The Northwest World History Association


Announcing the 3rd Joint Conference of the Northwest and California Affiliates of the World History Association


February 27th-March 1st, 2015

Seattle, Washington



The Northwest and California Affiliates of the World History Association are pleased to announce their 3rd Joint Conference to be held February 27th-March 1st, 2015 at the Hotel Deca in Seattle, Washington. Located in the heart of the University District, the venue is minutes away from the University of Washington campus, the UW Press, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, the Henry Art Gallery, and a variety of shopping and dining establishments that the District is famous for.

Come join us for an exciting program featuring new research and pedagogy in World History. The conference keynote speaker will be Trevor R. Getz, professor of African and World History at San Francisco State University, editor of the African World Histories series published by Oxford University Press, and co-author of the graphic history Abina and the Important Men, the textbook Modern Imperialism and Colonialism: A Global Perspective, and author of Cosmopolitan Africa: 1700-1875.

Secondary teachers, university and college faculty, and graduate students are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, full panels, roundtable discussions, or author's forums. The theme for this year will be "Empires: Across Time and Space." Proposals on any aspect of World History scholarship or teaching are welcome, including work on ancient or modern empires, environmental history, the history of science, economic history, immigration history, or pedagogy. Proposals should include a 250-word abstract of each paper and curriculum vitae for each presenter.
The deadline for proposals is December 1st, 2014 and should be emailed as attachments to:

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!
Aaron Whelchel (President, NW WHA)
Tim Keirn (President, CWHA)

A printable copy of the Call for Proposals is available: Call for Proposals
Please feel free to distribute it to any who may be interested!


Accommodations are available at the conference venue, Hotel Deca, at a conference rate of $119/night. This excellent price is available for a limited set of rooms, so reserve early!

Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel at:

or by calling:


You can find more information on Hotel Deca at their website:

Hotel Deca

Please be sure to mention that you would like the conference rate for the 2015 NW/CWHA Conference.

Registration Information Coming Soon!

For more information about the Northwest World History Association, please contact us at:

NWWHA Constitution

NWWHA Past Programs

Affiliate Organizations

The World History Association

The California World History Association

New England Regional World History Association