Annual Meetings

Founded in 1903, the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (PCB-AHA) held its first annual meeting in 1904.


Upcoming

111th Annual Meeting (2018) The Historian’s Scholarly and Public Roles
Santa Clara, CA


2010s

110th Annual Meeting (2017)- Seeing History: Traces and Representations of the Past
Northridge, CA

  • Presidential Address by Katherine G. Morrissey on “Traces and Representations of the U.S.-Mexico Frontera.”
    Publication forthcoming in the February 2018 issue of the Pacific Historical Review.

109th Annual Meeting (2016)
Kona, HI

108th Annual Meeting (2015)
Sacramento, CA

107th Annual Meeting (2014)
Portland, OR

106th Annual Meeting (2013)
Denver, CO

105th Annual Meeting (2012)
San Diego, CA

104th Annual Meeting (2011)
Seattle, WA

103rd Annual Meeting (2010)
Santa Clara, CA


2000s

102nd Annual Meeting (2009)
Albuquerque, NM

101st Annual Meeting (2008)
Pasadena, CA

100th Annual Meeting (2007)
Honolulu, HI

99th Annual Meeting (2006)
Stanford, CA

98th Annual Meeting (2005)
Corvallis, OR

97th Annual Meeting (2004)
San Jose, CA

96th Annual Meeting (2003)
Honolulu, HI

95th Annual Meeting (2002)
Tucson, AZ

94th Annual Meeting (2001)
Vancouver, BC

93rd Annual Meeting (2000)
Park City, UT


1990s

92nd Annual Meeting (1999)
Maui, HI

91st Annual Meeting (1998)
San Diego, CA

9oth Annual Meeting (1997)
Portland, OR

89th Annual Meeting (1996)
San Francisco, CA

88th Annual Meeting (1995)
Maui, HI

“In 1995 the Pacific Historical Review celebrated its sixty-third anniversary, an occasion marking the publication of more than 32,000 pages and nearly eight thousand articles, notes, documents, and book reviews on a wide array of subjects written in a variety of styles and proffering a host of interpretations.  To have reached three score and three without benefit of plot, outline, or even colored pictures was no mean achievement.  The Review’s treasury of knowledge is eloquent testimony to the persistence of a cooperative venture among more than three generations of scholars bound by a commitment to writing, reading, and appraising one another’s work in fields of common interest—in this instance, primarily the history of western North America and American expansion into the Pacific area and beyond.”

87th Annual Meeting (1994)
Fullerton, CA

86th Annual Meeting (1993)
Los Angeles, CA

85th Annual Meeting (1992)
Corvallis, OR

84th Annual Meeting (1991)
Kona, HI

83rd Annual Meeting (1990)
Salt Lake City, UT


1980s

82nd Annual Meeting (1989)
Portland, OR

81st Annual Meeting (1988)
San Francisco, CA

80th Annual Meeting (1987)
Los Angeles, CA

79th Annual Meeting (1986)
Honolulu, HI

78th Annual Meeting (1985)
Palo Alto, CA

77th Annual Meeting (1984)
Seattle, WA

76th Annual Meeting (1983)
San Diego, CA

75th Annual Meeting (1982)
San Francisco, CA

74th Annual Meeting (1981)
Eugene, OR

73rd Annual Meeting (1980)
Los Angeles, CA


1970s

72nd Annual Meeting (1979)
Honolulu, HI

71st Annual Meeting (1978)

70th Annual Meeting (1977)

69th Annual Meeting (1976)

68th Annual Meeting (1975)

67th Annual Meeting (1974)

66th Annual Meeting (1973)

65th Annual Meeting (1972)

64th Annual Meeting (1971)

63rd Annual Meeting (1970)


1960s

62nd Annual Meeting (1969)

61st Annual Meeting (1968)

“The Historian á la recherche du temps perdu groping for the remembrance of things past, must sometimes long for that cup of tea and those “plump little cakes called madeleines,” which evoked the past for Proust.  Assisted by no such restorative tea and cakes, the historian finds himself confronted either by too many or else by too few data about the particular segment of the past to which he is committed.  He is aware as well that the facts do not really speak for themselves, but must be ordered in some pattern meaningful at least to him.  There is indeed no shortage of patterns, as this paper will show, and if there is a perfect paradigm, it is stored away in heaven.  The historian is likely, moreover, to be plagued by doubts about his ability to establish a pattern that recognizes the subtle relationship between history as what happened, wie es eigentlich gewesen ist, and history as his account of what happened.  He is, therefore, at once exhilarated by the challenge of his calling and depressed by its difficulty.  At such moments of despair, however, he may recall the glow of satisfaction when he detects the first signs of historical sophistication among his own students who no longer regard history as “bunk,” because it is different in different books, but on the contrary consider that to be one of its chief attractions.”

60th Annual Meeting (1967)

59th Annual Meeting (1966)
Portland, OR

58th Annual Meeting (1965)- First Appearance of the AHA on the West Coast (PCB schedules only presidential address and a business session)
San Francisco, CA

57th Annual Meeting (1964)
San Francisco, CA

56th Annual Meeting (1963)

 

55th Annual Meeting (1962)
Los Angeles, CA

54th Annual Meeting (1961)
San Jose, CA

53rd Annual Meeting (1960)
Seattle, WA


1950s

52nd Annual Meeting (1959)
Salt Lake City, UT

51st Annual Meeting (1958)
Whittier, CA

50th Annual Meeting (1957)

 

49th Annual Meeting (1956)
Eugene, OR

48th Annual Meeting (1955)
Berkeley, CA

47th Annual Meeting (1954)- 50th Anniversary Year of the PCB
Los Angeles, CA

46th Annual Meeting (1953)
Davis, CA

45th Annual Meeting (1952)
Vancouver, BC

44th Annual Meeting (1951)
Palo Alto, CA

43rd Annual Meeting (1950)
Los Angeles, CA


1940s

42nd Annual Meeting (1949)
Oakland, CA

41st Annual Meeting (December 1948)
Seattle, WA

40th Annual Meeting (January 1948)
Berkeley, CA

39th Annual Meeting (1947)
Claremont, CA

No Annual Meeting held in 1945 due to the war; two one-day meetings held in January 1946 (Stanford and Pasadena, CA)

No Annual Meeting held in 1944 due to the war; business meeting held in January 1945.

No Annual Meeting held in 1943 due to the war; business meeting held in January 1944.

38th Annual Meeting (1942)
Davis, CA

37th Annual Meeting (1941)
Eugene, OR

36th Annual Meeting (1940)
Berkeley, CA

 


1930s

35th Annual Meeting (1939)
Los Angeles, CA

34th Annual Meeting (1938)
Palo Alto, CA

33rd Annual Meeting (1937)
Seattle, WA

32nd Annual Meeting (1936)
Oakland, CA

31st Annual Meeting (1935)
Santa Barbara, CA

30th Annual Meeting (1934)

29th Annual Meeting (1933)
Portland, OR

28th Annual Meeting (1932)
Los Angeles, CA

27th Annual Meeting (1931)
Berkeley, CA

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1st Annual Convention (25 November 1904)
San Francisco, CA