eJournal of the Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies
Issues 1.2 and 2.1, April 2010

Pacific Conferences and Events 2010-2011


5–8 July Exchanging Knowledge in Oceania
European Society for Oceanists Conference, St Andrews, Scotland
For more information visit the conference website.
30 June – 2 July The Oceanic Conference on International Studies, Auckland
13–16 Sep Pacific History Association Conference, Goroka
4–6 Nov Celebrating Connections: 60 Years of Pacific Studies
Thirty-Fourth Annual University of Hawai'i Pacific Islands Studies Conference
Campus Center Ballroom
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
For more information see the conference flyer
29 Nov–3 Dec Future Challenges, Ancient Solutions: What we can learn from the past about managing the future in the Pacific
University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands.

Many challenges face the peoples of the Pacific Islands in the 21st century. Solutions are needed that are both effective and acknowledge the cultural context in which they will be applied. Many solutions that have been applied to the Pacific Islands have failed because they have been neither culturally sensitive nor environmentally appropriate. In this regard, it is possible that earlier generations of Pacific peoples came up with solutions to similar challenges that were successful because they were developed by key stakeholders who knew the context intimately.

This conference examines several areas in which there are challenges confronting Pacific Island peoples and looks to the past to see whether solutions were developed in response to comparable challenges. The aim of this conference is to identify those ancient solutions and evaluate their efficacy. The overarching goal is to inform solutions for contemporary challenges, particularly by enhancing their cultural and environmental sustainability to the Pacific Islands context.

For more information visit the Website.


February Association of Social Anthropologists in Oceania, Hawai`i?


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