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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Conference - Pacific Passages: Connecting East, West, and Center in the Pacific Basin

Histories of the Pacific, histories in the Pacific, histories around the Pacific-the proliferation and increasing prominence of Pacific history
offers various ways to conceptualize its geographies and understand its peoples. This conference examines different approaches to Pacific
histories and cultural encounters throughout the Basin and also considers oceanic frameworks as a historical methodology.

Friday, April 4, 2008

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:30 Welcome Robert C. Ritchie (The Huntington)

Remarks David Igler (University of California, Irvine)

Session 1 Oceans Connect: The Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans as Historical Frameworks

Moderator: Carole Shammas (University of Southern California)

Alison Games (Georgetown University)
"Transoceanic Connections in the Seventeenth Century"

Rainer Buschmann (California State University, Channel Islands)
"Caught between Fluidity and Insularity: Pacific Identities in the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Centuries"

Sugata Bose (Harvard University)
"Turbulent Passages from the Indian Ocean across the Pacific: Negotiating the Cross-Currents between Oceanic and Global Histories"

12:30 Lunch
1:30 Session 2 The Local and Global: Indigenous Communities and Outsiders

Moderator: Nigel Rigby (National Maritime Museum)

David Howell (Princeton University)
"Homeland Security: Preparing for Foreign Invasion in Late Tokugawa Japan"

David Igler
"Captive Taking and Other Conventions of Contact on the Northwest Coast"

Bronwen Douglas (Australian National University)
"Race and Encounters in Oceania: Science, Agency, and the Vacillations of a Nineteenth-Century Naturalist"

Saturday, April 5, 2008

9:00 Registration & Coffee

9:30 Session 3 Race, Migrations, and Rights around the Pacific

Moderator: Adria Imada (University of California, San Diego)

Andrea Geiger (Simon Fraser University)
"Cross-Pacific Debates about the Contours of Race and Class: Meiji-Era Japanese Immigrant Challenges to North American Categories of Exclusion"

Manuhuia Barcham (Massey University)
"Empire and Indigenous Sovereignty: Arguments over the Treaty Option"

David A. Chappell (University of Hawaii, Manoa)
"A 'Headless' Native Talks Back: Nidoish Naisseline and the Kanak Awakening in New Caledonia"

12:30 Lunch
1:30 Session 4 Borders, Empires, and Security

Moderator: Margarette Lincoln (National Maritime Museum)

Arturo Giraldez (University of the Pacific)
"The Military Revolution in Asia: The Case of the Philippines in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries"

Adam McKeown (Columbia University)
"The Pacific from Basin to Border, 1850-1930"

Ryan Jones (Columbia University)
"The Pacific: Russia's First Globalizing Experience"

This conference is funded by The John Haskell Kemble Endowment

Pacific Passages:
Connecting East, West, and Center in the Pacific Basin

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Address: _____________________________________________________

Email/Phone: _____________________________________________________

Affiliation: _____________________________________________________

Conference registration and meals by reservation only. No confirmation
be sent.

Conference registration fee 25.00
(Graduate students free)

Buffet lunch (April 4) 16.50

Buffet lunch (April 5) 16.50

Vegetarian (circle one) Yes No

Total ______

Please return form and check payable to "The Huntington"
by March 28, 2008.
Mail to Susi Krasnoo, The Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino CA

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