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Making Material Histories: A Close Look at 19th Century Hawaiian Language Texts in the Williams Archives

Thu, November 15th, 2018
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm

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In his talk, Jeffrey Kapali Lyon, Associate Professor of Religion, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, explores the connections between 19th century Hawaiian language and literature and the coming of Christian missionaries, many of them affiliated with Williams College. His talk will look at the translation of the Bible into Hawaiian, and look closely at examples of text from the collection of the Williams College archives.

This program series, presented in conjunction with “The Field is the World: Williams, Hawaiʻi, and Material Histories in the Making,” explores how methods of collecting and displaying material artifacts impact past and present narratives.

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