Friday, May 30, 2014

Interim-Edition of Common-place Released

The new interim issue of the online journal Common-place features reviews of Erskine Clark's By the Rivers of Water (by Nathan Jeremie-Brink) and of Sarah Nehama's recent book on mourning jewelry, In Death Lamented (by Jennifer Van Horn). 

Sarah Dennis also reviews A.N. Wilson's The Potter's Hand, a historical novel about Josiah Wedgwood. 

For all this, and a new installment of the "Poetic Research" column, please click this link.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Concord Review Emerson Prizes 2014

From the Desk of Will Fitzhugh:

Here are some of the essays which won Ralph Waldo Emerson Prizes after being published in Volume 24 of The Concord Review:

Kathleen Wenyun Guan of Singapore, a Senior at the United World College of Southeast Asia, had published a 6,103-word history research paper on the One Child Policy in China. (Georgetown School of Foreign Service)

Maya Tulip Lorey, of Oakland, California, a Senior at the College Preparatory School of Oakland, had published a 5,792-word history research paper on residential segregation in Berkeley, California. (Stanford)

Jonathan Slifkin, of New York, a Senior at the Horace Mann School in the Bronx, had published an 8,017-word history research paper on Brazilian Independence. (Harvard)

Iris Robbins-Larrivee, of Vancouver, a Junior at the King George Secondary School in Vancouver, had published a 14,212-word history research paper on French Canadian Nationalism. (McGill)

Rebecca Grace Cartellone, of Hudson, Ohio, a Senior at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson Ohio, had published a 7,111-word history research paper on the Three Gorges Dam. (Columbia)

Gao Wenbin, of Qingdao, Shandong, China, a Senior at Qingdao No. 2 Middle School in Shandong, had published a 16,380-word history research paper on Chinese Liberalism. (Yale)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

OFFICIAL PROGRAM: History Education Hawaii Summer 2014 Conference


Welcome to the Official Program Site
of the
History Education Hawaii Summer 2014 Conference
June 13-15, 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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. 

This conference is co-sponsored by the National Council for History Education! The National Council for History Education builds bridges between those who share a common passion for historical thinking. Here you will find outstanding professional development opportunities, access to a wide range of historical organizations, thought-provoking annual conferences, publications, and information on critical national and local historical issues. Most of all, you will be part of community that is linked together by a common commitment to excellence in history education. 


We extend our special thanks to Green Rose Design for its donation via our Indiegogo crowd funding site. Click this link and make a contribution! We'll be more than happy to add your name to our list. Yes, we also accept cash and check donations. 

DAY 1: FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration at Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives. 

8:30 a.m. Opening of the Conference; Wendell Ching Memorial Essay Contest Winner; History Educator of the Year 2014-2015 AwardHawaii History Bee and Bowl Commendation: John Bickel, teacher, and Junior Varsity Winning Team Members Kento Tanaka '16; Darwin Peng '16; Dante Hirata-Epstein '16; Jenna Tom '16, and Arjun Srirangarajan '17, who tied third place at the 2014 national tournament

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. History in Search of the Future. Keynote Speech by Brig. General Frances Iwalani Mossman, Ret.

9:25 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Break.

9:30 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Take  a Cathartic, an Emetic, a Restorative, Some Opium and Call Me in the Morning – Western Medical Practice in the Early 19th Century, by Michael Smola, Hawaii Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives.

10:10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break.

10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. 
Maintaining Cultural Integrity and Historical Relevancy in a Tourism-Driven Economyby Kanani Kawika, Pacific Islands Institute.

11:05 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Break.

11:10 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Native Hawaiians in the American Civil War, by Dr. Justin Vance Ed.D, Associate Professor of History and Interim Dean, Military Campus Programs (Academics), Hawaii Pacific University.  

11:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon) Break.

12:00 P.M. (NOON) - 1:00 P.M. LUNCH

Afternoon Sessions at Kekauluohi Building, Iolani Palace:

1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. A Semester at Sea: Circumnavigating the World and Teaching World History, by James Trueller of Brigham Young University-Hawaii

1:40 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Break

1:45 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Getting Students Fired up about History; it is Easier Than You Think, by Rosanna Fukuda, State Educational Specialist, Social Studies, of the Hawaii State Department of Education, and Dr. Mitzie Higa, Ed.D, NBCT and Curriculum Coordinator/ELL Coordinator of Ewa Makai Middle School.

2:20 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. Break.

2:25 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. Tax Talk for Teachers, by Cherylle Morrow of Chez Morrow International. 

3:05 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Break.

3:10 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Simulations, by John W. Bickel, Iolani School

3:45 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Break.

3:50 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. World History. Marc Gilbert, PhD., NEH Endowed Chair of World History, World History Association of Hawaii at Hawaii Pacific University

DAY 2: SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014

A day of historical and cultural exploration awaits! Our conference attendees have a variety of choices available. The Kamehameha Day Parade, Chinatown walking tours, Hawaii Plantation Village, Queen Emma Summer Palace, the USS Arizona, the USS Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin and the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and more places extend their aloha!

Mahea Bernal of Daughters of Hawaii/Queen Emma Summer Palace will be available to lead four tours of the summer palace.

For detailed information go to this link to our excursions section of the conference program. Enjoy your journeys! 

DAY 3: SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014

We look forward to welcoming our conference ohana to Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nuuanu Valley. What better place to go to on a calm Sunday morning? This was a special place for Queen Emma and Kamehameha IV, a place for rest and escape from court and government responsibilities. 

Please arrive at the summer palace by 9:30 a.m. Parking is very limited. You may park behind the summer palace off Nuuanu Park and walk across to the entrance.

Bonnie Stevens and Barbara Del Piano will be delivering two presentations:

Bonnie Stevens of Daughters of Hawaii/Queen Emma Summer Palace will deliver a presentation in Emmalani Hale about the history of the Battle of Nu‘uanu. She will also furnish information on the educational programs offered by Daughters of Hawaii/Queen Emma Summer Palace. 

Barbara Del Piano of Daughters of Hawaii/Queen Emma Summer Palaceauthor of Nā Lani Kaumaka, Daughters of Hawaii, A Century of Historic Preservation and recipient of Historic Preservation Hawaii’s Historic Preservation Publication award, will talk about historic preservation and the Daughters of Hawai‘i organization which was established in 1903, the founders of which were obviously pioneers in historic preservation.

The conference will officially close at noon. Happy Father's Day! Mahalo nui loa for all who came to savor the colors, textures and diversity of Hawaii's unique history.

"A hui hou!" Until we meet again! 

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Monday, May 26, 2014

EXCURSIONS AND TOURS: History Education Hawaii Summer 2014 Conference

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FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014

Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives preserves the heritage and interprets the stories of the American Protestant Missionaries, their descendants, and their relationships with the people and cultures of Hawai`i, connecting with contemporary life, and encouraging a deeper understanding and appreciation for the complex history that continues to shape Hawai`i. 

Admission: $6.00. Guided tours and self-guided tours available Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14. No photos permitted inside the houses. For information on the three houses go to this link. 

ʻIolani Palace is the only royal palace now a part of the United States. Used as an official residence of the reigning Hawaiian sovereigns, it is today a National Historic Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Two monarchs governed from ʻIolani Palace: King Kalākaua and Queen LiliʻuokalaniThe palace was restored and opened to the public as a museum in 1978. 

Special self-led audio tours are available for registered conference attendees on Friday, June 13, and on Saturday, June 14.  Please inquire at the ticket office and gift shop about a special rate just for conference members. 

Hawaii Heritage Center: Chinatown Walking Tours and Exhibits Gallery

The Hawaii Heritage Center (HHC) was created to support efforts to educate, preserve and perpetuate knowledge on the history, the heritage, and the culture of diverse ethnocultural groups of Hawaii. Meet at 1040 Smith Street in Chinatown (pictured above). Phone (808) 521-2749. 

Walking tours available on Saturday morning, June 14. Cost: $5.00. Tours start at 9:00 a.m. Groups of 20 by appointment. Wear comfortable shoes. Please call or sign up via email. 

Manoa Heritage Center: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ONLY
The Mānoa Heritage Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1996, whose mission is to promote the thoughtful stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i. The historic site consists of Kūka‘ō‘ō Heiau, a Native Hawaiian garden and the historic home Kūali‘i. The heiau and historic home are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Currently, only Kūka‘ō‘ō Heiau and the Native Hawaiian garden are open to visitors. The Center is committed to preserving and interpreting the heiau, the Native Hawaiian garden, the historic home and the natural and cultural history of Mānoa Valley for future generations. 

Phone (808) 988-1287. Tour starts promptly at 2:00 p.m. for one hour only. Groups of 2-20 only. Cost: Adults $7; Seniors & Military $4; Teachers students and children are FREE . Please call or sign up via email. We are required to submit a list of names BEFORE the tour commences. 

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ONLY

Conference attendees are invited on Friday afternoon to visit the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Historical Gallery Okage Sama De: I am what I am because of you. Meet at 1:50 p.m. in front of the gallery. Education Specialist Derrick Iwata be there to welcome you. A head count is needed on or before conference registration at Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives on Friday morning, June 13. The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i is located at 2454 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96826. For more information please call (808) 945-7633 ext. 25

The Judiciary History Center provides visitors with information, exhibits and field trip opportunities on the history of Hawaii's unique legal system. The Monarchy Gallery documents the transition of the legal system from the traditional Hawaiian kapu to the 19th century western-styled court system. The Restored 1913 Courtroom is equipped with authentic furnishings, serving as a venue for lectures, dramatizations, mock trials and other public programs. Visitors will also learn about martial law in Hawaii after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and how life in Hawaii changed drastically. Click this link for information on educational programs and experiences.  Click this link to book a school and group tour.   

Open all day during regular business hours. FREE ADMISSION. 417 South King Street, behind the Kamehameha the Great statue and across from Iolani Palace. One block from Kawaiahao Church and Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives. Phone (808) 539-4999. Self-guided tours. Interior photos permitted. Large bags discouraged. Metal detector at entrance. 


Parade starts at 9:00 a.m., at the corner of King and Richards Streets (Iolani Palace grounds) and ends at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki. The Ho`olaule`a follows that evening. The parade will be broadcast LIVE on OC16 Saturday, June 14, 2014 and on Oceanic Cable Channel 12, and HD Channel 1012. LIVE streaming will be on FREE.

                  Hawaii Heritage Center: Chinatown Walking Tours and Exhibits Gallery

The Hawaii Heritage Center (HHC) was created to support efforts to educate, preserve and perpetuate knowledge on the history, the heritage, and the culture of diverse ethnocultural groups of Hawaii. Meet at 1040 Smith Street in Chinatown (pictured above). Phone (808) 521-2749. 

Tours available on Friday morning, June 13 at 9:30 a.m., and on Saturday morning, June 14. Cost: $20.00. Tours start at 9:30 a.m. Groups of 20 by appointment. Wear comfortable shoes. Please call or sign up via email. 

Hawaii's Plantation Village, The Outdoor Museum of Hawaii's Cultural History

Step back in time to when ‘sugar was King’ and experience the real Hawai‘i. Hawaii’s Plantation Village is the perfect location for keiki, family, and all ages to explore a living history museum and botanical garden. A visit to us opens a door to a time of true hospitality and cultural sharing that sprung from Hawaii’s plantation life.

Hawaii's Plantation Village is an outdoor museum that tells the story of life on Hawaii's Sugar Plantations (circa 1850-1950).  The Village includes restored buildings and replicas of plantation structures such as houses of various ethnic groups, community buildings such as the plantation store, infirmary, community bathhouse, and manager's office. We share the story of Hawaii's various cultures, including Hawaiian, Chinese, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Japanese, Korean, and Filipino.
 Cost: $10.00 for regular registered conference attendees (please mention that you are with the conference). $7.00 Kama'aina with valid ID.

Daughters of Hawaii/Queen Emma Summer Palace

Mahealani Bernal of Daughters of Hawaii/Queen Emma Summer Palace. Mahea was recently featured in the May 28, 2014 edition of Midweek Magazine. She is the docent coordinator for the summer palace. Her presentation will be delivered in the Hawaiian 'talk story' format simultaneously with a tour. Some of the items on display include a 'stereopticon slide view presented by Napoleon III of France; a royal cape woven of red and yellow feathers; and a tiger claw necklace given to Queen Emma by an Indian prince. 

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014

Daughters of Hawaii/Queen Emma Summer Palace

Queen Emma Summer Palace was used by Queen Emma and her family as a retreat from the rigors of court life in hot and dusty Honolulu in the mid-nineteenth century. The home pictured here was built in 1848 by John Lewis, a part-Hawaiian businessman who purchased the property from the Hawaiian government. The house frame and siding were cut in Boston and shipped to Hawaii via Cape Horn. It is one of the few remaining examples of Greek Revival architecture in Hawaii. 

The house and neighboring Emmalani Hale will be opened to registered conference attendees after 9:00 a.m. and until noon on Sunday, June 15. Two sessions will be held, one which will include a tour of the palace. There will be a short presentation on educational and internship programs offered by the Daughters of Hawaii. At noon the conference will officially conclude. 

USS Arizona Memorial

The USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor in HonoluluHawaii, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors andmarines killed on the USS Arizona (BB-39) during the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 by Japanese imperial forces and commemorates the events of that day. The attack on Pearl Harbor and the island of Oʻahu was the action that led to the United States' direct involvement in World War II. For more information please go to this link. 

USS Missouri Memorial

USS Missouri, also known as the Mighty Mo, is a United States Navy Iowa-class battleship and was the third ship of the U.S. Navy to be named in honor of the US state of MissouriMissouri was the last battleship commissioned by the United States and was the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan which ended World War II. For more information and to purchase tickets please go to this link. 

USS Bowfin

USS Bowfin is Balao-class submarine, was a boat of the United States Navy named for the Bowfin. Since 1981, she has been open to public tours at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park in Pearl Harbor,Hawaii, next to the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center. For more information please go to this link. 

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor was founded in 1999. The museum hosts a variety of aviation exhibits with a majority relating directly to the attack on Pearl Harbor and World War II. The first section of the museum, hangar 37, opened with the museum on December 7, 2006, and features much of the museum's static exhibits. The museum's hangars show damage from the attacks on Pearl Harbor from December 7, 1941. For more information on tickets please go to this link. 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

From the Desk of Will Fitzhugh: An Interview with Jessica Li (Class of 2015) Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize Wimmer

Jessica Li  (Class of 2015), a high school junior from Summit, New Jersey, received the 2014 Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize. She was interviewed by Will Fitzhugh, publisher of The Concord Review. 

Ms. Li was asked about her experiences with math and history. Here are her comments: 

My interest and involvement in mathematics was inspired by my family and my own exploration. My family instilled in me a strong love of learning in general but especially of mathematics. In elementary and early middle school, I mostly participated in various smaller math contests, practiced contest and advanced math on my own, and took higher-level math classes in school. In late middle school and high school, I first began to see the true beauty of mathematics when I began reading pure and applied math research papers written by graduate students and professors. At first, these papers were, of course, very difficult to understand. But gradually, through persistence and great effort, I began to understand them more and enjoy reading them more. 

Before high school, especially in early middle school, my parents had provided more assistance in extracurricular academic pursuits, specifically giving me suggestions about what programs I should look into, what books I might want to read based on my interests, helping me through some challenging problems, etc. Around the beginning of high school, my involvement in mathematics became more independent of my family. They certainly supported me in everything I did, but I began to find my own route and chart my own path. Through participating in summer programs, contests, and online courses I found, I built a network of like-minded peers who shared more information with me about other math-related opportunities. Specifically, in summer 2012, I attended AwesomeMath Summer Program where I met International Math Olympiad participants, medalists, and coaches as well as many other talented young mathematicians. 

In summer 2013, I attended the Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathemats, a six-week math research program with interesting seminars and courses on a variety of different topics including 4D geometry, theoretical computer science, complex analysis, algebraic topology, set theory, graph theory, group theory, and more. For several years, I have participated in the American Mathematics Competition, American Invitational Mathematics Exam, the United States Mathematical Talent Search (where I received a Gold medal), and Math Madness (where I was in the top four in the country). I have written for Girls' Angle Bulletin, the journal of Girls' Angle. I recently conducted my own research and placed in the top three of my category and won a special computing award at the North Jersey Regional Science Fair and was published in the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics. Earlier this year, I was accepted to the MIT PRIMES-USA program, a year-round research program with MIT. Only thirteen students in the nation were accepted this year. Last week, I presented my research at the MIT PRIMES Conference. 

I try my best not to take all of these wonderful mathematical opportunities for granted. I realize that many other students of all ages do not have the same opportunities as I do to explore mathematics. I have created programs for underprivileged students to learn contest mathematics and showcase their abilities. 

In my school, I have worked to involve more girls in mathematics and get more girls interested in the subject through making presentations, suggesting programs, organizing contests and research courses, leading the Mu Alpha Theta research team, giving project ideas and research guidance, sharing posters and math games, etc. This summer, I will be traveling to different states to present at local schools about snowflake and virus symmetries, a main focus of my MIT PRIMES-USA project. The puzzles I designed and 3D-printed to share information about snowflake and virus symmetries will be featured in the Museum of Mathematics in New York City and hopefully other museums as well. My MIT PRIMES-USA project was featured at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at the Illini Union and in a presentation to the head of the Illinois Geometry Lab. My school, specifically the entire mathematics and science departments, honored me with the Rensselaer Medal for Mathematics and Science for my mathematics and science accomplishments in contests, research success, and for involving other students in math. 

I have also used my mathematical knowledge and abilities in my other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities. I have used statistical analysis in my environmental engineering projects on microbial fuel cells, cellulosic ethanol, and invasive species control. I also used the leadership skills I gained from getting more people, especially underprivileged students and girls, interested in mathematics to involve students worldwide in environmental engineering and research through a nonprofit organization I founded. 

Though I have not used much math in computer science, my interest in math led me to study Java, Matlab, and C/C++ on my own. I have created a number of apps to help clean-water charities and the blind.  

My typical family vacation has always been centered around museums. For as long as I can remember, I have loved visiting museums, reading the books about the museum exhibits and artifacts before and after the visit, listening to the tour guides, doing my own research on related topics, etc. I did not, however, conduct my own historical research and write a paper on my research until tenth grade. In my history 10 course, each student was required to write a research paper on a topic of their choice based on a relevant book. I had always been interested in Chinese history, because of its close connection to my family history and my roots. So, I read The Chinese in America by Iris Chang, an author who I was already familiar with after reading The Rape of Nanking. My paper focused on a comparison of the challenges faced by Chinese immigrants in mainland China and in America during the mid 20th century. I loved completing the project. Even though I was only required to write a four-page paper, I wrote twenty pages including a poem from the point of a view of a Chinese immigrant. I also used my computer science skills to create a game that teaches others about the information I learned from my research. 

In the middle of tenth grade, I heard about The Concord Review through a friend who knew about my interests and abilities in history and suggested that I may be interested in submitting a research paper to the journal. I was very interested in taking on the challenge to improve my reading, writing, and research skills and to share my work with high school history students, teachers, and other historians. I had some difficulty deciding upon a topic to research. 

Around this time in my history 10 class we were learning about the Opium War. After some thought, I decided to complete my research paper on Chinese modernization. I was fascinated by the progress China had made in terms of modernization in the last century and was interested in investigating further. I wanted to shed light on this topic that is not so well known to high school students and others. Before beginning my research paper when I asked teachers, other adults, and friends for advice, they all emphasized the importance of reading other history research papers on similar topics. 

Not only would I learn more information relevant to my topic of choice but I would also be more familiar with the style of academic writing featured in high-level, very well-respected journals such as The Concord Review, which is unique at the secondary level. I spent the winter and spring of tenth grade in the library, reading dozens of books and papers on Chinese modernization. In the early spring, I finalized my topic—the rise and fall of Kang Youwei, a prominent reformer in the late Qing Dynasty who is little known, yet had a tremendous influence on Chinese modernization. For the rest of the spring, I focused on reading literature specifically about Kang and those movements and figures related to him and his effects. 

I began writing my paper in the beginning of the summer and focused on editing and rewriting for the remainder of the summer. My history 10 teacher found time in her summer to help edit my paper and provide helpful suggestions for improving it. Finally, in August, I was ready to submit my (6,592-word) final paper to The Concord Review. My paper was accepted for publication later in the Winter 2013 issue. I was so excited and honored to be able to share my work with The Concord Reviewsubscribers and others worldwide. 

Even though I am not working on a new history project right now, I have continued pursuing my interest in history through reading papers and books and completed a shorter project this year on mental hospitals. I look forward to continuing my history studies and research in college and beyond. Before conducting my own history research, and writing history research papers, I never thought I would continue to study history after high school because I had always thought my main interest would be in math and engineering. But now, I realize the value of history research and academic writing in any career and life path I choose, and also simply to satisfy my curiosity about the past, the present, and the future. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

'The Light Invisible' (Memorial Day)

"Liberty is an unseen thing...not to be grasped by selfish hands...not to be taken for granted...not to be symbolized in monuments and then forgotten. Liberty is something that must be fought for...and when gained to be guarded with the jealous care of all free men. Liberty can't be is a thing that flames only in the hearts of free men. Let us resolve today that every move of ours is one that fights for this bright light of ours that the whole world looks to us to keep aflame."

American Factors, Ltd. (Advertisement)
The Friend: Honolulu, 1945

Monday, May 19, 2014

Why Study History?

Why Study History?

"Why study history? The answer is because we virtually must, to gain access to the laboratory of human experience. When we study it reasonably well, and so acquire some usable habits of mind, as well as some basic data about the forces that affect our own lives, we emerge with relevant skills and an enhanced capacity for informed citizenship, critical thinking, and simple awareness. The uses of history are varied. Studying history can help us develop some literally "salable" skills, but its study must not be pinned down to the narrowest utilitarianism. Some history-that confined to personal recollections about changes and continuities in the immediate environment-is essential to function beyond childhood. Some history depends on personal taste, where one finds beauty, the joy of discovery, or intellectual challenge. Between the inescapable minimum and the pleasure of deep commitment comes the history that, through cumulative skill in interpreting the unfolding human record, provides a real grasp of how the world works." - Peter Stearns

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Free Memberships to Registered Conference Attendees!

E komo mai! How does a free membership sound to you?

Pre-registered attendees and presenters at our June 13-15 summer conference will be receive a free one-year membership with History Education Hawaii!

Click this link to register online.

If you are a Hawaii high school, college or university student click this link for a special offer just for you!

In addition, the National Council for History Education is offering a patron-level membership for only $40 extra.

So, please register today! We're very excited about this first-ever conference of its kind in Hawaii. We think you will ben too.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Welcome Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii to the History Education Summer 2014 Conference!

We've received good news! The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii will be participating in and supporting our upcoming June 13-15 conference. 

We're always looking for more! Don't forget that Thursday midnight is the deadline for sending in paper/project/presentation proposals. We look forward to hearing from you!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: Discover Lincoln Like Never Before

Gilder Lehrman's summer programs continue with its newest online graduate course, "Understanding Lincoln."

"Understanding Lincoln" is organized around five nicknames applied to the great president over the years: The Railsplitter, Honest Abe, Father Abraham, The Great Emancipator, and Savior of the Union.  The course digs deep into each designation, allowing participants to better understand Lincoln as a man and as a president.

Graduate enrollment is limited to 100 spaces, with registration closing onMay 27. Options for auditing are also available.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Reminder: 2014 Summer History Education Conference Call for Papers Deadline is May 15


History Education Hawaii, Inc., the designated Hawaii state council of the National Council for History Education (NCHE) again invites submission of papers and presentation proposals for its upcoming 2014 Summer History Education Conference in Honolulu, June 13-15, 2014.

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE is before 12:00 a.m., midnight, Hawaii Standard Time, May 15, 2014. 

Those wishing to submit paper and presentation proposals should submit the entire paper or a 400-word abstract with name, a short biography and contact information. 

The 2014 Summer History Education Conference is open to history educators, historians, students and independent history scholars and anyone who loves the subject of history. The conference is being organized and coordinated by The Pacific Learning Consortium, Inc., for the benefit of History Education Hawaii. 

Locations for conference events include the Hawaii Judiciary History Center, the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, the Old Archives Building at Iolani Palace, the Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership at Iolani School, the USS Missouri Memorial, the Pacific Aviation Museum, USS Arizona Center and more!

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

History Education Hawaii, Inc.
Conference Papers/Proposals
P.O. Box 183
Honolulu HI 96810-0183

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

Regular registration fee is $150.00. Click here to register online. 

Attention Hawaii high school and college/university students! We are offering you an opportunity to join in the fun! Interested students enrolled in a Hawaii-based high school and college or university may register for $50.00!

Or, send a check made out to The Pacific Learning Consortium and mail to:

History Education Hawaii, Inc.
c/o The Pacific Learning Consortium
P.O. Box 183
Honolulu HI 96810-0183

Our web site and Facebook sites will post further details. We look forward to welcoming you to our first Summer History Education Conference!