John's University's History department convenes its second World History Theory
and Practice conference in order to advance theories and to consider practices
of world history. The conference will offer panels on both research and
teaching with the aim of fostering research-driven conversations on the
teaching of world history.
papers that deal with any aspect of the themes of this year's conference -
Gender, Technology, Culture. We seek a broader understanding of how each of
these has informed historical research, teaching, and public history. Paper
proposals need not address all three areas, or necessarily more than one, but
all papers should make a contribution to the wider discourse on the theory and
practice of World History. Topics may include, but are not limited to, mass or
popular movements, invention/innovation in global perspective, popular culture in world history, the gendering
of technology, representations
of gender/technology in the arts or media, the history of ideas, cultural
influences/confluences/conflicts, and the application of theory, research,
social media, and other technologies to classroom practice.
welcome digital applications of world history and paper proposals from world
history practitioners—world history instructors, advanced graduate students,
public historians, librarians, archivists, and museum curators—who research and
teach world history and study how gender and technology have shaped our culture
and our histories. In particular, we are interested in proposals that highlight
the significance of research for the practice of world history or how the
practice of world history affects the way that we conceptualize research.