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

April 30th, 2018: Karl Gerth, Professor of History, UC San Diego, “How Socialist was China under Chairman Mao?,” Literature Building, Room 310, 12:00-1:00.

May 14th, 2018: Jeremy Prestholdt, Professor of History, UC San Diego, "Clothing Empires: Japanese Industry, African Consumer Cultures, and British Colonial Policy,” Literature Building, Room 310, 12:00-1:00.

June 4th, 2018: Mikael D. Fauvelle, Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, UC San Diego, “Acorns, Asphaltum, and Asymmetrical Exchange: Reevaluating Island Economies in Ancient California.” 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