Showing posts from April, 2010

New digital resource: Films On Demand

The UH-M Library is now subscribing to "Films On Demand," which provides streaming access to educational videos in the humanities, social and natural sciences, business and health. The site allows searching for entire films or clips within films, and includes a fair amount of Hawai'i- and Pacific-related content. Films include: Made in Taiwan: Genes, Culture, and the Peopling of the South Pacific (a documentary featuring Nathan Rarere and Oscar Kightley, pictured here); Margaret Mead: Coming of Age (on Mead's life and work); The Empire Strikes Back (on various creole and pidgin English languages, including those of Melanesia in general and Papua New Guinea in particular); Where's the Catch: Pacific Fishing in Crisis and others. This is a subscription database, so access is limited to UH-Manoa students, faculty and staff. To reach the log-in portal, click here .  

Night In Oceania: Thursday, April 29

In conjunction with the 6th annual Conference on Human Rights in Oceania , UH-M Pan-Pacific Association will host an evening of poetry, music, dance and performances on Thursday, April 29, at the Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies' Halau o Haumea. For more information, click on the image at right.

Reading Room Display: "The Census in Hawaii, 1823-2010."

In observance of U.S. Census month, Hawaiian Collection librarian Dore Minatodani has created an exhibit on Hawai'i 's censuses. Dore writes: "The U.S. Census Bureau first included Hawai'i in its decennial census in 1900. Prior to that, censuses had been conducted in Hawai'i since the time of Umialiloa. Reports of such counts date back to the missionary censuses of 1831-32 and 1835-36, and appear in published reports in increasing detail, revealing increasingly sophisticated methodology, through the 19th century. On exhibit are selections from theses reports, graphs depicting demographic trends in Hawai'i , and a 1910 enumeration sheet listing the household members of Queen Liliuokalani's residence." The exhibit will be on view throughout April in the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections reading room. For detailed information on materials relating to the history of the Hawai'i census, see also Dore's online library guide, "Hawai'i Cen

Noelani Arista Wins Allan Nevins Prize

Everyone at the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections congratulates Dr. Noelani Arista, who earlier this month received the Allan Nevins Prize of the Society of American Historians. The prize honors the year's best-written doctoral dissertation on an American subject, and was awarded to Dr. Arista for her dissertation Histories of Unequal Measure: Euro-American Encounters with Hawaiian Governance and Law, 1793-1827 . The view a "reader-submitted" article about the award on the Honolulu Advertiser 's website, click here . To view an article in Brandeis University's Brandeis Now , click here . Dr. Arista is an Assistant Professor of History and UH-Manoa. Her M.A. Thesis, Davida Malo, ke kanaka o ka huliau: David Malo, a Hawaiian of the time of change , is available in the Hawaiian Collection. For bibliographic information, click here .

Poetry Reading: I Kareran I Palabran Mami

Graduate students and Chamoru poets Kisha Borja-Kicho'cho' ( MA Pacific Island Studies Candidate) and Angela "Anghet" Cruz ( MSW/MA Pacific Islands Studies Candidate) will read from their work this Friday, April 9, at the Kamakauokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies' Halau o Haumea. For more information, click on the image at right.

More Hawaii Newspapers online

Librarian Martha Chantiny, who serves as head of the UH-M Library's Desktop Networking Services, reports that an additional round of late 19th- and early 20th-century Hawaii newspapers has been added to the Library of Congress' open-access "Chronicling America" site, where they are now full-text searchable. Hamilton Library's ongoing work on this project is funded by a substantial grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more on the project, click here . For more on researching in early Hawaii newspapers (both English and Hawaiian language) see also this previous blog entry . Twelve Hawaii titles are now indexed in Chronicling America: Austin's Hawaiian weekly . June 17, 1899  through May 12, 1900  The Daily bulletin .  Feb. 1, 1882 through June 30, 1894  The daily herald . Sept. 1, 1886 through July 30, 1887 Daily Honolulu press . Sept, 1, 1885 through June 30, 1886 The Democrat . Oct. 25, 1910 through Nov. 8, 1910 Evening

"Insular Empire" now available at Wong Audio/Visual Center

The film Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands , screened recently on the UH-Manoa campus, and also on PBS Hawaii. It is now also available for viewing (for UH students, faculty and staff) via the UH-Manoa Wong/Audio Visual Center. To place an online request for the film, click here .

Film screening: "Beautiful Islands"

As part of a year-long series of events celebrating its 60th anniversary, the UH-M Center for Pacific Islands Studies is sponsoring a screening of the documentary Beautiful Islands at the Hawaii International Film Festival's Spring Showcase . The film, which documents the effects of climate change on islands, will screen Sunday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Dole Cannery. It will be followed by a question and answer period with director Kana Tomoko and Dr. Maxine Burkett, who is an Associate Professor of Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law and serves as the inaugural Director of the Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy (ICAP) at the Sea Grant College Program. For more information and online ticket purchasing, click on the image at right.