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 The First AAWH Congress in Osaka, 2009                    
   World History Studies and World History Education                          

Organisers: Osaka University

                    The Asian Association of World Historians (AAWH)

Dates:          29-31 May 2009


Venue:         Osaka University Nakanoshima Center  

                  4-3-53 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka city, Japan






The aims

The newly established international academic association on World/Global History in Asia, The Asian Association of World Historians (AAWH), held its First Innagural World History Congress in Osaka, Japan, in May 2009, the organizing institution being Osaka University. The World History Congress of AAWH takes place every three years. It offers excellent opportunities for scholars in World/Global history from all over the world to present their work, exchange knowledge and views, and set the research agenda for the years to come. 
The theme of the 2009 Congress was World History Studies and World History Education. The Congress was expected to contribute to the following goals:

1. to enhance the dialogue among World/Global historians in the Asia-Pacific; 

2. to develop concepts and programmes of World/Global History Studies from Asian perspectives; and

3.  to build a better relationship between World History Studies and World History Education of senior high schools.


Sessions covered a wide range of subjects, periods from antiquity to the present day, and a variety of regions in the Asia-Pacific.


Organizing Committee of the First Congress of the AAWH


Shingo Minamizuka         (Hosei University, President of the AAWH)
Shigeru Akita                   (Osaka University, Executive Secretary of the AAWH)
Shiro Momoki                   (Osaka University)
Kazuaki Tsutsumi            (Osaka University)
Shinji Yamauchi               (Osaka University)
Kayoko Fujita                   (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
Takeshi Nakamura           (Osaka University)





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