Friday, January 28, 2011

Dr. Njoroge Njoroge to present History Workshop

Professor Njoroge Njoroge will be presenting "'Colonies Have No Voice': Caribbean Currents in the Pacific Ocean" on Friday, February 4th at 2:30 pm in the History Department Library.  This is the first session of the spring semester for the History Workshop, "De-Centering the Nation State: Historical Methodology within a Pacific Geography."  There will be a small reception following the talk in the History Department Lounge.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Free History Forum Talks in January/February - mark your calendars!

Please join us for two free History Forum talks during the upoming weeks. They both promise to be interesting discussions of rather unusual topics.
We will meet in the U H Manoa History Department Library at Sakamaki Hall A201.

"The Admiral's Folly: How the IRA Beat the Royal Navy"--12 noon on Jan 20

Dr. Tom Mahon will tell the wonderful tall tale of how a small group of IRA men kidnapped a British ship full of arms -- right smack in full view of the Admiral! This occurred in 1922 near Cork, and the story includes humor, boats, trucks at night, and, surprise, surprise, no gunfire!

Tom will talk at 12 noon on Thursday, January 20th, and will provide illustrations to make this colorful topic even more colorful.

"The Zions of Africa: Non-Trinitarian Christianities of Modern Africa"

Prof. Joel E. Tishken, Washington State University History Department, wrestles with the controversial topic of how African and European Christianities are and are not connected. His talk considers not only the nature of Christianity, but also the ways by which non-Africans interpret Christianity as practiced by Africans.

Joel will talk at 12 noon on Thursday, February 10th, and will also provide illustrations as he addresses a topic of interest to African, European and World Historians, as well as scholars and students of Religion.

For further information please contact the History department.

On This Day...January 10

1776 - Thomas Paine published his "Common Sense" pamphlet.
1920 - World War 1 officially ended, when the League of Nations ratified the Treaty of Versailles.
1927 - In Berlin, Fritz Lang's film "Metropolis" was shown for the first time.
1928 - The Soviet Union ordered the exile of Leon Trotsky.
1990 - Seven month of martial law was ended by Chinese Premier Li Peng in Beijing. He said that crushing pro-democracy protests had saved China from "the abyss of misery."
2003 - North Korea announced that it was withdrawing from the global nuclear arms control treaty.