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Tag Archives: Tahiti
The Department of Pacific and Asian History is sponsoring a largely informal “conversation” with Professor Matt Matsuda of Rutgers University on the morning of Tuesday 27 November (venue tba), prior to his participation in the RSAP Annual Symposium.
Prof Matsuda is a distinguished historian of Modern Europe, the French empire and Asia-Pacific and Pacific Island global and comparative histories. His principal publications include Pacific Worlds: A History of Seas, Peoples, and Cultures (Cambridge University Press, 2012); Empire of Love: Histories of France and the Pacific (Oxford University Press, 2005), and The Memory of the Modern (Oxford University Press, 1996).
Prof Matsuda has proposed a small selection of readings, including two chapters from Pacific Worlds, around which we might then build a conversation about Pacific history in the context of Asia-Pacific and World histories. If you are interested in attending this conversation (which will probably last for 2 hours before lunch together) please contact Dr Chris Ballard (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register and receive the readings.
The 10th edition of the International Festival of documentary Films in Oceania (FIFO, Festival International du Film documentaire Océanien) will take place from 11-17 February 2013 in Papeete (Tahiti – French Polynesia). For more, visit fifo-tahiti.com or contact the FIFO-Tahiti coordinator, Ms Miriama Geoffroy (email@example.com).
16-17 October 2012, ANU Centre for European Studies, Canberra
The École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Canberra (EHESS @ ANU) and the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and ANU Centre for European Studies are hosting this two-day symposium to provide an opportunity for dialogue between Francophone and Anglophone researchers in the Pacific.
On day one, the EHESS @ ANU will host “France in the Pacific: an update”, discussing the current political, judicial, and economic situation, in the three French collectivities of the South Pacific. Later in the day the Centre for European Studies and the EHESS @ ANU will co-host “Europe in the Pacific”, focusing on expectations for relations with Europe from a Pacific perspective.
On day two, the State Society & Governance in Melanesia Program in partnership with the ANU Centre for European Studies, the Centre for Democratic Institutions and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Canberra (EHESS @ ANU) will host a Colloquium titled “ A Changing Oceania”.
This event is free and open to the public. Please register for this event and note that registrations close Wednesday 10 October, 2012. For more information, please view the conference flyer and draft program.
“On Wednesday 6 June 2012* the planet Venus will transit in front of the Sun. This will not happen again for another 105 years, and fortunately Australia is in a prime location to see the transit! The transit of Venus is historically important for this part of the world, as in 1769 Captain Cook undertook his first voyage to the south Pacific to observe it from Tahiti…” [attend the public lecture at the ANU on the Transit of Venus or read a facsimile of Cook's account of the 1769 Transit of Venus].
You may also download a copy of the published version of Captain Cook’s Journal during his first voyage round the world made in H.M. Bark “Endeavour” 1768-71 (31 Mb PDF).
[* Note that as of 30 December 2011, Samoa falls to the west of the International Date Line. The map to the left (click it!) illustrates this change and variance from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).]
Dr Alex Cook, from the ANU School of History (CASS) is on a voyage to Lord Howe Island aboard a replica of Captain Cook’s HMB Endeavour to observe the Transit of Venus on 6 June. Dr Cook, no relation to his namesake, set off on the exact replica of the Endeavour on Wednesday… [read more].