Skip to main content
Event Date: May 1, 2019

Marcus Rediker is an award-winning scholar of American history, slavery and abolition, piracy, social, cultural and labor history.  This spring 2019 semester, he is the Dan & Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals, teaching a graduate seminar in the UH Mānoa Department of American Studies.

“Marcus Rediker is one of the nation’s premier social historians,” says Peter Arnade, Dean of UH Mānoa’s College of Arts and Humanities. “His writings have given voice to those too often lost to history.”

UH Mānoa’s Dan & Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals engages scholars and public figures dedicated to sharing their knowledge and life experiences with an emphasis on democratic processes.

On May 1, special guests and UH leadership honored Rediker with a reception, after which Rediker delivered a public lecture.  Please enjoy photos from this event celebrating this semester’s chair and its namesakes.