Currently the following organizations are members of NOGWHISTO:
The Association, founded in 2008, advances research, teaching, and public discussion on large-scale historical studies in or for the Asia-Pacific region, and is composed of individuals and institutions who identify themselves as 'global', 'world', 'international', and 'big' historians, and all others with interest in large-scale study of the past. It includes not only those who specialize in world/global history working within the Asia-Pacific region but those who, working outside of Asia, wish to further the cause of world/global history through the global perspective of Asian history. AAWH started to publish an official journal, The Asian Review of World Histories, with 2 issues per year. ARWH is an e-journal---for the moment, open access to the public.
The network, founded in 2009, advances research, teaching, and public discussions that address the African continent and the world as seen from African perspectives. It seeks the collaboration of scholars in adjoining disciplines and with global historical scholars in all parts of the world who identify themselves as students of ‘global,’ ‘world,’ ‘transregional,’ ‘comparative,’ ‘international,’ ‘universal,’ and ‘big’ history and all others with an interest in large-scale studies of the past.
ENIUGH promotes research and teaching in world and global history, especially among scholars based in Europe. As a multilingual platform of communication it has become an important channel for scientific exchange within Europe, while offering many opportunities to connect with colleagues from other world regions. Building on the long tradition of world history writing in Europe, ENIUGH serves as a forum for the multiplicity of topical and methodological approaches to the study of past and current processes of cross-cultural interaction and entanglements in contemporary historical and interdisciplinary scholarship. The network advocates the transcending of former Eurocentric, teleological and universalist assumptions, thus seeking to help ›provincialise‹ the continent’s past within a global perspective. It is engaged in strengthening the linkages between the manifold institutions in Europe that contribute to a better understanding of the historicity of today’s globally integrated world.
Founded in 1982, the WHA promotes world history through the encouragement of teaching, research, and scholarship from a trans-national, trans-regional, and trans-cultural perspective. It holds an annual conference, awards a range of prizes, publishes a newsletter, and sponsors the award-winning Journal of World History. Based in the USA, the WHA has members in over 35 countries, with active regional affiliates in the USA, Asia, Europe, and Australia, many of which also organize events and conferences. The WHA bridges the gap between secondary and post-secondary educators interested in world history, bringing together college professors, school teachers, students, and independent scholars in a collegial camaraderie rarely found in academic/professional societies. Its members have been instrumental in developing curriculum for all levels of education, carrying out innovative research, and promoting world history to a variety of publics.
Growing out of the rich interdisciplinary collaboration of previous decades, the IBHA was founded in 2010 at the Coldigioco Geological Observatory in the Apennine Mountains. By bridging the divides between the sciences and the humanities, big history seeks to generate a new and more complete understanding of not only our origins and existence, but also our present and future. This new field has been referred to as cosmic evolution, megahistory and universal studies, among others. The IBHA holds a biennial conference, produces a newsletter/journal, Origins, and has embarked on outreach to bring together scholars and communities on all the continents. In addition to its collective work, our members also advocate for the IBHA through initiatives like the Big History Project, from graduate school to preschool, and from university seminars to social media. These efforts have led to the founding of local and regional big history associations in Europe, Asia and elsewhere. Our overarching description and mission is: ‘Big History seeks to understand the integrated history of the cosmos, Earth, life and humanity, using the best available empirical evidence and scholarly methods.’