Showing posts from January, 2010

Seminar: "Remembering Colonial Experiences: Palauan Elders' Stories"

The below is quoted directly from a press release circulated by the UH-M Center for Pacific Islands Studies: REMEMBERING COLONIAL EXPERIENCES: PALAUAN ELDERS' STORIES by Maki Mita, National Museum of Ethnology, Japan Date:   27 January 2010 Time:     12:00 noon Place:         UHM Moore Hall 319 In the Japanese colonial period, Palauan children faced discrimination as "islanders." At the same time, they were educated in the Japanese language and value system, and as "the emperor's children (imperial people)" they were integrated into an extended empire. How do the Palauan elders remember these experiences, and how do they recount their histories to a young Japanese researcher?    The experiences of the past can be told in a variety of ways. In order to permit interpretation of oral histories without losing sight of their fluid character, we should attend to what is remembered and how the story is told, rather than treating the narrative as a bare

Library Exhibit: Artists of The Contemporary Pacific 2003-2010

2010 marks the 60th anniversary of UH-Manoa's Center for Pacific Islands Studies. As part of a year-long series of events to mark this milestone, the UH-M library is currently hosting an exhibit of cover art for the Center's hallmark publication, The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs (which itself celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009). In 2002, the journal began highlighting the work of Pacific artists, both on its cover and within its pages. This exhibit displays the complete set of journal covers from 2002 to present, along with copies of the journal from its inception, to show the evolution of the journal design over the years. To read the exhibit's explanatory text, click on the image at right. Celebrating Connections: 60 Years of Pacific Islands Studies at Manoa will continue throughout 2010, with a series of special events culminating in the Center's annual conference in November. A complete schedule will be posted on this site as soon as

Symposium: Translating the Human: Rights, Ethics, and Practices Across Cultures

Below is quoted directly from an e-mail release circulated by UH-Manoa's Center for Pacific Islands Studies: Aloha Kakou! You are cordially invited to attend Translating the Human: Rights, Ethics and Practices Across Cultures , a symposium at Burns Hall that explores humanism in the post-colonial 21st century.  Translating the Human features Konai Helu Thaman, Susan Schweik, Manu Meyer and Salah Hassan, as well as panel discussions.  For more information and schedules, visit . The conference will be held 14 and 15 January 2010. The daytime events will be held in the EWC John Burns Hall, Room 4005. Konai Helu Thaman, Professor and Personal Chair of Pacific Education and Culture at the University of the South Pacific, will give the opening keynote at 9:00 am on Thursday - "The Human in the Context of Pedagogical Practices and Philosophies in the Pacific." On Thursday evening, from 6 to 9 pm there will be a reception and cu

Hawaii Newspapers Online

The below is quoted directly from an announcement circulated by Hawaiian Collection librarian Dore Minatodani. For more on researching in early Hawaii newspapers, see also our previous blog entry on the subject : Aloha and Happy New Year! The UHM Library is pleased to announce that these English-language Hawaiʻi newspapers have been digitized and OCR-ed, and are available online at the Library of Congress's Chronicling America website, . The papers are: - The Daily Herald (Honolulu, 1886-1887) - The Hawaiian Gazette (Honolulu, 1865-1916; online: 1877-1913) - The Independent (Honolulu, 1895-1905) The Daily Herald and The Hawaiian Gazette (during the years included here) represent a conservative pro-American editorial viewpoint, and The Independent represents a strongly nationalistic Hawaiian viewpoint. Other newspapers available at Chronicling America include extensive coverage of Hawaiʻi topics, from across the United States. As of

Commercial Law Reform and Development in the South Pacific: Tonga, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu

The below is quoted directly from a press release circulated by e-mail (for more information, click on flyer at right): The Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law, at the William S Richardson School of Law, UHM invites you to a panel on "Commercial Law Reform and Development in the South Pacific: Tonga, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu" January 13, 2010 4 - 5:30 pm William S Richardson Law School Moot Courtroom If you are planning on attending, please drop a note to Charles Booth at .

Modified Inter-Library Loan Fine Policy (Plus New Voyager ILL Features)

The below announcement comes from the UH-M Library's Interlibrary Services , and refers to materials received at UH-M Library via Interlibrary Loan from other institutions. (For comments and questions, please see contact info at bottom): Effective January 11, 2010 , to facilitate the prompt return of ILL loan materials, fees and fines are assessed at the following rates, per item:  Overdues: $.25 per day Recalls: $.50 per day Fines are assessed every day including weekends and holidays An item is considered “lost” when the fine reaches $10 Lost charges include the replacement cost of an item, a $10 NON-REFUNDABLE processing fees, plus any processing fees imposed by the lending library, and accumulated overdue fines. Highlights : New! In the Voyager “My Account”, you will be able to see your checked out ILL items and due dates. Convenience! You will be able to view all of your checked out items conveniently in one system (UHM,

Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Scholarships

The below is quoted directly from an e-mail press release. For more information, please see contact information at bottom: MOREHOUSE COLLEGE PROJECT: IMHOTEP Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Scholarships Application Deadline: January 31, 2010 The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are providing four scholarships to qualified Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and recent graduates (class of 2009) for the Project: IMHOTEP internship program for summer of 2010. The Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Alliance is working with APIAHF, and CDC to promote Project: IMHOTEP as part of their efforts to increase the number of NHPI public health and health care professionals. NHPI applicants who are not selected as scholarship are still eligible for the general selection process by Morehouse College . Please visit for