September 16

History Forum w/ Ms. Sharon Weiner

“Excavating the Life of Juliette May Fraser (1887-1983), Artist in Hawai‘i”
Ms. Sharon Weiner, UHM Department of English, Ph.D. Candidate
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Monday, September 16th
Sakamaki Hall A201

This talk discusses the life of Juliette May Fraser, an artist who lived in Hawai‘i and considers the challenges of writing biographies of such figures. Fraser was recognized in her day, but has been until now overlooked as the subject of a serious and scholarly biography. Ms. Weiner is writing that biography, and her talk introduces Fraser’s life and the philosophical, ethical and theoretical challenges of the project. How do we work with both historical records and personal memories? Do we need to reconcile different points of view about our biographical subject?

Sponsored by UHM Department of History & Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. Questions? Contact Prof. Peter H. Hoffenberg at 956-8497 or peterh@hawaii.edu