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CFP: World History: Global Identities in the Digital Age
World History: Global Identities in the Digital Age
World History Association of Texas 2012 Conference
Co-Sponsored by St. Edward’s University
Austin, Texas
February 18-19, 2012

The 2012 interdisciplinary conference on Global Identities in the Digital Age will help to widen the lens on experiencing and teaching world history in the digital age. The Conference Organizing Committee invites interested 4-12 teachers, college and university faculty, independent scholars, and graduate students to submit paper proposals on any subject, period or area of world history. Conference organizers welcome proposals that connect world history teaching and research. Possible topics could include, but are not limited to:

• Impact of the Digital Age on the teaching of World History
• Technology’s impact on world events
• Best practices in teaching with technology & integrating digital resources into the classroom
• Debates on what to include in a World History course
• The revised 2011 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) & the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) for World History studies
• Conflicts over local identities, global identities, & identity politics
• The role of social media in defining and redefining identity and nationalism
• Digital World History projects

Proposals on any subject, period or area of world history or globalization from teachers, faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are welcome. Proposals may include individual papers, collaborative projects or roundtable discussions of a topic or theme connected to world history. We encourage the submission of papers by promising undergraduates. We ask that the faculty sponsoring undergraduate papers submit the proposals for undergraduates.

Proposals for complete panels or roundtables of three or four presenters are encouraged. The panels and roundtables should be 1½ hours in length. Include your name, organization or institution, address, home and work phone and fax numbers, email address, working title of paper or presentation, and a brief description of the content.

PLEASE SUBMIT PROPOSALS NO LATER THAN 9 DECEMBER 2011. Send proposals to Dr. Christie Sample Wilson, WHAT 2012 Conference, St. Edward’s University, 3001 South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704; email: christiw@stedwards.edu. Where possible, please submit proposals via e-mail. For additional information see http://faculty.stedwards.edu/kathyb/WHAT/Conference.htm or contact Professor Pat Perry, patp@stedwards.edu or (512) 448-8709 
 
Dr. Christie Sample Wilson
WHAT 2012 Conference
St. Edward’s University
3001 South Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704;
Email: christiw@stedwards.edu
Visit the website at http://faculty.stedwards.edu/kathyb/WHAT/Conference.htm
 
Date: 2011-09-19