Dr. Puakea Nogelmeier Presentation at UHMC

March 27, 2017, 1:59 PM HST · Updated March 27, 2:09 PM

Puakea Nogelmeier. Courtesy photo.

Dr. Puakea Nogelmeier, renowned professor of Hawaiian language at UH Mānoa, will speak on The Legacy of Hawaiian Literacy – Today?, Illuminating Hawaiian Knowledge, at UH Maui College on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

His presentation begins at 5 p.m. in Room 144 of the ʻIke Leʻa Building on the UHMC Campus.

The repository of Hawaiian writings, published and unpublished, is more extensive than we ever imagined but only a small percentage have been translated and studied.

The training of translators and editors to develop historical resources for modern audiences can illuminate Hawaiian knowledge, historical literacy, agency and world views. Rearticulating historical knowledge in the present highlights and empowers continuity and can inform directions of change.


In addition to being a professor of Hawaiian language, Dr. Nogelmeier is the founder and executive director of Awaiāulu, a nonprofit translation training entity, and the director of UH’s Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation.

Dr. Nogelmeier mentors and trains translators and works extensively with the many Hawaiian-language archives, rearticulating historical Hawaiian knowledge into fields of study today.

Tickets are $35. Contact Marilyn Fornwall at (808) 984-3261 or [email protected] for more information.


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