The nature and course of religious conversion may rank among the most significant processes in global history. It is approached as both a subject of scholarly research in the June 2015 issue of World History Connected. Forum articles introduce and offer scholarly research into that process which range across several historical eras as well as regions, including Africa, Central Asia, China, and Korea. Three supporting articles offer an annotated Internet Sourcebook on the subject, a study of toleration in religious traditions, and a classroom ready Micro-Reader on religious conversion in the ancient world. Other articles suggest how Industrialization can be taught though the world history of the automobile and offer insights into team-teaching a course in "Big History."
Readers are invited to submit research-based articles on scholarly or pedagogical subjects and are especially urged to consider contributing to Forums, which in the near future will be devoted to food in world history, port cites, and the Second World War. Submission of book reviews are welcome as are reviews of the literature on world history topics.
Marc Jason Gilbert, Editor
Hawai'i Pacific University
Marc Jason Gilbert is Professor of History and National Endowment for the Humanities Endowed Chair in World History at Hawai'i Pacific University. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.