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.


The registration form is available here:

2015 Registration Form

Please follow the instructions for submission and payment found on the form.

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


With the generous support of Carol Mon Lee and in loving memory of our world history colleague Jerry Bentley, we are pleased to announce the availability of support for graduate student travel to the NW and CA and Hawaii WHA joint meeting in Seattle on February 27th-March 1st.

Students who have submitted proposals can send a brief statement of need and the importance of networking and collaborative dialogues anticipated. Support for up to four students from Hawaii institutions will consist of travel grants of $600 each; selected students from other mainland institutions may receive between $200 and $300, as funds remain available.

Proposals will be judged on the basis of their originality and research strengths and on their potential for future world history research contributions. Those students who have already submitted proposals can apply by sending the statement of need to the address below. To submit an application, please send it to the NWWHA at:


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.

Contact Us

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