Monday, February 11, 2013

Pacific Connections seminar series

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

Aloha kākou,

Please join us at 12pm on Thursday (2/14) for the first Pacific Connections Seminar of the semester. Bruno Saura, University of French Polynesia, will present “Pulotu, Hawaiki, Kahiki: Remembrance of Ancestral Lands in Pre-European Polynesia” from Tahiti via videoconference.

Pulotu, Hawaiki, Kahiki: Remembrance of Ancestral Lands in Pre-European Polynesia
Hawaiian people have kept the memory of the land of origin of their ancestors: Kahiki. They have also adopted for one of their islands the designation Hawaiʻi, which throughout Eastern Polynesia and Aotearoa refers to a land of origin as well as to the final destination of the deceased spirits: Hawaiki. Dr Saura will analyze Hawaiians’ inclusion of Raiatea in the concept of “Kahiki,” while the Tahitians call that island Havaiʻi. After considering another concept, Pulotu, which in Western Polynesia corresponds to what is called Hawaiki in Eastern Polynesia, Saura will deal with the traditional links between Hawaiʻi and “Kahiki.”

Here is an updated list of upcoming events:

February 14      Thursday 12:00pm at John Burns Hall room 3121/3125, EWC
Pacific Connections Seminar Series Pulotu, Hawaiki, Kahiki: Remembrance of Ancestral Lands in Pre-European Polynesia Bruno Saura, University of French Polynesia, cosponsored by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, the Pacific Islands Development Program, EWC, and the University of French Polynesia.

February 19      Tuesday 4:30pm Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Mana Wahine Mix with Sia Figel, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Mehanaokala Hind, and Fata Simanu Klutz

February 20      Wednesday 2:30pm Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
LLL Film Series Boy (Aotearoa/New Zealand) 2010 introduced by Alice Te Punga Somerville

February 22      Friday 2:00pm Tokioka room, Moore 319
Waves of Change: Climate Change Tok Stori A Social Science Perspective on Climate Change in the Pacific Region Melissa Finucane (East-West Center)

February 27      Wednesday 2:30pm Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
LLL Film Series presents Waka Huia–Kahohi Kitea (Aotearoa/New Zealand) 2008 introduced by Te Raukura Roa

February 26      Tuesday 3:00pm location TBD
Sociology Colloquium Adria Imada, Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego

February 28      Thursday 12:00pm Henke Hall 325
Biography Brown Bag “Life Writing and Pacific Island Studies: Student Perspectives” Jesi Lujan Bennett, Ken Gofigan Kuper, Leonard Leon from the Center for Pacific Island Studies

March 1           Friday 5:00pm Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Oceania Rising event in honor of Nuclear Survivors Day cosponsored by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies and Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies

March 7           Thursday 12:00pm at John Burns Hall room 3121/3125, EWC
Pacific Connections Seminar Series with Alice Te Punga Somerville

March 14         Thursday 5:00pm Crawford 105
Waves of Change: Climate Change Tok Stori film presentation cosponsored by Center for Pacific Islands Studies, Academy for Creative Media, Pacific Islanders in Communications, and Pan Pacific Association.

March 22         Friday 2:00pm at John Burns Hall room 3121/3125, EWC
Waves of Change: Climate Change Tok Stori Climate Change, Migration, and Education: Perspectives from the Federated States of Micronesia Margarita Cholymay, Jojo Peter, and LJ Rayphand (UHM College of Education)

April 4               Thursday 9am–3pm John Burns Hall room 3121/3125, EWC
Student Conference “Oceania Rises” organized by CPIS graduate students

April 4-6          Thursday–Saturday at EWC and Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Conference “Waves of Change: Climate Change in the Pacific Islands and Implications for Hawaiʻi

April 16-20      Tuesday–Saturday UHM various locations
Pacific Islanders in the Arts Showcase including Tamaʻitaʻi Sa theatre production, poetry, films, and other creative presentations organized by Fata Simanu-Klutz and the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures.

April 18           Thursday 12:00pm at John Burns Hall room 3015/3019, EWC
Pacific Connections Seminar Series Speaker TBD (from UPF Tahiti), cosponsored by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, the Pacific Islands Development Program, EWC, and the University of French Polynesia.

April 25-26      Thursday and Friday
Taukaea Māori Symposium

All events are free and open to the public.

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