WHAT Conference 2024

Welcome to the home for the World History Association of Texas' Annual Conference! Access registration, conference program, and local recommendations. This year's WHAT conference will be held on April 6 at San Antonio College.


Last Day to Register is March 25, 2024.
Faculty & Staff


Conference registration includes all sessions, access to exhibit hall, light breakfast, and lunch.



Program Chair: Dr. Whitney Blankenship
SCBS Chair: Dr. Lisa Coronado



Conference Program

Schedule for the Day

8 - 9 a.m. Registration/Breakfast

9 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome & Overview of Day


Overview of Sessions

9:15 - 10:50 a.m.

  • 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Active Learning Role Play Demo -  A. Serafine

  • 10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Role-Playing as a Pedagogical Tool - C. Ohan

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Double Sessions

  • Roundtable: The Frontiers of Sexuality in World History - A. Hardgrove (chair)

  • Panel + Paper: Challenges of Refugee Resettlement in America: Policies, Perceptions, and Empowerment (Nath,  panel chair) Bhutanese Refugee Resettlement and the making of a New Diaspora (Nath, Individual Paper)

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 1

  • Panel: Cultural and Military Change in Japan, Iran and the United States: An Honors College Student Panel - K. Altavilla

  • Roundtable: Disciplinary Frontiers: Enhancing Historical Understanding through Interdisciplinary Collaboration - A. Pozza (chair)

  • Individual Papers:

    • Plastic and Extraction during the Great Acceleration - S. Baijal

    • Battling Mokele-Mbembe: A Critique on International Law Regarding the Congo Crisis, Rwandan Genocide, and Congo Wars - J. N. Rodriguez

    • Crossing Frontiers: Personal Voices from the Age of Land Empires - P. Siegenthaler

12:30 - 2 p.m.  Lunch

  • 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

  • 1:30 - 2 p.m. Lunch Speaker: Project in Progress: The Rio Grande Delta in a Big / World History Perspective - D.Fisher

2:10 - 3:40 p.m. Concurrent Session 2

  • World at War - Individual Papers

    • Between Ailing East & Anxious West: the Internment of the USS Scorpion, 1917 - J.R. Hankins

    • Woodrow Wilson and Eastern Europe, 1914 - 1920 -  M. Cude

    • The “Asakawa Incident”: Cooperation and Conflict between Japanese Intelligence/Military Agents and Chinese Police Officer in Occupied Canton in 1939 - J. Yick

  • Panel: Elevating Student Voice in the World History Survey - A. Hardgrove (chair)

3:40 - 4 p.m. Closing Session/Door prizes

Room and Board

O'Casey's Inn  (5 min walk)

Roadway Inn ( 10 min walk)

Hotel Indigo (Riverwalk) (5 min drive)

Hotel Havana (Riverwalk) (5 min drive)

The Menger (Alamo Plaza) (9 min drive)

San Antonio Mariott Southwest (10 min drive)

Hilton Garden Inn Riverwalk (8 min drive)

Hilton Garden Inn SA Airport (15 min drive)

Holiday Inn Express North Windcrest (15 min drive)

For more detailed information on San Antonio attractions and dining check out the San Antonio Visitors' Guide.

Campus Info

Registration Check-in and all conference sessions will be in the Nursing and Allied Health Building. Parking is available in Parking Garage #2.

Campus Map