Second Call for Papers – Virtual Conference
Catalysts of Social Change
Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the Southeast World History Association (SEWHA)
Please join us on October 24 and 25, 2020 for the annual meeting of SEWHA, the Southeastern regional affiliate of the World History Association. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s conference will take place virtually, and SEWHA will waive the normal conference fee for participants and audience members. (Presenters and moderators will still be required to pay our modest membership fee.) Arkansas Technical University has graciously agreed to allow us access to their institutional subscription to WebEx as our virtual platform. SEWHA will provide dedicated technical support for all of our panels and presentations.
We encourage proposals for individual papers, panels, roundtable discussions, information sessions, interactive media presentations, pedagogical demonstrations and simulations. Participation in SEWHA conferences and membership in our organization are NOT restricted to individuals in the southeastern US. Making virtue of necessity, we invite scholars from around the world to take advantage of this year’s virtual format.
The general theme of our conference concerns “catalysts of social change” in World History. Our topic invites participants to consider how social movements for change, unfolding oftentimes as the drama of political events, can be understood in relation to broader, longer-term shifts in environmental or ecological relationships, world systems of exchange, ideas and mentalities, and social-structural transformations in specific global areas or regions. Proposals may also consider the role (if any) the historian plays in shaping or informing public discussions about the historical events and narratives that comprise part of a shared cultural memory, and/or the identity of specific groups.
The deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to Tuesday, September 21, 2020.
Please submit proposals of not more than 250 words, contact information, and relevant affiliation as a single Word Document or PDF. Panel proposals should be submitted as a single document with a short abstract for the panel, along with abstracts for each individual paper and contact information for each presenter, moderator, discussant, etc. Panels may include three or four presenters and a chair/moderator. Paper presentations should be no longer than twenty minutes for a three-person panel and no longer than fifteen minutes for a four-person panel. Due to the virtual format, panel sessions will be limited to seventy-five minutes for a three-person panel and ninety minutes for a four-person panel. Roundtable and other discussion-based presentations should submit a list of participants, affiliations, and a single abstract outlining the general theme. Please send submissions and correspondence to Nick Di Liberto, President of SEWHA, email@example.com.
The Southeast World History Association (SEWHA) is a regional affiliate of the World History Association, serving the Southeastern United States (Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Arkansas). Founded as the Georgia World History Association in 1989, SEWHA has become a true regional organization and a highly active WHA affiliate. SEWHA promotes the study of World History that transcends national, regional, and continental boundaries.
Nick Di Liberto
Southeast World History Association