Spring 2014

History of the Pacific World, 1898-Present

Listed in: History, as HIST-410

Formerly listed as: HIST-79


Lisa M. Ballou (Section 01)
Edward D. Melillo (Section 01)


[C/AS] In recent decades, historians have begun to study the cultures and environments of the Pacific Ocean Region from a transnational perspective. Participants in this seminar will build upon such approaches when examining the Pacific World from the Spanish American War (1898) to the present. Themes and topics will include: immigration, anti-colonial movements, the emergence of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, and the recurring idea of a “Pacific Century.” We will also focus on the history of four regional environmental issues: nuclear waste disposal, fisheries regulation, deforestation, and the effects of rising sea levels on coastal communities. Although there is no prerequisite for this seminar, it is the companion course to HIST 208: “Spain in the Pacific World, 1571-1898.” One class meeting per week.

Admission with consent of instructor. Limited to 15 students. Not open to first-year students. Spring semester. Professor Melillo.

If Overenrolled: senority and whether or not student has participated in History 208


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2010, Spring 2014