MAWHA, the Mid-Atlantic World History Association, is pleased to announce its sixteenth annual conference. This year’s focus is the broad topic of migrations. MAHWA, an affiliate of the World History Association, encourages conference participation by graduate students, high school teachers, and college professors, as part of its mission to encourage the conversation among all practitioners in the field of world history. Proposals from undergraduates will be considered if they are accompanied by the name and contact information of a faculty sponsor at the undergraduate institution who is committed to working with the student to ensure the quality of the paper.
We invite participants to engage, consider and compare the relationships, methodologies, theories, and concepts involving migrations in a world history context. Topics could include, but are not limited to the following:
*Voluntary migrations for economic, religious, and/or political reasons
*Involuntary migrations, e.g. the slave trade, removal of aboriginal peoples, expulsion of the Moriscos, etc.
*Hostile migrations or invasions, e.g. Aryan, Mongol, Norman, etc.
*Diasporas, e.g. Jewish, Irish, etc.
*Individual or group migrations
*Internal migration within a country
*Migration to another country or continent
*Perceptions of Migrations and/or Migrants
*Assimilation, acculturation, cultural diffusion
*Migration, digital representations, and technologies
*Teaching migrations in world history
Each paper, panel, or roundtable proposal must include a title and a brief (300 words or less) description of the topic. Sessions are 90 minutes long. Ideally, panels will consist of three presenters, who will be allotted no more than 20 minutes each, leaving time for questions. Panels will have maximum of four presenters; roundtables may have five panelists, but each will be limited to a 10-minute initial statement. Please submit a paper, panel, or roundtable proposal with the relevant abstracts, titles, institutional affiliations (as appropriate), and participant names to:
Hard Copies: Jacqueline Swansinger Electronically: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAWHA Program Chair
History Department, Thompson Hall
Fredonia, NY 14063
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2012
For further information see the MAWHA website: www.mawha.org
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