UPDATE: Due to weather, the launch date has been postponed to November 9, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai‘i in Ward Warehouse to celebrate the publication of the third volume in the Hawai‘inuiākea series, ‘Ike Ulana Lau Hala: The Vitality and Vibrancy of Lau Hala Weaving Traditions in Hawai‘i. The free event will feature short presentations and readings by the contributing authors; hands-on activities, including lau hala weaving and hala lei making; and educational displays set up in the store.
See also the new release post.
Michigan Tech University anthropology professor Carol A. MacLennan is back in Hawai‘i to continue research on the environmental history of Pearl Harbor. While here she will discuss her recent book, Sovereign Sugar: Industry and Environment in Hawai‘i, which examines the transformative role of sugar manufacture on Hawai‘i’s cultural, socioeconomic, and natural landscapes.
Thursday, October 16, 3:00 p.m.
UH Mānoa Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series
“The Consumption of Land and Lives: Hawai‘i’s Evolving Plantation Landscape”
Location: Crawford Hall 115
Click here for the event flyer.
Thursday, October 23, 7:30 p.m. (Refreshments at 7:00 p.m.)
Hawaiian Historical Society Lecture Presentation
“Hawai‘i’s Sugar Islands, Lessons from the Landscape”
Location: Kana‘ina Building (Old Archives Building), ‘Iolani Palace Grounds
Click here for more details.
Thursday, October 30, 12 noon
UH Mānoa Center for Biographical Research Brown Bag Biography Series
“Hawai‘i Sugarʻs Big Five: A Corporate Biography”
Location: Henke Hall 325
“The Value of Hawai‘i: Knowing Our Ancestral Past, Shaping the Oceanic Future”
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Center for Biographical Research Brown Bag Series presents two days of interdisciplinary dialogue between contributing authors of The Value of Hawai‘i: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future and The Value of Hawai‘i 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions.
Thursday October 16, 12:00 – 1:15 pm, Kuykendall 410
• Jeffrey Tangonan Acido (Dept. of Education Foundations)
• Kamanamaikalani Beamer (Hui ʻĀina Momona at Hawaiʻinuiākea, William S. Richardson School of Law)
• Hunter Heavilin (Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning)
• Mari Matsuda (William S. Richardson School of Law)
Moderated by Aiko Yamashiro (Dept. of English)
Thursday October 23, 12:00 – 1:15 pm, Kuykendall 410
• Makena Coffman (Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning)
• Tina Grandinetti (Dept. of Political Science)
• Keaweʻaimoku Kaholokula (Dept. of Native Hawaiian Health at John A. Burns School of Medicine)
• Ian Lind (Independent Journalist)
Moderated by Craig Howes (Center for Biographical Research)
Books will be available for purchase at the event from UH Mānoa Bookstore.
The Value of Hawaiʻi community programming is sponsored by The Center for Biographical Research and the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities.
UH Mānoa professor Jonathan Okamura will speak today, September 30, 3:00–4:15 p.m. at George Hall 301, as part of the Department of Ethnic Studies Fall Colloquium series. He will address select topics from his new book, From Race to Ethnicity: Interpreting Japanese Experiences in Hawai‘i and its relevancy to the most recent primary election.
2014 | 248 pages
Cloth | ISBN 978-0-8248-3950-5 | $42.00
Race and Ethnicity in Hawai‘i
NEW RELEASE and AUTHOR EVENT
Honolulu Star-Advertiser “Ocean Watch” columnist Susan Scott will appear at BookEnds in Kailua on Saturday, September 27, noon to 1:00 p.m., to sign her newest book, Call Me Captain: A Memoir of a Woman at Sea. This will be a good time to catch her before she leaves a few days later on a sail from New Caledonia to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, then on to Palau to lead a snorkeling and natural history tour for the Oceanic Society. She’ll return to Hawai‘i in mid-November for the holidays and new year, with a West Coast book tour to follow in February.
Quite different from Susan’s previous guidebooks on Hawai‘i’s marine life, Call Me Captain is a tale of self-discovery when she faces a turning point in her life and marriage and decides to leave everything behind to sail to Palmyra Atoll to work as a volunteer biologist. Follow Susan as she writes about swimming with manta rays, kayaking with sharks, and sailing with whales and dolphins. Her memoir is a romance, a harrowing sea tale, and a personal account of nature’s power to put life in perspective.
Call Me Captain: A Memoir of a Woman at Sea
2014 | 336 pages | A Latitude 20 Book
Paper | ISBN: 978-0-8248-3981-9 | $19.99