The provisional program for the 2013 annual meeting is now available. Please note that the program is subject to change. A final program will be available at the registration desk during the conference.
Welcome to the Pacific Coast Branch
The Pacific Coast Branch 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.
News & Announcements
People in Motion, Places in Change
The Program Committee for the 2013 meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association invites panels and papers that address these and related themes from such perspectives as immigration and borderlands history, ethnic studies, gender studies, urban history, environmental history, diplomatic and military history, and the history of local and national politics. We welcome proposals that deal with all continents and historical eras, drawing on related disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and on the practice of public history.
The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
The Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association congratulates the following PCB–AHA prize and award winners.
Pacific Historical Review Awards
The Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award (most deserving contribution to the Pacific Historical Review, selected by the Board of Editors of the Review):
Stacey L. Smith, Oregon State University, for: “Remaking Slavery in a Free State: Masters and Slaves in Gold Rush California” (February 2011)
The W. Turrentine Jackson Prize (graduate student whose essay has been adjudged by the Editors of the Pacific Historical Review to be of outstanding quality):
Angela Hawk, University of California, Irvine, for: “Going ‘Mad’ in Gold Country: Migrant Populations and the Problem of Containment in Pacific Mining Boom Regions” (February 2011)
Pacific Coast Branch Awards
The W. Turrentine Jackson [Dissertation] Award (author of a dissertation judged to be the most outstanding on any aspect of the history of the American West in the twentieth century):
Trevor Griffey, University of Washington, for: “Black Power’s Labor Politics: The United Construction Workers Association and Title VII Law in the 1970s” (University of Washington, 2011)
The Norris and Carol Hundley Award (best book published in history during a calendar year by a scholar living in the region served by the Branch):
Nayan Shah, University of California, San Diego, for: Stranger Intimacy: Contesting Race, Sexuality, and Law in the North American West (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011)
The Pacific Coast Branch Award (best book submitted by a scholar who resides in the states and provinces from which the Branch draws its membership, offered only for first books, and usually to younger scholars):
Jun Uchida, Stanford University, for: Brokers of Empire: Japanese Settler Colonialism in Korea, 1876 – 1945 (Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2011)