Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
This event is co-sponsored by the Japanese section of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, the Department of History, and the Center for Japanese Studies.
Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Monday, November 5, 2012
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Please see the attached flyer for details. This event is co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Colloquium and the Ella Wiswell Endowment Fund for the Promotion of Russian Studies.
We hope to see you there!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
in Qing Political Economy and Global History”
Sakamaki Hall A201 (History Department Library)
Monday, August 6, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Please scroll down to the fifth entry to see Professor Romaniello's photo and write-up here.
Friday, May 4, 2012
The above photo shows the following award recipients (left to right):
Michael Newalu, Michael Kline, Elizabeth Schultz (with baby Bennett), Drew Gonrowski, Michael Johnson, Shirley Buchanan and Adam Witten.
Dean Thomas Bingham announced that Professor Romaniello is the 2012 recipient of the College of Arts and Humanities Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Board of Regents' Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
2011 – 2012 AWARDS
The Daniel Kwok Award for the Outstanding Teaching
- Tomoko Fukushima
- Alex Holowicki
The Donald Johnson Award for the Outstanding
Adam Witten, “Seeds Deferred: Japanese Agrarian
Development, Rōnō and the Transformation Under
Betsy Schultz, “From the Nuremberg and Tokyo War
Crimes Trials to the International Criminal Court: The
Converging Paths of Great Britain and Germany”
The Donald Johnson Award for the Outstanding
Research Paper Produced in a Graduate Seminar
and First Runner-Up
Winner: Alex Holowicki, “Reel Connections:
Cosmopolitanism and the Amateur Cinema League”
First Runner Up: Shirley Buchanan, “Tracing
the Social Networks that Linked Oklahoma and Oahu,
Indigenous Destinies and American Trajectories in the
The Taraknath Das Prize for the Best Paper in Asian
History by a Graduate Student:
- Joshua Ku, “A Stubborn and Recalcitrant Ally: An
American Military Perspective on the US-KMT
Relationship During World War II”
The Barbara B. Peterson Award for Graduate Student
Excellence in American History
Co-Winners: Michael Newalu
The Pacific Circle Editorial Award (granted to the
Editorial Assistant for the Bulletin of the Pacific Circle)
- Michael Kline
The Kuykendall Prize for the Best Paper by an
- Troy Takahashi, “Toxic? Britney Spears and
Contemporary Cultural Discourse on American Girl
The John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship in History
- Drew Gonrowski
- Michael Johnson
- Drew Gonrowski
- Lance Nolde
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii
and Hawaii Army Museum Society's
Living History Day
Saturday, May 19th
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Hawaii Book & Music Festival (HBMF) 2012
Saturday-Sunday May 5-6 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds at Honolulu Hale
in Historic Downtown Honolulu
ALL FREE & FREE PARKING next to the site
Eight Venues, Over 150 events, over 500 Presenters
Steve Songs, Host, PBS KIDS,
and your favorite PBS KIDS and other characters.
Click here for the Complete Schedule.
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You’ll get a t-shirt and a book tote, and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a NOOK Tablet each day.
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I look forward to seeing you there!
Hawaii Book and Music Festival
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Sakamaki Hall A201
U H Manoa History Department Library
Friday, April 13, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
Please join us from 2:30-4:00pm in the History Department Library (Sakamaki Hall A201) for a presentation by Professor Alan Rosenfeld, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Hawaii West Oahu.
Professor Rosenfeld with discuss "Strategies of Resistance: Anti-Imperialism and Urban Guerilla Warfare in 1970s West Germany". This talk is free and open to the public.
Please see attached for details.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Van Jones, the Obama administration’s first green energy czar, best-selling author, Princeton fellow, and founder of a new national organizing campaign for economic justice, Rebuild the Dream. Jones will be speaking on the dizzying accumulation of student loan debt in the United States (now $1 trillion and counting) and the unsustainable burden it places on students and the economy, while also proposing bottom-up solutions to the problem.
STUDENT DEBT: THE NEXT CREDIT BOMB
Monday, March 19
3:30 – 5:00 pm
Hālau O Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Light refreshments to be provided.
Music too. Maybe poetry.
Kicking off a national campaign for economic and environmental justice, Jones will also be speaking at a rally and pop-up dinner at the capitol the next evening at 6:00 pm, so please join us for that event as well. See: http://act.rebuildthedream.com/signup/revival-hawaii.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
March 21: Pacific Connections Seminar Series presents "Flags, Human Heads and Movies" with Professor Chappell
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Please join us for Professor Merry Wiesner-Hanks (University of Wisconsin, Madison), on "World History and the Skeptical Specialist".
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Thursday, February 16 at 12 noon for Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks (U of Wisconsin, Madison) on "World History and the Skeptical Specialist" You have 9 volumes to write the history of the world! What stays? What goes? Why?
Friday, February 24 at 12:30 for Peter H. Hoffenberg (U H Manoa History) on
"Pugin in the Pacific? Building Neo-Gothic 'Edifices' in the Colonies"
Thursday, April 12 at 12 Noon for Stephanie Trigg (University of Melbourne" on "The History of Emotions"
Wednesday, April 25 at 12:30 for Yehuda Bauer (Yad Vashem and Hebrew University, Jerusalem) on "Recent Historical Scholarship on the Shoah and Genocide"
Please feel free to contact Professor Peter Hoffenberg (peterh (at) hawaii (dot) edu)
The History Workshop presents....
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Professor Matthew Romaniello has been selected as the recipient of the College of Arts and Humanities Excellence in Teaching Award this year. The Award recognizes faculty members in the College who have made outstanding contributions in teaching.
*This presentation is the first of a three-part series on Ralph Ellison, African American Literature, and American Studies*
Center for Biography Brown Bag Series--
Encountering Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man: The Politics of Textual Revision
By visiting scholar Barbara Foley
Thursday, February 9th, 2012
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
Professor Foley will describe the process of researching and writing her 2010 book, Wrestling with the Left: The Making of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. Her principal focus will be on the extensive revisions that Ellison made during the seven years (1945-52) during which he wrote his famous novel.
Drawing upon her examination of the thousands of pages of drafts and notes of Ellison’s novel, she will demonstrate how a text that was originally proletarian in orientation and sympathetic to the left was converted into a cold war classic. Overlaid upon this narrative of Ellison’s changing political and artistic goals will be Foley’s narrative of her own encounter with—and estimate of—the novel over several decades, from her days as a graduate student involved in the New Left to the present.
Barbara Foley, one of the foremost contemporary Marxist critics of American literature, is Professor in the Department of English and the Program in American Studies at Rutgers University, Newark. She is the author of four books, the most recent of which is Wrestling with the Left: The Making of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man as well as of numerous articles on proletarian literature, African American literature and documentary fiction.
For more information, please contact email@example.com or 956-3774
This presentation is the first of a three-part series on Ralph Ellison, African American Literature, and American Studies that also includes the following talks—
Lecture, Department Of English
Thursday, February 9 2012 3:00-4.30 PM, @ KUY 402
“Repression In Biography, Repression In History: The Politics Of The Political Unconscious”
Discussion, American Studies
Friday, February 10 2012 2:00-3:30 PM, @ Moore 328
“What Happens When You Put The Left At The Center In American Literary History?”
Moderators: Robert Perkinson & Njoroge Njoroge
These events are made possible by a SEED grant and the support of American Studies, Center for Biographical Research, Ethnic Studies, English, and History.
Friday, February 3, 2012
This talk interrogates the definitions, ideologies and strategies of transnational agrarian movements for food sovereignty for resisting the growing neoliberal agro-food regime. It raises issues with the definition of food sovereignty and the bringing together of diverse actors in the creation of transnational coalitions. It considers how the diverse class bases, historical contexts, and the ideological positions of stakeholders lend themselves to contradiction and contestation within these movements. It raises issues with the use of localism and the centrality of small farming as an alternative to mainstream development, highlighting that their espousal of the ‘peasant way’ reflects a romantic rural vision that obscures class differences and local politics and fails to provide a realistic vision for rural development.
It then examines the ramifications of promoting “food sovereignty” amongst poor and marginal farmers in the Telengana region of India. It suggests that while local level strategies intend to improve farmers’ capacity to subsist, they often overlook the evolving need of poor peasant farmers to take advantage of diverse opportunities in a harsh economic climate. Alternative agricultural solutions based only in farming could paradoxically constrain their options for maintaining viable rural livelihoods. This paper argues that in order for farmers to exercise “food sovereignty”, they must first secure their livelihoods, which are determined not by their ability to opt out of the market economy, but rather by negotiating their position within it.
About the speaker:
Elizabeth Louis is a PhD candidate in Geography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her academic interests include political economy of agriculture, political ecology, sustainable agriculture and alternative food movements.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Barbara Foley, one of the foremost contemporary Marxist critics of American literature, is Professor in the Department of English and the Program in American Studies at Rutgers University, Newark.
She is the author of four books, the most recent of which is Wrestling with the Left: The Making of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man as well as of numerous articles on proletarian literature, African American literature and documentary fiction.
These events are made possible by a SEED Grant and by the generous support of American Studies, Center for Biographical Research, English, Ethnic Studies and History.
Friday, January 20, 2012
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UH Manoa will host the TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL HAWAI'I REGIONAL MEETING OF PHI ALPHA THETA at the Manoa Campus Center on Saturday, March 10, 2012.
Students from Hawai'i's university campuses are invited to present papers
on historical subjects and problems at that statewide meeting. If you are
eligible for membership in the history honor society, you are cordially
invited to make a little history at the conference.
To do so, you must submit your name, email address or phone number,
chapter affiliation, and the title of your paper as you would like it to
appear in the program with a one-paragraph abstract of the paper's
contents by Monday, February 6. Please send proposals via email to UH
Manoa Chapter Graduate President Zachary Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org and to
chapter advisor Bob McGlone at email@example.com.
Three hard copies of the paper itself must be submitted by Monday,
February 13, for the author/presenter to be eligible for a prize. Please
send papers to Prof. Bob McGlone, Department of History, A 203 Sakamaki
Hall, UH Manoa, 2530 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822. Papers may be as
long as thirty pages of text, but the oral presentation of the paper
during the Annual Meeting is limited to twenty minutes. (If you wish to
read your whole paper, ten to twelve pages of twelve-point font type,
double spaced, is a proper length.) Cash and book prizes will be
announced at the end of the meeting. Students presenting papers and
their student guests will receive lunch free.
Please join us on March 10 to make new friends and celebrate HISTORY.