The Midwest World History Association is happy to announce a call for paper, poster, panel, roundtable, and workshop proposals for its annual conference to be held at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, on September 26th and 27th 2014. The conference theme of “Rights” in World History is intended to connect the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act with other struggles to conceptualize, claim, and defend the “rights” of individuals and groups in different societies and at different times.
The keynote will be given by award-winning journalist, activist, and historian Juan Gonzales. Robert Smith of UW-Milwaukee will offer a half-day workshop for teachers on The Civil Rights Movement in Transnational Context.
Please email a 250-word abstract and a short curriculum vitae via to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than APRIL 30th, 2014. Where a complete panel is proposed, the convener should also include a 250 word abstract of the panel theme.