Pacific Studies


Pacific Studies 

Pacific Studies investigates the long historical fetch and socio-political dimensions of maritime life and oceanic crossings, inclusive of San Diego, the Pacific Rim, and points outward.

IAH was awarded a grant from UC Humanities Research Institute Proposal for the UC Pacific Worlds Initiative (PI: Mark Hanna).  

UC Pacific Worlds Initiative Workshops

This academic year (2017-2018), the Institute of Arts & Humanities will be launching our new UC Pacific Worlds Initiative (UCPWI). We will host weekly workshops for faculty and graduate students from different fields and disciplines to discuss Pacific and global histories. We will consider how including the Pacific challenges the conventional ways that we narrate the past. We will be hosting workshops on Mondays at noon throughout the upcoming academic year in LIT 310. Please contact Pacific Studies Coordinator Graeme Mack for details.

2018 Workshops

February 5th, 2018: Sarah Schneewind, Professor of History, UC San Diego, "The Truth about the Early Fifteenth Century Chinese Ocean Voyages," Literature Building, Room 310, 12:00-1:00.

March 5th, 2018: Cristela Garcia-Spitz, Curator of the Tuzin Archive for Melanesian Anthropology, UC San Diego, "Patrolling the Past: Bringing the Papua New Guinea Colonial-Era Reports into the Digital Realm." Literature Building, Room 310, 12:00-1:00.

March 12th, 2018: David Pedersen, Professor of Anthropology, UC San Diego, "Thinking like a Port: Capitalism and Nature in San Diego." Literature Building, Room 310, 12:00-1:00.

Collective Bibliography

We are assembling a collective bibliography based on participants' suggestions of Pacific-related works. Those interested can view (and add suggestions) at the following link: Collective Bibliography

Previous UC Pacific Worlds Workshops