Australian Association for Pacific Studies: 2020 Conference CfP


Decolonisation and the Trans-Pacific

The Australian Association for Pacific Studies warmly invites individual paper proposals for the 2020 AAPS conference, ‘Decolonisation and the Trans-Pacific’.

A full list of conference panels is below. Papers should be aligned with the panels. Proposals should include an abstract of 250-300 words and should be submitted via this form. You will need to include your name, university affiliation, and contact details, as well as a short abstract (50 words max) for inclusion in the conference program, and a long abstract (250-300 words max) for inclusion on the website. You will also need to specify which panel you are submitting your proposal to.

There is a limit of two papers per conference attendee.

The Call for Papers for the 2020 AAPS conference will remain open until 20 December 2019.

Confirmed panels

  1. Decolonising Research: Reflections on the research experience and methodological encounters
  2. Tracey Banivanua Mar’s educational legacy: a panel of her PhD students (please note that this is a closed panel – it is not possible to submit an abstract to this panel)
  3. Decolonising schooling in the trans-Pacific
  4. Doing Pacific biography today
  5. Diasporic peoples and their efforts for inclusion in the Pacific story of decolonization
  6. New wor(l)ds of liminality: Pacific borderlands in Diaspora
  7. Performing Oceania in diaspora: Continuity and innovation in Pacific Island creative arts
  8. Exploring new directions for indigenising (and decolonising) museums in the Pacific and beyond
  9. Refashioning the Pacific: Weaving ‘culture’ into fashion
  10. Reppin: Youth studies in Oceania
  11. Decolonial approaches to remembering Cook
  12. Decolonising sexual health in the Pacific
  13. Gender, embodiment and everyday decolonisation in the Pacific
  14. The New Zealand Realm: Navigating understandings of trans-indigeneity within, across and through Tokelau, Niue and the Cook Islands
  15. Smoke and mirrors? Critical analysis of extractive mining in the Pacific
  16. Before and after New Caledonia’s referendum
  17. Decolonising the archive: Finding Pacific voices in colonial documents
  18. Saturated with meaning: The complex lives of Pacific coconut commodities
  19. Work, labour and Pacific futures
  20. Trans-Pacific mobilities, gender, and colonial governance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
  21. Exploring analogues of adaptation: Decolonising climate change
  22. Christianity, churches and the climate emergency
  23. He Vaka Moana: Pikipiki hama kae vaevae manava (please note that this is a closed panel – it is not possible to submit an abstract to this panel)
  24. Trans-indigenous activism in the Pacific

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