Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Living Humanities Lecture by Prof. Karen Jolly - Friday, April 1

The Living Humanities Forum is pleased to announce an upcoming lecture by Dr. Karen Jolly (Professor of History, UH Mānoa) titled: “Letter by Letter: Slow Scholarship in a Digital World.”

Jolly writes: “This presentation explores the dynamic of combining slow methods of scholarship with emerging technological tools, focusing on the digitization of medieval manuscripts, as well as exploring imagined landscapes that come from deep reading.”

The talk will take place on Friday, April 1, 2016 from 1:30-2:30 in Henke Hall 200. For more information, please email Daniel Harris-McCoy at harrismc@hawaii.edu

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Manoa Experience Day - Saturday, April 2

Be sure to stop by the History Department table under the College of Arts & Humanities tent at Manoa Experience Day on Saturday, April 2, from 10:00-1:00 pm. This is an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about the university campus and its diverse academic offerings. The History Department will have games, prizes, brochures, and current students on hand to answer all of your questions. It is a fun-filled, lively day, and we hope to see you there!

You're Invited! History Student Program Review - Thursday, March 31

The WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) will be a holding a History Program Review here at UH Mānoa and all students who have taken at least one History course are cordially invited to attend these sessions on Thursday, March 31:

UNDERGRADUATE SESSION: 1:15 - 2:00 pm, Campus Center 309
GRADUATE SESSION: 2:10 - 2:55 pm, Campus Center 309

Refreshments will be provided! Please see the flyers below for more details.

Monday, March 14, 2016

PAT Events in March 2016: Movie Night, Regional Conference, Book Sale, and more!

Wed., March 16 at 6:30 pm: Movie Night in Art Auditorium – Rhapsody in August by Akira Kurosawa (flyer below)

Fri., March 18 from 12:30-2:00 pm: WS Colloquium, Saunders 244 - Women's History featuring our very own Jason Liang, Kaitlyn Iwashita, and Angela Soto Balmores (flyer below)

Sat., March 19 from 8:30 am–5:30 pm: 32nd Annual Hawaiʻi Regional Meeting of PAT at HPU / Aloha Tower. Click here for more information.

Wed., March 30 from 5:30-7:00 pm: PAT Meeting - History Library, SAK A201

Thurs., March 31 from 8:00 am–4:00 pm: PAT BOOK SALE / Campus Center Walkway

Talk by Dr. Peter Miller of Texas Tech U. - Tuesday, March 15

Join us for a History lecture with Dr. Peter Miller of Texas Tech University, who will be presenting:

"Echoing the Herald: The Making of Olympic Athletes in Ancient Greece"
Tuesday, March 15th
2:00 pm
History Library, Sakamaki A-201

Please see flyer below for more details:

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Talk by PhD Candidate Matt Cavert - Wednesday, March 9

Join us for the Spring 2016 Oceania Ensemble Colloquium speaker series with:

Matt Cavert
PhD Candidate, UH Mānoa History
“Language of Nature: French Art and Science in Tahiti”

Wednesday, March 9th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location (Burns Hall 3121/25)

Co-sponsored by the Pacific Islands Development Program, EWC and the Biocultural Initiative of the Pacific, UHM

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Summer Registration Kick-off Fair - Tues., March 1

Be sure to stop by the History Department table at the Mānoa Summer Registration Kick-off Fair on Tuesday, March 1, from 11:30-1:30 pm. Outreach College Summer Sessions will be providing live music, DJs, free refreshments, and prizes! The History Department will be there to answer your questions about our summer offerings, and will have free goodies as well. We hope to see you there!

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.