World History Reading Groups

World History Reading Groups

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

San Francisco book discussions are facilitated by Shane Carter, Outreach Coordinator for ORIAS and by Alan Karras, author and Associate Director of the Global Studies Program at University of California, Berkeley. East Bay discussions are facilitated by Shane Carter.

In-service teachers are eligible for book reimbursements or, in the case of regular attendees, may receive the books ahead of time from ORIAS. Meetings are open to all k-12 and community college faculty. Space is limited to 10 people per group.

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San Francisco Group


Thursday, October 8

How to Hide an Empire by Daniel Immerwahr

Date TBD

Women on the Margins by Natalie Zemon Davis

Date TBD

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson


East Bay Group


Friday, October 9

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

SF Meeting Location

via Zoom 
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East Bay Meeting Location

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All meetings: 5 PM to 7 PM


SF Dates

October 8, 2020

future dates TBD


East Bay Dates

October 9, 2020

future dates TBD