Showing posts from August, 2012

The Hawai'i Internment Experience

The recently reconstructed and re-opened Manoa Public Library is currently hosting an exhibit titled The Hawai'i Internment Experience . Developed in conjunction with the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i, the exhibit runs through September 19. For more information, click on the poster at right.

New Hawaiian Land Research Database

The below is copied directly from a press release circulated by Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies and the Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge: UHM HAWAIIAN STUDIES MOUNTS A WEB SITE TO SERVE THE HAWAIIAN NATION IN LAND RESEARCH! We are proud to announce that the  AVAKONOHIKI.ORG  website is being published today in order to serve as a  Hoʻokupu no Ka Lāhui , a gift to the Hawaiian Nation, from the students of the  UHM Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies [KCHS] . Working on the AVA Konohiki project, funded by a federal grant from the  Administration of Native Americans [ANA], and through the Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation [EKF],  our Hawaiian students have created a web site to provide free and easy access to all 8,500 of the Hawaiian Kingdom Land Commission Awards [LCAs] and LCA Testimonies, as well as LCA maps for the 81 Ahupuaʻa of Oʻahu. They even have video webinars to walk you through LCA land and map research! The AVA acronym stands

"Charting the Land on the Ocean"

The University of Otago is currently hosting Charting the Land on the Ocean: Pacific Exploration, 1520-1876 , an exhibit that features books and maps found in various of its campus library collections. The exhibit also includes an online component with samples of these same items, along with historical documentation. Many of these works can also be found in various forms (either the original publications, or facsimile copies) in the UH-Manoa Library's Hawaiian and Pacific Collections. Selected images from various rare materials in the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections are also available via this recently launched online collection:

The Contemporary Pacific, Vol. 24, no. 2

Volume 24, no. 2 (2012) of The Contemporary Pacific was recently released. This latest edition of TCP features artwork by Ani O'Neill and contributions by  Jonathan D. Baker, David Chappell, Stuart Dawrs, Vicente M Diaz, Mark Falcous, Jon Fraenkel, Andrew D. Grainger, Nic MacLellan, Gordon Leua Nanau, Joshua I. Newman, Howard Van Trease, Irene Visser and Muridan S. Widjojo. To view a complete table of contents, click on the image at right. Hard copy issues of the journal are available in the Pacific Collection, and UH-Manoa students, faculty and staff can also access electronic copies of the current issue (and all issues dating back to 2000) via Project Muse . All issues prior to the current two (i.e., from 1989 through 2011) are freely available on the internet via the UH-M Scholarspace digital repository .

Pacific News From Manoa

The Center for Pacific Islands Studies newsletter, Pacific News from Manoa , is now available in blog format at . Back issues of Pacific News can also be found on the Center's website at . (The newsletter also continues to be distributed electronically as a pdf file; for more information on receiving the newsletter via email, visit the blog.)

Free Tuition: Intermediate Marshallese

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies. Iọkwe koṃ aolep Free tuition for 201 Intermediate Marshallese through UHM Outreach College again for fall semester.  This is a special opportunity to take 4 credits of a Pacific language for only $180.50 (administration fees). See the attached flyer for additional details.  Please pass this announcement on to your networks. Thank you,  Katherine -- Katherine Higgins, PhD Outreach Director Center for Pacific Islands Studies University of Hawai'i at Manoa Moore 212 1890 East-West Road Honolulu, HI 96822 (808) 956-2658