Friday, February 5, 2016

PAT Book Sale & Meeting in February

The next PAT Book Sale will be on Thursday, February 18, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. PAT is always looking for volunteers! Email patmanoa@hawaii.edu for more information. Even if you're unable to volunteer, stop by for great deals on books!

The next PAT meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the History Library (SAK A201).

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

History Forum Talk by Dr. L. M. Ratnapalan - Wednesday, February 10

The U.H. Mānoa History Department and the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society present:

"Late-19th Century Science and Empire in the Hawaiian Islands: The Case of Sanford Dole and the Honolulu Social Science Association"
A Public Lecture by Dr. L. M. Ratnapalan, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Wednesday, February 10th
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Sakamaki Hall A201
History Department Library
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Free and Open to the Public

Friday, January 29, 2016

Russian Studies Workshop Special Plenary Session - Thurs., Feb. 18

On February 18th at 3:30 at Hamilton Library, there will be a special plenary session of the Russian Studies Workshop, “The Study of Russia from the Center of the Pacific,” by Professor Amir Khisamutdinov of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Professor Khisamutdinov’s talk will focus on the experience of the Russians in Hawaiʻi and the later development of Russian Studies at UH. There will be a catered reception following the talk. Please see flyer below for more details:

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

PhD Candidate Matt Cavert Publishes in The Journal of Pacific History

Congratulations to History PhD candidate Matt Cavert, who recently published an article in the highly-respected peer review journal, The Journal of Pacific History. Below is an abstract of his article, "At the Edge of an Empire: Plague, State and Identity in New Caledonia, 1899–1900."

This paper examines colonial discourses on race, environment and global identity that arose during an outbreak of bubonic plague in the French Pacific settler colony of New Caledonia between December 1899 and April 1900. The outbreak of plague brought to the forefront colonial anxieties over living on the periphery of empire, definitions of what it meant to be white, the health menace posed by peoples the dominant colonial society categorised as non- white, and the danger the plague posed to the salubrious island environment that had just begun to attract free settlement after the end of the penal colony four years previously. These discourses were linked by the threat, real and imagined, posed by the bubonic plague, intersecting with the ambiguous place held by the outlying colony within the webs of a modern global commercial community and the Pacific world.

Please click here to read the full-text article.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Russian Studies Workshop - February 18-20th

From February 18-20th, the UH Russian Studies program will be hosting a workshop on campus. The workshop will be exploring two themes: Russia’s Asian and Pacific networks (on February 18th and 19th), and the consequences of Soviet involvement in World War II (on the 19th and 20th). The workshop is open to the public, but space is limited at the Imin Conference Center. If you are interested in attending, please contact Professor Matt Romaniello to reserve a seat.

In addition to the panels held at the Imin Center, there will be a plenary session, “The Study of Russia from the Center of the Pacific,” by Professor Amir Khisamutdinov of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, held on February 18th at 3:30 at Hamilton Library. Professor Khisamutdinov’s talk will focus on the experience of the Russians in Hawaiʻi and the later development of Russian Studies at UH.

PAT Annual Conference & First PAT Meeting of Spring 2016

Our 32nd Annual Hawaiʻi Regional conference is just around the corner! The Annual Regional Conference for Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Hawaiʻi Pacific University's Aloha Tower Marketplace Campus in Honolulu. Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Pierre Asselin, author of Hanoi’s Road to the Vietnam War, 1954-1965. We invite paper proposals from undergraduate and graduate students at all participating Hawaiʻi campuses, and eleven paper prizes will be awarded at the conference. Students should submit 500-word abstracts to patmanoa@hawaii.edu by February 12, 2016. Completed papers for judging are due March 1, 2016.

We will be making plans for the regional conference and other spring events at the first PAT meeting of the semester, to be held on Wed., January 27, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the History Library, SAK A201.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

History Forum Talk by Prof. Yehuda Bauer - Thursday, December 10

The U.H. Mānoa History Department and the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society present:

"The State of Historical Scholarship on the Shoah and Genocide"
A Public Lecture by Prof. Yehuda Bauer, Yad Vashem and Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Thursday, December 10
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Sakamaki Hall A201
History Department Library
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Free and Open to the Public