SEWHA 2019 Conference

IMPORTANT: The T.R.R. Cobb House is located within the city of Athens at 175 Hill Street, Athens, GA 30601 and is the venue for SEWHA 2019. This location should not be confused with a different Cobb House on the University of Georgia’s campus.

Please register for SEWHA 2019 now.

You may find the preliminary program for SEWHA 2019 here. Our conference hotel is the Graduate Hotel, Athens. Please book this hotel at the conference rate before October 25, 2019. General information about this hotel may be found here.

Please join us on November 15-16, 2019 for the 31st annual meeting of SEWHA, the Southeastern regional affiliate of the World History Association. This year’s conference will take place in Athens, Georgia at the T.R.R. Cobb House, a historic home that critically explores the life and times of this prominent Georgia nationalist, secessionist, and defender of slavery.

This conference will center around three themes, each loosely connected to the Cobb House and its mission:

  1. Nations and Nationalism in an Interconnected World,
  2. Slavery and Abolition in World History
  3. World History in Public History

The first theme explores the relationship between globalism and nationalism. The second examines how the international institution of slavery manifests itself at local levels. The final, pedagogical theme considers how local museums and historic homes like the T.R.R. Cobb House may help the public engage with world history, and how world historians may help internationalize public history in the United States and beyond.

Through careful restoration, judicious recreation and responsible interpretation, the T.R.R. Cobb House will seek ways to preserve, explore and present the life and legacy of its owner as a legal scholar, a civil leader, a statesman, a slave owner, and a military officer in an effort to cultivate a greater understanding and recognition of the full implications of nineteenth century southern life.

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.