The Northwest World History Association
The 2012 Conference Program is now available!
The conference is rapidly approaching, and the program with the full schedule of events is now available.
A map of the Portland State University campus is also available. Please note that Friday's Teacher Workshop will be held at the Native American Student and Center while the reception, keynote address, and Saturday's panels will be held at the Smith Memorial Student Union.
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Registration for the 2012 Conference is open!
The Northwest and California Affiliates of the World History Association are continuing to accept registrations for their inaugural Joint Conference, to be held October 12-13 at Portland State University in downtown Portland, Oregon.
If you are a K-12 Educator and plan to attend the Teacher Workshop on October 12th, please download this form:
If you are not a K-12 Educator and want to register for the Conference on October 13th, please download this form:
This year's conference features many exciting aspects. The venue offers numerous microbreweries, world class restaurants, the Japanese Garden, Lansu Classical Chinese Garder, and Powell's Bookstore. Portland is within driving distance of Willamette Valley wineries, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Mt. Hood, and Oregon's Pacific Coast.
A reception will be held for presenters and attendees in the late afternoon of October 12th, followed by our keynote address by Dr. Anthony Penna, Professor (Emeritus) at Carnegie-Mellon University and former Provost of Academic Affairs at Northeastern University. Dr. Penna, author of The Human Footprint: A Global Environmental History (2010), Remaking Boston: An Environmental History of the City and Its Surroundings (2009), and Nature's Bounty: Historical and Modern Environmental Perspectives (1999), is a noted scholar of both American and environmental history.
For K-12 Educators, we are offering a Teacher Workshop on October 12th, featuring leading scholars of world history presenting on teaching world history in the K-12 environment. This Workshop is eligible for Washington State and Oregon in-service hours, features an optional catered lunch, and will have a selection of free books available. Entrance to the reception and keynote presentation on October 12th and the conference on October 13th is included. More information is available in this flyer:
Teacher Workshop Flyer
Come join us for an exciting program featuring new research and pedagogy in World History!
Flyer for the 2012 ConferenceDo you know people who would be interested in the conference? This downloadable flyer is available to distribute to interested institutions, departments, or individuals:
2012 Conference Flyer
Lodging for the ConferenceUniversity Place Hotel and Cenference Center, conveniently located on the Portland State University campus, is offering lodging for attendees of the 2012 Conference. Guests can register by calling 503-725-2619 or 1-888-845-4647 or may register online at:
University Place Hotel and Conference Center
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