Publication Date

April 1, 2003

Perspectives Section


The World History Association (WHA) will hold its 12th annual conference June 27–29, 2003, at Georgia State University in Atlanta. This year's themes are: Migration and Identity; Comparative Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Politics; and the Boundaries of World History: Chronological, Methodological, Disciplinary. Preregister by May 1 to receive a discounted registration fee and to guarantee your luncheon banquet reservation. For details, visit:

WHA and Phi Alpha Theta Student Paper Prizee

The WHA and the Phi Alpha Theta History Society, Inc. are once again cosponsoring two awards of $200 each for the best undergraduate and graduate-level world history paper composed during the current academic year. Abstracts of the winning papers will be published in the World History Bulletin. To qualify, students must be members of either the WHA or Phi Alpha Theta and must have composed the paper while enrolled at an accredited college or university during 2002–2003. Papers must be no longer than 30 pages. Deadline August 15, 2003.

WHA Teaching Prizee

The WHA is now accepting submissions for its 2003 Teaching Prize (deadline April 15, 2003). The prize was developed to encourage the use of current world history research in classroom practice. The WHA seeks lesson plans either inspired by or directly related to historical scholarship published within the last ten years in books or journals like the Journal of World History. Submissions from all grade levels are welcome. For details, write to Maggie Favretti, chair of the WHA Teaching Prize Committee (

For details about the prizes and other activities, visit the association's web site,

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