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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. Proposals are welcome that embrace any aspect of world/comparative/trans-regional history, but the conference especially welcomes submissions that address topics suited to the conference locale, such as Trans-Pacific Encounters and Exchange; Indigenous Peoples and Movements; Language and Cultures of Hawaii, Oceania and the Pacific Rim; Migrations and Immigration; Asia-Pacific Diplomacy, Military History and Security Regimes; and the relationship between Asia-Pacific Studies and World History.

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.

As currently planned, the evening of the February 17th will be devoted to an orientation meeting and special event. Panels begin 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 a short bus-ride from virtually every hotel and Airbnb in Honolulu. It is close to both the Honolulu International Airport and Waikiki.

This is the initial call for papers. The Final Call for papers will be October 30, 2016. Conference details, including registration, will follow shortly. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Vera Parham, Local Arrangements Chair at

Start Date - End Date

Feb 17, 2017 - Feb 20, 2017

Start Time - End Time

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Event Location

Honolulu, HI United States


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