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Romance of garments from a bygone era: Historic Costume Collection

Two researchers examine kimono

The UH Mānoa Historic Costume Collection, begun in 1960, consists of approximately 18,000 historic and ethnographic garments, textiles, accessories, home-furnishing fabrics, and related materials and equipment dating back to the early 19th century. It is the largest collection of its kind at an American university. There are 4 sub-collections: Western, Asian, Hawaiian and Ethnic. The Asian collection includes a series of ... Read More »

Music in Kubrick films examined in new book

We'll Meet Again - Book Cover

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Associate Professor of Musicology Kate McQuiston has published, “We’ll Meet Again”: Musical Design in the Films of Stanley Kubrick. Her study reveals the importance of music in both the creation and reception of Kubrick’s major films. The book was a recipient for an award from the AMS 75 PAYS endowment, awarded to small selection of books annually by the American Musicological Society. McQuiston’s ... Read More »

New perspectives about the history of Kalaupapa

Kalaupapa lighthouse

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Library invites the campus community and the public to a special lecture by award-winning UH Press author Anwei Skinsnes Law on “New Perspectives on the History of Kalaupapa” in Hamilton Library Room 301 on Thursday, November 7, 2013, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Between 1866 and 1969, an estimated 8,000 people were taken from their families and places ... Read More »

Roger Ames wins Confucius Culture Award

Roger Ames

Roger T. Ames, professor of philosophy, received the Confucius Culture Award at the 2013 World Congress of Confucianism in Beijing. A beautiful new video documentary prepared by UH Mānoa’s Center for Chinese Studies celebrates Ames’ lifetime of scholarly achievement. The “Confucius Culture Award” was established by the Ministry of Culture and the Shandong provincial government and is awarded at the World Congress ... Read More »

Bollywood and Beyond: Costume in Indian Film

Bollywood costumes

“Bollywood” is often used synonymously for the Hindi-language film industry, based in Mumbai (Bombay). Other major Indian film centers are located in each of the significant language regions. The Indian film industry is the largest and most prolific in the world, producing between 800 and 2,000 films annually. UH Mānoa assistant professor of theater Cheri Vasek answered these questions about the ... Read More »

Hawaii’s first Facebook: Library digitizes Honolulu Advertiser’s forerunner

Banner Headline for Pacific Commercial Advertiser

The UH Library has announced new additions to the open-access archive of 19th and early 20th century English language newspapers published in Hawaiʻi, offering a glimpse into the lives of Hawaiʻi residents more than a century ago. The Pacific Commercial Advertiser (PCA), first published in 1856, began as a bilingual weekly with a Hawaiian section, Ka Hoku Loa O Hawaiʻi ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Research team discovers existence of Hawaii Sign Language

Hawaii Sign Language Demo

A research group based in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has confirmed the existence of a previously undocumented language in Hawai‘i called Hawai‘i Sign Language (HSL). They announced their discovery in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation held at UH Mānoa in March 2013. HSL, the indigenous language of ... Read More »

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