Academic journal article World History Bulletin

World History Association Executive Council Minutes: January 3, 2008, Washington, D.C

Academic journal article World History Bulletin

World History Association Executive Council Minutes: January 3, 2008, Washington, D.C

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I. Meeting called to order at 4:15 pm.

Executive Council members present:

Anand Yang, incoming President

Al Andrea, incoming Vice President

Carolyn Neel, incoming Treasurer

Ane Lintvedt, Secretary

Jacky Swansinger, outgoing Treasurer *

Kieko Matteson, Executive Director

Craig Lockard

Adam McKeown

Avi Black*

Heather Streets

Jennifer Laden

John Voll*

Kerry Ward

Laura Mitchell

Laura Wangerin

William Zeigler

Jerry Bentley, Editor, JWH

David Northrup, past president

Executive Council members absent:

Michele Forman, outgoing president*

Jonathan Reynolds

R. Bin Wong*

Micheal Tarver, Editor, World History Bulletin

(* outgoing officer/council member)

II. Announcements

Members were reminded of jointly-sponsored WHA-AHA panels at the ongoing AHA conference, as well as the College Board and WHA-sponsored AP luncheon. The deadline for panel submissions eligible for WHA sponsorship at the 2009 AHA conference in New York is Feb. 15, 2008. Al Andrea noted that the themes for the WHA Annual meeting in June 2008 in London are Global Cities and The Sea: Highway of Change. The Call for Papers deadline has been extended until February 1, 2008 to give late-filers time to get their proposals in.

Kieko Matteson noted that Executive Council member Jonathan Reynolds and Bulletin editor Micheal Tarver were absent because they were currently representing the WHA at the Phi Alpha Theta biennial convention in New Mexico. Michele Forman's teaching duties, likewise, kept her from arriving in D.C. until after the meeting.

III. Committee Reports (copies of the reports are available from the WHA Secretariat.)

Affiliates Report

Motion 1 was passed unanimously. "That the Executive Council of the WHA formally supports the creation of an International Network of World History, in the expectation that the organization (INWHA) will apply for membership in CISH (Comite International des Sciences Historiques/International Committee of Historical Sciences)." Motion 2, "that the WHA post information about the forthcoming ENIUGH [European Network in Universal and Global History] conference on its website, and consider other ways of publicizing the conference; and that it encourage WHA members to consider attending [the meeting in Dresden 3-5 July 2008]" was withdrawn because it was deemed not necessary, in that a request had already been related to the WHA webmaster to post the information on the website.

Motion 3 was passed unanimously: "The WHA nominates David Christian and Pat Manning (and any other members of the Executive Council who wish to join them) as delegates to the July 2008 ENIUGH conference in Dresden." Avi Black noted that it would be a good idea if the SEWHA affiliate would send its student paper prize submissions to the chair of the WHA Student Paper Prize.

Conference Committee Report

Al Andrea went over the confirmed sites for the future WHA meetings (London 2008, Salem MA 2009, Beijing 2011) and noted that the 2007 meeting in Milwaukee had been well attended (303) and was a scholarly and financial success.

Conference Program Committee Report

Carolyn Neel, chair, noted that we need more panel submissions for 2008 and encouraged members to contact European historians, as well as those who attended the Morocco meeting in 2005, who might be interested in attending.

Avi Black encouraged people to contact teachers in the UK who might be interested in proposing panels or joining roundtable discussions. Bill Zeigler said he would contact the European council of Independent Schools, and Ane Lintvedt will contact College Board.

Education Task Force/Teaching Committee Report

Bill Zeigler, Avi Black, and Jen Laden volunteered to join the committee. …

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