Volume 28, no. 2 of The Contemporary Pacific is now available in open-access format at: https://scholarspace.manoa.
hawaii.edu/handle/10125/2828 The Contemporary Pacific, which is co-published by the UH-Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies and the University of Hawai'i Press, is the world's foremost journal of interdisciplinary scholarship relating to Oceania. Back issues, from Volume 1. number 1 (1989) through one year prior to the present are freely available via Scholarspace, the UH-M Library's digital repository. Current issues are available to UH-M students, faculty and staff via Project Muse (which houses issues from the year 2000 through the present).
The Hawaiian & Pacific Collections are proud to exhibit Nautilus the Protector , a collection of woodcut prints by Joy Enomoto. The series will be only display through mid-April. Joy's artist statement is below. Joy Enomoto is a UH Mānoa BFA alumni whose work is concerned with decolonizing geography, plantation genealogies and the salt water conversations that occur within the space of the diaspora. She explores the idea of creating and holding onto our own cartographies in a world of rising sea levels and the ongoing destruction of the seabed and ancestral homelands. The Nautilus the Protector series is a response work to a poem by the same name, written by Lyz Soto. Nautilus Minerals Mining Company, based in Canada, has recently received a license to begin deep sea mining in the Bismarck Sea off the coast of Papua New Guinea, seeking minerals found on the seabed growing near the hydrothermal vents. To break the foundation of the earth and to threaten those creatures, su