The Spring 2011 Faculty Lecture Series presents: "Talking Hawai'i's Story"

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Posted: Feb 3, 2011

Talking Hawaii’s Story
Talking Hawaii’s Story
UH Mānoa Center for Oral History’s Michi Kodama-Nishimoto and Warren S. Nishimoto are the Faculty Lecture Series’ guest speakers on Wednesday, February 9 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The long-time oral historians will share their book “Talking Hawai‘i’s Story: Oral Histories of an Island People” at Hamilton Library, room 301. Doors open at 3:15 p.m. Admission free and refreshments will be provided. 
“Talking Hawaiʻi’s Story” is the first major book in over a generation to present a rich sampling of the landmark work of Hawai‘i’s Center for Oral History. Twenty-nine extensive oral histories introduce readers to the sights and sounds of territorial Waikīkī, to the feeling of community in Palama, in Kona, or on the island of Lāna‘i, and even to the experience of a German national interned by the military government after Pearl Harbor. The result is a collection that preserves Hawai‘i’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, UH Mānoa. 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 Mānoa.
Michi Kodama-Nishimoto, Center for Oral History research sssociate, 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 Hawai‘i, she holds degrees in history and anthropology from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
The Faculty Lecture Series is presented by the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, the  Office of Research Relations and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa library.

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