Welcome to a community of scholars whose work centres on Pacific history.


The Pacific History Association welcomes new members. Join a community of scholars whose interests extend to all parts of the Pacific, and get access to our members-only content. This website also includes details about our upcoming conferences.

For the latest news from across the Pacific relating to heritage and history, check our facebook page.

Helen Gardner and Jacqueline Leckie host a regular online seminar series, PHA RESEARCHERS ACROSS COVID SEAS. Click here for more details.

Members are from across the world and are often affiliated with universities. Click this link to find out about our members' current projects and publications.

The Pacific History Association awards two prizes at its biennial conference - the Niel Gunson Essay Prize and the Teresia Teaiwa Prize.

There are several ways to get involved with the Pacific History Association. Join today to access member benefits including old and current newsletters of the PHA. All are welcome at our biennial conferences.

Vale Brij V. Lal

The Pacific History Association mourns the loss of its former president Brij V. Lal. Brij Lal (1952-2021), was a respected Pacific historian who specialised in the history of Indian indentured labour and the broader Pacific region. Click here for more details. In lieu of flowers, we suggest donations be sent to the Foundation of Rural Integrated Enterprises and Development (FRIEND), e:

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