The Hawaiian and Pacific Collections are happy to be hosting "Pasefika," an exhibit of photographs by Floyd K. Takeuchi. Timed to the quadrennial Festival of Pacific Arts (which takes place in the Solomon Islands this July), "Pasefika" is comprised of images shot at the last Festival, which was hosted by American Samoa in 2008. The exhibit runs through the end of July, and is open to the public during the standard Hawaiian and Pacific Collections reading room hours. To read the artist's statement for the exhibit, click on the image at right.
The Chronicling America newspaper database is back online, after a service interruption earlier this week. For more on the Chronicling America project and other online sources of 19th- and early-20th century Hawaii- and Pacific-related newspaper content, click here.
A recent posting on the Biodiversity Heritage Library blog discusses natural history in Hawaii, including William Bryan'sNatural history of Hawaii, being an account of the Hawaiian people, the geology and geography of the islands, and the native and introduced plants and animals of the group. To view the story, click on the image at right. Full text of Bryan's Natural History of Hawaii... is available via the Hathi Trust; to view it, click here.
The Library of Congress' Chronicling America historic newspaper archive is currently offline. The LoC is aware of the issue and expects to have the site back online in the next few days. For more information on the Hawaiian Collection's participation with Chronicling America (and more generally about online access to Hawai'i- and Pacific-related historic newspapers), see our blog entry of Oct. 26, 2011.
The below call for papers is quoted directly from an email circulated by the editors of Hūlili:
HŪLILI: Multidisciplinary Research on Hawaiian Well-Being
CALL FOR PAPERS, VOL. 9
Due on July 2, 2012 We are accepting papers for our annual journal Hūlili. To be considered for Vol. 9, please submit papers by Monday, July 2, 2012, to email@example.com Hūlili (bridge or ladder) brings together ancestral knowledge of the past and current issues that affect Hawaiians today. Hūlili highlights theory, practice, and research on Native Hawaiian issues from such diverse disciplines as education, health, sociology, culture, and economics. Articles from emerging and established voices emphasize the importance of native people telling native stories to preserve native values and ways of knowing. Recent years have been a pivotal time for Native Hawaiians. As Hawaiian issues gain momentum locally and nationally, one thing is clear: The Hawaiian voice matters, and that voice is growing. Understanding and amplifying the native voice is a central objective of Hūlili. Manuscript guidelines are attached for your reference. Previous volumes of Hūlili are available online at www.ksbe.edu/SPI/Hulili.php If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Mahalo for your interest in Hülili. Please share this invitation with your colleagues and peers.
The Hawaiian & Pacific Collections are located on the fifth floor of Hamilton Library, on the campus of University of Hawaii-Manoa. For general questions about either collection, contact: email@example.com This blog began publishing on Oct. 30, 2009, and is edited by Pacific specialist librarian Stu Dawrs. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org