2021 Conference of the World History Association: Health, Globally

2021 Conference of the World History Association: Health, Globally

World History Association
United States
From - Until
05.07.2021 - 11.07.2021
Connections Redaktion, Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics, Universität Leipzig

What are the metrics and meanings that describe health: for individuals, communities, institutions, governments, economies, cultures, ecosystems, epistemologies, or philosophies? The WHA invites teachers, scholars, and activists to reflect broadly on the many possible meanings of health, to both include and transcend bodily and biomedical applications of the term in order to consider the health of our world and the history of our planet that brings us to a online conference July 5–11, 2021.

2021 Conference of the World History Association: Health, Globally

Our world has radically altered since the WHA’s canceled conference in 2020. The urgency of global public health crises, economic hardship, famine and food insecurity, political instability, ongoing violence, and environmental disasters demand immediate attention and invite measured analysis over long time horizons—a move along temporal scales at which world historians excel.

The fully online structure of this year’s conference opens up a variety of formats. The program committee encourages you to collaborate with your colleagues to develop live and pre-recorded sessions, which might include (but are not limited to): book roundtables that address a collection of related scholarship; author Q & As, ideally with multiple authors; workshops in which participants actively engage with relevant materials; e-posters; Baobab-style panels, live or prerecorded; and live discussions based on pre-circulated materials, either written or recorded.

Pre-recorded sessions will be due on June 1, 2021.
Pre-recorded sessions will be published by June 15, 2021, so that conference participants can view them and incorporate their insights into the live sessions in July.

The preliminary conference schedule can be found at: http://thewha.org/files/pdf/programs/program-conf-2021-healthglobally-DRAFT0513.pdf

Although you do not have to be a member in order to register for the conference, if you are not currently a member and would like to take advantage of the discounted member rates, please consider joining the WHA before completing your conference registration.


Registration to the conference includes:

• Entry to all Conference Panels
• Entry to Exhibits
• Conference Materials


WHA Members:
Regular $100 | Late $120

Regular $300 | Late $320

WHA Members: Full-Time Students/Adjunct/Unemployed
Please email a current, valid I.D. that confirms your full-time student status.
Regular $30 | Late $35

Regular Registration runs from now through May 15, 2021
Late Registration begins on May 16, 2021

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