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In Conversation with Daniel Lewis


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"Belonging on an Island: Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai’i"

Friday, April 13, 2018
Munger Research Center, Seaver 3
The Huntington

Daniel Lewis discusses the shifting and complex meanings of being "native" and his new book, "Belonging on an Island: Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai’i." Focusing on four species—the Stumbling Moa-Nalo, the Kaua‘I ‘O‘o, the Palila, and the Japanese White-Eye, Lewis' work spans more than 1,000 years and challenges current paradigms on biocultural nativeness and belonging. Lewis is Dibner Senior Curator for the History of Science and Technology at The Huntington Library and teaches at the California Institute of Technology and Claremont Graduate University. His previous books include "The Feathery Tribe" (Yale, 2012) and "Iron Horse Imperialism" (U of Arizona Press, 2007).

This conversation is part of a brown bag luncheon series sponsored by ICW. The event is open to any who wish to attend so please feel free to bring your own lunch and join us.