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Salem State University President, New England Regional World History Association <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com ************************************************ Please note: Questions about the Symposium should be emailed directly to Prof. Louro at <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com ************************************************* Symposium Announcement: Connecting the Local and the Global: A Symposium for Researchers, Teachers and Practitioners of World History Please join us for the New England Regional World History Association (NERWHA) spring symposium, to be held March 2, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM at Salem State University. The theme of this symposium is "Connecting the Global and the Local," and NERWHA is delighted to work with Salem State University and Pearson Higher Education in bringing Dr. Howard Spodek, Professor of History at Temple University and author of The World's History and Ahmedabad: Shock City of Twentieth-century India, as keynote speaker. His talk, "Global and Local: Identifying and Explicating the Connections in the Case of Ahmedabad," offers a compelling case for the significance of global connections and world history to the local studies of cities like Ahmedabad, an urban center in Western India and the home of Gandhi's independence movement. SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE: 8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 - 10:30 Welcome and Keynote by Howard Spodek 10:30 -12:00 Roundtable: Researching and Teaching India and World History 12:00- 1:00 Lunch Sponsored by Salem State University 1:00-2:30 Concurrent Sessions (See descriptions below) 2:30-4:00 Workshop: Teaching the Indies Trade: A Glocal Approach 4:00-4:30 NERWHA Business Meeting and Book Prize Raffle ROUNDTABLES AND WORKSHOPS: 10:30-12:00 "Research and Teaching India and the World" Building on the themes of the keynote, this roundtable explores research and teaching approaches that explore the relationship between Indian and world history. Michele Louro, Department of History, Salem State University Whitney Howarth, Department of History, Plymouth State University Wendy Redcay, Danvers High School Robert Pelletier, Salem Academy Charter School Moderator: Michael McGuire, Department of History, Salem State University 1:00 - 2:30 Concurrent Sessions: "Between the Local and the Global: Current Graduate Research at Northeastern University" Malcolm Purinton, Northeastern University Sana Tannoury Karam, Northeastern University Shaunna Harrington, Northeastern University Regina Kazyulina, Northeastern University Alyssa Bowen, Northeastern University Moderator: Dr. Heather Streets-Salter, Northeastern University "Incorporating Recent Scholarship and New Materials When Teaching World History Topics" Bethany Jay, Salem State University, "American Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade" Brad Austin, Salem State University, "Using Music to Offer Different Perspectives on the Vietnam War" John Tully, Central Connecticut State University, "Using the White House Tapes to Discuss American Military Escalation in Vietnam" Matthew Masur, St. Anselm College, "Using Ho Chi Minh to Frame Discussions of the Vietnam War" 2:30-3:30: "Teaching the Indies Trade: A 'Glocal' Approach" Dane Morrison, Department of History, Salem State University Salem is a particularly rich storehouse of print and material culture sources for teaching world history. As a repository of recollections and remembrances, it is, in fact, quite representative of our ability to employ local sources to make the global connections that often elude our students. This workshop will use Salem to demonstrate this "glocal" approach. We will explore how we can use the local to inscribe the global in world history courses and demonstrate the ways in which virtually any community furnishes the materials through which we can make World History a course that feels especially relevant to the life of an undergraduate or secondary school student. SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT: Pre-registration is strongly encouraged; although registration at the symposium is possible. A downloadable registration form is available as an attachment to this email and on the NERWHA website, nerwha.org LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS: The symposium will be held at Salem State University, Marsh Hall Room 210, Central Campus, 352 Lafayette, Salem MA 01970. Parking is available in the Central Campus Lot. A downloadable map is available at <https://www.salemstate.edu/maps/> https://www.salemstate.edu/maps/. The nearest T-Station is Salem where you can take a taxi to Salem State University, approximately a mile away. SPECIAL THANKS TO SYMPOSIUM CO-SPONSORS: Salem State University and Pearson Higher Education Michele Louro Assistant Professor of History, Salem State University President, New England Regional World History Association <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com