On November 2-3 2018, Maryville College in Tennessee in partnership with the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont will co-host the Thirtieth Annual Meeting of SEWHA, a regional affiliate of the World History Association. The conference will begin at Maryville College, and then move to Tremont’s campus in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The conference centers around two major themes: “Natural world” and “Teaching global history in the age of social media.” Panel and individual paper proposals concerning these or any other aspect of global history, broadly defined, are welcomed. In addition to traditional panel and individual paper proposals, we accept and encourage proposals for nontraditional formats such as round tables, information sessions, interactive media, etc.

The deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to Friday, September 28, 2018.

Proposals are welcome from scholars, teachers, and advanced students of world history and should not exceed 250 words. Please include contact information and affiliation for each presenter. For panel proposals, please submit a single document with a short abstract for the panel, along with abstracts for individual papers. Please send submissions and correspondence to

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.

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tennessee between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state’s third largest city. Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation in partnership with others. Founded in 1819, Maryville is the 12th oldest college in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont delivers experiential learning for youth, educators, and adults through programs that promote self-discovery, critical thinking, and effective teaching and leadership. The Institute believes that education creates lasting positive change for people and our planet. From its home in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tremont’s research and residential programs investigate the diversity that sustains all life, develop a sense of place, and cultivate a stewardship ethic that will influence lifelong decision-making.

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