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2023/24 World History Learning Community

Between November 2023 and May 2024, come together with other educators in a virtual learning environment to read and discuss books in the field of world history.

The community will have four virtual meetings for two hours at a time of intellectually rich and collegial conversations. Book discussions are facilitated by International Institute Outreach Coordinators and, occasionally, by scholars at the University of Michigan and other leading institutions. 

Michigan teachers are eligible for free State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) from the Michigan Department of Education.

Open to all K-14 in-service teachers and community college faculty across the U.S. Space is limited. 

Expand your ability and confidence to teach world history

Connect with and learn from fellow educators and esteemed historians in a cohort setting

Explore cutting-edge research and scholarship in the field of world history 

Get free books about global topics and themes across the millennia

Selected Books: 

November 14: Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) & Center for Armenian Studies (CAS)
They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else: A History of the Armenian Genocide by Ronald Grigor Suny (Discussant)

January 18: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS)
Cuba: An American History by Ada Ferrer (Discussant: Chris Jensen)

March 12: Center for South Asian Studies
The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire by William Dalrymple (Discussant: Caitlyn Marentette)

Apr 30: African Studies Center (ASC)
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild (Discussant)

Virtual discussions from 6-8 PM (ET)
**All sessions are at full capacity; registration is now closed**

To apply for the January, March, and May sessions, please complete the online form at

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and sessions are capped at 20 participants. 

For more information, contact Jennifer Lund, International Institute Outreach Coordinator, at

This initiative is a collaboration between the Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies (CMENAS), the Center for Armenian Studies (CAS), the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS), the Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS), and the African Studies Center (ASC) at the University of Michigan.