University of Hawaii, West O'ahu Campus
Following up on its 2009 Japanese American Confinement Sites grant award, the University of Hawaii-West O'ahu (UHWO) will continue its multidisciplinary research and education on the internment experience in Hawaii, including archaeological field schools during the summers of 2011 and 2012 at Honouliuli. With this project, the UHWO also will add three new faculty members to their current research staff to create a multidisciplinary group with backgrounds in anthropology, Asian-American studies, early childhood education, economics, English, history, psychology, and sociology. The UHWO faculty will complete research with local collections and interviewees, travel to collections in Hawaii and the U.S. mainland, and record oral histories of former internees, their families, and individuals who interacted with the Honouliuli Internment Camp. Additionally, the faculty members will share their research findings through public outreach activities and a project website. The faculty members will develop and deliver related university courses and course sections that feature comparative analyses of internment in Hawaii and the U.S. mainland, while utilizing local fieldtrips, writings from former internees, films, and guest speakers to enhance class sessions.
Kara Miyagishima, JACS Program Manager, 303-969-2885