IOLANI PALACE LAUNCHES NEW NA MOOLELO LECTURE SERIES
Presentations to discuss Hawaiian History and Culture, and Museum Practices
HONOLULU (April 17, 2018) – On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Dr. Ronald Williams, Jr. of the Hawaii State Archives will highlight how the vast archive of Native Hawaiian language documents are providing new insight to Hawaii’s rich and complex history as Iolani Palace launches its new Na Moolelo Lecture Series. The discussion, “Kaulana Na Pua: Claiming Space on the Historical Landscape,” will take place at 5:00 p.m. in the Kanaina Building on the Palace Grounds. Admission is free.
“We’re so pleased to launch our new Na Moolelo Lecture Series as part of our mission to preserve and share Hawaii’s unique cultural and historical qualities with the community,” said Iolani Palace Executive Director Kippen de Alba Chu. “Dr. Williams’s lecture will consider how new found voices in long-lost or forgotten documents in the Native Hawaiian language is bringing new perspectives to our view of Hawaiian history.”
Dr. Williams is currently an archivist with the Hawaii State Archives and was previously a faculty member at the Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies and the Department of History at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has been published in academic and public forums on varied topics with a focus on historiography in Hawaii and the past omission of Native voice and Native-language resources.
The free Na Moolelo Lecture series is a partnership between Iolani Palace and the Hawaii Museums Association. For more information or to register for the event, click HERE.