Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Soundscapes by Dr. Rath

Dr. Richard Rath has kindly shared some of his amazing soundscapes, including this piece which was one of several performed as part of the Presidential panel at the AHA in 2010. Recorded in his studio, the piece is a reconstruction of the music of enslaved Africans in seventeenth century Jamaica - a fascinating and unique way to look at -- and listen to -- history.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Films showing this Fall for Bollywood Film class with Dr. Bertz


Dr. Ned Bertz is showing numerous films, so if you love a good Bollywood shimmy and song, or some classic drama, head on over! The film screenings are free and open to the public.

Please see the attached flyer for more information (and inspiration)!

Call for Papers - "From APEC to Polynesia: Regionalism in World History"

The First Annual Conference of the World History Association of Hawaii will be meeting on October 15, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Please see the attached flyer for details.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The History Workshop presents Archaic Warriors: Warfare in Prehistory, Greece and Rome

Professor Michael Speidel will be presenting "Archaic Warriors: Warfare in Prehistory, Greece and Rome" as the first session of this year's History Workshop, "War and Society: Considering Justice, Violence, and the Military in History." The talk will begin at 2:30 on Friday, September 2nd in the History Department Library (Sakamaki A201), followed by a small reception hosted by the History Department in Lounge.

Monday, August 15, 2011

History Workshop for 2011-2012

Aloha! We have an exciting line-up of talks for Fall 2011...please see the flyer below for details, and individual flyers will be available for talks as we progress through the semester.

Friday, August 5, 2011


We have an opportunity to hear the head of one of the major archives for American History, and also an expert on oral history. Please note that the talk is at the Korean Studies Center -- we hope to see you there.

"The Vanishing History of the American Presidency"

by Russell L. Riley

Thursday, August 11 • Noon – 1:15 pm
1881 East-West Road • Center for Korean Studies Auditorrium

Russell L. Riley is Chair of the Presidential Oral History Program of the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs, where he directs the William J. Clinton Presidential History Project. a comprehensive effort to conduct and compile scholarly oral history interviews with the senior members of the Clinton White House, as well as other important political figures of the Clinton era.

In his talk, Professor Riley will focus on presidential biography, the extraordinary resources we have on presidents in a relatively small window of time (from about FDR to Nixon), and the rapid decline in those resources after Watergate and beyond. He'll also discuss the role of oral history as a way of dealing with these deficiencies, how the Miller Center goes about its work, and what the Presidential Oral History Program can contribute to history.

Professor Riley has participated in similar efforts to document the presidencies of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. Riley has taught a wide range of courses in American politics at the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania, and Georgetown. He is the author of The Presidency and the Politics of Racial Inequality: Nation-keeping from 1831–1965, a comparattive study of how presidents dealt with abolitionism and the later movement for black civil rights, and numerous articles on race and politics, presidential leadership, Southern politics, and political parties. He is currently working on a book about post-war politics in the United States, examining comparatively the immediate aftermaths of the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Cold War.

The Miller Center is a nonpartisan institute that seeks to expand understanding of the presidency, policy, and political history. Among other activities, through its Presidential Studies Program, it conducts the official oral history project of every administration from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush, and it is the only organization in the US transcribing and annotating the thousands of hours of secret White House audio tapes of US presidents from Franklin Roosevelt through Nixon.

For more information, contact 808-956-3774 or email biograph@hawaii.edu
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