The Journal of Pacific History is a leading refereed journal dedicated to the study of the Pacific Islands, their peoples and their pasts.
JPH serves a broad community of historians, prehistorians, anthropologists and scholars from a cross-section of disciplines. We publish articles in political, economic, religious and cultural history; critical surveys; comment; and analysis of contemporary developments. We also publish review articles, reviews (of books, media, performance and exhibitions), primary documents and notes on source materials. Contributions of a comparative or theoretical nature that address questions of significance for Oceania are welcome. JPH on occasion publishes articles in French.
Our journal was launched in 1966 from the world’s first department of Pacific History at the Australian National University. JPH has been in continuous publication ever since. Today it is guided by two editors and a large and distinguished editorial board. Our publishers, Taylor & Francis, produce four issues per year and make JPH available electronically or in hard-copy through over 20,000 libraries worldwide.
Prize for best article
AUD 1000, awarded annually
Gunson postgraduate essay prize
AUD 1000, awarded biennially in conjunction with the Pacific History Association conference
Look out for our forthcoming special issues on the following topics:
- Histories in languages of Oceania
- The Nuclear Era in the Pacific