AAWH 5th Congress  

5-7 October 2022
Jawaharlal Nehru university
New Delhi, India

Asia and the Globe: Connecting the Past with the Present

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Postponement of the 5th Congress to October 2022

Dear Colleagues and Friends, 


Give the current COVID-19 situation and the spread of pandemics, the AAWH Executive Board concluded that it is sensible to postpone the 5th Congress until early October 2022 with the endorsement of the Congress organizer, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).


Alternative Dates:  5-7 October 2022

  • Interim activities in 2021


Since the 5th Congress has been postponed until early October 2022, the AAWH will hold two short panel discussions (2 hours), as an alternative event, at the originally planned Conference dates, on 6th and 8th October 2021, online platform, to promote our activities.


The general theme of the 5th Congress is Asia and the Globe: Connecting the Past with the Present. This theme is split up into seven sub-themes below.

  1. Religion and Society

  2. Jawaharlal Nehru and Afro-Asian Solidarity

  3. Popular Movements and the State

  4. Causes and Consequences of the Partition of Countries

  5. Political Economy of Development

  6. Teaching History

  7. Epidemics: Past and the Present

The themes of two short panel discussions will be decided among the related topics, and we will announce the details in June 2021.


To promote our academic activities and to strengthen our collaborations, the AAWH has already started online joint-seminars with our partner-universities (See website—Events & News).  We would like to continue these collaborative seminars as well, as our interim academic activities until the 5th Congress.   


I sincerely hope that the situation of the covid-19 pandemic will be improved in the latter-half of this year 2021, and we may start CALL for Papers for the 5th 2022 Congress from January 2022.  


Shigeru AKITA

President, The Asian Association of World Historians

Professor of Global History, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University


​Message from Jawaharlal Nehru University

Friends, as you are aware, the Covid pandemic has had a disastrous impact on our lives, including our academic functioning. It has curtailed international travel and communication and upset the tenor of our academic life. It is with deep regret that we at JNU are constrained to take the decision to postpone the AAWH Congress session to early October 2022 by when we hope that the virus would abate. We look forward to hosting the session next year and welcoming you to our beautiful city.

Sucheta Mahajan


Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University