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Call for Papers

We warmly invite individual paper proposals for PHA2020. Submissions should include a title and abstract (maximum 150 words) and should be submitted via this form (https://forms.gle/oFEvRWxXz4rq3tDx9). Please include your name, affiliation, and contact details. 

If you would like to submit a paper for one of the proposed panels listed below, please contact the panel convenor for approval before submitting an abstract using the online form. We recommend contacting panel convenors before 30 April. 

Scholars proposing individual papers unrelated to the panels are welcome to apply. 

The Call for Papers will remain open until 31 May 2020. 

Panels (click here for more details):

1.    A Black Pacific? (Guy Emerson Mount)
2.    Affiliation, Indigenisation and Assimilation among Latter-day Saint Education in the Pacific (Casey          Paul Griffiths)
3.    Global Encounters and Indigenous People: In the imaginary and in their own words. (Lynette                 Russell)
4.    Histories of the urban Pacific (Kate Stevens)
5.    In their own publications: Pacific acts of writing in the early twentieth century (Alice Te Punga                Somerville)
6.    In Their Own Words: Pacific Islander Migrations (Terava Casey)
7.    Indentured Labourers in Fiji (Subhash Appanna)
8.    Indigenous leadership conflicts: Bridging the divides and healing the land: the case of the yavusa          Sovatabua, Natewa (Morgan Tuimaleali’ifano)
9.    Island Wisdom: Pacific Philosophies (James D. Sellmann)
10.    Leveraging Great Power Competition: Island Agency and China’s Rise in Oceania (Terence Wesley-         Smith & Tarcisius Kabutaulaka)
11.    Library Innovations and Pacific History Collections (Elizabeth Reade Fong) 
12.    Militarisms and Memories in Micronesia between Japan and the United States: New Waves in               Documentary Filmmaking (Ryota Nishino)
13.    Nā Leo o ka Makani (Voices of the Wind): Indigenous voices in libraries, archives and museums               (Koa Luke)
14.    Naming histories: nomenculture and pacific pasts (Tarcisius Kabutaulaka & Terence Wesley-Smith)
15.    Papua New Guinean voices from the colonial past (Jonathan Ritchie & Helen Gardner)
16.    Re-centering Women's Power and Agency in Pacific Islands Histories: Looking to the Past in                  Search of Ways Forward (Monica C. LaBriola)
17.    Rethinking Decolonisation in Papua New Guinea (Alex Golub)
18.    Rethinking World History from Pacific Island Perspectives (Paul D'Arcy)
19.    Sāmoan multiplicities (Philipp Schorch & Safua Akeli Amaama) 
20.    Situating Tuvalu in the Pacific: Tuvaluan Histories in Contemporary Discourse (Jess Marinaccio &             Tala Simeti) 
21.    The nuclear era in the Pacific Islands (Nic Maclellan)
22.    The Sludge of Slow Violence in Guam (Mary Therese F. Cruz & Kenneth Gofigan Kuper)
23.    Virtual Crossings: The Politics of (Re)Collecting Pacific Pasts and Futures (Kirisitina Sailiata)
24.    Words about fighting, fighting about words—Contrasting narratives of the Pacific War (Ryota               Nishino)
25.    Writing and teaching national histories in post-colonial Pacific countries (Marc Tabani &                        Bergmans Iati)
26.    Writing Public Histories in the Pacific (Jacqueline Leckie)


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