The California World History Association is an organization dedicated to researching, writing, and teaching history from a global perspective. CWHA seeks to provide a forum in which scholars, teachers, and the general public can explore human history beyond the limitations of nations and states. We encourage the interaction between those researching world history and those teaching the subject in secondary, post-secondary, and graduate settings. CWHA is an affiliate chapter of the World History Association.
President: Tim Keirn
Vice President: Laura Mitchell
Secretary: Lorna Zukas
Treasurer: Sharlene Sayegh
Please mark your calendars for the next few joint conferences, all in February:
2015 -- University of Washington, conference theme: Empires in World History
2016 -- California State University, Long Beach, tentative theme: South Asia in World History
2017 -- TBA, hosted by NWWHA
2018 -- UC Irvine
2014 Conference was a great success!!!
Thanks to the many participants who made the 2014 joint CWHA-NWHA conference a great success. The CWHA would like to thank Dean Tyler Stovall at UC Berkeley for providing a gracious institutional host, Alan Karras for organizing the local arrangements, and Rachel Marias for flawless logistics (she can get the lights turned back on on a weekend. Fiat Lux!) We would also like to thank other institutions and individuals whose generous financial support made the conference and broad participation in it possible: The University of Hawaii Press, San Francisco State University, Stanford University, The Stern Trust, and Carol Mon Lee. Finally, we thank the American Historical Association for its support of teachers and graduate students in world history.
A copy of Jerry Bentley's 2006 reflection on the history of the Journal of World History mentioned at the conference is available on our site [click here to access Bentley's piece]. It is also available at the University of Pittsburgh's World History site. Thank you to Pat Manning and Marcus Wiener Publishers for making this available.