2014 Pacific History Association Biennial Conference

We are pleased to announce that the Pacific History Association 21st Biennial Conference, jointly organized by the Pacific History Association (PHA), National Taiwan University and National Taitung University will be held on December 3rd-6th, 2014 in Taiwan.

The conference theme is: Lalan, Chalan, Tala, Ara (Path)--Reconnecting Pacific-Asia Histories

Held for the first time in Taiwan, the Pacific History Association Biennial Conference is starting its 21st edition. The first day of this four-day conference will take place in Taipei with the opening ceremony held at the National Taiwan University. The conference will then head towards the east of Taiwan, where academic conferences and cultural events will be organized in order to experience the abundant culture of Taitung’s indigenous communities.

This year’s conference expects more than 150 scholars from all over the world to participate and present their papers.

PHA members include scholars doing research in the fields of anthropology, social sciences, literature, music, language, media communication, education, indigenous studies, cultural studies, environmental resources, etc.

We therefore sincerely welcome worldwide scholars interested in similar issues to participate in the conference and exchange ideas.

We invite you to forward and spread this information. If you have any question related to this event, please contact us by email at  pha2014.tw@gmail.com and we will reply shortly.

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Embrace the Pacific Workshop

During the months of June and July 2013, the Taiwan Society for Pacific Studies held a series of forums on Fijian navigation culture and Samoan Dance, lead respectively by the young Fijian navigator Setareki Ledua and the Samoan dancer Tupe Lualua. Together, they participated in various educational and cultural exchanges, mostly with students on the East Coast of Taiwan. Thus they visited schools and villages in Hualien County, Taoyuan County, Taidong County and Orchid Island. For example, they met with the Formosa Aboriginal Song & Dance Troupe (原舞者舞團) and Tao writer Syaman Rapongan.

More infos and videos are available on eRenlai Magazine September 2013 Focus:
http://www.erenlai.com/index.php/en/focus/2013/embrace-the-pacific

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Embrace the Pacific

The Taiwan Society for Pacific Studies is holding an International Conference in the Conference Room in the Basement of National Taiwan University's Library on the 5th June 2013 (Wed) from 9am until 5pm. The conference is titled "Embrace the Pacific: Exchange in Austronesian Navigation culture and art in the Pacific". There will be screening of two  documentaries, as well as forums on Fijian navigation culture and Samoan Dance, lead respectively by the young Fijian navigator Setareki Ledua and the Samoan dancer Tupe Lualua. Register quick to avoid missing out: http://act.lib.ntu.edu.tw/act/show?id=436

 

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