Showing posts from February, 2012

"Preserving Local Historical Sources: How it Happens and Why it Needs to Be Done"

The below announcement regards a talk about a soon-to-be available manuscript collection in our Hawaiian Collection: the archives of Hawai'i Catholic Women's Guild.
"Preserving Local Historical Sources: How it Happens and Why it Needs to Be Done"

The Catholic Women’s Guild, Archives Preservation and Access Project
Palama Settlement, Dining Room
810 N. Vineyard Blvd.
March 3, 2012
11:00 AM
Dr. Albert W. H. Lum, Professor Emeritus (English), Chaminade University;
Curator, Brother Bertram’s Photographs, 1883–1905
Sr. William Marie Eleniki, OSF, Chief Administrator,
St. Francis Healthcare Foundation of Hawaiʻi
Paula Rath, Journalist and Palama Settlement Trustee;
and Jacqueline Rath, Archivist, Palama Settlement Archives
Ellen Chapman, Archivist, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
Dr. Janine Richardson, Historian; Project Director, Catholic Women’s Guild Preservation Project

More information on Bishop Museum Library and Archives status

The Bishop Museum Library and Archives has posted the below message on its internet home-page. The website also now includes an online appointment request form: "In alignment with Bishop Museum’s new strategic plan, the Library and Archives collections have been identified as an area of priority in the effort to develop increased access to Museum resources for our community. Effective March 1, 2012, the Library and Archives will temporarily suspend public reference hours and provide limited, by-appointment access to its collections. This temporary closure will allow staff the necessary time to support a museum and community effort to plan and implement a new model of operation for this area."

Pacific Connections Seminar Series features live-via-internet presentations from Tahiti

The below message, regarding a new trans-Pacific seminar series, is quoted from a message circulated by the UH-M Center for Pacific Islands Studies:

Aloha friends and colleagues,
Please join us for the inaugural presentation in the Pacific Connections Seminar Series featuring Professor Serge Dunis, University of French Polynesia.

[Re]connecting Hawai‘i and Tahiti: South Pacific Perspectives on Hawai‘i and Pacific Travel in the Precolonial Period
Tuesday, 21 February 2012, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Room 3121/3125, John Burns Hall, East West Center
Professor Serge Dunis University of French Polynesia Tahiti Nui
It is believed that Hawai‘i was first settled by migrants coming from the Marquesas, followed by a second wave of immigration launched from Bora Bora. Understanding movements during this exciting era relies heavily on interpreting oral traditions, embracing indigenous knowledge, as well as other methods of uncovering the past.
As a scholar of both Hawai‘i and Tahiti Nui, Professor Dunis wil…

Hawai'i and Pacific related events at UH-Manoa this week

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-M Center for Pacific Islands Studies:

Micronesian Connections
Thursday 16 February 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm, John Burns Hall room 3125/3121, East-West Center

This free public event offers perspectives on Micronesian communities in Hawai‘i featuring personal stories from students, presentations on public policy and issues relating to discrimination, and an overview of COFA, health, housing, and education for Micronesian communities. For more information, see the attached flyer or contact Dr. Ulla Hasager at or 956-4218.
Wednesday 15 February
Ty P. Kawika Tengan (Ethnic Studies) “Return to Fort Kamehameha: Martialing Memory in Occupied Hawai‘i” in ICSCP Speakers Series, 12:00 – 1:15 pm, John Burns Hall room 2118, East-West Center.

Lt. Colonel Joe Estores (retired, U.S. Army) came back to Hawai‘i in 2006, a Vietnam Veteran with 20 years of service as a soldier and over 30 years as a federal employee.  His sh…

Bishop Museum Library and Archives (temporary) closure

Starting March 1st, Bishop Museum Library and Archives will temporarily close to the public. No other details are currently available, though we will post them here as they become known.

2/10/12: Digital Image Use 101: Rediscover Images on the Internet

The below is quoted directly from a message circulated by UH-Manoa Hamilton Library:
Digital Image Use 101: Rediscover Images on the Internet

This workshop covers the process of finding, downloading, and using images from the Internet for your academic work and beyond. Finding images on the Internet and using them properly are critical skills for succeeding in your academic and professional career. Participants will learn how the digital image industry works, tips for searching images, various online resources, how to avoid copyright violation, how to develop a critical eye for identifying the credibility of digital images, and how to cite images in your paper and projects.

The workshop is open to students, faculty and staff at UH. Please RVSP to with your name and department/major. Walk-in participants are also welcome on the day.

Date & Time:
    Friday, February 10, 2012  - 11:30am-12:30pm

    Room 113, Hamilton Library (first floor near the el…