|The sixth Conference of the European Society for Oceanists (ESfO),
"Pacific Challenges: Questioning Concepts, Rethinking Conflicts," will be
held in Marseilles, France, 6-8 July 2005. Eleven sessions are planned to
cover topics such as colonial grievances, justice, and reconciliation; a
comparative study of settler societies in the South Pacific; the dynamics
of Pacific religiosity; rethinking political conflicts; festivals and
strategies of communication; and transculturation.