News & Events

Announcing launch of History Workshop speaker series

Professor Suzanna Reiss and the Department of History are very pleased to announce the launch of our History Workshop speaker series that will focus this year on the theme: Roots & Routes: Mobility, Migration, and Diasporas.


Speakers will be presenting the first Friday of every month in the History Department Library from 2:30-4:00pm, and we will follow the events with a reception in the department lounge.


Phi Alpha Theta Book Sale

Phi Alpha Theta Book Sale: Aug 27 @ Sinclair Library. For more information, please click here to see the poster!

‘Aha Mo‘olelo Hawai‘i

A message from Professor Noelani Arista:

Please join us at the first ‘Aha Mo‘olelo Hawai‘i, Hawaiian History and Literature conference from Thursday, October 18 to Saturday, October 20.

The schedule can be found here:

Professor McGlone is recipient of the Peter Seaborg award for his book, "John Brown's War Against Slavery"

Professor Robert McGlone is the winner of the 2012 Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship. The Peter Seaborg award is presented annually in memory of Mr. Seaborg, who was a rare book dealer and enthusiastic Civil War re-enactor.

Professor McGlone's book was also a finalist for the Lincoln Prize and the Frederick Douglass Award.

Professor Kenneth Pomeranz will present for the Confucius Institute Distinguished Speaker Lectures

Professor Kenneth Pomeranz,
University Professor of History, University of Chicago
President-elect, American Historical Association,
will give the following lectures for the Confucius Institute Fall 2012 Distinguished Speaker Series

“Late Imperial Legacies: Land, Water and the
Dynamics of Chinese Economic Development”

Monday, September 24, 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Center for Korean Studies Auditorium, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Reception to follow.


“Populating China’s Southwest Frontier: ‘Han’ and ‘Minority’

Graduate History Students Earn Prestigious Awards

Two graduate students in the History department have recently been notified they are recipients of the following awards:

Adam Witten (currently working on his PhD. in History), will be presented with the Graduate Division Award for Excellence in Teaching as a Teaching Assistant

Monica LaBriola (currently A.B.D. for her PhD. in History), will be presented with the College of Arts and Humanities Dissertation Research Award.

Congratulations Adam and Monica!

Professor Millett wins 2012 Truman Book Award

Allan R. Millett, the General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Professor of Military History Emeritus at Ohio State University, and a summer professor for the Department of History at UHM, received the 2012 Truman Book Award for The War for Korea, 1950-1951: They Came from the North. Congratulations, Professor Millett!

Professor Romaniello awarded for Excellence in Teaching

Professor Matthew Romaniello has been selected as the recipient of the College of Arts and Humanities Excellence in Teaching Award this year and the Board of Regents' Excellent in Teaching Award . These Awards recognizes faculty members in the College and University who have made outstanding contributions in teaching. Congratulations, Professor Romaniello!

History News - Spring 2012 issue now available

The first issue of our departmental newletter, History News, is now available.

You may download it here as a PDF file.

If you have any items for inclusion in our next newsletter, please contact Hazel Ito [email hazelito(at)hawaii(dot)edu].

History Forum

History Forum


The Department of History hosts an ongoing History Forum for talks and presentations by UH faculty and visiting scholars throughout the year. The Forum is also available for graduate students to present research and practice job talks. For more information on participating, please contact Dr. Peter Hoffenberg.


Upcoming Fall 2014 Talks


All sessions are in the Department of History Library (Sakamaki Hall A201).

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