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Shelor Presents Paper at World History Association Conference in London

In late June 2008, Edward Shelor, GMC Social and Behavioral Science Chair and Assistant Professor of History, joined other historians from North America, Asia, Europe, and other areas from around the world to participate in the 17th Annual World History Association (WHA) Conference held at the Queen Mary Campus of the University of London. The four-day conference hosted more than 300 scholars who came together to learn about such topics as the history of Muslim and Christian interactions, Phoenicians’ impact on Mediterranean civilizations, and the role of sea travel in various civilizations, particularly the British Empire, Chinese and Dutch civilizations.

Shelor presented a paper on the History of Bosnia from the Roman Era to the Modern Day and the causes of the demise of the country of Yugoslavia in the 1900s. Shelor gained insight about this topic while serving as an intelligence office with the NATO forces.

Pictured, Edward and Analyne Shelor took in some of the famous historical sites in London including Buckingham Palace.