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Faculty Lecture Series Spring 2011

February 9, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Manoa Campus, Hamilton Library Room 301

Warren Nishimoto and Michi Kodama-Nishimoto from the Center for Oral History will discuss their book,Talking Hawaii's Story: Oral Histories of an Island People in this faculty lecture.

Talking Hawaii’s Story is the first major book in over a generation to present a rich sampling of the landmark work of Hawaii’s Center for Oral History. Twenty-nine extensive oral histories introduce readers to the sights and sounds of territorial Waikiki, to the feeling of community in Palama, in Kona, or on the island of Lanai, and even to the experience of a German national interned by the military government after Pearl Harbor. The result is a collection that preserves Hawaii’s social and cultural history through the narratives of the people who lived it—co-workers, neighbors, family members, and friends. (UH Press)

Warren Nishimoto is director of the Center for Oral History at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. He has coordinated and conducted oral history projects documenting Hawai‘i's history, cultures, and people; teaches courses and workshops on oral history; and serves as consultant to local history projects. Born and raised on O‘ahu, he holds degrees in history and education from the University of Illinois, University of Washington, and University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

Michi Kodama-Nishimoto, Research Associate at the UH Manoa Center for Oral History, has conducted and edited oral history interviews since 1975. She has taught oral history methodology; lectured on local history; and served as a consultant on film and video projects. Born in Japan, but raised in Hawaii, she holds degrees in History and Anthropology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Free & open to public during building hours

Event Sponsor
Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, Office of Reserch Relations, & UHM Library, Manoa Campus

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Teri Skillman, 956-8688,

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