Join us February 14-15th at Hawaiʻi Pacific University for the Association of Hawaiʻi Archivists’ 2020 Annual Meeting. The theme for the 2020 meeting is ‘Archives and Communities: He pilina wehena’ole (an unseverable relationship),’ which explores how archives can grow and strengthen pilina (connection or relationships) with our communities and spaces.
Conference fees are:
- Student / Retiree: $35.00
- AHA Personal / Institutional Member: $55.00
- Non-Member: $65.00
Holoholo Day, February 14, 2020
(Holoholo Day is free, but members-only, and limited to 20 attendees)
- Meet in front of Aliʻiolani Hale (8:30 am)
417 South King Street, Honolulu, HI
- King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center Tour (9-11 am)
- Lunch (TBD, pay for your own)
- Behind the scenes tour of ʻIolani Palace (1-4 pm)
Annual Meeting, February 15, 2020
Check-in and continental breakfast (8:30-9:00 am)
President’s Welcome (9:00 am)
Keynote (9:10-9:50 am)
Desoto Brown, Historian – Bishop Museum
DeSoto Brown has been employed at Bishop Museum Archives since 1987. Beginning with the moving image collection specifically, he gradually came to have general duties in the Archives. Today he has the title of Bishop Museum Historian. Over the years he has dealt with collection management and care, as well as the commercial side of providing copies of Archives materials for all kinds of patrons and customers. Additionally, he has authored different books and articles and thus has been a researcher and archival customer as well.
Break (9:50-10:00 am)
Panel 1: “Community Archiving Projects” (10:00 – 11:50 am)
This panel explores collaborative and sustainable community archiving projects, how these projects are nurtured, and challenges faced while balancing access and collective stewardship of archives.
“Kuleana knows no distance”: caring for the sacred Marshall Islands genealogies
Eleanor Kleiber, Librarian – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Pacific Collection
“A Journey to the Source of Strings”: Unraveling the Pacific Origins of the World’s Most Iconic Stringed Instruments
Kilin Reece, Luthier, Researcher, and Community Archivist
Lunch (11:50-12:50 pm)
Panel 2: Connecting Archives and Communities through Technology (12:50-2:35 pm)
Technology has impacted the ways communities access, interact, and collectively manage archival collections. This panel discusses new technologies and projects implemented online, giving insights into ways we can strengthen bonds with the community in technologically innovative ways.
“Out of the Whale’s Mouth”: Creating Online Access Points to the Douglas S. DeSure Scrimshaw Collection
Gailyn Bopp, Associate Archivist – Brigham Young University-Hawaiʻi Archives
Break (2:35-2:45 pm)
AHA Business Meeting (2:45-3:45 pm)
Pau Hana (4pm @ Gordon Biersch)
AHA 2020 Annual Meeting will be held at Hawaiʻi Pacific University – Aloha Tower, ground floor in Multi-Purpose Room 3.
- Parking at Aloha Tower for the special event rate of $10 (all-day)
- Harbor Court – All-day parking for $3 max (entrance at 22 Merchant St. makai side)