Friday, March 21, 2014

CFP: Peace and Human Rights in World History

2014 Conference Call for Papers
October 10-11, 2014, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

On the 100-year anniversary of the First World War, the Southeast World History Association invites proposals from scholars, teachers, and students in and beyond the Southeastern United States for papers, posters/media displays, panels, roundtables, and workshops addressing this year's theme of "Peace and Human Rights in World History," encompassing interconnected trends of global citizenship that illustrate the complex need for peace and conflict resolution. Participants will engage in the study of the history of peace, international cooperation, and social justice. Peace and human rights is of particular importance to Florida Atlantic University as it has a Peace Studies program: and several human rights initiatives, including the Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education (CHHRE)

Topics are not limited to, but might include:
        * Peace movements throughout history
        * Resisting, subverting, and recovering from genocides in history
        * Legal, social, and other paths to human rights in history
        * International peace and peacemaking
        * Cases of civil resistance and nonviolent struggle
        * The distinction between combatant and civilian in conflict
        * The role of new technologies and human rights
        * Antiwar activities
        * Positive peace and negative peace
        * Expanding representation and democratic rights
        * Teaching these world historical issues at the K-12 and/or college level
        * Any topic relating to world history research or teaching

In keeping with the mission and character of SEWHA, the Program Committee welcomes proposals that address scholarship and teaching in world history at all levels. Papers not related to this year?s theme are also welcome. The Committee strongly encourages proposals not only for panels (up to three presenters) and individual papers (conference organizers will assemble into panels), but also for innovative formats such as roundtables (up to five participants), individual posters/media displays, workshops, and the like. The Committee also invites interested scholars, teachers, and students to coordinate proposals through the SEWHA list serve, and it particularly encourages proposals that combine teaching and scholarship.

For more information, see

To submit a proposal, please send the following to Prof. Doug McGetchin ( by June 1, 2014:

For Panels:
* An abstract of each paper (no more than 250 words)
* Name, affiliation, and role of each participant (presenters and chair)
* A/V and other equipment needs

For Individual Papers or Posters:
* Name and affiliation of presenter
* Abstract of paper or poster/media display (no more than 250 words)
* A/V and other equipment needs

For Roundtables or Workshops:
* Name and affiliation of each roundtable member or workshop facilitator
* One page description of roundtable or workshop purpose and scope, including statement of relevance to the conference theme, if applicable

For more information about this conference including hotel information, please see our general conference page.
Denis Gainty
Georgia State University

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