Law Library Talk Story: The Kingdom and the Republic

The University of Hawaii School of Law Library cordially invites you to attend the sixth installment of the Law Library Talk Story Series with Professor Noelani Arista, author of “The Kingdom and the Republic: Sovereign Hawaiʻi and the Early United States.”  Her book is about Hawaiian governance and law at the moment of coalescence, as well as the forces both internal and external that contributed to this unification.   A story of continuing and evolving Hawaiian governance and law that sheds light on what colonial histories of Hawaiʻi have left out and reveals the imbalance in the historiography of Hawaiʻi. Please join us for a stirring discussion on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. in the Law Library.

When:  Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019, 11:45 am-1 pm
Where: University of Hawaii School of Law Library Lobby
Speaker:  Professor Noelani Arista, Associate Professor, at the Department of History, University of Hawaii at Manoa

* Light refreshments will be served in a first-come, first-serve basis.  Your RSVP by March 27th will be greatly appreciated.

Professor Noelani Arista, a Historian of Hawaiʻi and the U.S.,  made an ambitious attempt to correct the historiography through Hawaiian-language sources to chronicle Hawaiians’ experience of encounter and colonialism in the nineteenth century.  Professor Arista also engages the “archives” of Hawaiian language source materials, (the largest indigenous language archive in the U.S.) to develop digital humanities projects focused on the kanikau (Hawaiian laments), Hawaiian governance, and a public project that focuses on understanding “aloha.”

More information on the book can be found at

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