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April, 03, 2008 12:37 Age: 10 yrs

18th Biennial Pacific History Association Conference, 2008

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Preliminary Announcement 2nd May 2007   Ni Bula, Namaste, Noa’ia, Salaam, Te Mauri, Talofa, Malo e Lelei, Hey and G’day,   Members of the association, and all those interested in the history of the Pacific Islands are warmly invited to come to the Conference of the Pacific History Association for a week of intellectual vigour and indulgence. In addition to sun, sea and smiling faces, we offer fire-walking beachcombers, aquatic adventures and sports, an enthralling field trip, fine earth-baked food, and political stability, and we invite you to provide the intellectual interludes, all in an ‘Island’ atmosphere.


The next meeting of the PHA will take place in Fiji during the week 8–12 December 2008. It is being organised by PHA members at the University of the South Pacific and the Pacific Theological College.

Venue (To be determined subject to appropriate costs)

The specific venue has yet to be determined, but the committee is looking into a conference package at a site in Western Viti Levu conveniently located near Nadi airport. Accommodation and administration costs will be advised as soon as possible.


The committee is looking into an all inclusive conference fee that would include conference administration, suitable venue, meals, welcome and cocktails and conference dinner.

Themes and sub themes

Suggestions are invited for streams, workshops, panels, debates, on the tentative theme: “Who are we and what are we doing here?”

Planning timetable

The conference secretariat will accept changes to the programme until 1 November 2008.

Suggestions for themes, workshops and panels will be accepted until 1 November 2007. At that date the streams will be announced to assist contributors in the preparation of their papers. No new streams will be considered after that.

The programme will be set according to submissions offered before 1 August 2008. Offers of paper abstracts will be accepted subject only to obvious academic considerations until that date. Any offers after 1 August 2008 will be accepted subject to the same considerations, plus there being room in the programme.

Intending participants are advised to note that these dates will not be relaxed as the time approaches.

Abstracts received after 1 August 2008 will not be printed.

We would like to have reasonably reliable indications of intentions to attend by 1 May 2008.

Conference Convenors

Morgan Tuimaleali’ifano<tuimalealiifano_m(at)>

Kambati Uriam

Committee Members

Suva Committee:

Ian Campbell, Elise Huffer, Alaima Talu, Frank Thomas, Christine Weir, Susan Sela, Marama Tauira, Michel Press, Alumita Durutalo, Josefa Veramu, Ugra Nand, Sepeti Matararaba, Lalita Sharma, Setoki Qalubau, Sashi Sharma, Avelina Rokoduru, Donal McIlraith, Roshni Pratap.

Offshore members: Teresia Teaiwa, Max Quanchi, Jenny Bryant-Tokalau, Jacqui Leckie, Agnes Hannan, Ueantabo Mackenzie.

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