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Short Reads: The Hawaiian Journal of History Author Series

thu20apr1:00 pmthu2:00 pmFeaturedShort Reads: The Hawaiian Journal of History Author Series1:00 pm - 2:00 pm(GMT-10:00) Hale La‘akea (Library) 1st Floor Event Organized ByHawaiian Historical SocietyWindward Community College

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Please join us for the third presentation of “Short Reads: The Hawaiian Journal of History Author Series”. The Hawaiian Historical Society, in partnership with Windward Community College Library, is hosting an in-person event series featuring presentations by authors published in the Journal. 

Our April presentation is by Ralph T. Kam on his article, “Remembering the Royal Residences of Kapālama” (vol. 47, 2013), which discusses the the forgotten royal residences of Princess Ruth Ke‘elikōlani, Queen Lili‘uokalani, and Prince Albert Kūnuiākea. Kam will also talk about the expansion of this article into his recent books, Lost Palaces of Hawai‘i: Royal Residences of the Kingdom Period (2022) and his current research project, Lost Honolulu: Demolished Buildings of the Golden Age of Hawaiian Architecture. 

Ralph T. Kam holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, specializing in Asian Pacific American studies and media studies, and a M.A. in Public Relations from the University of Southern California. He has also earned a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Hawai‘i. He is author of Lost Palaces of Hawai‘i: Royal Residences of the Kingdom Period (McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2022), Death Rites and Hawaiian Royalty: Funerary Practices in the Kamehameha and Kalākaua Dynasties, 1819-1953, (McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017) and co-author of Partners in Change: A Biographical Encyclopedia of American Protestant Missionaries in Hawai‘i and their Hawaiian and Tahitian Colleagues, 1820-1900 (2018). He has contributed ten articles to the Hawaiian Journal of History.


April 20, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm(GMT-10:00)


Hale La‘akea (Library) 1st Floor

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Hawaiian Historical Society

THE HAWAIIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, established in 1892, is a private non-profit organization created by a group of prominent citizens dedicated to preserving historical materials, presenting public lectures, and publishing scholarly research on the history of Hawai’i. Queen Lili’uokalani was an early patron of the Society.

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