Showing posts from November, 2012

Library Construction Update

As previously announced, a large-scale library construction project is slated to begin in the spring of 2013 and continue through August 2013. This construction project will move throughout much of the library, and at different times will affect access to most collections and services. The Hawaiian and Pacific Collections have tentatively been scheduled for closure toward the end of this project, and may be unavailable for up to eight weeks in the summer. Exact dates have not yet been set for this closure. In the meantime, during the spring the construction has the potential to drastically decrease the number of teaching spaces available throughout the library.  Faculty who include Hawai'i- or Pacific-related library instruction in their course syllabi are urged to contact Hawaiian and Pacific Collection librarians as soon as possible to schedule those sessions in order to ensure that a space is available in the library . Those who anticipate using materials located in floors 1

Nov. 10-14: Oiwi Film Festival

The Honolulu Museum of Arts' 'Oiwi Film Festival, which features work by indigenous Hawaiian filmmakers, is running from Nov. 10-14 at the Doris Duke Theatre. Click here for scheduling and ticket information .

Dating Polynesian settlement via coral files

A group of scientists at Simon Fraser University have published research suggesting that the first human settlers in Tonga lived on the islands between 2,830 and 2,846 years ago. They arrived at this date using new techniques to date coral files that had been used on wood and shell surfaces. The report is published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE . Click here to download the article.

Nov. 8: "Links to the Past: The Work of Early Hawaiian Artisans"

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-Manoa Center for Biographical Research. “Links to the Past: The Work of Early Hawaiian Artisans” By Wendy S. Arbeit   Thursday Nov. 8th, 2012 Henke Hall 325 12 noon to 1:15 pm   For more information, please call 956-3774 or write to   The award-winning book  Links to the Past: The Work of Early Hawaiian Artisans  presents images of 1,000 of the earliest collected works of Hawaiian artisans. What went into tracking down those artifacts now scattered across the globe? What do the 1,400 illustrations tell you about pre- and early-contact Hawaiian culture and the ways it changed in response to Westerners? What sort of questions are raised by the grouping of so many objects? Our talk will address these topics and more.   Wendy S. Arbeit  is the author of  What Are Fronds For?,  an introduction to the craft of plaiting coconut fronds;  Tapa in Tonga,  an

Nov. 5: "Nationalism: Change in Consciousness or Fiction?"

Today (Monday, Nov. 5) at 3:00 p.m. Benedict R. O'G. Anderson will present "Nationalism: Change in Consciousness or Fiction?" as part of the University of Hawai'i Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture takes place at  Keoni Auditorium, Jefferson Hall, East-West Center. For more, click on the flyer at right. Other events of interest this week:  8 November  Thursday reception at 5:00 pm, lecture at 5:45 pm, at Hālau o Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies Teresia Teaiwa, Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand, “Fiji. Women. Soldiers. And poetry.” with Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, 'Ilima Long, Jonathan Osorio, and Ikaika Hussey. Teresia is visiting to present the Church of the Crossroads' Watada Lecture. 9 November  Friday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm McCarthy Mall (near Hamilton Library) Tahitian Day, a celebration of Tahitian dances, songs, and musical instrument workshops, cosponsored by the Tahitian Program, Department of I
The Center for Pacific Islands Studies has a number of sponsored or co-sponsored events taking place in the next few weeks, including: 2 November  Friday 12:00pm Saunders 229 (Graduate Student Lounge) Department of Sociology Brown Bag Series presents "Playing for the future: Social (re)constructions of sport for development in Samoa" by Christina Kwauk, PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota 5 November  Monday 3:00pm Keoni Auditorium, Jefferson Hall, East-West Center The University of Hawaiʻi Distinguished Lecture Series presents “Nationalism: Change in Consciousness or Fiction?” by Benedict R. O'G. Anderson 8 November  Thursday 3:00pm Crawford 105 Anthropology Colloquium co-sponsored by CPIS Tom Dye, T. S. Dye & Colleagues, Archaeologists, Inc. “Philosophical differences: Kanaka Maoli and English in 1778-9” 8 November  Thursday 5:00pm Hālau o Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies Teresia Teaiwa, Victoria University of Wellin

November 1: The Mystery of Easter Island

The Center for Pacific Islands Studies'  Pacific Film Series continues today (November 1) at the UH-Manoa Art Auditorium with an excerpt preview of the new NOVA-National Geographic special  Mystery of Easter Island  featuring Professor Terry Hunt and Dr Carl Lipo. For more information, click on the flyer at right.