to stroll around our beautiful campus landscape enjoying its trees, gardens, and Gee Lake. Our significant growth has also brought new facilities including the Student Center, Science Building with state of the art Planetarium, Recreation Center, and Nursing Building. The city of Commerce offers restaurants and quality hotel accommodations. Other nearby cities including Greenville (twenty minutes west), Sulphur Springs (twenty minutes east), and Rockwall (forty minutes west) provide numerous opportunities for lodging, entertainment, and shopping.
Address all proposals and inquiries to:
All proposals are due no later than November 15, 2018.
Texas A&M University-Commerce