Upcoming and Current Conferences

Symposium: Made in Oceania Social and Cultural Meaning, Conservation and Presentation of Oceanic Tapa, January 2014

Interdisciplinary Symposium of the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Kulturen der Welt in cooperation with the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences (CICS) of the University of Applied Sciences Cologne

Thursday, 16 January, 2014 to Friday, 17 January, 2014
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Symposium: Austronesia - A Journey to the Past and Present 24-25 May 2014 Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Noumea, New Caledonia

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.

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Call for papers: "Postwar – Art between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945-1965"

The terms postwar, post-colonialism and post-communism describe the historical conditions under which the world has developed since 1945. As individual subjects of art historical inquiry and analysis, they represent a three-part, long-term research and exhibition project that is being developed by Haus der Kunst and international institutional partners across eight years of research.  read more »

Across the Pacific: The 20th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Studies Association June 2014

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 »

Reclaiming Home: Hapa Culture and Identity in Hawai’i. Special Two Day Event at UCLA

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
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