Supporting the WHA benefits teachers & scholars!

Scholars from three continents benefitted directly from scholarships to the 31st Annual WHA Conference, Bilbao 2022. They include Dr. Khademul Haque (World Scholar Travel Fund), Mr. Brian Holstrom and Dr. Kristen Fleming (McNeill Teacher Award), Dr. Irene Munoz Fernandez (Global Teacher Scholarship), Ms. Zohar Sapir Dvir and Ms. Qing Chen (Bilbao Scholarships).

Additionally, we are extremely grateful to the New England World History Association for providing travel grants to the following recipients: Ms. Denisse Delgado Vasquez and Dr. Nicholas Roberts.

Finally, in 2022 we have begun discounted department memberships, as well as our ability to offer high school teachers a huge membership reduction in 2023, thanks to a grant from the OER Project.

Each November the WHA participates in GivingTuesday, our end-of-year giving campaign.  The WHA Officers have announced three areas of focus for 2022: WHA Award Fund, WHA Endowment and WHA Website. Read more below.

The WHA remains thankful to the many members who serve the association with their time and help to make our work possible. In particular, we’d like to thank the Officers and Members of the Executive Council, scholars who have facilitated our “Under the Baobab” series, and members of our various standing committees which oversee different aspects of our shared professional network.

Our mission is to promote activities which raise awareness about world history and engage scholars, teachers, and students in this field of study. To fulfill this duty to our members, we need your support.

Why give to the WHA?

Since the events of 2020, we’ve created new ways to connect with each other through our Under the Baobab series and social media posts. Your giving in 2020 through the present is both highly valued and necessary. All donors giving $25 or more in the next 3 weeks are eligible for a history coffee table book, and will be listed in the 2023 spring WHB, as well as in the Announcements section of our new website. Those giving $50 or more to the Sponsor-the-Website fund will be eligible to take over WHA social media for a day in winter 2023.

Many of our fellow scholars worldwide continue to need our support as they face stark funding cuts at campuses and schools, that’s where our conference scholarships, department rates and reduced teacher rates in 2023 can assist directly. Those who gave to the WHA on GivingTuesday (November 30, 2021) helped create a new fund for travel scholarships to our 2022 conference in Bilbao, Spain. Twenty percent of funds raised on WHA Giving Tuesday 2022 will go directly to our World Scholar Travel Fund for the Pittsburgh 2023 ENERGIES conference.

100% of your gift goes to support members of the association and, by extension, their scholarly efforts. Please give generously.

Giving Areas

WHA Award Fund

Recognizing levels of scholarship all the way from the prestigious Bentley Book Prize to the K-12 Student Essay Competition, the WHA considers its annual awards a crucial a part of its mission to promote world history through research, publication, and teaching.  In just the past twenty years, we’ve awarded over $30,000 to scholars of exceptional world history scholarship!

We believe that recognizing world history scholarship in all forms is key to maintaining a robust network of scholars and securing the future of our shared field. You can sustain our ability to recognize and celebrate excellent scholarship.

In 2022, we also introduced a new award in conjunction with Bloomsbury Academic called the Monograph Prize, which is a pathway for an early scholar to publish.

Will you support our efforts to award outstanding works? Give to the Award Fund today!

Endowment Fund

Like many non-profit organizations, the WHA secures its future through the maintenance of an endowment fund.  This fund ensures the association can weather unexpected changes and still maintain a high quality of service to its members.

We believe that through consistent growth and responsible management of this fund, the endowment fund will continue to serve the association and scholars well into the future. You can cement the financial stability of the WHA by donating to the endowment fund.

Will you do your part to provide for the scholars of the future? Give to the Endowment Fund today!

New Website Fund

Here at the WHA Headquarters, we have been working with a technology company to launch our new website. It’s coming in December 2022! It features a search bar, easier navigation and a modern, spacious design. We look forward to this new platform, with tighter security, to see us through the next decade. We are confident that WHA members and friends will enjoy perusing the new format.

This significant overhaul has been funded from the WHA operating budget. You can help support the association’s financial health with a donation supporting this important project that benefits all of us.

Will you help us increase our ability to better service our members? Give to the website fund today!

All of these areas of giving detailed above can be supported by giving via
Paypal, Venmo, through our database, or via check in the mail. Please see the information below on the best ways to give.

Thank you for your support and generosity!

If the platform does not allow a note about the restriction, you can email the WHA at

You can give to the WHA in a number of ways. The simplest and easiest method is through PayPal, and no account is required.

Please use the Special instructions box to specify special instructions with your gift (e.g. if you would like your donation allocated to a specific fund, or if you would like your donation to be anonymous or made in a different name than that on the credit card).

While the WHA does accept Venmo, note that this giving option can only be done via mobile.

Use the button above to give directly through your WHA member account.

Give via Paper Check

The WHA accepts donations via check through the mail.  Checks can be made payable to the WHA or World History Association.  While the university mail is functioning; it remains slightly delayed.  Our mailing address is:

World History Association
245 Meserve Hall/Northeastern University 
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA  02115

Other Ways to Help

The World History Association has partnered with Amazon Smile to enable a new way for members to donate to the organization.  Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of your spending to the WHA when you shop through After opening the webpage, simply enter the WHA as your chosen charity and confirm. Donations through will go directly into our operating budget and will help to support expenses such as our website and webmaster, email, database, publications, awards and conferences.

Thanks to the OER Project for their generous support of Under the Baobab!

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