Marshallese Poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner featured on ABC Radio Australia
The Marshallese poet and writer Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner was featured on ABC Radio Australia yesterday, in an interview timed to World Poetry Day. The interview (which includes Kathy reading from her work), is archived here. Kathy also maintains Iep Jaltok, a blog that includes her poetry and other writings.
The Hawaiian & Pacific Collections are proud to exhibit Nautilus the Protector, a collection of woodcut prints by Joy Enomoto. The series will be only display through mid-April. Joy's artist statement is below.
Joy Enomoto is a UH Mānoa BFA alumni whose work is concerned with decolonizing geography, plantation genealogies and the salt water conversations that occur within the space of the diaspora. She explores the idea of creating and holding onto our own cartographies in a world of rising sea levels and the ongoing destruction of the seabed and ancestral homelands.
The Nautilus the Protector series is a response work to a poem by the same name, written by Lyz Soto. Nautilus Minerals Mining Company, based in Canada, has recently received a license to begin deep sea mining in the Bismarck Sea off the coast of Papua New Guinea, seeking minerals found on the seabed growing near the hydrothermal vents. To break the foundation of the earth and to threaten those creatures, such as th…
The Hawaiian & Pacific Collections at UH-Manoa Hamilton Library are preparing for a construction project that will ultimately provide better shelving for our print newspaper collections. The construction will take place in our closed stacks area, but will require us to temporarily relocate our newspaper collections. Consequently, beginning in November 2014 portions of our newspaper collections may take longer than normal to retrieve for patrons, or may at times be unavailable altogether. Also beginning in November, we will be relocating boxed back-issues of newspapers into part of our reading room. The construction project is currently scheduled to be completed at the end of January, 2015, but this date is subject to change. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
The University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa Library recently coordinated the purchase of a subscription to Ethnographic Video Online,which provides faculty, staff and students throughout the UH system with online access to over 1,300 hours of streaming video, including ethnographic films, documentaries, feature films and previously unpublished fieldwork. The collection includes the work of a number of UH faculty members, as well as several highly regarded Hawai'i- and Pacific-based filmmakers, including (among many others) Vilsoni Hereniko, Eddie and Myrna Kamae, Tom Coffman, Stephanie J. Castillo, Peter Rockford Espiritu, Puhipau, Wendy Arbeit. In addition to searching out specific titles, users can browse in a variety of ways, including by Cultural Group, Places Discussed, and People Discussed. The purchase of this collection was made possible in part by a generous donation from Eddie and Myrna Kamae’s Hawaiian Legacy Foundation. Special thanks also go to Kris Anderson, who recently left UH…