Showing posts from February, 2013

Faculty Lecture Series: "Hawai'i on Film"

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by UH-M Library Events & Communications Coordinator Teri L. Skillman:

Contact: Teri L Skillman, (808) 956-8688 Events & Communications Coordinator, University of Hawaii at Manoa
The second lecture in the Spring 2013 Faculty Lecture Series, Hawai'i on Film: Storytelling on Screen Beyond Stereotypes, by Lisette Marie Flanary from the Academy of Creative Media, will be held on on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in Hamilton 301. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. There have been many films shot in and about Hawaiʻi, but few have been stories that are told from the point of view of the “inside out” rather than the outside looking in. The diversity and individuality of Indigenous films made in Hawaiʻi challenge stereotypical understandings of Native Hawaiians and are important tools for cultural expression. Through her documentary films about hula and Hawaiian culture, filmmaker Flanary offers windo…

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 calle…

Hawaiian Journal of History Launch

The Hawaiian Journal of History will launch Volume 46 on February 7 with a special presentation on the life of the 19th-century Hawaiian scholar, politician and athlete John Henry Wise. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Kamakauokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies. For more information, click on the flyers above.

UH-Manoa One Search beta

The UH-Manoa Library released a beta edition of "One Search" today. This new search tool allows users to search across a variety of resources using a single search box. While One Search does not by any means search all resources available to UH library users, it is a useful one-stop search tool for searching across the library's Voyager catalog, digital repositories (a.k.a. Scholarspace and eVols), online photo collections, the Trust Territory Archives Index, and a selection of databases and other online resources. One Search is still in the beta phase, and so users should expect some inconsistencies. At the moment, One Search does not search in the Hawaii Pacific Journal Index, though it is hoped that this function will be added soon. Click here for more information and an online tutorial on using One Search.