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Filipino American National Historical Society Journal, Volume 11

In celebration of Filipino American History Month, the University of Hawaiʻi Press launched the publication of a one-of-a-kind journal devoted exclusively to the identification, gathering, preservation and dissemination of Filipino American history and culture in the U.S.

Led by Patricia Espiritu Halagao, a College of Education professor at UH Mānoa and Terese Guinsatao Monberg, an associate professor at Michigan State University, the interdisciplinary peer-reviewed annual, Filipino American National Historical Society Journal (FANHS), showcases research by community-based and academic historians, as well as personal histories.

“I am honored and proud to have worked alongside my home institution press to create a beautiful, engaging and professional journal,” said Halagao.“It’s fitting that the FANHS Journal is published in Hawaiʻi given that Filipinos make up the largest Asian American ethnic group in the state. I hope new readers will appreciate the depth and diversity of Filipino American history.”

Halagao is a part of the journal’s new leadership that spearheaded the publication’s redesign. A new section, “Collaborating with Our Ancestors,” features tribute pieces and intergenerational conversations between past and present Filipino American academic and activist leaders. In November 2023, the journal will publish Volume 11 alongside its 10-volume archive.

  • Find all published volumes of FANHS’s archive on Project MUSE.

The journal is sponsored by the Filipino American National Historical Society, the oldest, existing national Filipino American organization in the U.S. with 43 regional chapters nationwide. In October 1992, the society hosted the first official Filipino American History Month, long before the U.S. Congress recognized the commemorative month in 2009.

“We are so excited to publish the FANHS Journal with the University of Hawaiʻi Press. Working together, we can ensure that Filipino American history can be better documented and made more accessible to the masses,” added Kevin Nadal, president of the national society. “And because there are so many Filipino American historical narratives waiting to be told, we are looking forward to a long-lasting partnership with such a prestigious publishing company to help us tell these stories.”

Subscription information can be found online at the UH Press website.

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