World History Connected

Editor: Marc Jason Gilbert


Current Volume: 18 (2021)
Issued three times per year
ISSN: 1931-8642
eISSN: -


World history poses extraordinary demands upon those who teach it, challenging the talent of experienced instructors as well as to those new to the field.

World History Connected (WHC) is designed for everyone who wants to deepen the engagement and understanding of world history: students, college instructors, high school teachers, leaders of teacher education programs, social studies coordinators, research historians, and librarians.

For all these readers, WHC presents innovative classroom-ready scholarship, keeps readers up to date on the latest research and debates, presents the best in learning and teaching methods and practices, offers readers rich teaching resources, and reports on exemplary teaching.

WHC is free worldwide. It is published by the University of Illinois Press, and its institutional home is Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Marc Jason Gilbert

Associate Editor
Rick Warner

Associate Editor
Jonathan T. Reynolds

Managing Editor
Heidi Roupp     

Book Review Editor
Christine Skwiot

Departmental Editors
Craig Benjamin     
Sharon Cohen
Wendy Eagan
Angela Lee     
Suzanne Litrel
Nikki Magie     
John Maunu
Saundra Schwartz
Bill Strickland 

Past Editor
Heather Streets 

Editorial Board

  • Carol Adamson, Emeritus, Stockholm International School, Sweden
    UW Madison, thesis Sweden and the Ethiopian Conflict 1934-7.
    Interests: all aspects of World History. Special training in German history, Scandinavia, Medieval Europe, and special interest in environmental issues.

  • Linda Black, Stephen F. Austin State University
    World History Instruction and Methods, Teacher Training

  • Herbert Brodsky, Emeritus, Queens College, CUNY
    Instructional Methodology, High School Level World History, World Cultures and World Geography

  • Alice-Catherine Carls, University of Tennessee at Martin
    20th century Europe, popular culture, comparative history, Eastern Europe (Poland especially), Silk Road of the 21st century, European integration (1914-current), diplomatic history

  • Henry Chan, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
    World History, East Asia

  • Allison Clark, The College Board
    Medieval European History, Social History, Comparative Religious History, AP World History

  • Sharon Cohen, Springbrook High School
    East Asia, World History Teaching and Learning

  • Despina O. Danos, Educational Testing Service
    Assessment, World History, European History

  • Elize van Eeden, Patchefstroom University, South Africa
    World History, African History

  • Louise Forsythe, Poly Prep Country Day School
    European History, World History

  • Michael J. Galgano, James Madison University
    Modern Europe, Family, Gender, Methodology, Teaching World History

  • Helen Grady, Emeritus, Springside School
    World History Teaching, Social, Cultural and Political History

  • Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Macquarie University, Australia
    Historiography of World History, Big History, Film and World History, Gender and World History

  • Sunjoo Kang Gyeongin, National University of Education, South Korea
    History Education, Teaching World History, Teaching Gender History, Theories of Gender History, Social Studies Education, Teaching Korean History

  • Tim Keirn, California State University, Long Beach
    18th century British History, Teacher Preparation in World History

  • Mills Kelly, George Mason University
    Learning research

  • Chiu Chun Lee, National Taipei University
    Diplomatic History with a focus on Sino-Japanese Relations before coming to the United States, World Development from Global and Cultural Perspectives

  • Jon Lee, San Antonio College
    U.S. History, World History, Multimedia Education

  • Mary Jane Maxwell, Green Mountain College
    Religion, Travel, and Medieval World

  • John Mears, Southern Methodist University
    World History, Early Modern Europe, Military History

  • Tom Mounkhall, SUNY, New Paltz
    Modern World History, World History Teaching

  • Lawrence Okamura, University of Missouri-Columbia
    Iron Age Eurasia, Ancient Rome, Ancient Immigration, Trade, Frontiers

  • Kevin Reilly, Raritan Valley College
    World History, Racism, Migrations, World History Teaching

  • George Rislov, Compass Learning
    World History Teaching

  • Karen Robert, St. Thomas University, Canada
    Modern Latin America, Labour, U.S./Latin American Relations, Material History, Argentina

  • Howard Spodek, Temple University
    South Asia, Urban, World History

  • Peter Stearns, George Mason University
    World History, Social History

  • Carl J. Strikwerda, The College of William and Mary
    Migration, World War I, The History of Globalization, International Trade, Christian Democracy, Economic History

  • Michael C. Weber, Salem State College
    Ancient, medieval, & Islamic history, intellectual history and cross-cultural encounters between Muslims and Christians in medieval Spain, modern Islam and Middle East


Featured Articles

Introduction to the Forum
Rick Warner and Nikki Magie

Too Despacito: Reflections on Teaching Latin America in the Global Context
Monica Bond-Lamberty