Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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

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.

ARTISTIC ESCAPADES: Artist Residencies in Oceania
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 look at the impact of artist residencies on the work of Pacific artists. Her visit is sponsored by the Museum Studies Program.

Monday, September 19, 2011

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

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.

Monday, September 12, 2011

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:

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 buildings.  Thus, this archaeological study reveals proxemic aspects of gendered labor in a contact-period community on the island of Guam that written accounts do not fully describe in the Mariana Islands.  This presentation also considers the consequences of Spanish colonialism on Chamorro society, and the implications of this study for the interpretation of household economies in Pacific archaeology.  This research took place during an archaeological field school conducted through a partnership between the Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC) at the University of Guam and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa.

Dr. James M. Bayman is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa where he teaches courses in anthropological archaeology.  His research interests include political economy, technology, and colonialism in the Pacific Islands and the North American Southwest.   His most recent fieldwork has focused on archaeology in the Mariana Islands.  He is a former president of the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology and he is currently Coordinator of the Applied Archaeology Track at UH-Manoa.
Co-sponsored with the UHM Center for Pacific Islands Studies
For further information, please contact

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

JSTOR announces release of free "Early Journal Content" online

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.  
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Friday, September 2, 2011

latest issue of The Contemporary Pacific

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 available on the Internet via UH-Manoa Library's Scholarspace digital repository. (And, of course, the Pacific Collection maintains a complete print collection of all volumes.)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

"New Flags Flying"

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.