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A&M-Commerce to Host Statewide World History Association Conference Virtually

Texas A&M University-Commerce will host the annual conference of the World History Association of Texas (WHAT) for the second time, but virtually on this occasion.

The event was previously held on the A&M-Commerce campus in 2019. This year’s event is being held virtually on February 20 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

While the virtual nature limits in-person interaction between conferencegoers, the association stated in a press release that it also opens up opportunities for participants from around the world to exchange ideas and discuss research. The theme of the conference is “A World of Things: Consumption, Consumerism, and Commodities.”

The keynote speaker for this year’s Texas Conference is Dr. Malcolm Purinton. Purinton currently teaches Contemporary World History as an affiliated faculty member at Emerson College in Boston. He earned his Ph.D in History from Northeastern University, also located in Boston.

Here is the link to the conference page:

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