How Do We View Kīlauea?

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park


Join us for a deliberative discussion with Kumu Hula Manaiakalani Kalua and historian Philip K. Wilson, on Kīlauea’s place in Hawaiian culture and the history of science, and where the two perspectives intersect and encounter one another. Manaiakalani Kalua is a kumu hula, and a faculty member of the I Ola Haloa, Center for Hawai‘i Life Styles, Hawai‘i Community College. Philip K. Wilson is professor of History at East Tennessee State University, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. One of his interests is in Hawaiian history, comparing the significance of the volcano Kilauea during the nineteenth century from the perspectives of naturalists, missionaries, and native Hawaiians.