University of Hawai‘i Press partners with the oldest, existing national Filipino American organization to publish its eponymous annual, the Filipino American National Historical Society Journal.
The Filipino American National Historical Society Journal is the only journal devoted exclusively to the identification, gathering, preservation, and dissemination of Filipino American history and culture in the US. The society was founded in Seattle, Washington, in 1982 by Dorothy Laigo Cordova and Fred Cordova, and now hosts 43 regional chapters nationwide.
The society and journal have long served as a primary informational resource for community organizations and educational institutions on Filipino American history, and hosted the first official Filipino American History Month in October 1992, long before the US Congress recognized the commemorative month in 2009.
Redesigned and under new leadership, the journal will publish Volume 11 in November 2023, alongside the journal’s 10-volume archive widely available for the first time via Project MUSE. As an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, each issue includes research by community-based and academic historians as well as personal histories. A new section, “Collaborating with Our Ancestors,” features tribute pieces and intergenerational conversations between past and present Filipino American academic and activist leaders.
The journal is led by Drs. Patricia Espiritu Halagao (College of Education, University of Hawai‘i—Mānoa) and Terese Guinsatao Monberg (Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, Michigan State University). Dr. Lily Ann B. Villaraza (Philippine Studies, City College of San Francisco), a national FANHS scholar, guest edits the forthcoming issue.
“We are so excited to publish the FANHS Journal with the University of Hawai’i Press. Working together, we can ensure that Filipino American history can be better documented and made more accessible to the masses,” said Dr. 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.”
FANHS founder Dorothy Laigo Cordova adds, “I am excited to see the evolution of the FANHS Journal under its new editorial leadership and support the journal’s important role in promoting scholarship of Filipino American history.”
Forthcoming on Project MUSE, November 2023
Remembering the Past, Living the Present, Planning for the Future
By Dorothy Laigo Cordova
Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon Adobo Cook Off
By Kay Dumlao Doherty
Mare Dawn is a Dr. Diva, Di Ba? (Poem)
By Emily Lawsin
Our Story Includes Indipinos
By Holly Calica and Richard Vendiola
From Hollywood to the Battlefield: Stories of a Filipino American Houseboy Becoming a Soldier
By Mark Cazem
Producing a Filipino American Identity in the Sunbelt South
By Audrey Idaikkadar
Queering Filipino American History: Exploring LGBTQ Filipina/x/o American THEIR/OURstories
By Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal
The Manang Generation and the Radical Origins of the Pinay Identity
By Stacey Anne Baterina Salinas
Naimas!: The Rise of Filipino Foodways in Hawai‘i
By Shannon Cristobal
Building a Community Archive: Preserving and Uplifting Stories of Filipino Labor and Migration
By Christina Ayson Plank, Meleia Simon-Reynolds, Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, Steve McKay, and Oliva Sawi