this month at the center

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Event: Ethnographic Research: At Home and in the Field in Asia and the Pacific Islands (Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series) With Suzanne Finney, Mary Mostafanezhad, Guido Pigliasco, and Forrest Young, together with contributors to the At Home and in the Field volume including CPIS faculty Alexander Mawyer.

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Crawford Hall 115, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa campus

Description: In this roundtable discussion we will be joined by several contributors to our recently published book, At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands, to examine contemporary ethnographic fieldwork in Asia and the Pacific Islands. This collection of narratives was designed to supplement introductory classes across multiple disciplines, including anthropology, geography, sociology, Pacific Island studies, and Asian studies, with recent and regionally relevant examples of ethnographic field research. The stories represented in the collection will resonate with UH students and the diverse cultural heritage of the residents of Hawai'i. See Flyer

Contact: Department of Anthropology, anthprog@hawaii.edu


Event: Mixed Plate - Poetry, Memoir & Two Scoop Fiction with Rajiv Mohabir, Raindrop Wright-Cannon, Shawna Yang Ryan & Esther Figueroa and Hawai'i Book Launch of Limbo - A Novel about Jamaica (2014: Arcade)

Date: Friday, September 4, 2015

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Kuykendall Hall 410, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa campus

Description: Esther Figueroa, the English Department at UH Manoa's 2013 Distinguished Visiting Writer, will be reading from her 2014 novel Limbo - A Novel about Jamaica and signing books that will be available for purchase. This is the Hawai'i launch of Limbo, which recently won the National Indie Excellence Finalist Award for Multicultural Fiction.

The evening will be an enriching literary feast of poetry, memoir, and fiction also featuring Shawna Yang Ryan, the author of the acclaimed novel Water Ghosts (San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller) reading from her soon to be published novel set in Taiwan, Green Island, and the powerful poetic voices of Rajiv Mohabir (winner of the 2014 Academy of American Poet's Prize) and Raindrop Wright-Cannon (winner of the 2014 University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Biography Prize). See Flyer

Contact: Shawna Yang Ryan, slryan@hawaii.edu
UH Mānoa Creative Writing Program


Event: Poetry Reading by Writer-in-Residence, Karlo Mila

Date: Friday, September 11, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Native Books, Na Mea Hawai'i,1050 Ala Moana Blvd #1000

Description: Karlo Mila, a Tongan / Palangi poet from Aotearoa / New Zealand will be introduced by Dr. Manulani Meyer and will read both new poems and old favorites.

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Event: Aotearoa New Zealand Film Festival 2015

Dates: Saturday, September 12 – Thursday, September 17, 2015

Location: Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art

Description: This year saw the founding of Hawaiiki Hou—the World Māori Film Festival Congress, and the museum's Aotearoa New Zealand Film Festival is one of the group's first associate members, along with festivals in Australia and Tahiti, and joining founding members in Wairoa, Raratonga, Sydney, and New York. These festivals are united by a dedication to showcasing indigenous film content, including films by Māori, Hawaiian, and Aboriginal Australian artists. Don't miss this year's stellar selection of shorts and features showcasing Aotearoa's unique culture, wicked sense of humor, and distinctive cinematic visions. See Flyer

For details and film schedules, please see the museum's website and the festival's Facebook page


Event: Screening of The Pā Boys followed by Q&A via Skype from Aotearoa with Himiona Grace, the film's writer and director. Moderated by Vilsoni Hereniko (ACM) and Alexander Mawyer (CPIS).

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Time: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Location: Shidler A102, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa campus

Description: This is part of the Creating Futures Rooted in Wonder: Bridges between Indigenous, Science Fiction, and Fairy Tale Studies symposium. See Flyer

Contact: Alexander Mawyer, mawyer@hawaii.edu, phone: (808)956-2670


Event: "The Search for Don Francisco de Paula Marin: Servant, Friend, and Advisor to King Kamehameha I, Kingdom of Hawai`i" (Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series) With Michael Pietrusewsky, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, UH Mānoa

Date: Thursday, September 17

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Crawford Hall 115, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa campus

Contact: Department of Anthropology, anthprog@hawaii.edu


Event: Film and Media Showcase Featuring Shorts curated by Grade Dillon and Beth LaPensée; fan remix videos curated by Anne Kustritz, TimeTraveller™; virtual reality machinima by Skawennati; and student shorts by the Academy for Creative Media, UH Mānoa. Moderated by Vilsoni Hereniko (ACM) and Alexander Mawyer (CPIS).

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm preceded by pūpū served at 6:30pm in the Saunders Hall Courtyard

Location: Shidler A102, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa campus

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Contact: Aiko Yamashiro, aikoy@hawaii.edu


Event: Creating Futures Rooted in Wonder: Indigenous, Science Fiction, and Fairy Tale performances by Victoria Kneubuhl, Nisi Shawl, Lani Wendt Young, Dåko-ta Alcantara-Camacho, Gabriel Teodros, Walidah Imarisha, and Emelihter Kihleng.

Date: Friday, September 18, 2015

Time: 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm free pūpū
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm performance

Location: Hālau o Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa campus. See Flyer

Contact: Aiko Yamashiro, aikoy@hawaii.edu



 

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