The Northwest World History Association


Announcing the 2017 Joint Conference of the Hawai'i, California and Northwest Affiliates of the World History Association

Call for Papers

Pacific Journeys: Trans-Pacific Migrations, Encounters, and Exchanges

A Conference on World History at the Crossroads of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawai'i, February 17-20, 2017

The World History Association Regional Affiliates for Hawaii, the Northwest and California, together with the Department of History and International Studies, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Office of the Provost of Hawai Pacific University invite the submission of proposed presentations that investigate any aspect of world/global/comparative/trans-national and trans-regional history. The conference especially welcomes proposals 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, displacement; Asia-Pacific Diplomacy, Military History and Security Regimes; and the relationship between Asia-Pacific Studies and World History.

Please submit an abstract (no more than 500 words is required) and a CV to the Program Chair, preferably in Word.doc or Word.docx, to Marc Jason Gilbert, at with the subject line 2017 Conference, your last name, and a suggestive word or two from the title of your proposed presentation by the final, extended deadline of November 27, 2016.

Conference Registration and Additional Information:

The conference, which will double as the joint annual meeting of all three regionals, will be held at Hawai'i Pacific University's new campus center on the vibrant downtown Honolulu waterfront. Recommendations for affordable off-campus housing are available at the main conference page. Due to Honolulu's superb bus system, the conference site is accessible via a short bus-ride from virtually every hotel in Honolulu. It is close to both the Honolulu International Airport and Waikiki. Please see the Conference website for details, related events and updates:

There is also a Facebook page at


  • All presenters must register to be included in the program.
  • General Registration: $ 75.00 (includes new membership in the WHA affiliate sponsoring organization of attendee's choice).
  • Registration for members of the WHA affiliate sponsoring organizations: $50.00 (includes membership renewal).
  • Registration for Local Teachers: $15.00 (includes membership in the World History Association of Hawaii).
  • Registration of student panelists: $15.00 (includes membership in the World History Association of Hawaii).
  • Registration for non-presenting college and university students with ID $10.00 (includes membership in the World History Association of Hawaii).
  • Registration for local Middle or Secondary school students with ID from any school, $5.00 (includes membership in the World History Association of Hawaii).

Payment is by cash or check only, a receipt will be supplied. Mail to Dr. Vera Parham, Local Arrangements Chair, 855 Kainui Drive. Kailua HI 96734. Checks should be made out to the World History Association of Hawaii.

Inquiries about the conference, including dining and lodging options, possible tours, parking and operational program matters, may be directed to Dr.Vera Parham at

Please note that the language of the conference is English.

There are no funds available to support presenters' travel or lodging.

The Conference Organizers are grateful for the assistance and support of the following:

Hawai Pacific University, Office of the Provost

Phi Alpha Theta Chapters at Hawaii Pacific University and the University of Hawaii

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For more information about the Northwest World History Association, please contact us at:

NWWHA Constitution

NWWHA Past Programs

Affiliate Organizations

The World History Association

The California World History Association

New England Regional World History Association