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Upcoming Conference on “Material Encounters”

Hello Circle Readers, Please see below for an announcement regarding the upcoming conference on “Material Encounters” at the National Library of Australia.  Thanks to Dr. Bronwen Douglas for bringing this to attention. Material Encounters Conference Room, National Library of Australia 4-6 February 2015 Web page and registration http://chl.anu.edu.au/departments/history/conference_material_encounters.php The focus of this conference is the materiality of knowledge produced through personal encounters with people and places. Papers will address multiple …Read More

Pacific News from Manoa Newsletter

Hello Circle Readers, The latest Pacific News from Manoa is available on its official web site and blog.  The newsletter may also be downloaded here (PDF format). Inside this issue: Pacific Islander Tuition Funding Hawaiʻi Specialist Librarian Kapena Shim Baninnur: A Basket of Food Making Micronesia: A Political Biography of Tosiwo Nakayama Ancestral Places: Understanding Kanaka Geographies The Art of Excavation UHM-ANU Memorandum Student and Alumni Activities Faculty and Staff Activities Publications …Read More

Upcoming International Conference on “Quarantine: History, Heritage, Place”

Hello Circle Readers, Please see below for a conference announcement from Tiarne Barratt on behalf of Professor Alison Bashford and The Quarantine Project team at the University of Sydney: Quarantine: History, Heritage, Place – An international conference convened by historians, archaeologists and heritage scholars from the University of Sydney, 14-16 August 2014. The practice of quarantine has always been grounded in contested locations. The history and heritage of quarantine stations and places …Read More

14th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia

Hello Circle Readers, The website of the 14th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia (14th ICHSEA, Paris, 6-10 July 2015) is now online at: http://14ichsea.sciencesconf.org/ The call for panels for this conference is open from 5 June to 1 September 2014. The call for individual papers will open on 15 September 2014. Thanks to Dr. Catherine Jami for bringing this to attention.

A comment on the Pacific Circle Panel at the recent AAPS Conference

Hello Circle Readers, Please see below for a statement from Dr. John Gascoigne regarding the Pacific Circle Panel at the recent AAPS conference.  Abstracts from this panel may be found in the ‘Past Conferences’ section of this site. Pacific Circle Panel at the Australian Association for Pacific Studies [AAPS] Conference, University of Sydney, Thurs 24 April 2014 The panel entitled Pacific Circle Workshop: Pacific Knowledges and their Contexts which was organised by …Read More

Call for Papers

Hello Circle Readers, Associate Professor Sylvie Largeaud-Ortega from the University of French Polynesia is planning to edit a collection of essays on the topic of the Bounty, to be published in book form.  Please click here for details on the Call for Papers.  The deadline for abstract submission is July 1st 2014.  The deadline for paper submission is November 1st 2014. Sylvie Largeaud-Ortega, maître de conférences à l’Université de Polynésie Française …Read More