Friday, June 25, 2010

Conference Update: World History Association

I am very excited to be representing ABC-CLIO this week at the 19th Annual World History Association Conference. The event, which began yesterday, is being held at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley through Sunday, June 27.

The WHA is the foremost organization for the promotion of world history through the encouragement of teaching, research, and publication. The annual WHA conferences provide an ideal occasion for ABC-CLIO to engage teachers, librarians, and scholars of world history in general and in order to keep up with current trends in world history scholarship, learn more about specific reference needs, and showcase what we have been up to.

In particular, our booth will be highlighting ABC-CLIO's forthcoming World History Encyclopedia, and I will be joined at the conference by the project manager of the WHE, Carolyn Neel.

Manfred Weissenbacher, author of Sources of Power: How Energy Forges Human History (Praeger, 2009), will also be on hand to sign copies from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26th.

Apart from manning the booth and attending as many of the conference sessions as possible (which look to be especially informative and interesting this year, judging from the schedule), I also look forward to the opportunity to do some light scouting for potential future authors, etc.

I hope to see you there!

--Greg Wolf, Writer/Editor, ABC-CLIO

Forthcoming! World History Encyclopedia

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