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The Asian Association of World Historians 


The Asian Association of World Historians (AAWH) is one of the peak bodies of university experts and educators on world history in the Asia and Pacific region.


AAWH was established in 2008 when there was no platform for those who identify themselves as ‘global’, ‘world’, ‘transregional’, ‘comparative’, ‘international’, and ‘big’ historians and all others with interest in the large-scale study of the past in the region. The Association was created in response to this growing demand. In May 2008, the participants at an academic meeting in Tianjin, coming from 7 countries, decided to found a new association devoted to world/global history and signed the Statutes of the Association, with its headquarters at Osaka University, Japan. 


The Association aims to advance research, teaching, and public discussion on large-scale historical studies in or for the Asia-Pacific region. To achieve this aim, the Association seeks collaboration of historians with scholars in adjoining disciplines and with global historical scholars in all parts of the world. It also includes not only researchers and teachers but also publishers and journalists who are interested in world/global history, to bridge studies and education on world/global history.


AAWH holds an AAWH Congress every three years which provides a venue for world historians of all shapes and sizes to meet face-to-face, to exchange their research and to develop networks and collaborative projects. 


AAWH also provides a peer-reviewed academic journal, the Asian Review of World Histories , to disseminate and share high-quality research. 


As a member, you will receive the Asian Review of World Histories. If you wish to become a member of AAWH, please visit this site.


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