ENERGIES in World History 2023: ALWH Teacher’s Workshop Call for Applications

The Alliance for Learning in World History is accepting applications for a Workshop for Educators to be held during the World History Association’s Annual Conference at the University of Pittsburgh, June 23-24 2023. The two-day professional development workshop is sponsored by the Alliance for Learning in World History (ALWH) and the World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh. The Alliance will cover the conference registration fee, the cost of joining the WHA, and apartment-style dorm housing on the University of Pittsburgh campus for two nights. Accepted participants will also receive a $250 stipend at the end of the conference.  This stipend is intended to defray the costs of travel to Pittsburgh. 

The ALWH welcomes applications from educators at all levels who would like to explore how to teach and talk about “energies” in their classroom. The theme of Energies is intended to include the widest range of topics and geographic locales, ranging from energy technologies (from muscle power to solar cells), to energy and globalization, to teaching in a time of climate change, and even to energy as a metaphor for charisma or other social dynamics.  

This unique professional development opportunity will include 3 accepted-participant-only workshops led by University of Pittsburgh History Department faculty and archivists in which teachers will have the chance to discuss and learn about energy history in a variety of contexts. Dr. Molly Warsh and Dr. Ruth Mostern will offer a workshop on new historical approaches to energies of all sorts in the world history classroom. Dr. Julia Hudson-Richards and Dr. Lannie Hammond will offer a pedagogy-focused session in which accepted educators will have the opportunity to workshop their own energies-focused assignments in a small group setting. And Zachary Brodt, University Archivist and Records Manager at the University of Pittsburgh Library System, will offer a primary-source driven workshop on teaching the 1892 Homestead Steel Strike. 

All accepted participants in the ALWH professional development program will also be welcome to attend all additional WHA conference sessions, which is also focused on the theme of “Energies”. You can read more about the WHA 2023 conference program here

Applications are due Jan. 10 and should be submitted here

For more information, visit worldhistory.pitt.edu or contact alwh@pitt.edu 

This event is hosted by the Alliance for Learning in World History, based at the University of Pittsburgh’s World History Center and is cosponsored by the World History Association, the OER Project, and the University of Pittsburgh’s Global Studies CenterDepartment of HistoryAsian Studies Center, and Center for Latin American Studies