Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Presentation on South African Archives - Thursday, 5:30pm at Hamilton Library

Democracy, Representation and Archives:

Acquisition Policies in South African University Archives

By Harrison Inefuku

MAS/MLIS Candidate, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies

University of British Columbia

Thursday, October 28, 2010-10-21

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

Hamilton Library, Room 301

Between 1948 and 1994, South Africa was governed under apartheid, enforcing strict segregation along racial lines. Apartheid policies were far-reaching, dictating where individuals of different races could live, work and attain education. This period of segregation and oppresision created significant gaps in the nation’s archival record, as the voices of the marginalized were silenced in the nation’s documentary heritage.

This presentation provides an overview of South African archives, tracing the development of the nation’s archival system to developments in apartheid and later, democracy. It then provides an introduction to the speaker’s research, which explores the role university archives and special collections play in filling the archival gaps created during apartheid.

Harrison Inefuku is currently in his third year of the Dual Master of Archival Studies/Master of Library and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia. His research, under the direction of Dr. Lisa Nathan, focuses on how acquisition policies shape representation in South African university archives. He also serves as a graduate research assistant on the InterPARES 3; University Institutional Repositories: Copyright and Long-Term Preservation; and Digital Records Forensics Projects, under the direction of Dr. Luciana Duranti.

This event is co-sponsored by the Association of Hawaiʻi Archivists, Hamilton Library, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) and the UHM Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program

Monday, October 25, 2010

Liam Kelley presenting 3rd History Workshop: "The Nation in Vietnam: A Rags to Riches Story (of Sorts)"

Next Friday, Liam Kelley will be presenting the third History Workshop talk, "The Nation in Vietnam: A Rags to Riches Story (of Sorts)." It will be in the History Department Library (A201), on Friday, November 5 at 2:30 pm. A small reception will follow in the Department Lounge. The complete details (and abstract) are included on the attached flyer.

There are also some other talks happening this week that will be of interest to the Department. The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States will be meeting from Thursday to Saturday (October 28-30) at the Pacific Beach Hotel downtown. On Thursday at 2pm in the Ahi Room, Peter Hoffenberg will be presenting "Displaying the Hawaiian Nation: The Kingdom of Hawai'i at Overseas International Exhibitions, 1867-1893." On Friday at 9 am in the Papio Room, John Rosa will be presenting "King Kalabaua: Remembering a Kanaka Maoli Mo'i and His Victorian Style."

Closer to home on Friday (October 29), Vina Lanzona will be presenting "Amazons of the Huk Rebellion: Gender, Sex and Revolution in the Philippines," in George Hall 213 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm, as part of the Women's Studies Colloquium.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Vina Lanzona: Amazons of the Huk Rebellion: Gender, Sex, and Revolution in the Philippines

Dr. Vina Lanzona will present for the UHM Women's Studies Colloquium Series, and discuss her recent book on the Huk Amazons.

When: Friday, 10/29/10
Where: George Hall 213

This event is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Center for Philippine Studies.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"State of Aloha" documentary - free screening and panel of speakers, including Dr. John Rosa

Aloha! On Wednesday, 27th October, there will be a screening of the documentary "State of Aloha" and a panelist session including Former Governor John Waihee, Retired Judge Walter M. Heen, and Dr. John Rosa, Assistant Professor of History, moderated by Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie, Associate Professor of Law.

When: Wednesday, 27th October, 2010 (Reception: 5:30-6:30pm; Screening: 6:30-7:45pm; Panel Discussion: 8:00-9:00pm)
Where: William S. Richardson School of Law, 2515 Dole St., Classroom 2

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ReGeneration - a documentary film screening as part of HIFF


An exciting new documentary film titled ReGENERATION, written and directed by Philip Montgomery, and narrated by Ryan Gosling, will be screening this week as part of the Hawaii International Film Festival.

The film explores
the concepts of apathy and cynicism in today's generation towards Social and Political causes. In addition to featuring a spectrum of young minds to explore these issues, the film also features interviews with Noam Chomsky, Andrew Bacevich, Amy Goodman, Mos Def , Norman Ornstein, Tucker Carlson, and the late Howard Zinn just to name a few. The film focuses directly on how parenting, education, and media shape today's generation, while exploring previous movements and generations and how they have affected us in the present. One key point made in the film is our "loss of history" in the current curriculum being taught in our education system.

HIFF Screening times:
Dole Cannery Stadium 18
6:30pm, Thursday, October 21
3:00pm, Saturday, October 23


(This information courtesy of Philip Montgomery)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Special Event Series - The Value of Hawai'i: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future

An announcement from
Aiko Yamashiro, Project Director for The Value of Hawai'i

The Value of Hawai'i Teach-In Series: Ka Nohona: The Arts, Homelessness, Race, and Agriculture
12 noon to 1:10 pm
Kuykendall 410, UH Manoa

We wanted to create a special event series for students, faculty, and other members of the UH Manoa community to meet and talk with contributors from The Value of Hawai'i: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future, the most-talked-about local book this year. Nearly all our contributors have agreed to participate in this 5-week Teach-In series, co-sponsored by the UHM Chancellor's Office. This is an excellent opportunity if you are reading or teaching the book to come down and ask questions of the authors.

This week's topics will center on the ways of life via the arts, homelessness, race, and agriculture. Why are the arts undervalued, and what responsibilities do artists have to society? How is homelessness a cultural and colonial problem, and how can the framework of family help us think about this? Why are race relations in Hawai'i so important, and what else it at stake besides the usual haole vs. local? Sustainability is a very trendy topic right now--but what would it mean for Hawai'i to really be food-sustainable? What are we sustaining?

Featuring Marilyn Cristofori (Hawai'i Arts Alliance), John P. Rosa (History), Charles Reppun (Waiahole Farms), and Trisha Kehaulani Watson (Honua Consulting).

Bring your questions and thoughts with your brownbag lunch, and our contributors will be more than happy to listen and talk with you. And please come early for seats, these sessions have been very well attended.
The Value of Hawai`i: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future
Edited by Craig Howes and Jon Osorio
A Biography Monograph, published by UH Press, July 2010

How did we get here? Three-and-a-half-day school weeks. Prisoners farmed out to the mainland. Tent camps for the migratory homeless. A blinkered dependence on tourism and the military for virtually all economic activity. The steady degradation of already degraded land. Contempt for anyone employed in education, health, and social service. An almost theological belief in the evil of taxes.

At a time when new leaders will be elected, and new solutions need to be found, the thirty-one contributors to The Value of Hawai`i outline the causes of our current state and offer points of departure for a Hawai`i-wide debate on our future.

The Value of Hawai'i: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future

Email: thevalueofhawaii@gmail.com
Website: http://thevalueofhawaii.com/
Facebook: "The Value of Hawai'i Discussion Group"
Twitter: @valuehawaii [#wevaluehi]
Buy the book: http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/shopcore/978-0-8248-3529-3/

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Visit from Dr. John Demos

John Demos, emeritus professor of history at Yale University and the author of The Unredeemed Captive, Entertaining Satan, A Little Commonwealth, and many other books sat in on Professor Rath's Readings in Early American History course last Wednesday (October 6th). They discussed Demos's book looking at the shape of early American history, Circles and Lines. Here John is chatting with first year PhD student Zachary Martin.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Phi Alpha Theta Book Sale - Today!

Aloha PAT Members [and History Buffs]!

Today is the day! Our long awaited book sale is finally happening, and we need everyone's help! Tell your class, friends, faculty to show up at the Campus Center to pick up a book or two. I will be there all day, so you can bring anyone you know who might want to sign up. I hope everyone will at least stop by so I have an opportunity to meet every member.

Additional project someone might like to run is the RIO Helping Hands Food Drive. RIOs compete to donate the most canned foods, winning organization gets a catered party! I would be willing to assist anyone who would like to lead the project, we can also grant you a more formal title as an officer of Phi Alpha Theta. This type of project would be a great help to our application for Best Chapter Award, with or without winning the party.

Mahalo and see you at Campus Center 8:30-4:30,

James Larson

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Phi Alpha Theta Book Sale - October 13

Phi Alpha Theta will be having a book sale at Campus Center, from 8:30 until 4:30, on October 13th, so grab some bargains and support history at Manoa!