PROGRAM SCHEDULE

July 25-30, 2010 schedule (pdf)
August 1-6, 2010 schedule (pdf)

Day 1 (Sunday): Visit Pearl Harbor historic sites & Welcome Reception at the USS Bowfin Museum, adjacent to the USS Arizona Memorial. Welcomes from: Superintendent, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument; Chair, Pacific Historic Parks, Director, Education Programs, East-West Center.

Day 2 (Monday): Program Overview & Library/Collections Introduction

  • Aims and organization of the workshop
  • History and Commemoration: Pacific War Memory Today (White)
  • Panel: Voices of the Pacific War: Veterans, former internees, civilians
  • Introduction to Pacific War resources at the University of Hawai‘i (Hamilton Library)

Day 3 (Tuesday): Hawai‘i’s Pacific War sites: Pearl Harbor to Punchbowl National Cemetery

  • Morning: Guided bus tour of World War II sites on the island of Oahu: Fort DeRussey Army Museum, Punchbowl Cemetery, Honouliuli Internment site (Martinez)
  • LUNCH with WWII era veterans and spouses (Hickam Officers Club)
  • Afternoon: independent library and research work
  • Evening: World War II in film: from Pearl Harbor to Tom Hanks’ The Pacific (White & Martinez)

Day 4 (Wednesday): Pacific War History & Memory: Widening the Lens

  • The Pacific War in Hawaiian Culture and History (Osorio)
  • The Hawai‘i Japanese American Experience: Racism, Heroism, and Beyond (Nishimoto)
  • Pearl Harbor and the Pacific War in Japanese History and Memory (Yaguchi)
  • Pacific Islanders and the War: Guam and Saipan (Camacho)

Day 5 (Thursday): The Pacific War in Public Culture: Museums, Film, Literature, Popular Culture

  • The Pacific War in Popular Culture and Visual Media (Morris-Suzuki)
  • Hiroshima in Japanese and American National Memory (Yoneyama)
  • Afternoon: Individual and group project work

Day 6: (Friday): Pacific War Legacies in the Post 9/11 World

  • The Tokyo Trials: Continuing Relevance (Totani)
  • Plenary Presentation and discussion of individual projects:
  • Concluding plenary session: future plans for follow-up and networking