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We invite presentations, workshops, papers, roundtable discussions and panel proposals relating to concepts of media practice, presenting case studies of media initiatives both from the region and internationally and providing analysis of recent developments, challenges and successes in the areas of communication and social change. We welcome proposals for exhibitions, film screenings or performances. read more »
The study and practice of fashion is located across space and place as a form of creative expression and as a subject for academic analysis. This conference will focus on the material and non-material forms of fashion for a range of professional, commercial, historical, social, cultural and creative purposes.
The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth’s surface and contains thousands of islands. Yet, as Epeli Hau’ofa’s seminal paper about the ‘Sea of Islands’ shows, oceans are not a barrier, but highways to contact. This conference employs the concept of Oceanscapes from The Pacific Oceanscape Vision, introduced by President Anote Tong of Kiribati and endorsed by the Pacific Island Forum. It is a vision for cooperative conservation action and adaption to issues of climate change. read more »
The Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry is a new peer-review journal that aims to deepen our grasp of postcolonial literary history while enabling us to stay comprehensively informed of all critical developments in the field.
"Tapa, a cultural link in Oceania": an event with three exhibitions (Musée de Tahiti, Te Fare Tauhiti Nui, Mairie de Papeete), lectures at University of French Polynesia, Symposium on "Defence and preservation of tapa, Oceanian solidarity" (November 14th and 15th), workshops for public and teachers, catalogue.
As part of the Fowler at Fifty anniversary year, the Museum presents the second of three panel discussions that address special topics in museum practices. This conversation will examine procedures for developing American Indian, First Nations and Maori perspectives when exhibiting items produced by these cultures. More specifically the panel discusses how indigenous peoples have been involved in shaping the ways that their cultural resources are presented and represented in museum settings. read more »
Venue: Hedley Bull Centre (130), Garran Road,
Australian National University
Date: 28—29 April 2014
The Micronesian and Australian Friends Association (MAFA) is hosting an interdisciplinary symposium on 28 – 29 April 2014 at the ANU. The symposium aims to bring together academics, parliamentarians, policy makers, business leaders, and civil society representatives to share and discuss research and policy issues relevant to the Micronesian region. read more »
The Visual Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association (ASA)
seeks to promote the participation of visual culture scholars in the
2014 ASA meeting in Los Angeles, November 6-9, 2014. We are looking read more »
The Pacific Arts Association (Pacific) invites you to attend a 2-day symposium focused on both the ancient and contemporary connections amongst Austronesian peoples/artists. It will be hosted by the Tjibaou Cul- tural Centre in Noumea, New Caledonia, on 24-25 May, 2014.
Header photos (left to right): Performance by Te Pua O Feani, July 21, 2005; Children's Story (Water Dreaming of Two Children), Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, acrylic on composition board, 1972; IL IAMB NAI? POMBRAL MOLGA KUNDUL AL? WHO IS THIS PERSON? BLACK OR WHITE? Performance by Michael Mel, April 28, 2007. Rotator photos (numbers one through four): Fiji Project gathering in front of a Masi Kesa from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University, Re-presenting Pacific Art. Edited by Karen Stevenson and Virginia-Lee Webb, Australia: Crawford House Publishing, 2010, Dan Taulapapa McMillin, 'O Taulaitu, Acrylic transfer collage and oil paint on canvas, 2012, PAA 11th International Symposium at the University of British Columbia, 2013.