Monday, August 31, 2015

First PAT Meeting of the Fall 2015 Semester: Wednesday, September 2

The first PAT meeting of the semester will be on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 5:30-7:00 pm in the History Library (SAK A201). PAT will be recruiting new members, looking for new officers, talking about the biennial, and fundraising for the fall.

Also, PAT had a great book sale last week and is planning another book sale for Thursday, Sept. 17. Save the date!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

$1 Book Sale - Thursday, August 27th

Welcome back to school! The first PAT book sale of the semester is Thursday, Aug. 27 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. at the Campus Center Walkway. All proceeds benefit UH Mānoa's Alpha Beta Epsilon chapter of the PAT History Honor Society. These books are a bargain at only $1 each!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Prof. Matteson's Forests in Revolutionary France on FT's List of Summer Books for 2015

In a recent article, Financial Times writers and guests compiled a list of their favorite books of the year so far. Prof. Kieko Matteson's Forests in Revolutionary France: Conservation, Community and Conflict, 1669-1848, made it onto this list!

From the Financial Times: "Putting a long span of French history in a new light, environmental historian Matteson explores the struggle between elites and the people over the forests that were a vital resource for Europeans at the dawn of the modern era. A fresh and stimulating study."

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Murals in Hawai‘i Event with Prof. John Rosa - Sunday, June 21

From summitzine.com:

808 Urban, in partnership with Interisland Terminal and with a grant from the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities, presents Murals In Hawaiʻi, an event meant to stimulate discussion of storytelling through place. The event will be hosted at Kakaʻako Agora as part of the indoor community park's June Kaboom series.

John Rosa, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa history professor will open with a talk on the history of murals in Hawaiʻi. 808 Urban's Prime will lead a walking tour of murals in the area. There will also be a special youth presentation of the ʻO E Ala Mural Project in Waiʻanae, a talk story with kumu and kupuna on moʻolelo of place and a collaborative group storytelling activity.

Murals In Hawaiʻi
Kakaʻako Agora, 441 Cooke St.
Sun., June 21, 2–4pm
Free, all ages

Monday, May 4, 2015

Recent Special Issue Publication: "European Encounters with Islam in Asia"

"European Encounters with Islam in Asia," a special issue of The Journal of World History, co-edited by Profs. Matthew Lauzon and Matthew Romaniello, has just been published. They began work on the issue at a workshop held at the East-West Center in Fall 2012, which was co-sponsored by the Center for Philippine Studies, the Center for South Asian Studies, the Center for World History, and Muslim Societies in Asia and the Pacific Program.

Please click here for the abstracts OR click here for full text (requires UH login).

"Lost & Found": BackStory Interview w/ Prof. Noelani Arista

Prof. Noelani Arista was interviewed last month for the show "BackStory with the History Guys," sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. According to BackStory Radio, in this episode, "Hawaiian scholar Noelani Arista shares her efforts to make Native Hawaiian voices a part of how the history of the Hawaiian islands is taught." Listen to the clip here:

http://backstoryradio.org/shows/islands/

Thursday, April 16, 2015

History Workshop: "Forests in Revolutionary France" - Friday, April 24

Next Friday, April 24th, Prof. Kieko Matteson will be presenting "Forests in Revolutionary France: Community Sustainability vs. State Conservation, 1669-1848" as the final talk in this year's History Workshop series on "Capitalism in Crisis." In addition to addressing the Workshop's themes of sustainability and development, this will also be a celebration of the publication of Prof. Matteson's book.

In related news, The Center for Biography just added to their schedule a visiting journalist, Nick Fielding, who will present "From the Central Asian Steppes to the Hawaiian Islands" on Tuesday, May 19. Full details of both talks are included in the flyers below: