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The Southeast World History Association mourns the passing of Denis Gainty, past President and Secretary. Denis was an amazing colleague, friend, and a dedicated member of the world history community. He will be missed.

— SEWHA Officers


SEWHA invites proposals from members willing to serve as Executive Secretary and provide a home institution for the Secretariat.  Please send proposals (by November 15) or queries to Sara Jorgensen (scj@sarajorgensen.net).  The RFP can be found here.


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). Originally 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.

You can find the current list of SEWHA officers here.

Recent Developments

  • The 2017 SEWHA conference and annual meeting, “Periodization and Temporality in World History,” took place on October 6 & 7 at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.  Many thanks to those who participated, and we hope to see you next year!
  • Our presence on social media is growing!  Our Facebook group now features more members than ever; we’ve recently put together a Facebook page; and we even have a Twitter feed.
  • We’ve redesigned and reorganized large parts of this Website.  It should be easier to navigate and is easier to see on phones, tablets, and other varieties of electronic devices.  If you have questions about the redesign, or anything else related to SEWHA, please feel free to contact us.

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