A recent entry on Russian History Blog, by Professor Romaniello, looks at the history behind Fort Elizabeth, a "Russian" fort on the island of Kauai.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.