Na Moolelo Lecture Series: “A Native Nationalistic Celebration: King Kalakaua’s Coronation Ceremony”

WHEN: Sunday, February 9, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 am
WHERE: Kanaina Building, Iolani Palace

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Iolani Palace invites you to join us at our Na Moolelo Lecture Series. The lectures feature presentations by Hawaiian cultural experts, historians, and museum professionals that will prompt discussion of Hawaii history and culture as well as museum practices. View all upcoming lectures here.

The free Na Moolelo Lecture series continues Iolani Palace mission to preserve and share Hawaii’s unique cultural and historical qualities with the community.

2/9/20 Topic: “A Native Nationalistic Celebration: King Kalakaua’s Coronation Ceremony”

Known as the “Merrie Monarch,” King David Kalakaua was acknowledged to a far greater degree for his keen intellect, marked efficiency, and sophisticated diplomacy by nineteenth century Hawaiian- and English-language publications. Reading from Reclaiming Kalakaua, Dr. Tiffany Lani Ing will examine the mois genealogy of misrepresentation and seek to present a more nuanced and complete amplification of Kalakaua’s coronation as celebrated in Hawaii using Hawaiian-language materials published during his reign (1874–1891).

Speaker: Dr. Tiffany Lani Ing

Dr. Tiffany Lani Ing, from Manoa, Oahu has a Ph. D. in English from The University of Hawaii at Manoa and currently is an English teacher at Halau Ku Mana. Her book, Reclaiming Kalakaua: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives on a Hawaiian Sovereign (UH Press), examines ka Moi David Laamea Kamananakapu Mahinulani Nalaiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalākaua in English- and Hawaiian-language newspapers, books, travelogues, and other materials published in the United States, abroad, and in Hawai‘i during his reign. Her interests include nineteenth-century Hawaiian-language newspapers, nineteenth-century Kanaka Oiwi narratives of Native nationalism, and post-colonial, indigenous discourse and theory.

All discussions will take place in the Kanaina Building on the Palace Grounds. Admission is free.

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