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Library Colloquia

Library colloquia are usually held twice every semester on Wednesday, 3-5 PM, at Hamilton Library Room #306. They are open to public. Please join our colloquia for a wide-ranging discussion on Hamilton Library’s unique collections!

AY 2019-2020

Library colloquia for the academic year of 2019-2020 will be posted on the library’s website and the University of Hawaiʻi Events Calendar. To receive email alerts, send an email to yuma.totani@hawaii.edu indicating in the Subject line, “Subscribe to the LTI email list.”

AY 2018-2019

  • “Periodic Encounters. Everyday Treasures. Critical Reflections.”
    Presented by Kapena Shim, Hawaiʻi Specialist Librarian. September 10, 2019. Flyer
    Kapena Shim presenting at the Library Colloqium Kapena Shim presenting materials at the Library Colloqium
  • “Journey Through the Natural Sciences in Hamilton Library’s Rare Book Collection”

    Presented by Jan Sung, Chair of Hamilton Library Science and Technology Department and Patricia Brandes, Science Librarian for CTHAR. Guest Speaker: Sharon Harwood, President of the Windward Orchid Society. April 24, 2019. Flyer

    Jan Sung introducing Sharon Harwood behind a table with orchids Sharon Harwood looking at a large format rare book with an image of a flowering plant a book open to an illustration of a bird with a fish in its talons a large book with colorful illustrations of constellations

  • “What’s it worth to you? Treasuring Pacific Ephemera”

    Stu Dawrs, Senior Librarian for the Pacific Collection, discussed the value of preserving elusive materials. February 20, 2019. Flyer

    3 attendees viewing large format books laid out on tables pacific ephemera posters laid out on tables

  • “Borobudur: Paths to Enlightenment”

    Presented by Paul Lavy, Associate Professor of Southeast & South Asian Art History and Southeast Asia Studies Librarian Rohayati Paseng. November 7, 2018. Flyer
    “Borobudur: Path to Enlightenment” (3 videodiscs) is available at Hamilton Asia Reference, and can be also viewed as streaming video in three installments.
    Streaming video of disc 1
    Streaming video of disc 2
    Streaming video of disc 3

  • “Mapping of Asia: the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India and Beyond”

    Presented by Karen Kadohiro Lauer, South Asia Studies Librarian and Geospatial Librarian Ted Kwok. September 26, 2018. Flyer
    Visit the Maps, Aerial Photographs, and GIS (MAGIS) website to learn more.

AY 2017-2018

  • “Hawley and Sakamaki: The Founding of UHM Ryukuan Studies”

    Presented by Sachiko Iwabuchi, Okinawan Studies Librarian. Guest Speaker: Professor Manabu Yokoyama, a research fellow at the Ryusaku Tsunoda Center for Japanese Culture, Research Institute for Letters and Sciences, Waseda University. April 25, 2018. Flyer
    For an overview of the collection, visit the Okinawa Special Collection website. To access the digitized items, go to the University of the Ryukyus Library Rykyu/Okinawa Special Collection Digital Archives.

    Manabu Yokoyama presenting in front of attendees

  • “For Boys and Girls Comrade! Children’s Books: For Fun And/or Politics.”

    Presented by Jude Yang, Korean Studies Librarian, in partnership with the Asia Collection Department Librarians. March 7, 2018. Flyer

    Various children's books laid out on tables.

  • “Orchids, Surgery, Astronomy and Poetry: A Peek into General Rare Collections at Hamilton Library.”

    Presented by Deborah Dunn, Preservation Department Book Conservation Lab. December 6, 2017. Flyer

  • “War, Languages, and Un/intended Consequences: From Diderot to after World War II.”

    Presented by Tokiko Bazzell, Japan Studies Librarian, in partnership with Asia Collection Department librarians. November 1, 2017. Flyer

  • “Spider and the Fly Pamphlet: The Role of Political Pamphlets and Posters in China and the Soviet Union in the 1920s to 1930s.”

    Presented by Patricia Polansky, Russian Bibliographer, and Dongyun Ni, Chinese Studies Librarian, in partnership with the Asia Collection Department librarians. September 27, 2017. Flyer
    The Spider and the Fly Exhibit Patricia Polansky and Dongyun Ni posing behind the spider and the fly exhibit

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