Monday, January 30, 2012

2/3/12: Native Voices: A reading and lecture

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies:

Native Voices: A reading and lecture series presents:

 Flora Aurima Devatine
Caroline Sinavaiana
Michael Puleloa
Lauren Mālialani Cabaniss
Leilani Johnson-Hagmoc
Joleen Togawa Salas

When: Friday, February 3, 2012, 4pm

Where: Halau o Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawai'i, Mānoa, campus

Curated by Brandy Nālani McDougall & Craig Santos Perez

Author Bios:
Flora Aurima Devatine is a Ma‘ohi scholar, member of the Tahitian Academy, writer and an editor of the first Tahitian review Littérama‘ohi, which unites a group of apolitical Polynesian writers. Her book Tergiversations et reveries de l’écriture orale, which she describes as “a controlled drift,” endeavors to braid together the different aspects of her culture: Ma‘ohi and French. This gives birth to a very original poetry and returns, through writing, to the sacredness of ancestral orality.

Samoan poet Caroline Sinavaiana is an associate professor of English at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She is the author of two poetry books: Mohawk/Samoa: Transmigrations, written with James Stevens, and Alchemies of Distance.

Michael Puleloa was born on Majuro in the Marshall Islands and raised on Molokai. He has taught English at Kapiolani Community College and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is currently an English teacher at Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama, where he is also the advisor for Hookumu, the school’s student literary journal. He has received awards for both his poetry and prose.

Lauren Mālialani Cabaniss is from Kohala on the island of Hawai'i and is currently pursuing concurrent degrees in English and Hawaiian Studies. In her spare time she loves to read and write and is inspired by the people she meets and the ʻāina around her. She is currently working on a research project for her ʻāina hānau (birth land) and a collection of poetry.

Leilani Johnson-Hagmoc is a Senior at the University of Hawaii of Manoa. She is majoring in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English, and her aspiring dream is to become a high school teacher. On her spare time, she likes to be outdoors with nature. She enjoys hiking, working in the lo'i patch, or fishing at the beach.

Joleen Togawa Salas is a native from the island of Saipan and is currently at UH pursuing a BA in Sociology. She credits her poetic influences to music as it has always been the one thing that has inspired her in dance, word, and life since a very young age. In her writing, she focuses mainly on women's issues while also incorporating her pacific island background. She hopes to become a writer who contributes to her cultural background in its pride and its people. Biba Pasifiko! Biba Kutura!

Heyum Endowment Fund scholarship for 2012

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies:

The Center for Pacific Islands Studies is pleased to announce the Heyum Endowment Fund scholarship for 2012. The Heyum Endowment Fund, at the University of Hawai'i, was established by the late R Renée Heyum, former curator of the Pacific Collection, Hamilton Library, to assist Pacific Islanders pursuing education and/or training in Hawai'i. Funds are available to support one scholarship in the amount of $3,000 for the 2012–2013 academic year, and qualified individuals are invited to apply. The application can be found at http://www.hawaii.edu/cpis/academic_programs_6.html. If you have any questions, please contact Dr Julie Walsh at jwalsh@hawaii.edu.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

1/30: “Shillyshallying and daydreams of oral writing”

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies. For more information, please click on the flyer at right.

The UHM Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas and the UHM Center for Pacific Islands Studies present “Shillyshallying and daydreams of oral writing” by Tahitian poetess Flora Devatine.

Monday 30 January, 3:00pm at Center for Korean Studies, Conference Room.

Flora Aurima Devatine is a ma‘ohi scholar, member of the Tahitian Academy, writer and an editor of the first Tahitian review
Littérama‘ohi, which unites a group of apolitical Polynesian writers. Her book Tergiversations et reveries de l’écriture orale, which she describes as “a controlled drift,” endeavors to braid together the different aspects of her culture: Ma‘ohi and French. This gives birth to a very original poetry and returns, through writing, to the sacredness of ancestral orality.

For more information and disability access, please contact Titaua Porcher at
tporcher@hawaii.edu or 956-4186.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Call for Papers: 2012 Indigenous Studies Student Conference at UH Mānoa.

The first annual Indigenous Studies Student Conference will be held from April 13–14, 2012, at the Hālau o Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, UH Mānoa Campus in Honolulu.
The theme for this inaugural year is “Ola Nā Iwi (The Bones Live): Indigenous Continuity.”
This inaugural conference year is for UH system students (undergraduates and graduate students) only. If you have any questions, please contact Brandy Nālani McDougall at brandynm@hawaii.edu.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Construction to affect Hawaiian and Pacific Collections in Summer 2013

Aloha UHM Hawaiian and Pacific Collection library users,
 
UH Manoa Hamilton Library is scheduled for an extensive, 6-8 month long construction project that will move throughout much of the library, affecting both access to collections and library services. Currently, we expect the project to begin in late 2012, and continue through the summer of 2013.  Details will be forthcoming.

This message is to notify users of the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections that the construction project will greatly impact access and services during the summer of 2013. Other parts of the library will be affected at different times while the project is ongoing. Details are not yet confirmed, but for the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, we expect the following:

Materials in the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections will be unavailable and the HP Reading Room will be closed for approximately 6 weeks sometime during the summer of 2013. Reference service and instructional support will be very limited.

If you expect to be teaching a summer course in 2013 that will require access to Hawaiian Collection or Pacific Collection materials, contact us to discuss your class and research or library assignments.

If you are working with or know of a summer program that might be using the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, please contact us to discuss your program and library assignments.

If you are planning to travel to Honolulu for research at the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, please contact us well in advance, so that we can keep you posted on the schedule, as it becomes available to us.

If you are working on research or writing projects for which you will need access to the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, please contact us as soon as possible.

Please pass this message on, as appropriate.

Joan Hori, Hawaiian Collection curator and department head (jhori@hawaii.edu; phone808.956.9296)
Stu Dawrs, Senior Pacific specialist (dawrs@hawaii.edu; phone 808.956.9779)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Bob Krauss Research Index

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by Hawaiian Collection librarian Dore Minatodani. (For more on digital newspaper resources as they relate to Hawai'i and the Pacific, click here.)

The Hawaiian and Pacific Collections at the UHM Library are happy to announce that the transfer of the Bob Krauss Research Index to online availability has been completed. We have also added links to online copies of newspapers in Chronicling America, where available. See below for quick links to sample searches.
Please visit our new site, at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hawaiiancollection/krauss, and update your bookmarks.

We thank the Krauss family for allowing us to make this index available to the public; and the University Research Council, John and Barbara Stephan, and the Ifuku Family Foundation for their financial support.

For technical support, we thank the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library's Desktop Network Support department, headed by Martha Chantiny, for bringing the Krauss index into its original online format in Streetprint. In particular, we thank Alice Tran, Daniel Ishimitsu and Wing Leung for their setup and coding work.

We also extend our thanks to the many students who worked on this project, among whom Alan Vandermyden stands out for his dedication to the project.

Finally, we extend special thanks to Margaret Lui, whose hundreds of volunteer hours took us to the finish line.


About the Bob Krauss Research Index

Bob Krauss (1924-2006) wrote for the Honolulu Advertiser for fifty five years, from 1951 through 2006. One of his research strategies was to review older newspapers on microfilm and to take notes on index cards. Over time these cards came to fill 22 card file drawers, stored front and center on Krauss's office desk.

The newspapers Krauss turned to were:

the Honolulu Advertiser and its predecessor the Pacific Commercial Advertiser (published since 1856)
the Honolulu Star-Bulletin (published under various titles since 1870)
the Polynesian, (1840-1841, 1844-1864)

To a lesser degree, Krauss also indexed other publications, and information he gathered through personal interviews and correspondence. He annotated most of his index entries with notes and explanations that provide context and information not typically found in formal newspaper indexes.

The index is by no means comprehensive in subject or time coverage. It largely reflects Krauss's research interests. Nonetheless it provides critical starting points into Hawaiʻi's newspaper literature, covering periods of time and subjects in newspaper titles that have been formally indexed nowhere else.


Sample Searches

- articles on HOTELS, published in the Hawaiian Star (available in Chronicling America)


- articles on CHINESE, published in the Daily Bulletin (available in Chronicling America)