Pratt Institute’s World History Program in the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies will co-sponsor and host the annual Mid-Atlantic World History Association (MAWHA) Conference, titled “Time and How it Frames Our World,” at Pratt’s Brooklyn Campus on October 16 and 17, 2009. Historians John Langdon and Edward Judge will deliver the conference keynote address, titled “Teaching World Connections” on October 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Higgins Hall. The keynote address is free and open to the public; all other events are open to registered attendees only.

Additional program highlights include a panel discussion on world history at an art and design institution lead by Sameetah Agha, Pratt’s former chairperson of social science and critical studies; and faculty members David Goodman, Pete Nekola, and Paul Dambowic. Dambowic will also present on the topic of “Ancient Lines: The Preservation of Ceramic Forms from the Ancient Mediterranean to Present Day Seinane and Guellala” and Nekola and McCune will present on the topics of “Historical Time and Geographical Time: A Consideration of Frames and Sources” and “Type and Kind: Sources and Students in the Modern Classroom,” respectively.

Keynote speakers Edward Judge and John Langdon are professors of history at Le Moyne College, where they have team-taught a two-semester world history course for first-year students and courses on modern global history for upper-level students. Together they have authored three textbooks on world history.

MAWHA was founded in 1996 and is a regional affiliate of the World History Association that includes members from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. It is a committed group of scholars, researchers, and teachers at four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, and secondary schools that is dedicated to the study and teaching of world history. For more information and full conference schedule, please visit

Pratt’s World History Program aims to bring a global historical perspective to Pratt students as both a crucial and required component of the undergraduate curriculum. The conference program was organized by Professor Sameetah Agha in collaboration with the MAWHA. For more information on the conference, including how to register for conference panels, please contact