CIS 720 Seminar- Dr. Keola Donaghy on Indigenous Research Methods

Please join us on Monday, Feb 12, at 4:30 for a talk by Dr. Keola Donaghy on Indigenous Research Methods:

Mele, Metaphor, and Memory:

Exploring Hawaiian Conceptualizations

Dr. Donahy will discuss the development of the “Ahupua‘a as Mele” metaphor as an example of a theoretical model based on a Hawaiian conceptualization that can be applied to mele and another model that breaks technology into different “domains” based on their use

Keiki Meyer has provided two documents for us that I’ve loaded in CIS720 Laulima site. Please read before the seminar:

TechInIndigenous Language Revitalization
He Ahupua’a Ke Mele


Dr. Donaghy is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College. He is the faculty coordinator of Music Studies and Institute of Hawaiian Music at the Maui campus, where he teaches a variety of music courses in Hawaiian Music. He received his B.A. in Hawaiian Studies and M.A. in Hawaiian Language and Literature from UH-Hilo, a graduate certificate in Telecommunications and Information Resource Management from UH-Mānoa, and a Ph.D. in Music from the University of Otago in Dunedin, Aotearoa. He was responsible for a number of technological innovations involving Hawaiian language, including the development of the Leokī Hawaiian Language communications system, Ulukau: the Hawaiian Digital Library, and his work with Apple Computer, Microsoft, and Google provided Hawaiian keyboards and other resources in Macintosh OS, iOS, Windows, and other platforms