Upcoming issue of Manoa- Curve of the Hook: An Archaeologist in Polynesia (Winter 2016)

Hawaiian Historical Society Public Program

On May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Hale ‘Ohia at KCC, Dr. Yosihiko Sinoto and Eric Komori, his longtime research associate, will be talking about their work in Pacific archaeology.

For nearly six decades, Dr. Sinoto has conducted field research on every island group across the Pacific. His work and discoveries fundamentally changed what is known about early Polynesian migration, ancient ocean voyaging and navigation, sacred places, and the everyday life of the Pacific’s indigenous people.

Partial support for the book’s publication and promotion comes from the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities, as part of its participation in “The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Sphere,” an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities to demonstrate the critical role humanities scholarship can play in our public life, including a better understanding of the relationships between humanities and the natural world.

This event is presented by the Hawaiian Historical Society and is related to the publication of CURVE OF THE HOOK, our winter 2016 issue of Manoa.

Please see <https://curveofthehook.wordpress.com/> for more information about Dr. Sinoto and the book.


Manoa is a unique, award-winning literary journal that includes American and international fiction, poetry, artwork, and essays of current cultural or literary interest. An outstanding feature of each issue is original translations of contemporary work from Asian and Pacific nations, selected for each issue by a special guest editor. Beautifully produced, Manoa presents traditional alongside contemporary writings from the entire Pacific Rim, one of the world’s most dynamic literary regions.