World History Association of Texas Conference

The World History Association of Texas (WHAT) Conference will be held at Texas A&M University–Commerce on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in the Sam Rayburn Student Center.

The WHAT conference provides a forum for the discussion of all aspects of world history. Every year the WHAT Conference also chooses a special thematic focus. For 2019 this theme is “Global Civil Rights,” and we have an outstanding day of scholarship ahead.

Professor John R. Chávez from Southern Methodist University will give our keynote address, “Global Civil Rights and Decolonizing Mexicans in the Southwest.” Dr. Chávez is Professor of Comparative Ethnic, Regional, North Atlantic, and United States history, especially as related to Colonialism, Borderlands, the Southwest, and Mexican Americans. He is a Fulbright Scholar, a Pulitzer Prize nominee and recipient of several prestigious book awards, including the Jerry Bentley Book Prize in World History for Beyond Nations: Evolving Homelands in the North Atlantic World (2009).

Please visit the WHAT 2019 Conference Page for more information on the location and registration.


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Saturday, February 23 at 8:30am to 5:00pm

Sam Rayburn Student Center

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Meetings & Conferences


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$15 for students - $30 for faculty



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Cynthia Ross

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