Thursday, February 27, 2014

History Workshop: Professor Wensheng Wang presents on Friday, March 7

Please join us Friday, March 7th for the History Workshop as we continue to host events related to our annual theme, Roots & Routes: Mobility, Migration, and Diasporas. Professor Wensheng Wang will be presenting a talk entitled, "From Highland to Sea: Border-Crossing and Frontier Protest in Qing Dynasty China." We will convene in the History Department Library, Sakamaki Hall A201, at 2:30pm.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

History Forum Talk by Prof. Susan M. Schultz - Wednesday, March 12

Please join us for a provocative discussion of "Writing History in a Time of Forgetting." This is our first in a series of Interdisciplinary History Forums, taking place on Wednesday, March 12 at 12:30pm in Sakamaki Hall A201, the UH Mānoa History Department Library. Future talks will include a botanist's history of cannabis and an economic historian's history of marriage and labor in Hawaiʻi.

Forgetting History: Alzheimer's & Documentary Writing: Susan M. Schultz, Department of English
My recent book, “She's Welcome to Her Disease”: Dementia Blog, Volume 2 (Singing Horse Press, 2013), combines poetry, diaristic writing, essay, children's stories (with dementia sufferers in them), myriad documents (emails, notices from the DoD, insurance forms), and other genres to tell the story of my mother's Alzheimer's and death. World War II was the central moment of her life, as it was for most of those in her Alzheimer's care home, but by the end she had forgotten that War. I will read from the book, and talk about how to write Alzheimer's. While I'm a creative writer, I'm eager to engage with historians on these important questions.
Susan M. Schultz has taught in the English department at UHM since 1990. She is a poet, critic, and editor/publisher of Tinfish Press, which she founded in 1995. Her books include A Poetics of Impasse in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry (U of Alabama Poetry & Poetics Series, 2005), and more recently Dementia Blog (2008), Memory Cards: 2010-2011 Series (2011) and “She's Welcome to Her Disease”: Dementia Blog, Volume 2 (2013) from Singing Horse Press in San Diego. She recently participated on a panel about teaching documentary poetry at the Associated Writing Programs convention in Seattle. Susan blogs at (the two books on dementia come largely from blog work), and cheers for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Talk by Professor James Bade - Tuesday, Feb. 18

In his talk entitled "Early German Settlers in the Pacific and their Descendants," Professor James Bade will be concentrating on the lives of the settlers in New Zealand, Samoa and Tonga, and what their offspring have been up to since the late 1800s. According to Dr. Bade, the descendants of these German settlers in Tonga for example, are found not just in Tonga but throughout the world, principally in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Samoa, and Germany, and many have become well-known names in their fields.

The talk is co-sponsored by the History Department, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, and the department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literature. The talk will be at the History Library, Sakamaki A-201 on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Upcoming Phi Alpha Theta Chapter Meeting, Book Sale, & Other News

The next Phi Alpha Theta meeting of the semester will be on Tuesday, February 25, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in the History Lounge (SAK B210). On the agenda are plans for the upcoming 30th-annual PAT Regional Meeting.

Love getting great deals on books? Then stop by the upcoming PAT Book Sale, to be held on Thursday, February 27, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the UHM Campus Center! Books will be sold for $1 each.

Hungry for more PAT news? Check out this posting on the College of Arts & Humanities website:

Thursday, February 6, 2014

History Workshop: Professor Rath presents on Friday, Feb. 14

Please join us for our next History Workshop Session, where Professor Richard Rath will present a talk entitled "Briton Hammon and the Sonic Dimensions of Atlantic Communication Networks." This talk, part of the workshop series devoted to the theme of "Roots and Routes: Mobility, Migration, and Diasporas," will take place in the History Department Library (Sakamaki Hall A201) on Friday, February 14th at 2:30 p.m.

Please see flyer below for more details:

Public lecture by Professor James C. Scott - Wednesday, Feb. 26 (co-sponsored by the Dept. of History)

The public is cordially invited to attend:

"The First Agrarian States: The Late Neolithic Multispecies Resettlement Camp"
James C. Scott, Yale University

Wednesday, February 26
5:30 p.m.
Bilger Auditorium

Professor Scott's lecture and visit to UHM are sponsored by the following institutions:

● UH Center for Southeast Asian Studies ● Pacific Islands Development Program, East - West Center ● Department of Anthropology ● Department of Political Science ● Department of History ● Department of Sociology ● Center for Philippine Studies ● UH International Cultural Studies Program ● Luce Foundation Initiative on East and Southeast Asian Archeology ● Department of Geography ● Department of Ethnic Studies

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