Center for Pacific Islands Studies Newsletter

No. 3 July-September 1996

Headlines

April Conference on Multi-ethnic literatures
Moving Images of the Pacific on the Web!
Pacific Studies Syllabi Site Planned
CPIS Welcomes New Students
New Summer Course for Teachers
News in Brief
Hawaiian Language at Manoa and Hilo
Alumni and Faculty News
Seminars and Performances
Center Visitors
New Publications and Resources
Bulletin Board

APRIL CONFERENCE ON MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES

The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) will hold it's seventh conference, "Exchanges, Contestations, and Alliances: Multi-Ethnic Literatures across the Americas and the Pacific," 18-20 April 1997 in Honolulu. Keynote speakers are poet Haunani-Kay TRASK and poet and novelist Albert WENDT from the Pacific, and Chickasaw poet, playwright, and novelist Linda HOGAN. The program includes a Pacific Writers Panel with SUBRAMANI and Konai Helu THAMAN, a session on teaching multi-ethnic literature in grades K-16; literary readings; and a Women of Color caucus.

The sponsors of the conference are the UH College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, along with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, the Department of Ethnic Studies, and the East-West Center. For more information, including registration information, visit the conference home page at http://www.lll.hawaii.edu/web/conference/melus97 or contact Ruth HSU at the Department of English, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822; tel 808.956.3058; email: rhsu@hawaii.edu. Registration fees rise after 15 January. Local teachers attending can earn professional advancement credit.

MOVING IMAGES OF THE PACIFIC ON THE WEB!

The center's latest guide to over a thousand films and videos about the Pacific, Moving Images of the Pacific Islands (1990), compiled by Diane AOKI, is now available on the World Wide Web in a searchable version at http://www2.hawaii.edu/oceanic/film.

The center is also in the process of revising the guide. In addition to updating the guide with distributed films produced since 1993, the center is interested in listing films and videos that may have been produced in the past but never distributed. Because the guide attempts to be as comprehensive as possible, much of its research utility depends on our listing films or videos made in the region even if they are not slated for public viewing.

The center also plans to include in the guide a survey essay on indigenous filmmaking and urges the submission of production information concerning films or videos that may have been produced by, or in collaboration with, filmmakers working in their own communities.

When submitting information on films and videos, please include the producer's name and address, distributor's name and address (when applicable), and the following film data: title, country/island, subject, length, format, hue, date, series (when applicable), and synopsis. The editor, Alex MAWYER, needs to have this data as soon as possible and no later than 28 February 1997. He can be reached at the address and numbers on the masthead and at mawyer@hawaii.edu.

NEH SUMMER SEMINAR FOR COLLEGE TEACHERS

"The Politics of Representation: Ethnography, Literature, and Film in the Pacific Islands" is the theme for next summer's NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers in Honolulu. The seminar is a joint endeavor of the East-West Center and the UH Center for Pacific Islands Studies and will be held 16 June-25 July 1997.

From the age of eighteenth-century exploration to the present, the Pacific Islands have occupied a prominent place in European imagination. As the Pacific today undergoes profound political and economic transformation, it is also being represented in new and contested ways.

Affected by both local sensibilities and global culture flows, emerging Pacific representations are now tied up with a host of contemporary issues, including new forms of nationalism, migration, tourism, and environmental policies. Within this widened arena, the disciplines concerned with cultural interpretation and criticism have become a site for dialogue about the politics of representation.

The seminar will examine representations of the Pacific in ethnography, literature and film. It will also address broader issues related to cultural diversity and efforts to incorporate international perspectives in college curricula.

Fifteen seminar participants will be chosen on the basis of their ability to benefit from and contribute to the seminar. Although the focus is on Pacific Islands material, scholars with comparative interests are welcome to apply. Readings and discussions will emphasize work in anthropology, literature, and film, but will also include related approaches in history, museum studies, communication, and the interpretive social sciences.

Application materials and information about the seminar's scope and logistics are available from the directors. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or resident for at least three years. Those appointed in PhD-granting departments or currently pursuing educational degrees are ineligible. Stipends of $3,200 for the six-week seminar are provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Application deadline is 1 March 1997.

Directors for the seminar are: Geoffrey M WHITE, East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96848-1601; tel 808.944.7343; fax 808.944.7070; email whiteg@ewc.hawaii.edu and Vilsoni HERENIKO, UH Center for Pacific Islands Studies, 1890 East-West Road, Moore 215, Honolulu, HI 96822; tel 808.956.2659; fax 808.956.7053; email vili@hawaii.edu.

PACIFIC STUDIES SYLLABI SITE PLANNED

The Pacific Studies Initiative, a joint endeavor of the East-West Center and the University of Hawai'i, is planning a searchable WEB site and database that will make available Pacific Islands course syllabi and bibliographies. The purpose of the database is to encourage teachers to include material from the Pacific in their courses and to enhance the quality of teaching through the exchange of ideas regarding approaches and resources. This information will be particularly useful to teachers who are new to teaching about the Pacific as well as those in geographically isolated departments.

The organizers are calling for submissions of course syllabi and reading lists from teachers in elementary through graduate level. Syllabi should have significant Pacific Islands content but are not limited to specialized area courses; syllabi that integrate Pacific Islands content into introductory courses are also welcome. Materials on humanities subjects are of special interest as are contributions from indigenous scholars.

The preferred mode of submission is by email (first choice) or on disk (second choice). Scannable hard copy is also acceptable. In addition to course syllabi and readings, we are interested in including Pacific WEB sites and CD-ROMS. Descriptions of how these have been (or could be) incorporated in teaching are also welcome. When sending materials, please include grade level, geographical focus, and discipline, as well as your name, institution, address, and telephone, fax, and email contacts.

Materials may be sent to either Letitia HICKSON, at the address on the masthead; ctisha@hawaii.edu; tel 808.956.2652; fax 808.956.7053; or Geoffrey M WHITE, East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848-1601; whiteg@ewc.hawaii.edu; tel 808.944.7343; fax 808.944.7070.

The Pacific syllabi project is cosponsored by the UH Center for Pacific Islands Studies, the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP), and Kapi'olani Community College. The Asian Studies prototype for this project is available online at http://lama.kcc.hawaii.edu/asdp/.

CPIS WELCOMES NEW STUDENTS

The center is pleased to welcome six new MA students and a visiting student to the center as of fall 1996:

Rima BARTLETT, from England and Australia, graduated from University of Cambridge with a BA and an MA in anthropology and an interest in culture and history in the Pacific.

Keith CAMACHO is from Guam. He has his BA in English from the University of Guam, and his primary areas of interest are writing and Pacific Islands literature.

April HENDERSON, who grew up in Honolulu, received her BA in anthropology from Pitzer College in Claremont, California. She will be focusing on educational issues for Pacific Islanders, including accessibility to higher education for Islanders in Hawai'i and on the mainland.

Scott KROEKER is from Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Bethel College in Kansas with a BS in Business Administration. Following graduation he worked in the environmental area with nonprofit organizations and is interested in environmental policy in the islands.

Alexander MAWYER, from Charlottesville, Virginia, graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts with a BA in anthropology and an interest in the implications of the emergence of a global cultural system. Alex, who joins the center as our new graduate assistant, also has special interests in Pacific film and the internet and is the one who is responsible for getting our film guide online in such fine form. Thank you and welcome, Alex!

Katerina TEAIWA, from Suva, Fiji, graduated from Santa Clara University with a major in combined sciences and an interest in the connections between the natural and social sciences, particularly in the context of indigenous experience.

Also joining the center this year as a nondegree student is Laurence Nathalie KUNTZ, from Noumea, New Caledonia. She has a BA and an MA from Centre Universitaire de Nouvelle-Caledonie and joins the center on a Rotary scholarship to work on her doctorate, which concerns Japanese interests in Melanesia.

CPIS INTRODUCES NEW SUMMER COURSE FOR TEACHERS

Beginning in the summer of 1977 the center, in collaboration with the UH College of Education and the Pacific Region Educational Laboratory (PREL), will conduct a three-week course for teachers on the Pacific Islands. This summer-session course, to be held 30 June-18 July 1997, will initially be directed toward teachers in the new State of Hawai'i Department of Education semester-long course on Pacific Islands Studies that is required for all seventh graders. Seventh graders will be learning about contemporary issues dealing with the environment, population, sovereignty, health, and tourism as they affect the Pacific Islands, including Hawai'i.

The course will include guest lectures on contemporary issues as well as sessions on working with community institutions and finding resources for the classroom. Robert C KISTE and Tisha HICKSON from the center and Fata SIMANU-KLUTZ (PREL) will be talking with teachers over the 1996-1997 school year to provide overviews of the Pacific and materials for teaching and to get feedback from teachers on specific needs. For more information, contact Tisha Hickson at the address and numbers on the masthead.

NEWS IN BRIEF

Imi Ho'ola Recruiting

Are you interested in becoming a physician and serving in Hawai'i or the broader Pacific region? Since 1973, the Imi Ho'ola Post-Baccalaureate Program at the University of Hawai'i's John A Burns School of Medicine has provided this opportunity to 109 individuals from Hawai'i, Guam, Micronesia, and American Samoa. The program is now recruiting candidates for the 1997-1998 school year.

Imi Ho'ola is a twelve-month program that offers a wide range of educational experiences to prepare participants for the challenges of medical school. The application deadline is 16 December 1996. Eligible candidates are those from a disadvantaged background who have strong potential and are highly motivated, but have been unsuccessful in gaining entry to medical school. For more information contact Agnes MALATE or Nanette JUDD at 808.956.3466, or write to: University of Hawai'i, John A Burns School of Medicine, Imi Ho'ola Post-Baccalaureate Program, 1960 East-West Road, Biomed C-203, Honolulu, HI 96822.

USIA Awards Pacific Nations Scholarships

The East-West Center has received a $375,000 grant from the US Information Agency to increase the number of scholarship students from the independent South Pacific nations. The center's South Pacific Islands Scholarship Program provides educational opportunities for students from island nations that do not have four-year colleges. Since the initiative was launched in 1992 by the EWC Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) students have come from more than 14 island countries.

Most of the students on the program begin their studies at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. One new student in the program, Leonaitasi KULUNI, an undergraduate in environmental studies from Tonga, started at Hilo this semester. The funding will provide for four year's of support for up to five new students. For information, contact Gerard FININ, EWC PIDP, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848-1601. Tel 808.944.7751; fax 808.944.7670.

UH Student Practicum in American Samoa

Twelve graduate students and Professor Luciano MINERBI of the UH Department of Urban and Regional Planning organized a planning practicum in spring 1996 to explore planning options and future budget scenarios for the American Samoa Coastal Zone Management Program (ASCZMP). With the help of a number of UH faculty, including center faculty member Mike HAMNETT and center visitor Fay ALAILIMA, the students designed and conducted a participatory two-day workshop attended by more than fifty American Samoan participants in Pago Pago in March 1996. Following the workshop Governor and Mrs A P LUTALI hosted a dinner, and the students were honored with a kava ceremony held by High Chief TUIOLOSEGA and the people of Olosega in the Manua Islands.

The workshop findings and student recommendations were compiled in a report presented at the Pacific Basin Coastal Zone International Conference in Pago Pago in August. A tanoa (kava bowl), engraved with the names of the students and the instructor, was presented to the planning department by the conference organizers. It serves as a tangible reminder that, in Minerbi's words, "collaborative learning can be memorable for students and useful to others."

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE THRIVING AT MANOA AND HILO CAMPUSES

With more than a thousand students taking Hawaiian each semester at UH, a more than fivefold increase since 1986, Hawaiian is one of the top twenty most popular languages taught in colleges and universities throughout the United States. To help meet the growing demand throughout the state, the faculty in the Department of Hawaiian and Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures (Manoa) and the Department of Hawaiian/Hawaiian Studies (Hilo) have turned their attention to the need for curriculum for the expanding Hawaiian immersion schools.

In support of the Hawaiian Immersion Program, Hawaiian language faculty at Manoa recently received a grant for $234,477 to address the critical shortage of teachers in the program in the public schools. The focus of the grant is teacher training, language skill development, and methodology training, as well as materials development. Grant recipients will be developing and testing a model for training language immersion teachers that can be used throughout the United States. Cosponsors of the grant from the US Department of Education are the Department of Hawaiian and Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures (HILL) and the UH Second Language Teaching and Curriculum Center.

No'eau Warner (HILL) and Kathryn Davis, Center for Second Language Research, English as a Second Language, are principal investigators on another federal grant of $250,000. The purpose of the grant is to further Hawaiian language revitalization through community- and activity-based language learning programs in sports and cultural and literacy activities.

In addition to these two new projects, the department at Manoa also sponsors a daily Hawaiian language news broadcast. The program, Ke Aolama, which is in its third year, airs on Hawaii Public Radio.

At Hilo, the UH Board of Regents has just established the nation's first graduate degree in Hawaiian language and literature and the first graduate degree at UH Hilo. The master's program, which will begin in August 1977 with twelve students, is intended to augment training of teachers for the immersion schools and to generate research in the service of preserving and promoting the Hawaiian language. In developing the proposal for the master's in Hawaiian, the faculty drew on the experience of the University of Waikato and the University of Arizona, which offer master's degrees in Maori language and American Indian studies respectively. The program is partially funded by the State of Hawai'i's Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

ALUMNI AND FACULTY NEWS

Jojo PETER, MA in Pacific Islands Studies (1994) and MA candidate in history, has accepted a position as Education/Culture Specialist at the College of Micronesia, Chuuk Campus. Peter, who is from the Mortlock Islands, Chuuk State, expects to take up his position at the end of November 1996.

Three faculty members from CPIS attended the South Pacific Festival of Arts in Apia in September: Vilsoni HERENIKO, Jane MOULIN, and emeritus faculty member Barbara SMITH. Moulin was engaged in taping performances for use in her courses on Polynesian music and dance.

Geography department professor and Associate Dean for Social Sciences, Nancy Davis LEWIS, is organizing a session on Women, Science, and Development for the upcoming Pacific Science Association Intercongress in Fiji in July 1997. Two related themes, Women, Science, and Sustainable Development and Women, Science, and Indigenous Knowledge, will be used to organize the symposium. The sessions, and a concluding round-table discussion, will suggest future regional agendas including human resource development and enhancing the participation of women not only in science but in decision making processes as well. For further information, contact Nancy Davis Lewis, Associate Dean, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawai'i, 105 Hawai'i Hall, Honolulu, HI 96822; tel 808.956.6070; fax 808.956.2340; email nlewis@hawaii.edu.

SEMINARS AND PERFORMANCES

Michael D FISCHER, founder and director of the Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing at the University of Kent at Canterbury, spoke on multimedia as a field method in a seminar held on 11 September. Fischer discussed and demonstrated computer-based multimedia tools for research in the context of his recent work on the revitalization of traditions by Cook Islanders.

Sitiveni HALAPUA, Director of the Pacific Islands Development Program, spoke at a noontime seminar on 23 September. Dr Halapua, who was an official observer at the recent South Pacific Forum Meeting in the Marshall Islands, spoke on "New Directions for the Forum."

Eighty musicians and dancers from the island of Rurutu in the Austral Islands, French Polynesia, presented a concert on the UH campus on 28 August. The program featured a historical theme concerning the settlement of Rurutu. Rurutu crafts were also displayed and artisans were present to explain their work. The center was a cosponsor for the event, which was coordinated by the the East-West Center and the UH Department of Music.

CENTER VISITORS

Suzanne S BUTCHER, Director, Office of Pacific Island Affairs (OPIA), US Department of State, visited the center on 4 September en route to the South Pacific Forum meeting in Majuro. Butcher is a career foreign service office. She is new to the Pacific and took over as director of OPIA in July 1996. In Honolulu, she also met with Kenji Sumida, president of the East-West Center.

Ambassador Suzanne BLUMHARDT, New Zealand's ambassador to Fiji, was in Honolulu on 6 September on her way back to Fiji following the forum meeting. The ambassador is a former EWC grantee who completed her MA in sociology at UH Manoa in 1967. Ironically, her thesis, under her maiden name of Madgwick, was "The Interrelation-ship of Race Relations and Education in Hawai'i and Fiji."

James BOUTILIER, Royal Roads University (formerly Royal Roads Military College), Victoria, British Colombia, was in Honolulu to consult with CINCPAC, the US Navy command center. A Pacific historian who specialized in the Solomon Islands and missionization, he taught at the University of the South Pacific in its early years. Boutilier is Special Advisor on Policy to the Canadian Maritime Forces in the Pacific.

NEW PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES

UH Press Books and Journals

Making Peoples: A History of the New Zealanders from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth Century, by James Belich, is the first of two planned volumes. It takes as its theme the construction of peoples, Maori and Pakeha, and deals with the response of each to the shift from extractive to sustainable economics and their relationships with their ancestors as well as with each other. Cloth, $34.

Ethnology of Vanuatu: An Early Twentieth-Century Study, by Felix Speiser, translated by D Q Stephenson, was originally published in German in 1923. This works is liberally illustrated with 109 plates, 50 of them in color. It records much of Vanuatu's early material culture. Cloth, $110.

The latest issue of the University of Hawai'i journal Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, features new fiction and poetry by Maori writers. Guest-edited by Reina WHAITIRI and Robert SULLIVAN, the issue includes works by a number of writers, including Patricia GRACE, Witi IHIMAERA, Alan DUFF, Mere WHAANGA, and Hone TUWHARE, as well as an essay on the state of Maori writing today.

UH publications can be ordered through the Orders (or Journals) Department, University of Hawai'i Press, 2840 Kolowalu Street, Honolulu, HI 96822-1888.

Other Publications and Resources

The 1996 issue (volume 30) of The Hawaiian Journal of History is now available. Articles dealing with land in Hawai'i's history and Hawaiian cultural values related to the land highlight this year's issue of the journal. There are also articles on Kaumuali'i's activities on Kaua'i, and on lei chants written for Queen Kapi'olani. Single copies of the journal are US$12 and are available from the Hawaiian Historical Society, 560 Kawaiaha'o St., Honolulu, HI 96813.

Women's News: Quarterly Newsletter of the Pacific Women's Resource Bureau and other South Pacific Commission publications, including the Fisheries Newsletter, Fisheries Reports, Statistical Bulletins, Population Publications, Technical Papers (both health and general), South Pacific Conference Report, Agricultural News, Nutrition and Health Education Publications, Pacific Islands Nutrition, and YouthLink are available for subscription or on an exchange basis for individuals outside of the SPC region. For more information, or for a list of the deposit libraries for SPC publications, contact Caroline NALO, Chief Editor, South Pacific Commission, BP D5, 98848 Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia.

A Bibliography of Rotuma presents a comprehensive listing of items concerning the island over the last two hundred years. It has over nine hundred entries including books, journal and newspaper articles, microfilm and audiovisual records, dissertations, theses, and unpublished manuscripts in a wide variety of fields. The compilers are Antoine D R N'YEURT, Will C MCCLATCHEY, and Hans SCHMIDT. Prices and postage varies by area. For information, contact Director, Marine Studies Programme, University of the South Pacific, P O Box 1168, Suva, Fiji. Tel 679.212051; fax 679.301490; email South_R@usp.ac.fj.

Time of the Tubuan, the first program in the video series The Drum and the Mask, produced by Caroline and Don YACOE, is now available. The thirty-minute video, which was shown at the Hawai'i International Film Festival (1995) and the South Seas Film Festival (1996), is part of a series that chronicles the survival and adaptation of traditional arts and rituals in Melanesia. Time of the Tubuan, which focuses on a Tolai initiation ceremony in Papua New Guinea, is available for $75 for individuals and $95 for institutions. Contact Pacific Pathways, 223 Paiko Dr., Honolulu, HI 96821. Tel/fax 808.396.3326; email CyacoePP@AOL.com.

BULLETIN BOARD

ESO Conference in Copenhagen

Pacific Peoples in the Pacific Century: Society, Culture and Nature, the Third Conference of the European Society for Oceanists, will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 13-15 December 1996. Plenary session speakers include Margie FALANRUW, Epeli HAU'OFA, Malama MELEISEA, Ralph REGENVANU, and Marshall SAHLINS.

Nine working sessions with 114 papers will address the following themes: environment and resources: local perspectives; epistemologies of nature; resource exploitation and political-environmental activism; reaction, resistance and creative agency; local histories, economies, and regional systems; local identities and cultural transformations; globalization and a changing world order; a new Pacific in "The Pacific Century"?; and media and material culture.

The conference fee is USD 30. Further information can be obtained from the Conference Secretary, Bente WOLFF, Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen; Frederiksholms Kanal 4, DK-1220 Copenhagen K, Denmark. Fax 45 3532 3465, tel 45 3347 3233, email es-bw@palais.natmus.min.dk or from Ulla HASAGER, Ethnic Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, East-West Road 4, Honolulu, HI 96822. Tel 808.956.4218, fax 808.956.9494; email: ulla@hawaii.edu.

Tongan History Conference

The next biennial Tongan History Conference, "Tonga: World War Two to the Present," will be held from 27-31 January 1997 at the Australian National University in Canberra. For program information and to register online, contact the WEB site at http://sunsite.anu.edu.au/spin/PACASSOC/TONGHIST/CONF/ or contact Conference Chair, Deryk SCARR, c/o Department of Pacific History, RSPAS, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia; fax 616.249.5525.

ASAO in San Diego

The annual meeting of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania will be held 19-22 February 1997 at the Best Western Hacienda Hotel Old Town in San Diego, California. The conference includes sessions on film and video; community creation in urban settings; experiences of colonialism in PNG; political ecology and Pacific Island nations; touristic encounters; history, biography, and person; and charismatic and Pentecostal Christianity; among others. For registration information, contact Jan RENSEL, 2499 Kapi'olani Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96826; email rensel@hawaii.edu. For program information, contact Larry CARUCCI, Department of Sociology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717; tel 406.994.5255; fax 406.994.6879; email isilc@msu.oscs.montana.edu.

Conference on Foreign Language Instruction

The US Department of Education-funded National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawai'i will hold its annual summer institute, 7 July-1 August 1997. The theme for the institute is "Foreign Language Instruction via Distance Education." Application deadline is 14 February 1997, and partial financial support is available. For information, contact 1997 NFLRC Summer Institute, University of Hawai'i, East-West Road, Bldg 1, Rm 6-A, Honolulu, HI 96822. Tel 808.956.9424; fax 808.956.5983; email nflrc@hawaii.edu. The NFLRC WEB site is http://www.lll.hawaii.edu/nflrc.

Maritime Archaeology and History of Pacific

The ninth annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawai'i and the Pacific, cosponsored by the UH Marine Option Program and the Hawai'i Maritime Center, will be held 15-17 February 1997 in Honolulu. The deadline for submitting abstracts on topics concerning maritime history and underwater and coastal archaeology in Hawai'i or the Pacific Basin is 15 December. Abstracts, of 300 words or less, should be typed. To submit abstracts or obtain registration information, contact: Marine Option Program, University of Hawai'i, 1000 Pope Rd, #229, Honolulu, HI 96822. Tel 808.956.8433; fax 808.956.2417; email mop@hawaii.edu.

Pacific Science Inter-Congress Symposium

The University of the South Pacific is hosting the Pacific Science Inter-Congress in July 1997. The theme is "Islands in the Pacific Century." The convenors of one of the symposia, "Geopolitical Relations and Regional Integration: Challenges to Sovereignty, Security, and the State," are seeking possible presenters for a broad interpretation of the subject. They would welcome contributions from interested Pacific Islands scholars. For information, contact coconvener Sandra TARTE, School of Social and Economic Development, The University of the South Pacific, PO Box 1168, Suva, Fiji. Fax 679.301487; email TARTE_S@usp.ac.fj.

Oral History Conference: Crossing Borders

The tenth biennial conference of the Oral History Association of Australia will be held 4-7 September 1997 in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. The organizers have issued a call for papers and are particularly interested in having representatives from the Pacific and South East Asia. Proposals for papers about oral history projects that cross cultural, ethical, or technological borders are welcomed.

The conference will include informal talks, demonstrations, and discussion groups as well as formal presentations and workshops. Those interested in participating should send a short explanation of topic and kind of presentation, eg ten-minute talk or participation in discussion group, to: Beth ROBERTSON, Convenor, Oral History Association of Australia (SA Branch) Inc, Institute Building, 122 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000; tel 618.8207.7347; fax 618.8207.7351. The deadline is 31 January 1997. Proposals should include home address and telephone number as well as office contact numbers.

PAA Conference

The next Pacific Arts Association (PAA) conference will be held in Port Moresby at the Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art Gallery, 8-13 September 1997. The conference convenor and President of the PAA is Soroi Marepo EOE, director of the museum. For more information write to him at the PNG National Museum and Art Gallery, PO 5560, Boroko, NCD, Papua New Guinea. Tel 675.325.1779.

Maritime Archaeology Surveying Course

The Marine Option Program at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa will offer a maritime archaeology techniques course during the summer of 1997 on the Big Island. The five-week course, approximately 16 June-18 July, includes lectures, field trips, and underwater training exercises in archaeological surveying techniques. Applications for the field school will be available in January 1997 from Marine Option Program, 1000 Pope Road, #229, Honolulu, HI 96822.

Ethnomusicology Fellowships

The fellowships are intended to aid in developing ethnomusicological expertise in Asian and Pacific Island countries by providing support for two years of graduate study to qualified students entering the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. The fellowship provides tuition and a $10,800 stipend per year. Applicants are responsible for round-trip transportation to Honolulu.

Those applying must be nationals of Asian or Pacific countries who demonstrate exceptional potential for contributing to ethnomusicology in their home countries. They must also be incoming students who are admitted as regular students in the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy in Music-Ethnomusicology Program.

The application deadlines are 15 January and 1 August every year. For further information, contact Chairperson, Ethnomusicology, Music Department, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2411 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822; tel 808.956.7707; fax 808.956.9657; email moulin@hawaii.edu.

University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Center for Pacific Islands Studies
1890 East-West Road, Moore 215
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822 USA


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School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
1890 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
Phone: 808.956.7700
Fax: 808.956.7053
email: ctisha@hawaii.edu

Robert C. Kiste, Director
Letitia Hickson, Editor

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