Wednesday, January 6, 2010


The popular Experts at the Palace lecture series will explore the history and places of Hawaii’s monarchy period during its 2010 season.  The lectures will be held weekly from 12 – 1 p.m. on Thursdays from January 14 – February 18 in the Old Archives Building on ‘Iolani Palace Grounds.  The lectures are free and open to the public.

The experts and their topics will be:
Jan. 14: Spencer Leineweber, Rituals of Place: Palaces of the Kamehameha Monarchy
Jan. 21: Stuart Ching, ‘Iolani Palace and the British Country House
Jan. 28: Yongthanit Pimosatheoan, A Compromise of East and West: King Rama V and the Design of Chakkri Throne Hall in the Grand Place, Bangkok
Feb. 4: Nikluas Schweizer, The Military Forces of King Kalākaua’s Reign
Feb. 11: Neil Dukas, Kalākaua’s Foreign Policy
Feb. 18: Nanette Napoleon, The Royal Mausoleum

Experts at the Palace is organized by the Historic Preservation Graduate Certificate Program of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is co-sponsored by Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace.  This year will be the 23rd season for the series.