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Event The Pacific in Australia/Australia in the Pacific
Date(s) Tuesday 24th January 2006
Wednesday 25th January 2006
Thursday 26th January 2006
Friday 27th January 2006
Organiser Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies
The Pacific in Australia /Australia in the Pacific

The inaugural conference of the Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies

Carseldine Campus, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

Tuesday 24th January to Friday 27th January 2006.

The conference over four days will showcase Australian excellence in
disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, scholarship and tertiary
teaching about the Pacific Islands. The conference will also include the
launch of AAAPS, (the Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific
Studies), an initiative to promote the teaching and study of the Pacific
Islands in Australian Universities. Papers are now invited for the four
themes addressed by the conference. The proceedings will be peer reviewed
for online access through EPrint and a publication is planned. For further
details contact the panel convenors as follows;
    * Hunting the collectors; Pacific collections in Australia Galleries,
Museums and Archives
       Contact:  Dr Susan Cochrane (University of Queensland) <
<> >

    * The Pacific in Australia Australia in the Pacific; disciplinary and
interdisciplinary research in the Humanities Contact:  Dr Clive Moore,
(University of Queensland) < <> >

    * Teaching; what and how we teach about the Pacific - sharing ideas on
undergraduate and postgraduate courses and programs  Contact:  Dr Max
Quanchi; (Queensland University of Technology)  <
<> >
    * Visual and Performing Arts; creating links between Australian based
Pacific Island artists and scholars  Contact: Dr Prue Ahrens (Griffith
University/QCA & QPasifika) <
<> >
To register a paper, send the title, abstract of 100 words, name and
affiliation, by August 30th 2005 to
<<>> (place Attention
AAAPSin the subject line). The final mss for peer review is due on October
30th 2005.

Registration, teas and lunch during the conference are free. Full
electronic access and data projection is available. Delegates must meet
their own travel and housing costs. For details on local transport and
housing in the Carseldine precinct or Brisbane city, contact the conference
convenor Dr Max Quanchi at  <
<> >

For further information about AAAPS and its activities, the AAAPS launch
and the inaugural AGM contact the Interim AAAPS President, A/Prof Grant
McCall (University of New South Wales) <
<> >

For further information about ICE-APS (the International Centre of
Excellence in Asian and Pacific Studies) contact the Executive Officer,
ICE-APS, Mr Richard Thompson, <
<> > or the
ICE-APS website

The conference is supported by ICEAPS and the Centre for Social Change
Research, QUT in conjunction with QPasifika an initiative linking the
Queensland Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Performing Arts
Centre, Griffith University, The University of Queensland and Queensland
University of Technology.
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