Migration in Global History: Peoples, Plants, Plagues, and Ports

Country: Singapore

City: Singapore

Abstr. due: 01.12.2014

Dates: 29.05.15 — 31.05.15

Area Of Sciences: History and archeology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: 2015AAWH.Congress@ntu.edu.sg.

Organizers: The Asian Association of World Historians (AAWH)

 

The Asian Association of World Historians (AAWH) invites proposals for panels and papers at its Third Congress to be held 29-31 May 2015 at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Proposals must be submitted by 1 December 2014 in order to receive full consideration.

The theme of the Congress is Migration in Global History: Peoples, Plants, Plagues, and Ports. Understood in the broadest sense, “migration” brings into focus questions about the movement of peoples, businesses, capital, ideas, goods, diseases, technologies, diverse forms of knowledge, artistic styles, ecologies, as well as medical and scientific discoveries and practices across global borders. Ports such as Singapore’s facilitated these movements, which enmeshed the globe in profound change. The 2015 AAWH Congress considers these subjects in their global, world, transregional, interdisciplinary, comparative, international, and big historical contexts, and welcomes proposals related to the Congress theme.

While the Congress committee welcomes panels and papers that address Migration in Global History, it will also consider proposals related to other topics on the history of the Asia-Pacific from global and world perspectives, including (but not limited to) the interdisciplinary history of science, technology, medicine, business, and the environment. Proposals addressing the epistemology and methodology of teaching and writing global, world, transnational, and big history are also welcomed.

Panels should comprise three or four papers with a chair and commentator. Roundtables involving a chair and three to five participants are also welcomed. Alternative arrangements will be considered. All of these should be elaborated in the proposal, which should also include a 250-word rationale for the panel, an abstract of each paper not exceeding 500 words, and a 1-page CV of each presenter. Please include audiovisual requests, if you have any. 

Conference Web-Site: http://www.theaawh.org/html/3_conference2015.htm