The New England Regional World History Association (NERWHA), an independent affiliate of the international World History Association (WHA), exists to advance scholarship, teaching, and the public understanding of world history throughout New England. NERWHA supports and works to advance scholarship and teaching within a trans-national, trans-regional, and trans-cultural perspective. Through the researchers, teachers, students, independent scholars, and authors who are its members, NERWHA fosters historical analysis undertaken not from the viewpoint of nation-states, discrete regions, or particular cultures, but from that of the human community. To this end, NERWHA supports a number of academic and pedagogical activities and forms of outreach, including semi-annual symposia, held respectively in the fall and spring. At these symposia researchers and teachers assemble to discuss both the most recent research and developments in the field and ways in which these breakthroughs can be integrated into the classroom at all levels, K-20.

It is with great sadness that NERWHA takes note of the passing of Michele Forman, a great teacher, mentor, and proselytizer for the field of World History. Michele was a friend of NERWHA and a friend to many of its members.

Click this link to view Michele’s obituary.


Announcing the Fall 2017 Symposium of the New England Regional World History Association

“Tolerance and Intolerance in World History”
Salem State University, Salem, MA
4 November 2017

NERWHA invites all interested persons to participate in this one-day symposium focusing on the theme of tolerance and intolerance as major forces in world history. The Program Committee welcomes proposals for panels, individual papers, workshops, round tables, and posters on any world-historical phenomenon relating to this theme. A detailed Call for Participants, which specifies the format and deadline for proposals, can be accessed by clicking the link below. A symposium registration form will be available in early August.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Bethany Jay of Salem State University, who will deliver the address “Understanding and Teaching Slavery: The Classroom as a Venue to Teach about Racial Tolerance.”

Click this link to download the Call for Participants for the 2017 Fall Symposium.