About Us

The Pacific History Association promotes research in and the teaching of Pacific History. Established in 1980 at a conference in Martindale Hall, South Australia, the association holds biennial conferences around the Pacific.

The Committee

The PHA's current Committee (2018-20) includes:

President: Anne Perez Hattori, University of Guam, Guam

Vice-President: Nicholas Thomas, University of Cambridge, UK

Secretary/Treasurer: Adrian Muckle, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Newsletter Editor: Max Quanchi

Website Manager: Kirstie Close-Barry, Deakin University, Australia

Conference Convenor: Nicholas Halter, University of the South Pacific, Fiji


Executive Committee Members are:

Chris Ballard, Australian National University, Australia

Judy Bennett, University of Otago, New Zealand

Ian Conrich, The British University in Egypt/University of Vienna

Marco De Jong, Oxford University, UK

Robert Dewey, DePauw University, USA

Helen Gardner, Deakin University, Australia

Pei-Yi Guo, Academica Sinica, Taiwan

Kerri Inglis, University of Hawai'i, Hilo, USA

Myjolynne Kim, Australian National University, Australia

Monica LaBriola, University of Hawaii-West O'ahu, USA

Jacqui Leckie, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Louise Mataia-Milo, National University of Samoa, Samoa

Serge Tcherkezoff, Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Oceanie, Marseille, France

Morgan Tuimaleali'ifano, University of the South Pacific, Fiji

James Viernes, University of Hawai'i-Manoa, USA

Fanny Wonu Weys, National Museum of World Cultures, Netherlands

Professional Affiliations

The PHA has a number of links to other associations and organisations that support scholarship on the Pacific. Links to these can be found below:


Australian Association for Pacific Studies (AAPS): http://pacificstudies.org.au/

Pacific Manuscripts Bureau (PAMBU): http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/pambu/catalogue/index.php/

Journal of Pacific History (JPH): https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjph20/current