Maori Kowhaiwhai

Oceanic Memory: Islands, Ecologies, Peoples

30 November – 2 December, 2017
Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand

Hosted by the University of Canterbury College of Arts and the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies in conjunction with Memory Research in Aotearoa Network

Nau Mai Haere Mai | Welcome | Afio Mai | Aere Mai | Malo e me'a mai | Fakatalofa atu | Veikidavaki | Fakaalofa lahi atu | Ulu tonu mai

Memories are complex, selective, and evolve over time. Some memories are hegemonic and powerful and some are subordinate and marginalized. This conference seeks to address the complex politics of cultural memory in the Pacific from a variety of critical perspectives.

Please visit our Registration Page to attend sessions of the Conference or the Postgrad Masterclass.

Traditional Pacific Island tapa cloth

Tapa cloth (Image courtesy the Macmillan Brown centre for Pacific Studies) 

Oceanic Memory Organising Committee:
Chris Prentice (University of Otago), Allen Meek (Massey University), Alan Wright (University of Canterbury), Steven Ratuva (University of Canterbury), Paul Millar (University of Canterbury)

Oceanic Memory Conference Sponsors