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September 24, 2016
“Navigation, Travel, and Exploration in World History”
Salem Academy Charter School, Salem, MA


Click Here to Register for the Symposium


NERWHA is delighted to join with Salem Academy to sponsor a symposium on a topic of interest to all of its members and, indeed, to any student of world history

It is our pleasure to present the program for the Fall 2016 symposium, “Navigation, Travel, Exploration in World History,” sponsored by the New England Regional World History Association (NERWHA). Scheduled to be held at Salem Academy Charter School in downtown Salem, Massachusetts on 24 September, this promises to be an exciting day of academic discourse.

In addition to a first-rate program, we offer the beautiful, historically important city of Salem, a major player in the history of the early United States’ role in world trade and cultural exchange, as signified by the city’s motto, “Divitis Indiae usque ad ultimum sinum” (To the farthest port of the rich Indies). The city’s harbor area is a National Maritime Historic Site, with a full complement of NPS personnel, two visitor centers, and a full-size replica of a late-eighteenth-century Indiaman clipper ship. Located across the street from the main visitor center  is the acclaimed Peabody Essex Museum, founded in 1799 as the world’s first world history museum, and  today containing  state-of-the art exhibitions on all manner of global-maritime-history issues. The nearby McIntire Historic District contains dozens of houses of merchant-mariners who grew rich on the China trade. Annually over one million visitors travel to this small city of roughly 41,000 inhabitants to enjoy its beauty and to study its multi-layered history.

Come for the symposium and spend a weekend as a world history tourist. Comfortable accommodations are available at the historic Hawthorne Hotel and the Salem Waterfront Hotel and Suites, as well as at many other nearby hotels and guest houses. Although none is an “official” symposium hotel and none offers a special rate to attendees, they are all reasonably priced. Travel from Boston by auto, train, bus, and ferry is fast and sure.

We hope to see you in Salem in September.

Click here to view the program for the Fall 2016 Symposium.


A downloadable version of the Registration form is available by clicking Registration Fall 16.doc

If you have any questions regarding the symposium, please contact us using this link: Email NERHWA