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 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.
Hello to all of our PCB-AHA members. Like all of you, we are doing our best to keep track of what’s going on, trying to do what we’re supposed to do, and hoping for the best. Our hopes are for everyone’s good health.
We obviously take the current situation seriously. In the PCB’s case, our conference is August 6-8, which is a long way off. We will continue planning for it and do our best to be ready for any contingency. Uppermost in our minds will be making sure that we do what is best for our membership, to assure everybody’s health and safety. While we always think of that, it’s especially important now.
So, we are working on the program, apologize for the delays, and hope to get in touch next week with everybody who submitted a proposal. Our Nominating Committee is at work on an electoral slate, and we hope to have an election for next year’s officers and committee members ready to go soon. We will adjust other deadlines as needed and in such a way as to make us do the heavy lifting and not you.
If you have any questions or comments, please email PCB-AHA executive director Michael Green at [email protected]. Thanks!
The PCB-AHA is pleased to announce its call for papers for its 2020 conference. Please click here to download!