The call for papers for ESfO 2018 in Cambridge and London is now open.
All papers must be submitted via the conference website and the list of
panels can be found here:
Please note that we recommend you contact the panels organisers
separately before submitting your paper via the website.
All paper proposals must be a maximum of 200 words and no more.
Proposals must include your contact details. Please do not include
The deadline for all paper submissions is June 29th 2018 and each
delegate is only allowed to give one paper.
ESfO conference paper submissions are managed electronically and
delegates should submit the abstract of their paper to the relevant
panel through the conference website:
To do so, you will first need to be registered at
www.pacific-studies.net. Delegates are asked to state in their profile
their institutional affiliation since this will be included in the
Panel organizers will automatically receive an email message when
delegates submit an abstract. The abstract should include your name,
affiliation, a title and a paper proposal that should not exceed 200
Delegates are be able to register, and book the conference dinner, and
make payments through links on the conference website. Links to
conference accommodation are also available. Delegates are reminded that
registration and the acceptance of a paper will be separate matters.
Please note that poster proposals are also welcome and should be sent
to: [log in to unmask] If you experience problems in the
process of submission of your paper proposal, please also email
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Conference Theme – Dealing with Inequality: Pacific perspectives,
Economists such as Thomas Piketty have influentially argued that
inequality has been globally exacerbated in recent decades, and has
broad and negative impacts on the environment, human society, governance
and well-being. Inspired by Marilyn Strathern's 1987 edited collection,
Dealing with Inequality, and the tradition of ethnographic
conceptualisation, contextualisation and critique that that volume
exemplified, this conference will address culture, society and history
across Oceania, from the vantage point of anthropology's longstanding
commitment to engaging local perspectives and sensitivity to Oceania's
The theme of the 12th conference of the European Society for Oceanists
encourages participants to discuss these questions by examining concrete
empirical realities in the Pacific; by foregrounding local perspectives;
and by foregrounding the sheer heterogeneity of culture and society in
the Pacific, in diasporic milieux including those across island 'homes'.
As at the 11th conference, the convenors encourage contributions ranging
beyond Oceania's literal regional limits, to include Pacific presences
and interventions in other contexts and regions through diplomacy,
travel, migration, tourism, trade, art, museums and performance.
The conference coincides with the 'Oceania' exhibition at the Royal
Academy, the largest exhibition to date responding to art, history and
contemporary identity across the region as a whole. The convenors invite
artistic interventions that will contribute to a wider dialogue between
academia and contemporary practice, and also cross-disciplinary
contributions which may range across anthropology, archaeology, art
history, development studies, political studies, geography, history,
linguistics, and related fields.
Keynotes: Holly Wardlow, Sean Mallon and Andrew Moutu.
Please go to:
to read the abstract of the panels and submit your paper
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of Cambridge
Tel: 01223 765875
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