Across the Pacific The 20th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association, together with the Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Kon-Tiki Museum, Oslo, in association with the University of South Australia Oslo, Norway, 25-28 June 2014
This special 4-day conference marks the centenary of the Norewgian Maritime Museum and of ThorHeyerdahl’s birth. It focuses on a range of themes addressing the Pacific, Oceania, New Zealand, Maori culture, ocean and coastal cultures, voyaging and migration, and includes a half-day focus on the Antarctic. read more »
The National Museum of Ethnology calls for proposals for the Dr. Steven Engelsman Grant. The Dr. Steven Engelsman Grant provides financial support to young scientific talent and wants to boost ethnographic research done on our collections. Students of the Master of Museum Studies at Leiden University and Research Associates affiliated to the National Museum of Ethnology, can apply for a Dr. Steven Engelsman Grant. There are six grants in total: two of € 500, two of € 1,000 and two of € 1,500.
Reclaiming Home: Hapa Culture and Identity in Hawai'i October 30-31
A special two-day event at UCLA welcomes critically acclaimed author Kristiana Kahakauwila, and distinguished filmmaker Christen Marquez as they share their work on history, identity and mental health in Hawaiian culture.
Wednesday, October 30, 1-2:30 p.m.: Author Reading/Discussion of Kristiana Kahakauwila's debut collection This is Paradise: Stories read more »
Fung Global Fellows Program, a program for visiting scholars administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University, is currently accepting applications for the 2014–15 academic year from international scholars working on new, innovative ways to study “Global Diffusion,” the program’s theme for that year. Scholars in the social sciences and humanities at institutions in any region of the world other than the United States who have received t read more »
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.