Showing posts from May, 2012

"Pasefika" Photo Exhibit

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.

Chronicling America Back Online

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.

Biodiversity Heritage Library blog features Bryan's "Natural History of Hawaii"

A recent posting on the Biodiversity Heritage Library blog discusses natural history in Hawaii, including William Bryan's   Natural 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 .

Chronicling America currently off-line

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.

Call for Papers: HŪLILI: Multidisciplinary Research on Hawaiian Well-Being

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 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