Wednesday, September 17, 2014

UHM's Alpha Beta Epsilon Chapter Wins 2014 PAT Best Chapter Award!

Congratulations to UHM's Alpha Beta Epsilon Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta for winning the national 2014 Best Chapter Award (Division V)! The award comes with a cash prize of $250 to be used towards the purchase of books for the chapter's campus library.

In other PAT news, the chapter is teaming up with the Department of History to hold a "Bakes, Books, & Goodies" event on Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Sakamaki Hall Courtyard from 10 am - 2 pm. Half of all book sale proceeds that day will go towards the History Department's contribution to the Aloha United Way campaign. Please stop by for yummy goodies and great book deals!

Finally, the next PAT meeting will be on Tuesday, September 30th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the History Library, SAK A201.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Brown Bag Biography featuring Professor John Rosa - Thursday, Sept. 11

The Center for Biographical Research at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa presents:

Brown Bag Biography Series, Fall 2014
“Local Story: The Massie-Kahahawai Case and the Culture of History”
John Rosa, UHM Department of History

Thursday, September 11
12 noon - 1:15 p.m.
Kuykendall 410

Please see flyer below for more details, and a full listing of Brown Bag Biography talks:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Department of History Honors Track

The Department of History is pleased to announce the creation of an Honors Track in History! This track offers many options for completing an Honors degree in History, with only a minimum of 3 additional credits beyond the 33 required for the History major. Please note: Students must first qualify for and apply to the UHM Honors Program.

For more information, please see the document below prepared by Prof. Karen Jolly, or visit the Honors section of our website at:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

PAT Events to Kick Off Fall 2014

Our first Phi Alpha Theta meeting this semester will be on Thursday, Aug. 28th, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. We will meet in the History Library (SAK A201) and share with you our "Best Chapter" ppt & video that was submitted for PAT national award consideration. We will also have our usual pizza dinner, so don't miss it!

Our first Book Sale will be on Tuesday, Sept. 2nd – the day after the Labor Day holiday.

See you at these events!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Talk at Hawaiʻi State Library featuring Prof. Kieko Matteson - Saturday, July 26

Prof. Kieko Matteson will be delivering a talk at the Hawaiʻi State Library—as part of its upcoming WWI History Program—on Saturday, July 26 from 2-3 p.m. For more information, please see the flyer below:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Professor Rich Rath featured in NPR's All Things Considered

Prof. Rich Rath has been featured as an interviewee for a segment of NPR's All Things Considered on the Duckworth Chant and its ancestry from African and African American work songs. To download the audio file and view the transcript, please visit this link:

Friday, May 30, 2014

Interview with Professor Leonard Andaya in Itinerario

An interview with Professor Leonard Andaya has been published in the April 2014 edition of Itinerario, the International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction. In this interview, Prof. Andaya shares stories about his upbringing, educational background, and experiences as a Southeast Asia historian.

Citation: Kathryn Andersen Wellen and Ariel C. Lopez, "Traversing the Malay-Indonesian World: An Interview with Leonard Andaya," Itinerario, 38:1 (2014): 7-12.

Please click here for an excerpt OR click here for full text (requires UH login).