CFP: Conference on World History at the Crossroads of the Pacific

November 8th, 2016  |  Published in Latest news

Conference on World History at the Crossroads of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii

February 17-20, 2017

The World History Association Regional Affiliates for Hawaii, the Northwest and California are sponsoring a conference on world history on the “the meeting place” island (Oahu) of Hawaii. The conference, which will double as the joint annual meeting of all three WHA regionals, will be held at Hawaii Pacific University’s new campus center on the vibrant downtown Honolulu waterfront at the historic Aloha Tower.

Submissions are welcome on any topic in world history. Papers addressing topics suited to the site of the conference are particularly welcome. These include, Trans- National and Comparative History, Trans-Pacific Encounters and Exchange; Indigenous Peoples and Movements; Language and Cultures of Hawaii, Oceania and the Pacific Rim; Migrations and Immigration; Colonialism; Plantation economies, Asia- Pacific Diplomacy, Military History and Security Regimes; and the relationship between World History and Asia- Pacific Studies.

As currently planned, the evening of the February 17th will be devoted to an orientation meeting and a special event. Panels at noon on the 18th (Friday). The 20th (Sunday) will be reserved further morning panels if necessary, and business meetings followed by historical tours. Recommendations for affordable off- campus housing will be forthcoming. Due to Honolulu’s superb bus system, the conference site is accessible via short bus- ride from virtually every hotel and Airbnb in Honolulu. It is close to both the Honolulu International Airport and Waikiki.

Conference details, including registration, will follow shortly. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Vera Parham, Local Arrangements Chair at Papers should be submitted for consideration to the Program Chair, Professor Marc Jason Gilbert, at

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