Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Summer History Education Hawaii 2015 Conference Announcement: Dr. James Corcoran Keynote Speaker

History Education Hawaii, the Hawaii council of the National Council for History Education is proud to announce that Dr. James Corcoran will be the keynote speaker for its upcoming 2015 Summer History Education Conference in Honolulu.

Holding a Bachelor of Science from West Point, a Masters in Asian Studies and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a specialty focusing on China and Southeast Asia, Dr. Corcoran is a noted historian and authority on military history, diplomacy, Asian Studies, national and international security issues and strategy. 

Dr. Corcoran is a career U.S. Army officer. He was the director of Asian Studies in the Department of National and International Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in the 1980s and 1990s. He published a series  of conference reports on Asian Security as Rapporteur for the National Defense University. He recently authored an article in the newsletter of the Association of Diplomacy and Military Studies. His reviews have been published in the World History Association Journal. His latest article is due to be published in the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs Journal "Vietnam and the World" in June, 2015.

Dr. Corcoran teaches courses on history and Asia in Hawaii Pacific University’s (HPU) Military Campus Program and serves as a Curriculum Area Liaison for History, Diplomacy and Military Studies, and as the contact point for Asian Studies. He is the recipient of the HPU Trustees’ Award for Excellence in Teaching 2012-2013, HPU Teacher of the Year, and recipient of the HPU Faculty Assembly Golden Apple Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2011 Undergraduate/Adjunct. The Hawaii Council for the Humanities and the National History Day Executive Director presented an award to Professor Corcoran on May 9, 2015, at the 25th Anniversary celebration of Hawaii History Day, for his long-time service and dedication to Hawaii History Day. 

“On behalf of History Education Hawaii and the National Council for History Education, we are very excited that Dr. James Corcoran will be our keynote speaker,” said Jeffrey Bingham Mead, History Education Hawaii’s president and co-founder. “His first-hand perspectives and insights on Asian history, diplomacy and security issues in the Asia-Pacific Region come at an especially important time in contemporary history. We urge the public to attend our conference. What Dr. Corcoran has to share effects us all now and in the future.”

The conference is scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Aliiolani Hale, the Hawaii Judiciary Building on South King Street in downtown Honolulu. Seating is limited. Admission to the conference includes a light lunch. Please contact or visit for conference details. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

It's Teacher Appreciation Week 2015!

HEH Welcomes the National Council for History Education Co-sponsorship of 2015 Annual Summer Conference

History Education Hawaii, Inc., is delighted to announce that the National Council for History Education (NCHE) is co-sponsoring our upcoming 2015 Summer History Education Conference in Honolulu.

The annual conference is scheduled for Saturday, June 13 at Aliiolani Hale, the headquarters of the Hawaii Judiciary across from Iolani Palace.

More than twenty years ago, the National Council for History Education was founded to bring together historians, teachers, education specialists, university faculty, community leaders, museums, archives, libraries, and historical societies to ensure not only that history was being taught in our schools, but that excellence of instruction and learning occurred.

The sponsorship is part of History Education Hawaii's and the NCHE's ongoing commitment to promoting excellence in historical literacy and history education.

HEH welcomes additional sponsorships! Contact us at about additional opportunities. Thank you! 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

At Your Service! History Education Hawaii's FREE News-blog

History Education Hawaii, Inc., publishes this free news-blog at 

Historians, history teachers, students and history buffs everywhere are encouraged to visit the news-blog for information on conferences, symposiums, institutes, exhibits, professional-development opportunities -and more! 

Your news is welcomed! 

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Please check in with this news-blog! It is updated often.

CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS: 2015 Summer Hawaii History Education Conference


History Education Hawaii, Inc., the official state council in Hawaii of the National Council for History Education (NCHE) invites presentation proposals for its upcoming 2015 Summer History Education Conference in Honolulu.

The conference is scheduled to be a one-day event to be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Until May 15, 2015 we are offering a Very Early Bird Special. Tickets priced at $90 each. CLICK THIS LINK

Each ticket covers admission by one individual and a light lunch. 

You may also mail in a printed check to:
History Education Hawaii, 
P.O. Box 183, 
Honolulu HI USA 96810-0183. 

E Pili Mai: Celebrating History Together as One

History teachers, historians, students and scholars, and the general public are invited to celebrate the subject of history, to highlight the value of history education and its benefits to a diverse, globalized and interconnected world. The conference seeks to foster a new beginning for all who love the subject of history through considerate dialogue, the building of new partnerships, energized relationships, all with the goal of strengthening our understanding of the complexities of as well as the pleasures of studying history in our contemporary world. 

It will be held in historic Aliiolani Hale, the headquarters of the Hawaii Judicial branch of government and the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center across from Iolani Palace

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: on or before Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. 

Please submit a 1-3-pargraph summary with title, name, a short autobiography and contact information and equipment/technology requests. 

We will be approving a maximum of five proposals due to time limitations. 

NOTE: Online/wifi access for laptop computers is not available inside Aliiolani Hale. 

The 2015 Summer Hawaii History Education Conference is open to history educators, historians, students and independent history scholars -and anyone who loves the subject of history.

Papers, proposals and abstracts should be submitted in electronic PDF-format to, or by hard copy to:

History Education Hawaii, Inc.

2015 Conference Proposals
P.O. Box 183
Honolulu HI 96810-0183

For further information please email or call (808) 721-0306

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Magna Carta Celebration at the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center on May 7

Magna Carta Celebration

Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center

Free and Open to the Public

Join us as we commemorate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.

More than any other document in human history, the Magna Carta has come to embody a simple but enduring truth: no one, no matter how powerful, is above the law. In the eight centuries since its signing, the Magna Carta has taken root as an international symbol of the rule of law. It is the inspiration for many fundamental rights Americans hold dear today, including due process, habeas corpus, trial by jury, and the right to travel.  Our evening program looks at the history of the Magna Carta, first issued in 1215, and its relevance in society today.

Peter H. Hoffenberg is Associate Professor of History at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where he has taught for nearly twenty years. His courses include the Modern Britain and British Empire, Economic History, History and Film, and modern Europe. His interests focus on the Victorian era, and he has published a variety of articles related to poverty, traditional Indian art, the Great War, and Australian science. He will discuss the documents history.

Gregory Jackson is an international advisor on human rights, the military, and security sector reform. He spent several years in South Sudan advising the Ministry of Defense in security sector reform and time in Iraq as an advisor to the Iraqi High Tribunal prosecuting human rights atrocities by the Baathist regime. Most recently, Jackson served as Director of the Office of Veterans Services in the Abercrombie administration. He will discuss human rights, the rule of law, and concepts of fair trial and due process in the international post-conflict context.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hawaii Goes to the National History Bowl 2015 National Championships in Washington, D.C.

Today we received this picture from John Bickel of Iolani School. He is the Hawaii coordinator of the Hawaii History Bee and Bowl. 

John is chaperoning the Hawaii Team representing us at the National History Bowl National Championships in Washington, D.C. 

Please cheer them on! 

They are a bright group of students who are making us proud! 

Again, thank you for supporting History Education Hawaii, Inc., and the Hawaii History Bee and Bowl.