Friday, September 30, 2011


Aloha! Come and check our our white elephant and bake sale from 10am to 1pm today. We'll be on the ground level of Sakamaki Hall, and the Diamond Head side at the center of the building.
We have yummy baked goods for bargain prices, and you can browse all sorts of knick-knacks and scoop yourself some deals!

Brought to you by the History Department and the Office of Research Services.

All proceeds go to Aloha United Way!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Talk: "Colonial Policing In The Dutch East Indies" - Sept. 9, 2011

Presentation Announcement:
"Colonial Policing In The Dutch East Indies: The Case Of The Ambonese
Gewapende Politie (1893-1946)"
by Martin Thiry, 2011 Library of Congress Florence Tan Moeson Fellow
Date: Friday, September 9, 2011
Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Location: Asian Reading Room Foyer, LJ-150, 1st Floor, Jefferson Building,
Library of Congress
[Metro stop: Capitol South on the Blue/Orange Line.]

The role of ethnic minorities in colonial policing is integral to the rise
of the nation-state and an expression of agency on the part of minority
groups in the development of the nation-state. During the late colonial
period an amalgamation of ethnic minorities, referred to collectively as
the Ambonese, were employed as policing agents. In this capacity the
Ambonese have been understood as subject forces and less as actors,
obscuring a fuller history of the Ambonese as colonial police. The ways
in which they served in the years 1873-1945 helped lay foundations for the
Indonesian nation-state. The Dutch were trying to form and keep together
the colonial state; with the help of the Ambonese they served to cohere
The introduction of armed police units, fortified in ever greater numbers
by the Ambonese (personnel from Ambon, greater Maluku, Manado, and Timor),
allowed the start of the pacification of the archipelago, particularly in
the Outer Islands where the Dutch had so far exercised no more than
nominal control. Ambonese would serve prominently in the Marechausse and
later in the much more robust gewapende politie, critically in their own
home areas.
About the presenter:
Martin Thiry graduated from Harvard in 2000 and joined the New Orleans
Police Department where he was a patrolman and a robbery detective. He
will complete his PhD in History at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and
the East-West Center in Spring 2012.

Anchi Hoh, Ph.D., Tel: 202-707-5673, E-mail:>
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Contact 202-707-6862 or>

Professor Vicente Rafael presents for The History Workshop on October 7th

War and Society: Considering Justice, Violence, and the Military in History
The Center for Philippine Studies

Weaponizing Language: US Counterinsurgency and the Politics of Translation
Vicente Rafael
Professor of History
University of Washington
Friday October 7; 2:30‐4:00pm
History Department Library
2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall A201

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thinking about Graduate School in History?

If graduate school may be on your horizon, whether it be next year, or in the next few years, please join Professor Romaniello to learn more about finding a good program and preparing your application.

When: Thursday, October 6th, 12-1pm
Where: History Department Library (Sakamaki A201)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September 16th History Workshop - Russell Hart

On Friday, September 16th, Professor Russell A. Hart (History, HPU) will be presenting:

Fräuleins Fighting at the Front:

Nazi Employment of Female Combatants

in the Final Days of the Third Reich, 1945

as part of the new History Workshop, "War and Society: Considering Justice, Violence, and the Military in History." The talk will take place at 2:30 in the History Department Library (Sakamaki A201). Full details for the talk are included on the attached flyer.