The Pacific History Association, the University of Guam, and the Guam Preservation Trust invite scholars to participate in the 22nd PHA Conference from May 19-21, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Guam, Mariana Islands.
PHA members include scholars doing research in the fields of history, anthropology, social sciences, literature, music, language, education, indigenous studies, cultural studies, and in other fields significant in Oceania’s history. We therefore sincerely welcome worldwide scholars interested in similar issues to participate in the conference and exchange ideas.
The conference theme, “Mo’na: Our Pasts Before Us,” invokes Pan-Pacific ways of negotiating the past, present, and future that blur conventional western notions of History as linear, progressive and finite. With this theme, we also seek out linkages to the Festival of Pacific Arts which Guam will host immediately following our conference.
The conference will feature four keynote speakers: Dr. Robert A. Underwood, University of Guam; Dr. Katerina Teaiwa, Australian National University; Dr. Greg Dvorak, Hitotsubashi University; and Dr. David Hanlon, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.
PHA is also pleased to welcome the Symposium of the International Council for Traditional Music Study Group on Music and Dance of Oceania. Those interested in presenting papers related to Oceania’s music and dance traditions are invited to submit abstracts to PHA.
Registration, through the conference website, is now open. Early registration, running through Feb. 29, 2016, is $200, while early student registration is $100. If space permits, late registration will run from March 1 to May 5, 2016, with fees of $250 for general registrants and $150 for students
This project is supported in part by the Pacific History Association, University of Guam, Guam Preservation Trust, Bank of Guam, and the Guam Visitors Bureau.