22nd Pacific History Association Biennial Conference 2016

PHA Conference: About the Logo

22nd Pacific History Association Biennial Conference 2016

About the Logo

The logo for the 22nd PHA Conference is an artistic rendition of the taro corm and leaves. Recognized throughout Oceania as a staple food providing sustenance to Pacific Islander peoples, taro and its cultivation requires replanting a portion of the harvested crop, which in turn sprouts a new plant for future cultivation. Taro thus speaks symbolically to this year's theme by highlighting the importance of our past to sustain our present and future. It represents the direct genealogical connection between past, present, and future, aligning sublimely with the conference theme of Mo'na.

The conference logo was designed by local artist Bruce E. Warner. Born and raised on Guam, Bruce has extensive experience working on projects that seek to advance creative and performing arts in the Pacific. He has been the graphic designer for the last four issues of Guam's only literary and visual arts journal Storyboard: A Journal of Pacific Imagery. Bruce has also designed promotional materials for the University of Guam Theater for the last several years.”

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Abstract deadline: Dec. 31, 2015

Early Registration deadline:Feb. 29, 2016
Early Registration Fee:US$200 (US$100 for students)

Late Registration: March 1 – May 5, 2016
Late Registration Fee:US$250 ($125 for students)


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  • Anne Perez Hattori, Ph.D., History and Chamorro Studies
  • James Perez Viernes, Ph.D., Chamorro Studies

Planning Committee Members:

  • Michael Clement, Ph.D., Associate Professor, History
  • Mary Cruz, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Political Science
  • Nicholas Goetzfridt, Ph.D., Professor, Micronesian Studies
  • Sharleen Santos-Bamba, Ph.D., Associate Professor, English and Chamorro Studies
  • Elyssa Santos, B.A., History
  • Jessica Urbano, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Dean's Office
  • Velma Yamashita, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Art
  • Alden Paul Cabero, Teaching Assistant, UOG History
  • Jeff Umayam, CLASS Humanities Division