34th Annual Meeting: Call for Papers “The Global South in World History”


Please join us on 4-6 November 2022 for the annual meeting of SEWHA, the southeastern regional affiliate of the World History Association. We are delighted that this year’s conference will return to a face-to-face model with limited hybrid sessions for international participants. The Department of History at James Madison University is our gracious institutional sponsor for this year’s annual conference.

The non-binding theme for this year’s conference is “The Global South in World History.” Our topic invites participants to consider how peoples, societies, and events in the Global South (Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and Oceania) have shaped history. Papers might address political developments, ideas and mentalities, cultural practices, networks or modes of exchange, human migrations, and environmental change. Presenters could discuss colonization and decolonization, modernization, and identity. Topics concerning the historiography or public history of the Global South are welcome. As always, SEWHA also welcomes proposals about other regions, peoples, and questions in world history.

We encourage proposals for individual papers, panels and roundtable discussions, information sessions, interactive media presentations, and pedagogical demonstrations in accordance with our mission to advance “studies of world history through research, teaching, and publication.” Individual proposals should include an abstract (250 words maximum), contact information, affiliation, and a current CV. Group proposals should be submitted as a single document containing a panel abstract (250 words), brief abstracts for each presenter (150 words), contact information, and affiliation for each presenter, moderator, discussant, etc. All proposals should also include a current CV for the presenter(s). Sessions are 75 minutes in length, and a session may include three or four presenters and a chair/moderator.

THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS EXTENDED TO 1 SEPTEMBER 2022. Notification of acceptance will be sent no later than 5 September 2022.

SEWHA is also proud to announce two new prize competitions for graduate researchers and educators! We will present an award of $250 for the BEST GRADUATE RESEARCH PAPER based on presentations at the annual conference. Authors must be current graduate students and the full paper must be submitted for consideration no later than 1 October 2022. We will also present an award of $250 for the BEST TEACHING DEMONSTRATION of a 20-minute pedagogical method or unit activity in the field of world history. Presenters must be primary or secondary educators. Applicants for an award must indicate their intention to compete when submitting the standard proposal for consideration.

The Hotel Madison at James Madison University has reserved a block of 20 rooms for SEWHA participants at a discounted rate of $119 plus tax per night. For reservations call 833.564.0200 or visit https://www.hotelmadison.com/.

SEWHA promotes the study of World History that transcends national, regional, and continental boundaries. Participants from all regions of the United States and the world are invited to attend. Please send correspondence and panel submissions to Eric Oakley (SEWHA President) at eoakley1@kennesaw.edu.