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Wednesday, Sept. 28: "ARTISTIC ESCAPADES: Artist Residencies in Oceania"

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The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies. For more information, click on the flyer at right. The Pacific Collection holds library copies of Katherine Higgins' book, Red wave : space, process, and creativity at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, as well as her Plan B Master's Project, Biau Kula : space, process, and creativity at the Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture. The text of Biau Kula can also be found online via Scholarspace, the library's digital repository.

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ARTISTIC ESCAPADES: Artist Residencies in Oceania by Katherine Higgins
Wednesday, 28 Sept 2011 Noon-1:15 pm EWC John A Burns Hall, Room 3012
Katherine Higgins, who has an MA in Pacific Islands studies from the UHM Center for Pacific Islands Studies and a graduate certificate in museum studies from the Museum Studies Program in the UHM Department of American Studies, has been working with artists in Oceania for a number of years. In her talk she will …

Sept. 22: "Holographic Epistemology, Native Common Sense"

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In preparation for her keynote address at the upcoming Western Museum Association Conference, Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer is giving a free public lecture on indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing. The lecture takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bishop Museum's Atherton Halau. For more information, click on the image at right.

Sept. 15: "Household Economy, Gendered Labor, and Spanish Colonialism in the Mariana Islands"

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, which is co-sponsoring this presentation:

ANTHROPOLOGY COLLOQUIUM SERIES Household Economy, Gendered Labor, and Spanish Colonialism in the Mariana Islands
James M. Bayman Anthropology, UH Manoa Thursday, September 15th, 3:00 pm, in Crawford Hall 105 Gendered labor characterizes household economies throughout the world but its archaeological evidence is often elusive.  This presentation compares ethnohistoric accounts of household organization with archaeological patterns of domestic economy at a 17th century village on the island of Guam in the Marianas archipelago.  This study analyzes archaeological assemblages from two latte buildings to document the economic activities of their residents.  Unexpected differences in their assemblages indicate that economic tasks varied between the residents of the two latte buildings and that traditional Chamorro households were comprised of multiple building…

JSTOR announces release of free "Early Journal Content" online

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The below is quoted directly from a news release posted today by JSTOR:
On September 6, 2011, we announced that we are making journal content in JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world.  This “Early Journal Content” includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences.  It includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals. This represents 6% of the content on JSTOR. While JSTOR currently provides access to scholarly content to people through a growing network of more than 7,000 institutions in 153 countries, we also know there are independent scholars and other people that we are still not reaching in this way.  Making the Early Journal Content freely available is a first step in a larger effort to provide more access options to the content on JSTOR for these individuals.   The Early Journal Content will b…

latest issue of The Contemporary Pacific

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The latest issue of The Contemporary Pacific (Vol. 23, number 2, Fall 2011) has been released, and is available to UH students, faculty and affiliates via Project Muse. The latest issue features cover art (pictured at right) by Solomon Enos as well as articles by April K. Henderson ("Fleeting Sustainability: The Samoan Giant in US Popular Discourse"); Cluny Macpherson and La'avasa Macpherson ("Churches and the Economy of Samoa"); Michael P.J. Reilly ("Maori Studies, Past and Present: A Review"); Guido Carlo Pigliasco and Thorolf Lipp ("The Islands Have Memory: Reflections on Two Collaborative Projects in Contemporary Oceania"); and Brij V. Lal ("Where Has All the Music Gone? Reflections on the Fortieth Anniversary of Fiji's Independence"). Also included are the standard range of Political, Book and Media reviews.  As a reminder, all back issues of The Contemporary Pacific (prior to one year from the present) are also freely avai…

"New Flags Flying"

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For those interested in Hawaiian sovereignty or the history of decolonization in the Pacific, Radio New Zealand hosts a website worth visiting.New Flags Flying includes background information on each independent nation of the Pacific, audio recordings (with print transcripts) of interviews with Pacific leaders and a "significant events since independence" narrative for each country.