Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Professor Njoroge at ARTS at Marks Garage, Thursday, January 26th, 6pm

Professor Njoroge will be participating in the ITVS/PBS Community Cinema presentation this Thursday. There will be a film screening of Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock. Professor Njoroge will be one of the respondents for the Q&A afterwards. The screening is scheduled for JANUARY 26th, 2012 at 6:00 pm at the ARTS at Marks Garage.

Monday, January 23, 2012

History Workshop - Spring 2012 schedule

Bollywood Film Series Screenings - free and open to the public

The curtain goes up on this semester's (10th!) UH Bollywood film series on Monday. Please see attached for the full schedule. All screenings are free and open to the public, and you are welcome to bring food & drink.

Bollywood Mondays: My Name is Khan (2010)
Pacific Ocean Science & Technology (POST) 126
Monday, January 23rd

A moving portrait of a South Asian Muslim navigating the alienating landscape of a post-9/11 United States, 'My Name is Khan' (2010) traces Rizvan Khan's (Shah Rukh Khan) attempts to keep his family together in the wake of international and personal tragedies.

Directed by Karan Johar and co-starring Kajol, MNIK went on to become the highest-grossing Bollywood film in overseas markets. The film was also successful in India despite protests marring its opening in several Bombay theaters, as both the film and its megastar skirted a dense thicket of religious politics.

Ned Bertz
Assistant Professor
Department of History

Professor Barbara Foley, Rutgers University, events on February 9th and 10th

Barbara Foley, one of the foremost contemporary Marxist critics of American literature, is Professor in the Department of English and the Program in American Studies at Rutgers University, Newark.

She is the author of four books, the most recent of which is Wrestling with the Left: The Making of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man as well as of numerous articles on proletarian literature, African American literature and documentary fiction.

These events are made possible by a SEED Grant and by the generous support of American Studies, Center for Biographical Research, English, Ethnic Studies and History.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Phi Alpha Theta 28th Regional Conference - Call for Papers


Please share the notice below with fellow scholars and students of

UH Manoa will host the TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL HAWAI'I REGIONAL MEETING OF PHI ALPHA THETA at the Manoa Campus Center on Saturday, March 10, 2012.
Students from Hawai'i's university campuses are invited to present papers
on historical subjects and problems at that statewide meeting. If you are
eligible for membership in the history honor society, you are cordially
invited to make a little history at the conference.

To do so, you must submit your name, email address or phone number,
chapter affiliation, and the title of your paper as you would like it to
appear in the program with a one-paragraph abstract of the paper's
contents by Monday, February 6. Please send proposals via email to UH
Manoa Chapter Graduate President Zachary Martin at zjmartin@hawaii.edu and to
chapter advisor Bob McGlone at mcglone@hawaii.edu.

Three hard copies of the paper itself must be submitted by Monday,
February 13, for the author/presenter to be eligible for a prize. Please
send papers to Prof. Bob McGlone, Department of History, A 203 Sakamaki
Hall, UH Manoa, 2530 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822. Papers may be as
long as thirty pages of text, but the oral presentation of the paper
during the Annual Meeting is limited to twenty minutes. (If you wish to
read your whole paper, ten to twelve pages of twelve-point font type,
double spaced, is a proper length.) Cash and book prizes will be
announced at the end of the meeting. Students presenting papers and
their student guests will receive lunch free.

Please join us on March 10 to make new friends and celebrate HISTORY.

History Workshop presents....

Professor Romaniello will present our first spring History Workshop, "Taking Hostages and Murdering Translators: The Role of Violence in Russia's American Colonies" on Friday, February 3rd at 2:30 p.m. in the History Library (Sakamaki A201).

Please join us for this event, which is free and open to the public!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

U.H. Manoa History Department
Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society

“The Political Economy of Land Privatization in
Argentina and Australia, 1810-1850”

A Public Lecture By
Prof. Sumner La Croix
Department of Economics
U. H. Manoa
Wednesday, January 25th
12:30 until 2:00 p.m.
Sakamaki Hall A201/History Department Library
U. H. Manoa

This co-authored talk compares public land disposal and the emergence of property-rights on the
frontier in the first half of the nineteenth century in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and
the British colony of New South Wales, Australia. Rather than the common theory of the
emergence of such rights as one from de facto to de jure, evolving from the growing demands of
settlers, the authors suggest the importance of the political supply side, or the actions of governments.
The governments differed in their policies as a result of the costs of enforcement, threats of
violence, and other public matters. Contrasts developed between Argentina and Australia as a result
of this political supply side. The paper was co-authored by Prof. La Croix and Prof. Alan Dye,
Barnard College, Columbia University.

Free and Open to the Public
For information, please contact Prof. Peter Hoffenberg at peterh@hawaii.edu