The Pacific Coast Branch (PCB) was organized in 1903 to serve members of the American Historical Association living in the Western States of the United States and the Western Provinces of Canada.
The PCB-AHA HOPES to hold its annual conference, August 11-13, at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Click for the 2021 PCB Call for Papers.
The PCB-AHA 2020 Conference Program is now available. It includes all of the panels and panelists accepted for the conference, as well as information about our award winners and our organization, and advertisements. Check it out!
Please join us for a PCB-AHA panel on Transnational Asians on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 2:00pm PST.
Much of the foundational research in Asian American history has focused on Chinese, Japanese and Korean immigrant experiences to the United States in modern U.S. history. This panel provides two fresh perspectives on these groups from transnational perspectives, connecting to several issues such as diaspora, religion, military service, and inter-Asian relations. Each presentation is centered on the power and agency of specific individuals, both leaders and everyday people, who frequently and easily crossed Asian and American boundaries in both directions throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Dean Ryuta Adachi (Porterville College/Claremont Graduate University) will be presenting “Japanese and Chinese Frenemies in Nineteenth Century San Francisco,” which will examine some of the earliest interactions between Japanese and Chinese immigrants in the United States during the 1870s and 1880s, specifically through records of early Japanese and Chinese Christian converts at the Chinese Mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church in San Francisco.
Hye Ok Park (Claremont Graduate University) will be presenting “Arirang People: A Study of Koreans in Transnational Diasporas of the Russian Far East and Manchuria, 1895-1920, and Beyond” which will discuss the involvement of Koreans on both sides of the Russo-Japanese war, as well as transnational diasporas of Koreans in Russia and Manchuria.
This panel will be moderated by JoAnna Poblete (Claremont Graduate University).
To register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Hope to see you then!
On Sunday, August 9, at 1 p.m., Pacific, we will present “Interrogating Whiteness, Space, and Race in the American West.” It will include:
Dan Cady, California State University, Fresno, “Rise, Fall, Repeat: El Monte’s White Supremacy Movements”
Joel Zapata, Oregon State University, “The Making of a Juan Crow Society on the American Great Plains”
Eric Boime, San Diego State University, Imperial Valley, “Reclaiming ‘Blood and Soil’ Along the Colorado River Delta, 1890-1920
To join us at 1 p.m. Pacific, please use this link:
Meeting ID: 917 4736 0282
The Camarillo Family Latino/a Scholars Virtual Luncheon will be Friday, August 7, at noon, Pacific. David G. Garcia of UCLA will present on Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality. You can register at this site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
The PCB-AHA will present a virtual panel from our 2020 conference program, “Enduring, Negotiating, Interrogating Liminality: Migrants and Immigrants at the Border, in Dentention, and in Agricultural Labor since 1882.” The presentations are:
Patrick Lozar of the University of Victoria: “An American Indian Mother and a Chinese Father …”: Entanglements of Exclusion and Indigeneity across the Canada-United States Border, 1905-1908
Michael Weeks of Utah Valley University: Migrant Labor and Environmental Risk in the 1920s and 1930s
Jonathan Cortez of Brown University: Agricultural Architecture: Housing Labor on the Farm
Jennifer Cullison of the University of Nevada, Reno, Fighting the Extremes of Liminality: The Case Against Deprivation of Parole and Indefinite Detention in US Immigration Law
Ashley Black of California State University, Stanislaus, will chair and comment.
The panel will be on Zoom at 3 p.m. Pacific, Saturday, August 8. Join at https://csustan.zoom.us/j/93551530912?pwd=SENvTHYyc1l6Ly9Gam82b3Awdml3Zz09. Password, AHAPCB2020.
The PCB-AHA will present another online/virtual panel, “Thinking Archives: Gender, Sexuality, and Archival Recognition,” on August 8 at 11 a.m. Pacific at this link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/
The panel, chaired by Eric Gonzaba, will feature Quinn Alex-Ries on “Formal Intimacy: Affect in the Bureaucratic Archive and the Pornography Debates of the 1970s”; Julia Brown-Bernstein on “Representations of Intimacy and Trauma in the Lesbian Mother’s Archive, 1970-1990”; and Cassandra Flores-Montano on “Community, Identity, (Self)Representation: Brown Beret Leadership and the Making of the East Los Angeles Archive.”
On August 8, we will present the first of several of our originally scheduled panels from the 2020 conference online. There is no registration charge, and we think it’s a great start to our providing you with online discussions–in this case, of research and teaching:
While youth culture and political activism is typically tied to the sixties, punk rock, with its DIY principles, offers students an opportunity to creatively engage in the history and politics of post-seventies America. Join Arizona Western College Professors Monica Ketchum, History & Sociology and Dr. Nik Byle, Philosophy & Religious Studies, as they share their teaching strategies, learning outcomes, and lessons learned from a special topics “Politics of Punk” course.
You can join the panel at 10 a.m. Pacific on Saturday, August 8, via this link: https://azwestern.zoom.us/j/
The PCB-AHA’s annual business meeting and awards ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Pacific time on August 7. If you wish to participate, please use this link: meet.google.com/pmn-uwcu-zsv
The 2020 PCB-AHA conference has been postponed because of COVID-19. We are or have been in contact with those whose panels were accepted about their interest in presenting virtual panels, presenting at the 2021 AHA if there is space, or being first in line for our 2021 conference.
We will provide additional information here and in emails. In the meantime, we will be posting the planned program so that everyone can see what was to have been presented.